#PSA : It’s not about him “making you happy”; it’s about having someone to be happy with. If you’re expecting someone to make you happy, you’re gonna lose. It’s not their job. You need to be happy by yourself then have someone to be happy with. There’s a difference. He passed with flying colors. Can’t wait to enjoy married life and raise some multilingual Sarampallies with my best friend and protector, @abhipsychoreddy. Happy wife; happy life.🥰❤️ #engaged#engagementlife#bff#officiallyengaged#srongcouple#lifeevent#newlife#powercouple
Give me ALL the snuggles.
On another note - I would love to put together a mini couples shoot at Mulhalls with their Christmas tree section! If you and your man think you have what it takes - drop a comment below! One lucky couple is going to get 50% off this sesh and one will get 75%!😱 Must redeem this month 🤞🏼
Switching gears for a min to show off this good looking ring!😍
1 6612 November, 2019
Are you and your partner a united front? It’s weird. People get engaged because they love one another, and then they spend the next 6-18 months in conflict and stress.
In the name of “one perfect day” couples go through months — or even years — of wedding planning hell in the form of anxiety, financial worry, disagreements, disappointments, family and friend drama, avoidance, health issues, body shame, difficult conversations, and on and on and on.
The wedding industry wants to tell you “it’s worth it.”
And for so many people, it IS worth it. And for the other 50% (yes half of all couples) there’s a long period of torture, followed by a day that flies by, and at the end just major RELIEF that it’s over.
(For almost 40% of brides, then, regardless of whether planning and wedding rocked or sucked, there are then days, or months, of post-wedding blues.)😓
Does this all make sense?
Like, do you read the above and think to yourself “OHH YES I WANT THAT CANT WAIT!”?
Ya, me neither.
What’s the difference between the people who are loving it? The folks who have their family stuff bubble up (bc it happens at some point to 100% of people planning a wedding) and they breeze right through? How they do that???
It’s The Course.
No, they haven’t taken The Course, it hasn’t launched yet! But they have learned some of the skills. The tools and practices taught in The Course. They have the support and Sisterhood. They reach out and ACCESS what they need, to become a united front. To remain a united front. For their engagement to be a time of even more bonding and foundation laying. Opportunities to grow stronger together.
Be sure to join The Course Facebook group (link in bio) so you can watch all the free live talks and Q&As, learn about the teachers, and get your hands on what YOU need. 🤗
We have you. And you’ve got this.
I have my LAST wedding of 2019 tomorrow!🎉💃🏻 it's been a crazy WILD ride this year but you know what? I cannot WAIT to see what 2020 brings me! Literally the start of a new DECADE. Let that sink in. Where were you a DECADE ago? 2010? Could you even imagine you'd be where you are now? I have been blessed with some of the most amazing brides for 2020 and all I can say is how freaking PUMPED I am 💃🏻🕺🏼 let's goooooo!!!
1 389 November, 2019
ITS FRIIIIIIDAYYYYY (and my last weekend being 20 so WHOOP WHOOP🙌🏼🙌🏼)
Give me the rope that is tied around your neck / I'll cut it away, I'll set you free as you should be / No longer must we live under these burdens / You're my beloved, my kin, no more a slave #marriedwithmads#madelinerosephoto
3 1156 November, 2019
Out of nowhere my head started feeling like a giant bowling ball, like it's full of liquid and is about to explode. I'm hoping Ibprofun kicks in REAL soon🤧
Fun fact: it was 32° for this session. BRRR I already want summer back:( Hair and makeup by: @ashleywinterhma
1 542 November, 2019
I realized the other day that I hardly talk about me on here! Not to seem narcissistic - but I LOVE talking about my couples (or the most random things!) so here is 5 facts you probably didn't know about me:
1. Seafood is soooo disgusting to me
2. Carbonation literally makes my insides bleed. I can't/don't like pop and therefore also don't drink alcohol
3. I am an only child! I have a super tiny family 😬
4. I LOVE garlic. I will put garlic on mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, spaghetti... literally anything. Find garlic flavored ice cream? I'd probably eat it.
5. I'm a carbaholic. The 5 food groups aren't real, the only one is carbs 🤷🏻♀️ Here's a list of random things I can't do!
1. I can't swim
2. I can't blow a bubble with gum
3. I can't whistle
4. I can't ride a bicycle
5. I can't roll my tongue or make any of those weird shapes y'all can😂🤷🏻♀️
Caught my first cold of the season 😒 if you can breathe through your nose, I ENVY YOU!😭 I never knew how much I took BREATHING for granted
1 5031 October, 2019
Wanna frolic through a field together?
1 4430 October, 2019
What does “Be Radically Yourself” mean to you? Being myself has been one of the hardest, most rewarding and most wrought missions of my life.
For some reason adding the “radical” element makes more sense to me. There are two meanings to the adjective Radical:
1. Describes something, especially a Change, that is thorough + far-reaching;
2. Describes a revolutionary change to a political or social system or situation.
When I hear the words “be Radically yourself” I feel the motivation and PERMISSION to really work on myself, because the word Radical implies this thing takes effort.
This thing goes against the grain. That it sounds simple but it might not be easy. That if I do it - if I practice, try, fail, try, keep going - there’ll big a big effect. An impact, a change, possibly a reward, that will MEAN something. Radical means it’s a worthy cause.
“Be yourself” can sometimes feel dismissive. Like if it’s said by someone who doesn’t struggle so much with being themselves. “Just be yourself.” Well yes, if I knew HOW to do that I wouldn’t need this advice. Like when a non-alcoholic says to an alcoholic “just stop after one drink.” Sure, yes, I wish.
But Be Radically Yourself gives this mission its due respect.
When you’re planning your wedding some shit is going to come up where, despite everyone’s best intentions, the message you get is, “don’t be yourself.” What you want is too much. Not enough. Weird. Inconvenient. Inconsiderate. Tacky. That what you desire and who you are are inappropriate, or embarrassing or rude or demanding, or should be more of one thing and less of another. “Be yourself... but only the way WE need you to be.”
Sometimes it helps to surrender — to pick your battles and choose kindness over being right... or sometimes to just give up. (That’s ok too! Wedding planning should NOT feel like going to war.)
But sometimes it’s time for revolution. When the opportunity and timing and circumstances come together, and part of you decides “it’s now or never.”
It’s time to become Radically yourself. To take those wobbly steps and have those awkward conversations, and come out the other side feeling like you’ve changed your own world.
A rare occasion in our lives when time truly stopped and we could focus on this once in a lifetime moment.
I promise, more details to come!
322 3,44117 June, 2019
The past 12 days have been such a blessing alongside this man of mine. We’ve gone apartment hunting, started pre-maritial counseling, had an incredible time at our combined bridal shower (and got like all the kitchen/cooking related things on our registry😍), I got to spend quality time hanging out and shopping with my Mom, future mother in law, and soon to be sister in laws and family, hung out with new Indy friends who my Mom got to meet, went to a wedding, and really started to soak up the reality that this life we’ve been talking about together isn’t an abstract concept anymore🥰