Heather McManamy has been fighting breast cancer since 2013. Her disease is terminal, but Heather is determined to be a part of her daughter’s life, even after she’s gone.
When Bobby Villegas and Kait Villegas-Payne were planning their elopement, they knew that the day wouldn’t be complete without Villegas-Payne’s daughter, Scarlet.
So they included her in their special day in the most amazing way possible: As their ring bearer.
And while the position of ring bearer role is typically granted to boys, the couple never gave that a second thought, Villegas-Payne told A Practical Wedding —
She was the ring bearer because that’s what I had a literal need for. We didn’t even have a real aisle for anybody to throw petals down on. We did need somebody to hold our rings.
For Villegas-Payne and her husband, having Scarlet be a part of their beautiful ceremony was of the utmost importance —
I gave her a gold pin with the word ‘constant’ and talked to her a little about how much her presence means to me. I love the show Lost, I love the idea of ‘constants,’ and I mostly love that Scarlet has always been mine.
And since their ceremony was about joining their family together, Bobby also made a vow to Scarlet:
Bobby gave her a ring and a promise to always be there if she ever needs him for anything.
Are you sobbing yet?
Ah, childhood photos: the source of endless amusement for parents and partners alike, and unending embarrassment for their subjects (though they are sooo sweet).
Some, however, have decided to take the high road and recreate those photos — and they’ve done a great job!
You kind of have to wonder how they still have all the matching clothes…
Who knew you could fit four grown men in a bathtub?
We’ve all been there: Your best friend calls you up, all excited — and you know it’s a big deal, because who actually talks on the phone anymore? They tell you that they’ve met someone really special, and they want you to meet them.
The next thing you know, they’re always together, even when you’re supposed to be hanging out one-on-one for some bestie time.
So what can you do? Well, one guy seems to have decided that he’s better off embracing his role as a third wheel…
Meet Peter Alden, a 29-year-old single guy who lives in New York City (that’s him in the ocean).
Given the amount of time people spend on social media, you can’t avoid all the photos of couples sharing their engagement shots through a million different Internet outlets. Yes, we’re all happy for them, but at some point they just become a little bit boring and cliché.
For one single San Francisco writer, David Sikorski, it got to be a little bit too much.
So what did he do? He hit back by announcing his own engagement to his own one true love — a burrito — and then sharing his joy (but not his salsa) with his Facebook friends.
First dates can be really nerve-wracking, and it’s probably safe to assume that your date won’t be the smooth, suave, and charming person they usually are in their everyday life.
But that’s no excuse for having a complete nightmare first date like the one Toronto writer Anne Thériault recently witnessed and live-tweeted.
It begins with Anne catching sight of the disastrous date…
Maybe this guy is a little nervous?
Nope, he’s just a moron.
James Franco never did seem like the selfless type.
Ugh, writers are the worst. Oh, wait…
One nerd’s tribute to his late wife is beyond moving.
They say your thirtieth birthday is one of those “milestone” dates, and for Rafael Mantesso, that couldn’t have been more true — for reasons you wouldn’t expect.
His wife left him. She took their cookware, their furniture, their photos, and their decorations. She left Rafael alone in an empty, all-white apartment.
The only thing she didn’t take was their bull terrier, whom she’d named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo.
But instead of dooming and glooming, Mantesso got creative.