It's Been A While...

I've missed you!!!

I have the perfect occasion to jump back in the blog bandwagon, Fall Couture 2013!

Did you see Elie Saab's new collection? Oh my heavens! Check it out some of my favorites:

Source: Style.com

Aren't these perfect for an Encore Bride? I think so!


There Are Babies Everywhere!

What is happening people, is it in the water? Seems like every time I turn around someone is pregnant. Even people that just got married the other day (or so it seems like). I don't understand the rush....are you really looking forward to the lack of sleep, the fact that you'll never even go to the bathroom by yourself anymore, forget going shopping or a quick trip to Walmart to get some toilet tissue!

Forgive me if I'm being crass, I don't mean to offend, I just don't understand. I guess people are starting to look around and ask, are you next? Lately I don't even stick around long enough in the conversation, I am gone before they can even utter "What about...."

I love my life, independence and being to able to go when needed and I've seen what a child can do to your life. I know....I know that once the child is here I'll say, "I don't remember what life was like before him/her". I know I would love them to death and love them a bit more each day but I don't want to change my life as it is right now. Am I being too selfish? Is anyone else considering remaining child free? Why?


Why Travel?

 Photo: mine taken at Wananavu Resort in Fiji

As you guys know I planned my wedding from Iraq in about 4 months, it was stressful but I booked wonderful vendors that were responsive and helpful given my situation. By the time we were ready to plan the honeymoon it was not as easy. I emailed various travel agents/agencies, I asked for Fiji, some people didn't answer, some recommended Antigua (what part of NOT the Caribbean, didn't they understand?) and simply told me I couldn't afford Fiji. I ended up planning my trip to Fiji and we had an amazing time. After we returned I was still fuming at the bad customer service I received with the honeymoon and figured I could do better. After much research, training (I ended up taking a course and hiring a business coach) I felt like it was time to go ahead, just in time for our 1st Anniversary!

I've been planning travel (and traveling) for the last 17 years, it's about time I put my experience to work!!!


Huge Announcement!

My blogging activity had slowed down much after the wedding and it wasn't because I was too busy with housework! After the wedding I decided that I wanted to pursue my entrepreneurial dreams and it had to be something related to the wedding industry. After much think and evaluating the things I am passionate about I decided that I would merge my love for weddings with my passion for travel. I've been working relentlessly for the past year and here I am just a week before my 1st wedding anniversary ready to share my project with the world! So now (drumroll please) Ladies and gentlemen (that's you hubby!), please give a round of applause (no really, stand up, take a deep breath and explode in cheers! To my new baby:

Go ahead' click on it!

Please stop my my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, I have a YouTube channel and you can even reach me on Skype (search: brenda (at) encoredwh.com), whew! I think I have most of the bases covered, don't you?

It will mean the world if you tell me what you think (hint, hint) since I've put so much effort into this (and have worked my hubby's arse too, poor thing) and please follow!!!

Tomorrow I will share how and why I came up with Encore DWH, stay tuned!


Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year, may 2012 bring you many blessings and success!!!



Are you ready for Christmas? It's coming anyway!

Hey bloggie friends (if I have any left) I've been extremely busy working on a new project and I can't wait to announce it. Soon though, I'll make the announcement on January 2, right in line with the New Year.

Besides working on my new project I've been taking classes, traveling, working my 9-5 and in the midst of it all we were able to get everyone on one place to take pictures. Here's a preview of the back of my Christmas cards this year.

Photo Credit: Mabus Photography

Thanks to Mabus Photography for a wonderful session! We hope we can do it again, before the girls get married and have family of their own :-( 

This year we are only giving presents to the kids in the family (yay!), I have 3 out of my 4 nieces and nephew taken care of, we have 1 of his 3 niece/nephews taken care of and 2 out of 3 daughters taken care of so we have 4 more presents to go...

How are you guys coming along with your presents list?


It's Been Awhile...

I never intended to take such a long break. I've been thinking about the future of this blog and I haven't decided what to do just yet. While I was away a few high profile encore brides got married and I love their "Encore Bride" style for the day.

Southern Bell Reese Witherspoon wore a beautiful blush dress for her day. She was lovely in a blush dress!

 Source: People

Another encore bride that sported a very sexy dress was LeAnn Rimes, I loved her sparkly dress and high slit.

Source: People

I wore a light gold dress for my encore wedding, what color would you wear?


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