guilty pleasure.

Earlier this week, I shared my two recent love affairs, one with Rent the Runway and another with my Instax camera--plus I've gotten your amazing assistance in planning our upcoming girls weekend {thank you so much!}. 


Today, I want to share one of my newest guilty pleasures with you. I also have a pretty good feeling I may be creating a new series of sorts because I have plenty of guilty pleasures...hello, mac&cheese and spoonfuls of JIF peanut butter ;) 


In any case, meet Cosmopolitan Bride
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You might be asking yourself why a newlywed still buys wedding magazines...and I'm sure my husband asks the same thing. Truth be told, I still love them. It goes without saying that Martha Stewart Weddings {or as I call it, MSW} is my long-standing favorite. 


I found this gem of a magazine about a year ago in the bottom tier of the magazine rack at Barnes & Noble. Or maybe it found me. The covers are always dreamy and I have to admit to picking up at least three copies over the last 12 months. 
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Direct from the UK, Cosmopolitan Bride manages to take a touch of Martha and add in a hint of British charm, creating a heavenly blend of photos and stories. Let's be honest, there are only so many times I can handle the repetitive ads in our American wedding magazines. Everything is new and fresh to me--and it seems like the Brits really have the whimsical feel down pat.
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I guess it's convenient to love a British bridal magazine when Prince William is months away from marrying his new princess. I really can't wait to see what they run with in the coming months...I just hope other B&N patrons will leave my guilty pleasure alone. 


At $9.95 a pop, I can't justify buying every issue because...let's be honest, I'm married...but it doesn't do anyone any harm, right? I'll just stockpile a few ideas for my {yet-to-be-engaged} girl friends...


Are there any other newlyweds who struggle to put down the wedding magazines? I sure hope I'm not alone...but something tells me I'm not ;) Or do you have any funny guilty pleasures? I'd love to hear about them!

Happy almost Friday everyone!
xoxo {av}

P.S. Even Lucy gets in on the action...
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24 comments:

  1. what! they have a BRIDE MAGAZINE??

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  2. I'm now YOUR newest follower. :) Love the pictures in this post.

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  3. Your photos are incredible! And though I'm not even close to marriage, I feel like understand because I, uh, have my wedding dress picked out. And an engagement ring. Aaaand maybe the venue for the reception. Just because you're a newlywed (or too young, in my case) doesn't mean you can't appreciate pretty bridal editorials! :)

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  4. OH my gosh love wedding magazines. I'd love to plan one

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  5. Oh my friend, this is a touchy subject... I love wedding magazines. Tell me why a single 21 year old girl buys them and reads them online? But shhh it's a secret**


    xoxo :)

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  6. im dying to buy bridal magazines...but i will have to keep my wedding browsing limited to blogs so i keep my crazy in check and i don't scare off the bf who has yet to propose. when that day comes i will make sure to pick up this one tho :) xoxo jcd

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  7. I need to pick one of these up!! I love looking at wedding stuff! and I'm not with Mr. Charming yet, but tomorrow I will be! EEK!

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  8. I have yet to buy a bridal magazine, but that doesn't mean I don't spend 30 minutes in the grocery store looking at them! I have a longtime boyf (6 years!) and I think I would jinx it if I actually bought one!

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  9. im all about wedding magazines and blogs. and im not engaged lol

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  10. I love wedding magazines. There's a lot of great wedding blogs too. <3

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  11. I've never seen that magazine....but it looks so cute. I always found wedding mags so overwhelming that after the big day I never picked one up again. But I do love looking at Martha's lovely wedding ideas online....she's pretty amazing.

    I think my new guilty pleasure may actually be the upcoming Royal wedding. :D EEEP! I'm so very excited about it...I've told my husband not to plan anything for me that day because I'll probably be glued to the tv. the. entire. time.

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  12. Oh my goodness, I did not even know that they made a bridal magazine!! Ahhhh, where was this post about 6 months ago?? Haha!

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  13. I had no idea they made mags for brides! I'm like you, I love looking at weddings and bride's magazines even though my wedding has passed. Can't wait to check this out!

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  14. I used to read wedding magazines in middle school- they're so much fun, even if you're NOT planning a wedding! I completely get it.

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  15. we all have our guilty pleasures. mine is clothing and I have purchased a couple of rather expensive pieces for the holidays. dont have them yet as they are being tailored to fit. will post about them when I have them in hand.
    Trish xo

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  16. i love to look at bridal magazines too, and i don't even have a boyfriend! there's just so many pretty things to look at and admire in them (and also a lot to take inspiration from for any eventual events down the line haha)

    *Claudia* x
    Molto ❤ Fashion

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  17. girl, i still visit wedding blogs like it's my job, and i've been married two years:) there's just something undeniably romantic and gorgeous about them. so read on!

    p.s. i love how you said "or maybe it found me." who can argue with fate? love it.

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  18. phew! I'm so glad I'm not alone in the bridal magazine/blog department ;) I also cannot WAIT for the royal wedding this April! I'm not sure if the English Cosmo is related to our American version, but I loved the coincidence there.

    thank you for the blog love--xoxo, {av}

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  19. You have a lovely blog darling! I'm so glad I found it!

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  20. great pictures!!!xxx

    www.zscloset.blogspot.com

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  21. i will never get tired of weddings. i'm still obsessed too! i'll have to check this one out :)

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  22. There is no way eating peanut butter straight from the jar is a guilty pleasure. It is completely healthy and everyone should partake in it:)

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