Love in the Time of COVID-Part 2

April Williams Destination, Travel, Weddings

As luck would have it, Blake and Eli were already getting married in Montana. They were already getting married outside. They were already having their reception outside. So, that worked out. Whew! Just add in some masks and a few more rules and no probs. Business as usual. Thank goodness! They got married on an absolute perfect day, with all …

Life as Art

April Williams Weddings

My year wasn’t supposed to start like this.  It’s not exactly how I planned it.  Nor did my next door neighbor or some of my friends.  This last Saturday I went to my second funeral this month.  Death is not the way to start a new year.  It’s not really the way to start anything, but this is where we …

Nines – Portland Bride and Groom Bridal Show

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Yesterday the Nines Hotel was packed with beautiful hallway after beautiful hallway, as the Portland Bride and Groom Bridal Show got under way. The show was a great opportunity to meet with excited brides and (some) not-so-excited grooms. But it was also an opportunity to meet with other providers–some of whom really stood out in their craft. Here is a …

Surprise!

April Williams Proposal, Weddings

I have a friend who’s a planner.  You know the kind.  The ones who are always throwing the party.  They’re the same ones who have their whole day planned out, including yours and you didn’t even know it.  Efficiency is their middle name and if they’re on time, they’re late.  I know you have someone in your life just like …

Photograph of shop keeper in Italy

Italy: A Love Story, Day Seven

April Williams Destination, Travel

Today comes with a warning of sorts, so here it is:  this posting contains a lot of photos.  As much as we were in love with Florence, we felt the same about Montepulciano.  It is everything you imagine and hope the depths of Tuscany to be.  Located in the southern part of Tuscany, it is one of the many walled, …