The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook

This handbook was a gift from my Maid of Honor, Jenee’s, mom.  She gave it to me the day after the bachelorette party in Mississippi.  I read halfway though it on my flight home to Maine.  I took a hiatus from reading during my whirlwind of planning and have finally had the chance to pick it up again and finish it.

It’s a lighthearted and very jokey account of dating, love, marriage, kids, and all the craziness in between.  It’s a fun read for someone about to embark on all of the above.  While reading, I thought about how Alex and I started in the first stages of dating and imagined us in some of the insane scenarios recounted in the book.  It’s amazing what two people go through together in life.  Others can look in from the outside, but when it comes down to it- it’s a story shared by two.  I look forward to seeing how our story unfolds.

Do you have any favorite reads about wedding prep or new marriage?  If not maybe you have some advice to share?

I’d love to hear your ideas! ~


Lauren Lear

About Lauren Lear

Virginian to Mainiac, I moved to Maine for a photo internship with Aurora Photos and stayed because I met the man I would marry after winking at him on My photo business, Lola Studios, is where I pursue my love of fantasy photography using makeup and props to create alternate realities for my clients. I started this blog a little over a year ago to share the wedding prep, diy, food, and family experiences that I had. To bring you up to speed, my husband Alex and I bought a home, got married, went on our honeymoon, hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas back to back (never again ;) ), I turned 30 (never again :( ), we went to London to celebrate our first married year, and we got a puppy, Walter! That’s about it! I hope you’ll join me to see what unfolds next. Enjoy!