Here at Southern Weddings, we like to think that we know a lot (a whole lot) about weddings, and we know many of our readers are newly-engaged brides-to-be who flock to the SW for the latest in Southern (and generally awesome) inspiration. But one of our resolutions for 2010 was to make sure we were reaching all of our readers, and not just the blushing brides… hence regular appearances by our own Emily via Etiquette with Emily. (If you missed her most recent column, make sure you check it out!) Through her prim, proper and always hotly-contested blog spots, Emily speaks to the true Southerner in all of us, whether we’re engaged and in the throes of planning a wedding even the original Queen of Ps and Qs would applaud or simply concerned with the do’s and don’ts of proper behavior.
But while we’ve got a place where our manners can go for a biweekly check-up, there’s a niche we think we’ve been overlooking. Yes, married women of Southern Weddings: we’re looking at you! Somehow, in the frenzy of helping brides plan the perfect Southern (or Southern-inspired, as the case may be) wedding, we’ve totally overlooked what comes after the big day and what your wedding is really all about: the marriage.
Enter Katie Brown. Wife, mother and minion in the ivy league education system by day, Katie is also the founder and lead writer of the endlessly popular Confessions of a Young Married Couple. Here, in her own little corner of the internet, Katie explores the ups, the downs and the plain-old in-betweens of the first years of marriage in her quest to prove that happily-ever-after is only just the beginning.
This month, Katie will join the SW team as the resident Relationship Expert. Once a month, she will answer your questions about life after the “I Dos.” While Katie is the first to admit she doesn’t always have the answers, her relaxed and refreshingly honest views on marriage make her own struggles and triumphs a lesson for us all.
We really couldn’t think of a better partner to kick of 2010 with, and are so excited to be welcoming Katie to the SW blog! I think it’s official: Southern Wedding is now your one-stop shop for everything wedding (and marriage!). Be sure to catch Katie’s debut column today at 3:00 p.m. – just in time for a little afternoon reading.
P.S. Katie’s blog, Confessions of a Young Married Couple, is currently up for The 2010 Bloggies Top Weblog of the Year! Seriously… how exciting slash awesome is that?! Winners will be announced in February/March. We’ll definitely be keeping our fingers crossed…