Category Honeymoon & After

10 Great Honeymoon Destinations

The honeymoon is a time when you don’t have to worry about anybody else except for yourself and your other half. No more planning, matching, thinking, etc. This is your time to relax and re-coop. Here is a short-list, not in any particular order, of some of our favorite honeymoon destinations in the world.



Las Vegas

St. Lucia




Disney World



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Is your favorite place on the list? Where are you planning on spending your honeymoon?

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A Spa Getaway at the “Happiest Place on Earth”

Mandara SpaIn the world we live in today, there are many opportunities to pamper oneself, whether it involves: a cruise to paradise, a pair of new Jimmy Choos, sipping hot cocoa by the fireside, or even partaking in fine cuisine at a lush restaurant.  However, the epitome of “pamper” to me has been indulging in the exquisite experience of a spa treatment.

After professionally working in the spa treatment industry, I found the amazing benefits to a person’s overall well-being that could be obtained through just a routine Swedish massage.  I have personally experienced many spa treatments through the years, including massages, facials, and wraps, etc.  Most importantly, I discovered the relaxing effects and splendor spa treatments can provide...

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Our First Anniversary Pictures Have Arrived!

Hello Readers,

Below is the link to view a montage of photos captured during our 1-year Anniversary Session with professional photographer Nikki Sanders, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kara and Brian’s Anniversary Montage

Once again, I cannot tell you how delighted we were to take part in this photo session, and we definitely recommend this experience (as well as Nikki Sanders Photography) to any couple near their first anniversary mark.  It was a great way to celebrate our love and commitment to one another, and most of all–SO MUCH FUN!


Kara and Brian Hall

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1-Year Anniversary Pictures for With This Favor’s Owners

Brian and Kara Hall on Wedding Day: 10/25/2008

Brian and Kara Hall on Wedding Day: 10/25/2008

Dear Readers,

There is nothing quite like celebrating your first anniversary with a photo session celebrating your marriage.  The owners of With This Favor recently had their photos taken at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC and at the location where they wed–Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC.

They found a local and savvy photographer for their 1- year Anniversary pictures that would be able to capture the  photographic memories that they desired.  Bubbling with energy, Nikki Sanders from Nikki Sanders Photography has a jubilant, yet casual style to instantly warm and relax those that she photographs.  The end product results in artistic photos, coupled with the flair of a fashionista.

Photos will be be uploaded in the next month, so chec...

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Eco-Friendly Weddings

Hello All!

One of the hottest movements in weddings this year has been an increase in environmentally friendly weddings. This is one wedding trend that we’re sure is here to stay! From locally-produced menus, to hemp wedding dresses, pretty much every aspect of your wedding can become eco-friendly! It’s often cost effective, can be insanely chic, and is always great for the environment!

Sustainable & Stylish

It used to be that you had to be one type of bride or another: chic, or environmentally aware. The times have changed though, and now you can have the best of both worlds! You don’t need to give up your every-day values while planning your wedding – you can still host a sophisticated event while making smart choices...

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Tips to Writing Thank-You Cards

Hello Newlyweds!

After the Honeymoon

Now that  the wedding and honeymoon are over…what else is there to do?


However, if you take one step at a time, and make short-term goals (much like you would do during the process of planning a wedding), then the aftermath of the wedding may not be as overwhelming.

Opening Gifts!

Upon our return from a magical honeymoon in Disney World, me and my husband started opening gifts that our guests brought to our wedding.  It took a full week to completely open our presents, and we alternated roles of who had the job of “opening the gifts” and “recording the gifts.”

This was so very helpful when we first began writing our Thank-You cards.

Tips on Writing Thank-You Cards

Below are nine tips on how to tackle the plethora of Thank-You cards you ma...

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Honeymoon in Disney World

Hello Brides and Grooms!

What a wonderful feeling it is waking up the next morning after your wedding!  Yes, it may mean you are a bit exhausted, but for me, there was such an immense excitement as me and my husband’s honeymoon was about to begin!

And where else would we go but…

Disney World!

Magic Kingdom Castle

When we first started planning our honeymoon, we tossed around many different locations ranging from Paris, to Jamaica, to St. Lucia and even Greece. After a lot of thought, we reflected on what we wanted for our honeymoon and came to a shared belief. This shared belief incorporated fun, adventure, romance, and thrills. Disney World was also the location where we were engaged.

Engagement in Disneyworld
Our Engagement in Disney World

Children at heart, we truly missed being there and the excitement slowly built as our ho...

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