I'm both maid of honor AND best woman at my best friends' wedding

My friends Beth and Eric (formerly Beth and Katrina!) are getting married, and I'm both the maid of honor AND the best woman. Yeah. Even for somebody completely qualified to fulfill these roles, this is a daunting task, and I am probably one of the least qualified people to be given such an honor. Balancing both of these roles is challenging no matter how much I care for both of them. Especially when they come into conflict. Here's how I'm handling it…

The ultimate Hallowedding shoes?!

These may be the ultimate boots for your hallowedding… glow in the dark?! Are you freaking kidding me?!

I mean, even if you didn't want these for you, they come in toddler sizes, which means tiniest wedding party member could be rocking these down the aisle. Tiny little undead flower girl? Wee lil boney ring bearer? It just gets cuter and cuter.


Why it's totally okay to plan a wedding your way… even when you're told otherwise

When I asked Brian to marry me, tranquil and quiet energy swirled around us. In all the perfection that this was for us, I didn't expect the whirlwind that would come — the questions, assumptions, unsolicited advice, and all the "good things" that go along with an engagement in two large and loving families. Our quiet serenity on that beach on Toronto island slipped away from me so fast, I went looking for it in all the wrong places.