An Essay On Marriage

I have been married for a long time. Although, at the time, I certainly didn't feel like it, looking back, emotionally, I was still a child on my wedding day. Like everything in life, with our very young marriage came the good, the bad, on the ugly, and through it all, we pushed on. This August, my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding...

Marriage Advice From Real Couples

I’ve been married for 3 ½ years and with my husband for over 6 years. My best piece of advice is to consider the following before criticizing your partner; what is upsetting you? Why? Is this something you can get over? If you decide to talk about it what is your desired outcome? This allows you to work through the argument before it happens...

Essay on Marriage: The Commitment of Love

The big day is right in front of you, and it is full of hopes and dreams. Family and friends will arrive, the ceremony will be performed, vows will be made, and rings will be exchanged. Later, drinks will be poured and good food will be enjoyed amongst speeches and toasts celebrating the two of you. Surely, this will be the day that you have...

2019 Trends For the Pearl + Dot Bride

Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting the team at Pearl & Dot should count themselves lucky.  The warmth, energy, and genuine care of these women is beyond amazing.  I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Alyssa and Rio, the beautiful minds behind P & D in their space at the unique, New...

The Wedding Study: The Consultation Process

Congratulations! You’re engaged. Perhaps freshly, for a few months or a even a year. Regardless, you inevitably need to start planning. Reaching out to married friends, reading blogs (oh, hey!) or even hiring someone who is a professional in the industry is likely where you will start. After you’ve done your research and you and your...

The Must Have Wedding Perfume

I woke up buzzing on the morning of my wedding day. It was early, and I rolled over to see my sister still sleeping next to me. We shared a bed for what felt like the last real time we ever would. I remember feeling so content - that sense of peaceful happiness. Truth be told, that moment of peace passed rather quickly as my nerves and excitement...

The Wedding Study

It’s officially wedding season. But we didn’t have to tell you that. Chances are you’ve already been to one, are going to one next week and if not, you’ve definitely liked one on Instagram. If you’re newly engaged, among feelings of joy, excitement and possibility, this season can also be a little overwhelming! In your head...

Oh my gosh, guest Dote wedding editors?!

Soooooo, this means we get to dye our hair grey and go all Devil Wears Prada, right?  Kidding. Don’t worry - we know we could never pull off a short grey bob.  In all seriousness, we are so excited (and completely humbled) to step into this role! We’ve spent the last three years styling and planning for the loveliest of couples, finding...

Dote Weddings Launch

First of all, thank you so much for your interest in Dote Magazine Weddings Volume 1. We are so excited to finally share all of our hard work with you. You will notice a few changes to this issue and we wanted to take the opportunity to fill you in. Dote Magazine Weddings is not a free magazine like our bi-annual lifestyle publication. The...