Post # 17
I am a first time bride with an encore groom. I am 27, he is 37. No children (but we plan to start TTC once married). His first wedding was a huge affair – and so is his second. We have been together just over 3 years.
Post # 18
i’m an encore bride marrying a first-time groom. i am 24 and he is 25. neither of us have children, but we are super excited to start our family! we have been together just over a year and we are having a smaller ceremony and reception (about 100ish people) with just our family and very close friends. we can’t wait! 🙂
Post # 19
We’re both encores here, At the moment he’s 44 and I’m 43 but will be 44 too by the time the wedding rolls around in less than 3 months! YIKES! We have 5 kids between us and our teenage boys are the reason we met. There’s one girl (his) who’s 20, the teen boys – 16, 15 and one who will be 15 in a month and the youngest who is 11. 2 boys are his, 2 are mine. We’ve been together almost 7 years and we bought a house and have been living together for 4 years. We’re renting an oceanfront house on an island about 2 hours away from us and spending the week after the wedding there w/ the kids and some extended family will be staying nearby. Ceremony is going to be on the beach. For our 1 month anniversary we’re going on a honeymoon without the kids to Antigua. 🙂
Post # 20
I’m a first time bride w/ an encore groom. His first marriage lasted about 18 months, and they don’t speak. There was a child, but it wasn’t his. I’m 31, he’s 28. We’ve been together for almost 4.5 years, and have been living together for 3! I can’t wait to be his wife 🙂
Post # 21
I guess Im an encore bride. Well, I was married 23 yrs, didnt have a wedding. This time Im having a simple yet beautiful ceremony. Hes never been married. I have 3 sons and a 1 yr old grand daughter, and another grandbaby due in Dec( will find out the sex in 4 weeks). My beloved father passed away in 2003 so my oldest son will walk me down the aisle. my grand daugher will be the flower girl and yes I am wearing a white gown. I was going to wear ivory but this is MY day!! Looking forward to meet you all, congratulations.
Post # 22
Hello! Encore bride here with a first time groom. My first marriage maybe lasted a year? Not sure. I have a son from that relationship and he has a daughter from a previous relationship. First wedding just wasn’t right and was very indicative of the “times to come”. This time around things are just….right :). Groom is from St. Maarten, so I wanted to do a destination wedding, but he wanted to do the full ceremony thing. I’m all about making my honey happy, so full blown ceremony it is, and I must admit, I am enjoying all the planning!!
Post # 23
I’m a first time bride with an encore groom. We met five years ago and getting married next year. 😉
Post # 24
I’m a first time bride, 38 with an “encore” groom, 44. He has children from previous marriage. He has children… the oldest is making me a step grandma next week! Yikes! We are having an “all out” wedding/reception with all the bells & whistles. I am wearing ivory and not white only because I prefer the look of ivory.
Post # 25
I am an encore bride and he is an encore groom. We both were previously married to our high school sweethearts… both our 1st marriages lasted 16+ years, but things happen… and here we both are doing it again 🙂
I am 41yo (w/ 2 daughters from my 1st marriage), he is 35yo (no children). We are planning a Vegas Wedding 4/2011.
And I am wearing a white traditional white dress.
Post # 26
I don’t think I’m really considered an encore bride since I’m still married to my first husband (although he was an encore groom) but we are planning on renewing our vows possibly next September. Maybe it doesn’t count but I would love to feel like a bride for another day (even just an hour or so again)! 🙂 I’m 35 and husband is 26 and we have a 5 year old!
Post # 27
Congrats to all encore brides! Welcome! And yes Pinkstardustdesigns, you can be a bride again too!
Welcome to the hive ya’ll 🙂
And Future Mrs. F, I’m 41 too!
Post # 28
Wow! It’s great to hear from so many bees in a similar position as I am. I am a first-time bride marrying an encore groom. He was married for 10 years and has two amazing children. He and his ex are friendly, and everyone puts the kids first… which makes things easy. She got re-married last summer and now it’s our turn! We are planning a small wedding in Mexico in March. I am so excited… and a little overwhelmed. Our short engagement gives us only a few months to figure out all of the details.
Post # 29
Hello! I am an encore bride with an encore hubby. We are a military family so we had a private ceremony in Hawaii in 2008 and are planning a wedding in Montana in 2012. We live in New Jersey with our 5 kids! I am really loving this whole process of planning. I have had nothing but support from family and friends! Pics are of our crazy family and our private ceremony in 2008!
Post # 30
Mrs. AF: Aww what adorable kids!!! Congratulations in advance and know you’re vow renewal will be fabulous!
Rhinosgirl: Welcome also! Sounds like everything is falling into place wonderfully!
Welcome to the encore board!
Post # 31
I am Miss Zinfandel, I am 27 and so is my fiance. We will be 28 when we get married and this will be his second marriage. He was married for about 1 year but mainly because they had two kids and that was “the right thing to do”….yeah not all the time. Anyways his kids are 6 and 7 and thrilled that we are getting married and making a new family for them to be included in. I have known my fiance for about 5 1/2 years, we met at work and that was it. I was dating someone at the time and like I said he was married (they divorced because she got pregnant with someone else child). Anyways after being pushed by a friend to invite him to a ball game or drinks…or in her words ANYTHING we got talking and now here we are 🙂 Life is constantly throwing us curveballs with the kids, trying to deal with my not always supportive family, and his crazy crazy ex (when she found out we were getting married her first words were “oh so you got her pregnant, when is she do”) Yes in her world you only marry if you have kids or are pregnant 🙂