What is Love? According to Kids…

Categories Resources

Great question … what is love? Have you ever tried to define it yourself? We know it because we “feel” it and we can pinpoint the many ways we express it … Well, check out these expressions of what love is–based on the perspectives of children. So funny and I have to say–some of these kids are really wise! Enjoy!

A Phoenix wedding via Style Me Pretty


“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” Rebecca – age 8

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4

“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.” Karl – age 5

“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” Chrissy – age 6

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4

“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy & she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” Danny- age 7

“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss” Emily – age 8

“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen,” Bobby – age 5

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,” Nikka – age 6

“There are two kinds of love. Our love. God’s love. But God makes both kinds of them.” Jenny – age 4

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day” Noelle – age 7

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.” Tommy – age 6

“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore,” Cindy – age 8

“My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” Clare – Age 5

“Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine -age 5

“Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” Chris – age 8

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4

“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” Lauren – age 4

“I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says she only picks on me because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister because I love her.” Bethany – age 4

“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” Karen – age 7

“Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.” Mark – age 6

“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8

Which is your favorite?

image by Gina Meola Photography via Style Me Pretty


Response Card Wording

Categories Resources + Wedding Stationery

I’m a big fan of using fun and creative RSVP wording–especially for showcasing the spirit of a wedding. While RSVPs serve a very practical and much-needed purpose–getting an accurate guest count–why not incorporate a bit of fun into them as well?

Read on for creative accepts/declines wording–both classic and contemporary {plus additional links to help you with your RSVP wording}

Which is your favorite?
What do you think about incorporating humor or creativity into your RSVP wording?

funny rsvp wording

One of my favorite wording ideas comes from the Ritzy Bee blog. It’s an oldie but a goodie … and it’s cute cute cute! The wording is clever, positive and the best part–the objective is clear–to find out who is attending and who is not!

___Will be there with bells on
___Will be there free of bells
___Will be there … undecided on bells

Number of people attending: ­­­_____

___Will not be there
Heard there will be people wearing bells

___Will not be there
Regardless of the bell controversy

So fun!

Here’s another idea that plays off the original above:
Spring, Summer, Outdoor, or Destination wedding

___Will be there with SPF on
___Will be there free of SPF
___Will be there … undecided on skin protection

Number of people attending: ­­­_____

___Will not be there
Heard there will be people donning SPF

___Will not be there
Regardless of the SPF controversy

A few more ideas to get your creative juices flowing …


____ Come rain or shine… we’ll be there!
____ Very sorry. Out of sunscreen and umbrellas!


___Gladly! We’re full of jolly
___Sorry! Cannot join in the jolly

___Accepts with joy
___Sorry to miss this joyous event

Western, Rustic

___Yeehaw, we’re there!
___Shoot, can’t make it!

Beach or Cruise

___Yes! Counting the waves
___Sorry, we’re in over our heads!

Mountain Destination

___Yes! We’re able to move the mountain
___Cannot, having trouble moving the mountain!


___Yes. It’s in the cards
___Sorry. We have no luck that day.

Country theme

____We’ll be there y’all… boots chaps and cowboy hats.
____ Rats! Got a hitch in my giddy-up from squatting on my spurs.


____ Yes! We are SO there.
____ Sorry! Can’t make it.
____ Can’t commit. But I’ll probably show up anyways!


Refreshed & Additional wording ideas:

Funny RSVP Wording

Basic Anatomy of an RSVP + tips

RSVP from the Apple Blossoms design {Pocket Invite}.



Caption This Photo!

Categories Photography

Do you ever look at wedding ads and then think… I don’t get it but I got a great caption for it!

Who wants to have some fun with me today?

If you were to write a caption for this ad, what would it say?

{Let’s see.  We’ve got a woman in a wedding dress, swooning on a white horse in a barn.}  Hmmm.

go ahead. have some fun!

{all in good fun {Modern Bride} Brides.com… we heart you!}

image scanned from one of their print ads last year. i re-discovered it today and felt like having a little fun with it.

Okay. Caption this photo!


My Wedding Nighmare!

Categories Inspiration

Admittedly, I’ve been too serious lately. I know this because last night I had a nightmare… about me getting married. Very similar to  those college “final exam” nightmares where you wake up in a cold sweat because you are totally unprepared for this huge test, I woke the same way. As I broke through the rings of consciousness, I wondered why the pounding of my heart, didn’t wake my husband.

cute wedding photo

“It was my wedding day but I had no photographer, no flowers and I realized that I needed “flats” with my short dress { yeah, I don’t get that part}. Oh, and my lipstick kept coming off… It was horrible. I could hear the guests in the next room and someone kept calling me about getting to the wedding…  but I was frantic because all these realizations were last minute. It was horrible! The last scene is me picking this huge light pink gladiola-type flower out of the garden for my arm bouquet. Oh, and to top everything, there was no groom~ but I didn’t even realize that until I woke up.”

Allow my sordid subconscious to be your guide… take time off from wedding planning to relax and have fun!

the following quotes ought to produce a few giggles anyways.

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. {Rita Rudner}

Behind every great man there is a surprised woman. {Zsa Zsa Gabor}

I never mind my wife having the last word. In fact, I’m delighted when she gets to it. {Walter Matthau}

I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. {Rita Rudner}