Johnny Black

SOMETHING BORROWED: A MOVIE FOR LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND CHOICES

So you are someone like this: a successful lawyer that works at one of the most prestigious New York law firm, a loyal and generous friend who is still unhappy and single. The bad thing is that your best friend is rubbing it to your face. So you did something really stupid: during your 30th birthday, you broke off of your perpetual good girl shell and ended up in bed with a guy that you have had a crush on since you are in law school. The catch? Well that is not a problem if he is not your best friend’s fiance. What if the friendship you have with the guy collides with love and bring up complications for you and your friends? Another thing is that another guy friend who plays your conscience also harbors on his own secret as another man known for womanizing and would reach out his hands on the next girl he meets crosses your path? Indeed, this movie tells of the thin line between love and friendship that is often difficult to take. How could one person feel happy if he or she would learn that her friend just screwed up with her? Will friendship survive? Something Borrowed is a movie that is more than just about the tough things you face with friends, it is also about telling your friend the painful truth and see if friendship could still survive.

With a rooster of great actors: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski, Steve Howey and many others, one would never be able to help him/herself from feeling that indeed, many things are worth pondering on. Friends and lovers alike must see a movie as heart-warming as this one.

BUDGET WEDDINGS – EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW

Watching the royal wedding one can’t help but ask questions as to how much the whole event will cost both the bride and groom. Both Kate Middleton and Prince William’s respective families are apparently sharing the bill, while the British Government taking care of security, which definitely won’t come cheap considering the number of people gathering to witness the spectacle.

When it comes right down to it, should getting married really be an expensive affair? To be honest, it all depends on how you want your wedding to be like, who you want to be part of it (are you looking to invite your immediate family, or the whole neighbourhood?) and where you want it to take place.

Being on a budget however, shouldn’t hinder your chances of having your dream wedding. While it’s true you’ll have to cut corners in order to make things work, you can still have the wedding you’ve always wanted. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Wedding packages are where the action is at. There are some great hotels and venues that offer wedding packages to brides and grooms to be. For a wedding not to look tacky—which is often the case with such packages—you’ll have to compensate by careful planning and tons of customization.
Ditch wedding planners and have a team of friends and family help you with your wedding. Not only will this save money—you can negotiate payment terms if you’re worried about being called cheap—it’s also easier for people who know you to understand what you have in mind.
Do your homework. The Internet is teeming with wedding advice—this site alone should be enough for your needs. Get your ideas and adjust them according to your present needs. From the flowers, theme, entertainment and dress, there are plenty of ways for you to save without compromising quality.
Remember that it’s foolish to place too much emphasis on the beginning of your marriage. Having good memories about your wedding is great, but what good is a fancy wedding if the marital commitments and vows aren’t kept over the long run?

BEACH THEME WEDDING IDEAS

With summer finally creeping in, it’s no surprise why more and more people are considering a beach themed wedding to jumpstart their journey into the world of marriage. Hawaii, the Caribbean islands, Mexico and the Mediterranean coast are all ideal places to hold such an occasion—they all boast of gorgeous beaches, salty air and warm weather. However, just because you don’t have the budget to fly your friends and loved ones to these destinations, doesn’t mean you can’t have your very own beach themed wedding—heck, you can even have one in Toronto in the middle of January.

A beach wedding can come in many forms; you don’t really have to limit yourself to a beach location to hold the wedding you’re aiming for. You can easily compensate with accessories, theme variations and decor.

Playing around with Themes

Aside from the obvious beach and coastline location, what comes to your mind when you think about a beach wedding? For example, if you’ve always wanted a wedding reception by the beach under the stars, you can always book an outdoor wedding and pick a clear and starry night to hold your reception.

If lighthouses remind you of the beach, you can play around with a lighthouse theme for your wedding. If you can rent an old lighthouse in your vicinity, then by all means, go for it. If that’s not possible, you can always pick a secluded area (if possible near the ocean) and play around with the motif.

You can even consider mermaid or fairy themes for your wedding, both of which have proven popular with many brides. A nautical-inspired theme complete with yachting decor, wooden boardwalks and sand can also be done, without having to poke a hole through your wallet.