“Our Souls Are Mirrors” by Rupi Kaur

god must have kneaded you and i
from the same dough
rolled us out as one on the baking sheet
must have suddenly realized
how unfair it was
to put that much magic in one person
and sadly split that dough in two
how else is it that
when i look in the mirror
i am looking at you
when you breathe
my own lungs fill with air
that we just met but we
have known each other our whole lives
if we were not made as one to begin with

The Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2020

By Kim Forrest

Check out our list of dates in 2020 that you MIGHT want to avoid for your own wedding day.

Many couples choose to avoid holding their weddings on holidays, because of concern that guests won’t be able to attend due to longstanding travel plans or family events. Holiday weekends can also be more expensive for you, because vendors may be extra busy with other non-wedding events (think florists on Mother’s Day or caterers on Thanksgiving), as well as for your guests, who might have trouble booking affordable accommodations and flights. You also may want to steer clear of major sporting events or other big national or local events – and traditionally “unlucky” days, like Friday the 13th. But really, your wedding date is your choice—if you don’t think hosting your wedding on a particular holiday will affect the planning too much (and there aren’t any religious exclusions), then go for it!

Check out our list of wedding dates to (potentially) avoid.

New Year’s Day:Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 20, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday: Sunday, February 2, 2020 (especially in Miami, Fla.)

Valentine’s Day: Friday, February 14, 2020

Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 17, 2020

Academy Awards: Sunday, February 9, 2020 (especially in Los Angeles)

April Fool’s Day: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Final Four: Saturday, April 4 and Monday April 6, 2020 (especially in Atlanta, Ga.)

Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 5, 2020

Passover: Wednesday, April 8 through Thursday, April 16, 2020

Easter: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 10, 2020

Memorial Day: ; Monday, May 25, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020; Friday, November 13, 2020

Father’s Day: Sunday, June 21, 2020

Fourth of July: Saturday, July 4, 2020

Labor Day: Monday, September 7, 2020

Rosh Hashanah: Friday September 18 through Sunday, September 20, 2020

Yom Kippur: unday, September 27 through Monday, September 28, 2020

Columbus Day: Monday, October 12, 2020

Halloween: Thursday, Saturday, October 31, 2020

Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 26, 2020

Christmas:  Friday, December 25, 2020

Kwanzaa: Thursday, December 26, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020; Saturday, December 26, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021

New Year’s Eve: Thursday, December 31, 2020


Gearing Up for Spring and Summer Weddings

By Edmund Brunetti

Hooray! It is officially spring and now we have all of those gorgeous spring and summer weddings to look forward too. Highly creative caterers and florists in Mornington Peninsula are gearing up for another two seasons of fabulous weddings.

What is the Best Day of Your Life Really About?

There are a lot of things to work out for a wedding, the guestlist, venue and how to navigate your way through all of the opinions on color palette, dress style and all of the other little details. We have all seen the horrors of a day gone wrong. But here's the bottom line, it's your day, you're a grown up and you should be able to do what you want.

Pulling it Together With a Wedding Planner

When it comes to the big day, the devil, as they say, is in the details and what you really want is someone you can rely on to look after them. Someone who is going to do exactly what you want and will give an opinion when you ask for it. That's what a wedding coordinator from Mornington Peninsula can do for you.

What Wedding Coordinators Don't Do

A wedding coordinator is there to make your big day a success, so if you want to get married on the rolling hills of Yarra Glen with all the trappings they will make that happen. What they will avoid is arguing with you, sulking when they don't get their own way or telling anyone else you made the wrong decisions.

What They Do

A wedding coordinator for your Mornington Peninsula event can help you just as you need. Whether you want help on the day in making things run smoothly and getting everyone where they need to be, or you'd like someone who really knows how to pull off an extra special day or weekend of events.

There are a lot of people to coordinate, the venue, the caterers, the car hire people and the florist in Mornington Peninsula you've chosen. And don't forget helping the guests and their hotels, the hairdressers and makeup people for the bridal party. Oh, and where is the string quartet and the DJ? Getting all of the pieces and parts to happen in the right order at the right time is quite the skill.

A wedding coordinator has done all of it before, and they know where the pitfalls are and which elements are most likely to cause a hiccup.

Well Connected

One of the great things about working with a coordinator is they are connected in the industry in ways you aren't. They have worked with the car hire companies and everyone else plus they have connections with the venues. They know people and their reputation in a way you can't, only because you don't do this every day. You can trust your coordinator to bring in the right connections when it comes to pulling your day together.

The effect is to pull the stress from your shoulders so you can relax - well at least focus on the special things of the day.

How to Prepare for Your Own Wedding

By Hellen Greek

Weddings are basically considered as one of the most memorable days of your life. You have made this day so remarkable that every single person or relative will remember that good day of your life. So the basic things that are very necessary in your weddings is all about the preparation for your wedding that how much have you prepared yourself for the wedding and what kind of arrangements you have made for this golden day of your life.

Here we are going to demonstrate you some of the basic steps about how you can make your wedding special and memorable. You should also consider the wedding services for further assistance.

Get ideas from different marriages

As you have seen different marriages in your life and all these marriages have some sort of arrangements as well. So, you have to consider all the basic ideas and those things that you want to implement in your wedding.

You can check which themes they used, what cool new ideas they had and which kind of wedding services that opted for. You can mix things up with your ideas and come up with something even better!

Estimate your budget

After considering the ideas and getting inspiration from different people the main thing that you have to consider is your budget and your money that how much you have to spend on this beautiful and prestigious day of your life. After calculating all the things make a calculated budget that will not make any financial problem for you. There are also many wedding services companies that will offer you the perfect choice for your wedding in a very economical budget as well.

Selection of venue

This point is very clear and must be taken seriously because it is considered a very crucial in the wedding planning. In venue you must have to choose a romantic venue that you and your partner will remember in their lives. After this you will have to make the arrangements regarding the food and eating menu. The venue is the location where all your memories are going to be captured so please make sure before considering any kind of venue and place. The companies that offer wedding services can help you out in this respect. You can also find wedding venues online.

Making list of the guests

Now when your done with all the things and arrangements there come the choice of guests. You should have to invite all these people who are really dear to you and have close association with you. Make sure to invite your family relatives and your best friends because those are the ones who can make your wedding more special and joyful. After making of the list invite all those relatives and your friends to your wedding.

Always remember, quality over quantity and that your special day should be special just for you and your closest people. Minimalistic weddings are the new trend.

Keeping in mind all these ideas will surely make your wedding much better.

Hellen Greek is an amazing article writer who has contributed a great deal in online jobs in Pakistan as she has a sheer interest in wedding services & Home and office maintenance services. Her writing style is wholly based on informative and creative writing styles. She also provides the best wedding photographer in Lahore.

For Better or For Worse Surprises

By Gini Cunningham

As the title indicates, I married with eyes wide open and I realized that there might be bumps during our years together, but I also knew that there would be tremendous joy. Usually my husband is kind, attentive, and very aware of me and my feelings, but every occasionally there is a complete surprise for me. For better or for worse, I am not always just sure what my reaction should be. Curiosity? Anger? Stupification? Calm with a large breath? All four of these acutely outline my latest reaction to him.

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to save money. You know how the holidays and credit cards are bosom buddies - I see it; I want it; I buy it; I gift it; repeat. While I remain deeply satisfied with the purchases I made for my family, I also realize that care must be exercised in the ensuing months so that I can rebuild our bank account. My husband and I have always been savers and we like to know that we are ready for any inevitability. And so, I decided that one savings would be having him trim my hair as opposed to shelling out $45. He had trimmed before so why not an encore?

I washed and combed my locks which had grown to a length where I could comfortably create a ponytail or pile it on top of my head with an elegant twist. I am not sure that long hair really flattered me, but I just loved the juvenile joy of swinging hair as I jogged or attended to daily chores. "About a half-inch," I declared while exhibiting the measurement with my thumb and index finger. "Just a bit off the ends," I continued.

Shoulders wrapped in a towel; he began. "Snip! Snip!" chimed the scissors as he clipped then chirped, "It will grow back."

At this declaration I should have tossed the towel and raced away, however, I had faith in his skills and so I let him continue. "Snup! Snup" echoed the scissors as he rounded my left ear and headed for the back section. "Snuuuppp! Snuuuppp." I knew this noise did not resemble the sounds of my regular stylist and curiosity aroused me, but trust pervaded and so I permitted him to round the back of my neck and ease toward my right ear and my chin. "Alrighty!" he exclaimed with an aire of pride.

"Thanks!" I declared as I prepared to shake out the towel and grab a groom. "Oh, my!" I yelped as I glanced at the floor. "That's not a half-inch - that's 3-4 four inches. What have you done?"

He replied, "Like I said, it will grow back."

"I know," I mumbled knowing that will take three years - my hair does not grow with speed. Tears overwhelmed me as I gathered the tangled wad and ejected it into the trash. Stupified I uttered, "What were you thinking?"

I spent the rest of the afternoon in pain and frustration, wondering why and how I had allowed this to happen. Every time I ran my fingers across my skull, I relived the anguish as my fingers stopped short. Well, they stopped short in most places. In the back in particular, I discovered odd remnants of formerly long tresses. An inability to cut the back on my own head forced me to return again and again to Lynn so that he could continue his finishing touches.

A long evening, frequent glimpses in the mirror, and a rough night of sleep finally provided me with some calm. After all, what can I do but wait for 36 months for the return of a super up-do. Saving money is important just as cutting corners can be wise, however, the cutting of my hair will be importantly saved for someone else.

Wishing all those getting married Congrats. We wish you the best of luck. If you want your wedding or anniversary announced send it in to

Romance - On The Las Vegas Show Band Strip

By Bill Clarke

When the girls are dancing in a show band in Las Vegas, you only think one thing. I want to go there! Listen to the music. Hear the beat. It's all part of the presence you feel when you're sitting on the strip.

The lights appeal.

Girls on the strip dance to a different beat. They move with the lights, with the music, and with the beat of the city that never sleeps.

Las Vegas

Golden lights that send the stars back into the universe. The sun never sleeps in Las Vegas.

The food in Las Vegas.

Have you ever eaten on the strip? Even on the side roads there's nothing like it. They serve massive portions of goodness, dripping with yummy decadence and yum. It's too wonderful to believe. But you do, because the show bands are swaying, and you fall in love. The strip offers more than just show band crazy music. There's the feel of walking through lights so bright you don't notice the night.

Then you wonder why they call it sin city.

I lost my heart on the strip. I gave it away.

I'm telling a story here.

First there's the bourbon, on ice. Always on ice. The glamor of lights. And the glitter that makes everything dance. The music tumbling out of the bar along the strip and then there's the parking lots. They're so well-lit, and so big. I mean even the parking lots let you fall in love.

And then you meet Elvis at the Chapel. They said he wasn't the real thing. But I know Elvis. He had the smooth voice of syrup and molasses. And the moves. In the middle of the message he dipped low and came back up singing Blue Suede Shoes. My girl thought he was the real thing. I'm not going to argue.

Then we had breakfast on the strip.

They served up bacon and eggs, fruit cups, and those long skinny sausages. There were candles. Rose petals.

And the show band appeared on the stage dancing up a storm to a string band. And brass. Have you ever heard five trumpets and a saxophone in the middle? It was like waterfalls in the middle of the mountains. Only it all happened in Vegas. All of it - right there on Nevada Avenue.

Now, I'm not sure. But I'm going to tell this story this way anyhow.

Saint Peter was there, guarding the pearly gates and on the other side - was heaven.

It's a tribute to life as a Las Vegas style show band guy, I never get enough, and I wanted to share the story. Have a bourbon on me and tell the big guy I'm sitting just inside the gate waiting. Let's talk over at - grab your t-shirt.

Wedding Stamps


Most people know the Silver Wedding Anniversary is the 25th Anniversary, and the 50th is considered the Golden Anniversary. How many are aware the 40th is Ruby, or the 45th is Emerald?

Well let N.E. Informer help you with your anniversary questions.  Whether you wish to give the traditional gifts given through the ages or stay in the loop with what the modern gift lists consist of N.E. Informer has it here.  

Anniversary Gift

1st  Paper
2nd  Cotton
3rd  Leather
4th  Fruit, flowers
5th  Wood
6th  Sugar
7th  Copper, wool
8th  Bronze, pottery
9th  Pottery, willow
10th  Tin
11th  Steel
12th  Silk, linen
13th  Lace
14th  Ivory
15th  Crystal
20th  China
25th  Silver
30th  Pearl
35th  Coral
40th  Ruby
45th  Sapphire
50th  Gold
55th  Emerald
60th  Diamond