The Nook: The Hopeless Romantics

It’s no secret to me that we have readers who are not yet engaged or even some who are not in a relationship. Many of whom secretly stalk the site because it’s a place where they can luxuriously appreciate the beauty and whimsy of weddings. Some are a bit shy to even let their family and friends know that B&B is a guilty pleasure, since others might misinterpret their interest on the topic. It’s a valid concern of course, being that our culture is one that tends to mind other people’s business. I don’t even know why I got up this morning wanting to write this article. But let me just spill my thoughts–kindly excuse my scatterbrain writing since I haven’t had decent sleep lately!

Bride and Breakfast was created to help brides envision their perfect wedding, but as years went by, I realized it has also become a field where people (of any relationship status) can take joy in love. I don’t think it was ever God’s requirement that someone ought to be engaged before they acquire the right to go through a bridal blog without judgement. Truth be told, people in general like the thought of a beautiful nuptial because it reflects one of the best assets we have as human beings. It is the ability to love, and the gift of creativity, art and beauty. However, weddings have a way of bringing out our vulnerability–it’s that moment when most of us put down our walls, when it’s ok to shed a tear (even if you are a man) and for some, a moment when they forget that the world has left them jaded and scarred. But, hold on! The world forbid that we show any form of nostalgia and sensitivity toward this cheesy notion of a wedding, because it is a sign of being “weak” right? On the contrary, I think people who love weddings show so much strength and confidence in character. To love, to believe in it, to cherish it, and to aspire for it takes indescribable bravery, trust and courage.

At the end of the day, weddings remind us that love is amazing, love is art, and that God created it to be wonderful. Keeping tabs on beautiful celebrations is not just about wanting to be married, it’s about appreciating creativity, talent, and enjoying beauty. So if you are thinking that we require a ring on your finger for you to fully enjoy this blog, then you are sorely mistaken. If you love pretty things, and appreciate the wonders in details–seeing that each wedding is not just about a couple but every guest, every supplier, every element, that contributed to it being unbelievably breathtaking, then you are one of us. We’re proud to be the hopeless romantics, the advocates of weddings as a commitment, as well as an art form. As for those people who might think it odd that you follow our site, well they don’t know what they are missing… because love and style, well, is just awesome.

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  1. i am fan of bride and breakfast!and he the truth is i am still single-i am not in a relationship right now.but i agree-weddings are not just about showing love,it is also a showcase of talent that god gave to us.

    it’s nice to know that some couples featured here have a long engagement:10-12 years of dating before getting married!looking at all those soulful and beautiful images and watching the videos makes me happy and even cry!(yes i know,that is too much!)and to be honest again,i envy those couples because they found the right one for them…

    i guess that’s one of the most beautiful things in life-getting married to the right one one at the right time of your lives.i guess i just have to be patient in waiting for that day…

    thank you the the bride and breakfast team for this blog!i even downloaded some of the posts,so that i can view it when i am offline!

  2. I’m so glad I was able to come across this article! I completely agree! I’m a student in a long term relationship who just so happens to be obsessed with weddings. Every time some one catches me on B&B they start badgering because they assume I’m thinking about marriage or that I’m secretly engaged. You have a beautiful site that makes me feel like I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of the most beautiful things! More power to the B&B family. Thank you for sharing all this love and beauty with us 🙂

  3. This is just, WOW! I am a hopeless romantic but I’m kinda busy and most of the time don’t have time to assess my feelings. But every time B&B featured a newlywed couple, I just can’t help but feel nostalgic. This article says it all, I love the feeling of being in love and at the same time appreciate the beauty of weddings.

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