by: Lauren

Well, another week is upon us! Take a look at what was around the blogs this past week. After that, I have a little 9/11 tribute to remember today’s 10th anniversary.

Around The Blogs & 10 Years Ago Today via TheELD.com

Here on Every Last Detail we have another Style Dictionary shoot to inspire you all this week! This style is awesome and a new favorite…Backyard Glam!

 

Not every bride wants to rock a princess gown with a full chapel train on their wedding day. Some gals just want to keep it short n’ sweet. This week, The Broke-Ass Bride rounds up all the best in knee length and tea length gowns, and they all have mercifully small price tags to match!

The prettiest of pretty details including to-die-for rustic florals, gorgeous Jimmy Choo shoes, and a mash potato martini bar come to life in this rustic fall wedding on Heart Love Weddings this week!

Get a sneak peek of Kim Kardashian’s OPI nail polish ‘Kim-pletely In Love” and find out when the wedding color hits stores, on BRIDEfinds.

So what do you get your about-to-be-married friend who’s more into pearls than stilettos? What about your wild BFF who’s likely to be the first one dancing on the table? Check out Jordan Reid’s suggestions for Bachelorette Gifts from G-Rated to R-Rated over on Ramshackle Glam.

We are utterly in LOVE with this alternative to a bridesmaid bouquet in the this Lakeside Chic Wedding From Ryan Ray Photography on Wedding Chicks.

Sneak a peek at Beauty Week including an interview with celeb make-up artist, Lexi Swain at OK, Now What Bride.

 

Note: A nonwedding-related portion of this post follows!

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I don’t normally go outside of the topic of weddings, and if you don’t follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might not know that I’m actually pretty patriotic (lol it feels like a weird thing to say, but it’s the only way to say it!). And so I couldn’t not post anything today, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

9/11/01. It’s incredible to think that 10 years ago today the United States was forever changed. Not only were we all 10 years younger, but things were so different. Our methods of communication weren’t as effective as they are today. Think about it- did you text anyone 10 years ago? Did you even have a cell phone? Did you turn to the internet as your main source of news? What really sticks out to me is that now news breaks via social media, not TV. I heard about the death of Bin Laden via Twitter, turned on the news, it was 10 minutes before anything was mentioned. 10 years ago, we didn’t have the luxury of any of the means of communication that we have today. It’s crazy to think about. But it’s also incredible.

10 years ago today. Honestly, I could not tell you what I did yesterday, but 10 years ago today- I remember like it was an hour ago.

10 years ago today, I was in high school, in Spanish class. We hadn’t quite started the day yet, and my teacher had the TV on. I remember looking up at the TV, not really caring about what they were talking about, until I saw a plane fly into a skyscraper. I honestly thought it was a movie, and said, “What movie is this? I’ve never seen it.” Seconds later, I realized that it was the news, and it was live. Holy crap. It was really happening. Live. Needless to say, nothing really got done for the rest of the day, as I’m sure was the case for everyone else in the United States. We all walked around scared, not really having any definitive answers. My older brother, then a senior in high school, had just finished Army National Guard boot camp. He left school early, thinking that he would be called to active duty. He picked me up from school with the bed of his truck filled with every single item that the Army had issued to him that summer. The reality of what had happened hit me like a ton of bricks, and the question of what was going to happen next started to plague my thoughts. He ended up not being deployed, but many were, and it was just the beginning.

Today, 10 years later, we’re still a united country. Although wounded, we’ve healed and are stronger, but we will always have a twinge of pain. We’ve fought a war, lost lives, been through national disasters, terrorism scares, new policies and procedures. Today, I’m incredibly lucky that I’m able to laugh with my brother about that day he loaded up his truck with his gear. Looking back today, I realized that my brother, at 17, was ready and willing to do what it took to fight for our country, just as all others who enlist are. That 17 year old boy is now a Captain in the Army, has been deployed twice, has had several close friends die, has had shrapnel tear through his body and seen it riddle others’, and has received a few service medals. But most importantly, he has fought for our freedom. He’s been through more and seen more than any other 27 year old I know, but it’s all in a day’s work for him.

We have all been affected, whether it’s directly or indirectly, by 9/11, and it has created a bittersweet bond among Americans that I find myself incredibly thankful for. So today, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I’m remembering the way that it’s affected myself and millions of other Americans. And I will NEVER FORGET what happened 10 years ago today.

If you would like to share where you were 10 years ago today or how 9/11 affected you, please feel free to in the comments. God bless America. :)

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Lauren

Founder & Editor at Every Last Detail
Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.
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