Where to begin… My engagement announcement yesterday has highlighted a very sensitive issue… the topic of interracial dating. Though please know that it was never an issue for me, my fiancé, our friends and family. It’s unfortunate that a few ignorant people have taken an event that every girl dreams of and turned it into a negative with their vile and ignorant comments. I won’t give this urban gossip website the benefit of being mentioned (I used to be a huge fan, by the way) but among some of the comments came the term “Sellout Negro” and other disgusting and derogatory references.
I found Krystal and Justin’s wedding on WedLuxe Magazine. I could not take my eyes off this classy couple and their Parisian and Versailles-themed wedding and reception.
We won’t go so far as to say it will happen to everyone, but we WILL say that you’re bound to find more than you bargain for – and we mean that in a good way – when you venture out past your own front door.
Danielle and Spencer Schwab and their gorgeous family!
1. Some ladies think that acting like a wife will automatically persuade the guy to put the ring on their finger. That is faulty thinking and could lead you into big emotional problems.
Brian Garner shares about his wife Keiraq: Keiraq and I have been together for 21 years and married for 19 of those. We first met at a Mexican restaurant in the Washington DC area in 1993. I was working as a cocktail waiter and she came in with a bunch of women with whom I was attending Howard University, but I did not know her.
Miriam shares: My husband Tom and I met back in 2009 on a dating website. On October 12, 2014 we became one. Our families and friends have been supportive and we couldn’t ask for anything more.
Nicole shares: This is my husband Matt Cancellare. We have 4 beautiful boys altogether. He has two from his previous marriage. I have one from a previous relationship and we now have an 18 month old boy together. We have been married 4 yrs now and together for 7 yrs total.
Chynna shares: This is my fiancé Michael. We met online in 2011 and became a couple. We will be married on 6/26/15. Below we get a wonderful look into the beginning of their life’s journey. The elegant images among fall foliage are just lovely.
Latoasha shares: This is my fiance William, aka lone eagle rider. We chatted a while through a chat site and finally met in February 5,2014 for a dinner and a movie.
We have been together for eight months and really are in love and have plans to marry latter part of 2015. I being 39 and never married or thought i would ever find anyone like him who would make me so happy. Wiliam is a divorcee and never thought he would have a second chance of happiness.
Patricia, a veteran swirler shared her wonderful story with us: My husband and I have been married for 3 months.
In 2013, we both prayed to God and asked for the one He wanted for us. On 1 January 2014 we were introduced through a mutual acquaintance.
I was an exchange student in Germany in the 1980s so it was extremely refreshing to get a note and pics from a woman there this morning at Swirling and Marriage. Laritza shares: “Ich bin Laritza aus Kuba und er ist mein Freund Alex aus Deutschland und Spanien. Wir sind frisch verliebt.”
I love to get fabulous stories like the one Jonette T. shared:
My name is Jonette and my sexy fiancé is Cullen. We meet via social dating sites and discovered we only lived two blocks from one another. I have dated out of my race but never an Asian man. I stayed open minded and a year later not only are we are still going strong but we are planning for a super hero fall wedding next year. We both have two kids and one grandson each so it’s awesome blending our families.
I was thrilled to get this photo submission from Nigel Anderson. It is nice to hear from white men declaring their hearts for a black woman they found and with whom they have fallen deeply in love. The Andersons have a real “His, Mine and Ours” situation going on. Congrats on your new marriage and best wishes to this beautiful family!
Joshelyn shares: It was love at first sight! Craig and I met online and got engaged within 3 months. And 9 months later married! (When you know, you know)! Our wedding just past September 13th.
Marriage is a huge commitment and can be very scary.
It can feel like you are about to make a risky jump into the abyss. Hence, for some, Cohabitation seems to be the easier and yet safer choice; is it?
Various researches have found that marriage has a huge health benefits to it versus cohabitation . It has been reasoned that perhaps the partners feel somewhat secure which eases a lot more mental strain.
Bryan shares his online love success story: I am Vietnamese and my wife Cassie is African-American. We met online a few years ago. We were both on Match. It looked like we shared at least a couple of common interests, and I will admit she looked really pretty in her pictures. We discovered we had some genuinely good chemistry together. Honestly, it was just so easy for us to talk and for us to make each other laugh. I proposed to her in her favorite restaurant the weekend before Christmas a couple of years ago. We’ve been happily married since last fall (2013)!
Edith Hill, 96 and husband Eddie Harrison, 95. This lovely, elderly swirl couple just wants to be together and someone just has to try and mess things up. Leave them along to enjoy each other for the rest of their lives. They are amazing! Read their story.