The Post I’d Hoped I’d Never Have To Write


I well remember when I found the glories of Manolo for the Brides. Back then, the editor was the fabulous Never Teh Bride. I lapped up the pretties and the advice and the humor… and I always had something to say back.

That tendency got me the gig of filling in when Christa went on her honeymoon… which led to a regular weekend gig on the blog, and eventually it became my baby.

For the past five years and change, I have written about nearly every aspect of getting married and how marriage is changing. I’ve written about etiquette, trends, media representations, and the nuts and bolts of how to feed and entertain a large guest list while jumping through legal and cultural hoops. It’s been a blast, and I probably could have gone on for years.

But effective immediately, this here blog is shutting down, along with the rest of the Manolosphere. I know it’s a decision that’s been a long time coming for a variety of reasons. I’m just sad it had to happen.

I’ll miss you all terribly. I’ll miss sitting down at my computer to seek out the wild, the wooly, the ridiculous, and the endearing in the world of weddings.

On the upside, I can finally take Bridezillas off my DVR for good.

I wish all of you the very best of luck, the happiest of marriages, and every possible good thing.

Oh, and that illustration at the top? Well, things are not always what they seem on the surface. That’s good to remember when something happens that seems like the worst possible thing.

I’ve decided this was the kick in the pants I needed to move onward and upward with my writing career. I’m going to put together a book proposal or two and see what happens.

After all, when the wedding is over, it’s time for the next big adventure of your life.

I see no reason why this should be any different.

16 Responses to “The Post I’d Hoped I’d Never Have To Write”

  1. MissPinkKate December 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    I will miss you, Manolo! I will never take you off my RRSS reader. Best wedding blog ever!

  2. Adele December 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Good luck!! It was a fun ride :-)

  3. Jo December 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Twistie, you’ll be much missed – I’ve read this blog for years! But all the very best for your writing future x

  4. Bridalinlove Bridesmaid December 6, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    Will miss you.

  5. Katie December 6, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Oh no! I’ll miss you!

  6. Pamela G December 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Oh no! I’m so sad, I’ll miss you. Can we follow you online anywhere else?

  7. Jenn December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Awww, it’s always sad when something ends. I wish you the best of luck in your future writing endeavors.

    So long and thanks for all the lolz.

  8. HeidiAphrodite December 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Poop! Once again! I’m going to miss you girls. :( Best of luck to you!

  9. Christa the BabbyMama December 6, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Not that I had much use for wedding swag anymore, but I’ll sure miss it anyway! *hugs*

  10. Elaine December 6, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    Best wishes in future endeavors!

  11. Impkitti December 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I shall miss you! As member of the SCA and a lacemaker, I carried fond hopes of actually meeting you some day.

    Best Wishes for your future!

  12. Ravna December 8, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    How sad!

    I’ll have to find other ways to get my dose of twistie and plumcake then.

    I hope you have the best of luck in your writing!

  13. Tamie-CT Florist December 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    I too shall miss reading your post but, like you said sometimes you just have to move on. Do what’s right for you. I wish you luck and if you ever want to guest blog on our site, send me note ok :)

  14. srah December 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    I loved reading your posts! I hope you’ll let us know somehow if you decide to start blogging again somewhere else!

  15. Jessica December 11, 2012 at 12:15 am #

    Too bad. You will be missed!

  16. Toni December 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    I know my comments became less frequent as I became less wedding and more baby-focused, but I really did pop in every now and then and see what was going on. I’ve enjoyed this blog for years and am sad to see it go. The best of luck in everything.