The Vitamin C Serum That Helped Reverse My Melasma (plus a sunscreen that you don't want, you NEED)

The Vitamin C Serum That Helped Reverse My Melasma (plus a sunscreen that you don't want, you NEED)
Y'all, that title isn't clickbait. The Vitamin C serum I'm talking about for this week's edition of Bridal Beauty really did help reverse my Melasma, which I had previously read wasn't possible without some type of hormonal change. To which I now say, boo-yah, Web MD. 

Short Engagement Story: Christine and Matthew's 7-Month Engagement

Short Engagement Story: Christine and Matthew's 7-Month Engagement
Every time I read a short engagement story, I'm reminded of why I'm such a big fan of saying "I do" sooner rather than later. Christine and Matthew...

How to Navigate a Short Engagement When Your Fiancé is Deployed

How to Navigate a Short Engagement When Your Fiancé is Deployed
I'm so excited to be featuring an interview with our friends Allison and Thomas today! We met through a church life group, and Taylor and I have w...

The All-Natural DIY Brown Sugar and Sake Scrub That Transformed My Skin

The All-Natural DIY Brown Sugar and Sake Scrub That Transformed My Skin

Today's post marks the first installment of our new Bridal Beauty series! I polled you guys on Instagram and—insert Praise Hands Emoji here—beauty + skincare was the topic y'all wanted to focus on first. (Even before speedy dress shopping, which we WILL get around to.) At a dinner party, I was once asked: "What would you spend the majority of your expendable income on if you were crazy rich?" Obviously, if given the opportunity I would have said providing clean drinking water for all or something equally noble, but before I could answer my husband chimed in with, "Beauty products." He knows me so well. So let's kick this series off with THE treatment that has made the biggest impact on my skin as of late: an All-Natural DIY Brown Sugar + Sake Scrub. 

The Importance of Pre-Marital Counseling Part II: Resources

The Importance of Pre-Marital Counseling Part II: Resources

After we had been going to pre-marital counseling for a bit, our counselor-slash-pastor recommended a few resources to help us continue the conversation(s) we had started in his office. This vlog covers some of the books we used and how NOT to come to the wrong conclusion when identifying your own love language (#SexIsNotPhysicalTouch). You'll also find more info + links to the most current versions of all the resources mentioned in this video, as well as one bonus book that I forgot to mention at the time of recording. Ha! Enjoy! 

Short Engagement Conversations: The Importance of Pre-Marital Counseling (Part I)

Short Engagement Conversations: The Importance of Pre-Marital Counseling (Part I)
I've interviewed quite a few brides who planned weddings in six months or less (most recently: Stephanie), and each time I do, the same subject see...

Unpopular Opinion: Being Engaged Isn't That Great

Unpopular Opinion: Being Engaged Isn't That Great
Well, the title of this post kind of says it all. Just in case you missed that part, though, here's an unpopular opinion for you: Being engaged isn...

How I Knew My Husband Was The One

How I Knew My Husband Was The One
"When you know, you know."I'd heard it so many times before, but I never understood it until the knowing actually happened."What do you mean, I'll...

Short Engagement Conversations: "Do you know what you're getting into?"

Short Engagement Conversations: "Do you know what you're getting into?"
"But...do you know what you're getting into?" To say this question (whether it was actually verbalized or just implied) bugged me when we were pl...

Prince Harry is Having a Short Engagement (and you totally can too)

Prince Harry is Having a Short Engagement (and you totally can too)
Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you've heard the news: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged! And guess what? It's goi...

The First Steps You Should Take After Getting Engaged

The First Steps You Should Take After Getting Engaged
It's officially engagement season, y'all! With that said, I don't need a crystal ball to tell you exactly what your future holds: Soon and very so...

A Short Engagement Doesn't Equal a Bun in the Oven

A Short Engagement Doesn't Equal a Bun in the Oven
There was a question that lingered at the back of my mind throughout our short engagement that I'm 99% sure other brides-to-be planning weddings i...
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Hi, I'm Karley—former speedy bride, current happy wife, and author of How to Plan Your Wedding in Six Months or Less. My husband and I planned our wedding in just 4.5 months, and we love helping other couples navigate through the speedy wedding planning process. We believe in short engagements and forever marriages, and credit our love story to 1 John 4:19. Happy planning!

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