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What kind of seasonal wedding are you?

Some dream of a snow wonderland wedding, others of a ceremony by the beach, a few want to tie the knot among orange leaves, and then there are people who wish to declare their eternal love among the very first blossoms of the year. Whichever you are, there are a few things to keep in mind, and I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubbles here, but you’re dream wedding might just not be for you.

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Pros: It might just be the perfect time to get married. Not too cold, not too hot. The flowers are starting to bloom and there is a feeling of hope and renewal in the air. Ancient pagans believed that spring was the time of fertility and of the earth goddess so, metaphorically speaking, it would make sense to get married during this season.

Cons: The weather is inconsistent. Sure, it might be getting warmer, but it might also start raining cats and dogs before you know it. It is also, thanks to all the pollen in the air, commonly known as the allergy season!

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Pros: Most people are on holiday during this time of the year, which would make it possible for them to attend your wedding, but keep in mind that some folks plan their vacations with a lot of time in advance. Which could mean a calendar headache. If you want summer wedding try to plan at least one year ahead and make sure that your close family and friends save the date.

Cons: People associate summer with good weather, but depending on where you are it might just be a tad too hot – and humid – and then the mosquitoes! Think of Miami in the middle of August. That beach wedding you’ve been dreaming of might not be so memorable if your guests can’t keep from sweating. Summer is also peak wedding season, which make cause prices of venues and other wedding essentials to rise.

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Pros: Sandra Bullock once said during an interview that New York looked its best during the fall. It is many people’s favorite season and the reasons are many. The natural light is beautiful, it’s chilly enough to wear that nice jacket, and then the leaves. THE LEAVES of course! Who doesn’t love a street covered in orange leaves?

Cons: Rain!

Winter

Pros: This might sound shallow, but cold weather does wonders to your hair and skin, which translates to really great pictures! Winter can also be a very beautiful time creating a wonderful backdrop to your wedding.

Cons: Simply put – cold. Depending on where you live winter might be more or less friendly. There’s no comparison between Chicago winter and Miami winter, but the general rule is that it is cold and it might turn some people off. If you live in a place with heavy snow it might rule the possibility of marrying in a remote location or in an open space out. It might also be a problem with guests who are flying in since storms are common during that time of the year and might cause flights to be delayed or cancelled.

 

Pictures Sources:

A season for every wedding, part I

http://www.nuediamonds.com/blog/fall-wedding-dont-believe-these-myths/

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YOUR PET IS A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY – SCIENCE JUST PROVED IT

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Miami Pet Photography, Dog Portrait, Chocolate Labrador, AKERAre you a pet owner? If you are then, like me, you’ve earned your fair share of eye rolls because you’ve cancelled a plan to walk your dog, buy a new outfit for your cat or install that new Jacuzzi on your turtle’s tank. Some people don’t understand this kind of love. Some might think we’re exaggerating, but don’t worry, a new scientific study has found that we’re not insane. You love your dog, cat, marsupial, or whatever you own, as much as any other member of your family – and it is a fact.

Researchers at the Massachusetts general hospital ran a study to discover if people love their dogs as much as they love their children. The researchers showed a group of women pictures of their own babies and pets and compared their brain activity when they saw photos of babies and dogs they didn’t know.

“There was a common network of brain regions involved in emotion, reward, affiliation, visual processing and social cognition when mothers viewed images of both their child and dog,” reads the study. The unfamiliar photos didn’t provoke the same reaction. Source.

Now some people are raising the question: Do we love our pets too much?

Miami Pet Photograph, Dog Portrait, PincherThe study reveals the suspicion of some specialists who’ve been pointing out for a while that the role of the pet has changed in recent decades. The one who used to be a companion or a man’s “best friend” has been promoted to family member and in some cases, experts warn, even a substitute for human relationships.

“There’s a list of the most common names among policy-holders for pet insurance and the most popular dog names are Jake and Chloe and Bella”. — They’re very similar to the names in my daughter’s preschool. They’re not the kind of names you’d find in dog cartoons. Source.

The pet industry is a multimillion business in the United States and some wonder about how ethical it is to spend more money on animals than on people. Some even throw religion into the question.

But what about our little animals? Do they love us as much as we love them? A group of scientists in Vienna, Austria ran a different study. This one was about the behavior of pets when their owner was around in comparison to when they weren’t. They discovered that dogs were much willing to work for a treat as a reward when their owners were in the room compared to when they weren’t.

‘The study provides the first evidence for the similarity between the “secure base effect” found in dog/owner and child/caregiver relationships,’ Dr Horn said. Source.

Did we really need a study to figure all of this out? Who knows? But, at least now you have some cool trivia to share at your next dinner party.

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