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I’m Louise. Blogger. Wife. Designer of TruLu Couture Veils + Accessories.  If you’d like to know more, check out my bio.

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I'm International, Bitches.

I know The Candyman's skin is crawling because he hates when I use the term "bitches" in reference to people, but I can't help myself sometimes....

For those of you outside the blogging world, there's this whole other side to blogging. It's all about Google Analytics and html code and page rank and SEO...it's all bullshit, but it's also absolutely fascinating. You can see where traffic is coming from and what kinds of posts get a ton of hits (for me, it's generally the snarky ones) and it can be kind of addicting. Most times though, it's simply information overload. I go through spurts of being completely submersed in it versus not paying any attention whatsoever.What I really like though is checking out my "Map Overlay" in Google Analytics. I'm completely intrigued by this. Why? Because I have some unique-ass people coming to this blog from all over the place. I would like to say the following: Hallo an alle meine Bonn leser! That's right, I get crazy with the folks from Bonn, Germany. And you guys in Milan, Italy? Mandarmi alcuni piuttosto pattini! And to the handful of the Serbians? Dobrodošli! Seriously, this is where I can get sucked into a the Super Time-Warp of the Internet. If I start playing around my analytics, I get sucked into the Vortex of Disappearing Time and right now, that vortex is reserved specifically for Pinterest. 

These last couple of weeks I just haven't been paying attention because I have been busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest and cannot allow myself the time suckage (except for the whole Pinterest thing). Until yesterday, that is.  I noticed that a few days ago I got all kinds of traffic and I'm all, "What the eff? I have NOT been any kind of bitchy or snarky. What's the deal-io?" So I go all clicky-clicky-clicky and find this:

Yeah, that's right. The Thirty-Something Bride has been included in the top 10 wedding blogs of Australian wedding magazine, Complete Weddings. Booya. Who else made the cut? Well, I am so honored and humbled to be listed along the likes of: Polka Dot Bride, Eat Drink Chic, 100 Layer Cake, Once Wed, Snippet & Ink , Ruffled Blog, Junebug Weddings, The Pretty Blog and This is Glamorous. How cool is that? You can check out the full post here.

Thanks gobs and gobs to the folks down under (sorry, I couldn't resist) at Complete Weddings for the kudos. I'm just tickled pink at the whole shebang.



I WON! You Can Too!

I. Won.

That's right, bitches. Boo-ya. Love winning. Love love love it!

So thank you, Readers (and writers!). Ya voted me in and I am mucho appreciato! What did I win? This:



I am so honored to represent both Nashville and Ashely's Bride Guide! I really do love this town and I have been so welcomed by the wedding community as a daily interruption/intrusion/annoyance to their normal flow of business. Thanks for having me and for tolerating my nonsense!

I get all sorts of goodies as this year's winner, including tickets to the ABG SATC2 party! Sweet! Know what else I get? I get tickets to give away to the SOLD OUT party!

Who wants them? Leave me a comment ASAP! The first BRIDES who comment get tickets. Period. All ya gotta do is comment. But ya gotta be a BRIDE! The party is May 27th at Aloft Hotel!

And go on over to Ashley's Bride Guide, there's a Thirty-Something Bride interview!


Award Time!

Many thanks to Confessions of An Obsessive Planner for the generous award! I have been remiss in reposting - well, for obvious reasons, right? I hope I am forgiven.

The rules are thus: Let us all in on 7 fun, interesting, maybe even embarrassing facts about yourself. Then pass the award on to 7 of your favorite bloggers.

Hm. Seven interesting facts? I'm not sure if I can come up with that many, but I'll give it a shot.

1. I'm pretty sure my all-time favorite movie is Grease. Come on! It's got action (the race at
Thunder Road), drama (Is Rizzo preggers? Will Frenchy drop back into high school?), romance (Oh, Danny!), comedy ("If you can't be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.") and the young Lorenzo Lamas - before he became a total tool, both on and off-screen.

Hey, Zuko!

2. My Favorite Best-Ever Movie Snack: Homemade popcorn with lots of butter, some salt and mixed with plain M&M's. I find this combo most enjoyable whilst watching the above movie with a kitty on one side of me and MOH/GEW on the other, sharing said concoction. The only way to make it better is if it were a double feature with When Harry Met Sally.

3. Something is up with my shoulder blades. I think they are double jointed. At any rate, I can clap behind my back (with my fingers pointing up, not down.) and almost touch my elbows together. It's pretty freaky.

4. I made a wedding gown for my MOH's friend a really long time ago. I only charged her $200.

5. I have to be careful when I chew gum. I totally get into it and chew the same piece for hours. So much so that the next day my jaws will ache. No bueno.

6. I have a dimple of cellulite on my left butt-cheek that has been there since I was like 12. It looks like someone just poked me in the butt-cheek with a pin and it stayed that way. I hate it. The Candyman thinks it's "cute." Whatever.

7. I willed a freckle on myself once. I had a friend in the 5th grade who had a teeny mole on the top of her foot. I thought it was cute. While I am COVERED in freckles, I never had any on my feet. I swear, I stared at my foot and hoped for a freckle there all of 5th grade. My friend moved away as did I and I forgot about the foot freckle until the following summer when one miraculously appeared on the top of my foot. To date, I have no other freckles on my feet, this one is still there and is in the same place as my friend's mole. I swear to GOD.

Now for the Shout Outs:
A Good (Enough) Woman
Sarah Elizabeth
Chic 'n Cheap
The Bowie Bride
Chuck and Susie
The Alternative Bride

I promise I'll have more updates from the wedding and the honeymoon VERY soon!

I keep replaying what I can remember of the ceremony and reception over and over in my head. I can't wait to see more pictures so I won't forget it all!