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Showing posts with label marriage. Show all posts
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Friday, August 11, 2023

It's Peak Season for Weddings! Here's a helpful guide with referrals from SLE Fans!- Lanai jarrico Reporting...


Wedding season runs from May to October in the real world. These are the peak months for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, In Second Life the weather is beautiful all year round, even when it's snowing!  One thing's for certain: there is always love in the air and weddings happening across the grid.

It can be a stressful  time when wedding planning. Deciding on a date is first and foremost. When the date is set, the next order of business is picking out the wedding party. Who will be your best man or maid of honor? Want 2…3 it’s all up to you! The great thing about Second life is you can have your dream wedding, even have it custom designed according to your style and taste. Below are some destination referrals from SLE fans to help get couples started with their happily ever after.

On the big day, all eyes are focused on the bride and her signature gown. She is the bell of the ball. Again.. It can be whatever color the princess wants, there’s some pretty sharp tuxedos and suits to match. Finding the right designer is next on the wedding planning list. Here are some places to check out,.

Wedding Dresses:

SOFIA Gowns and Accessories: 

Son!a- Edge: 

Stationery & Invitations: I would suggest using an online Invitation generator like Zazzle, Canva or good ol’ fashioned Photoshop!

Ladies, don’t forget lingerie for the after…after party. “winks”

Lingerie Spots:

Blossoms Strippables: 

Bigbeauitfuldoll Lingerie Store:

Lolita Paris French Lingerie: 

Tuxedos & Suits: 

Gentlemen, while the ladies are out lingerie shopping… Here’s a couple spots you might want to check out as a last hurrah…lol

Strip Clubs:

Simply Sexy Strip Club & Bar: 

Whore Connection… Just sayin… lol 

OOOhhh the Wedding rings…The band that binds you.  Some couples prefer the bling to be a surprise until vows are exchanged.. Others make it one of their first decisions together as a pending married couple. Either way it is an exciting time to shop! Check out these locations: 

Wedding Ring Shop:

Zuri Jewelry: 

With all your props and attire in order, it's that time to find the venue that will accommodate friends and family as well as create that perfect atmosphere for a dream wedding.  Most Wedding Venues have packages with an assortment of options to choose from.

Wedding Venues:

Aisle Be with You Weddings: 

Empire Hotel-Omerta City: 

Scarlet’s Dreams: 

Neuschwanstein Castle: 

 DJ: It would be a wise choice to visit Deejays & Host Hall of Fame, the top DJs in SL are inducted there.


What about the cake? It’s the centerpiece at your reception so it has to make a statement!  Here are some bakeries to check out:

Need a bouquet, flowers and other wedding supplies?

The Floral Barn: 

Wedding Cakes, flowers and supplies:

Who will conduct the ceremony? You will need an officiant! For a shotgun wedding, you can go to Vegas and enlist an Elvis impersonator or a drag queen Cher who read from a script, or you can pick a dear friend or someone who has conducted many ceremonies. It’s your day, your way!

Graceland Wedding Chapel: 

The Honeymoon…. Bowchickabowwow. Let’s not be shy. EVERYONE knows what’s about to go down when the bride and groom slip out of the reception. Here are a couple of hidden gems in Second Life that provide the romantic atmosphere for newlyweds. Wait… First top before you hit the airport or cruise ship…Condoms or kids?

 Get the HUD. You’re welcome.

Mama Allpa Affiliate: 


Honeymoon hotspots:

Oahu Vacation & Honeymoon Resort: 

Honeymoon Island Delux 2: 

But Just in case…

Robby Composer Be You Esquire/ Divorce Attorney

Teleport now or forever hold your peace: 

Long and drawn out or… 

A drive thru divorce! 

Weddings are a celebration of love. A day to acknowledge your love for one another in the presence of family and friends. How it plays out after all the guests have gone is up to you. Honor, Loyalty and Respect are 3 powerful words. When they are lost with actions, that is where it fails.


Unconditional love will last an eternity.

On behalf of myself and The SL Enquirer Congratulations on your new life journey!

If you have some wedding referrals, post them in the comment box below!

Monday, November 1, 2021


Have you ever run across a couple here in SL, and learned that they are actually an RL couple as well?  I was surprised to hear that it happens more often than I had thought.  It turns out, many SL couples have RL partners who engage in Life on the Grid as well.  In some cases, they live completely separate lives on the grid.  Other married couples bring that partnership with them into SecondLife, with fully integrated homes, Jobs, and friends.

I was able to find a group of individuals who were willing to speak to me – in some cases anonymously – about their experiences here.  Read on, as they share their stories.

We got together in the SL Enquirer conference room, and I scribbled furiously as these Dual-World Participants graciously shared their stories

Josh (Thomas1 Bellic) (JB):  Do you find that living life in both worlds presented any particular challenges, or do you find it enhances your RL relationship?

Callista Lachman (CL): There can be challenges having lives in both worlds.  Working with RL schedules and finding time for family, friends, and with each other.  We have been in SL for almost 15 years and over time have set some guidelines that have helped us navigate our time and relationships in SL.  I would say for the most part, SL has enhanced our RL relationship by letting us explore new things, meet new friends and recharged our sexual relationship

Anonymous Male 1 (AM1): The initial challenge was that I was very jealous when I first found out that my wife was playing in this virtual world and having relationships with other men.  After I learned more about it and created my own avatar and started having my own SL relationships, I was more comfortable with it and surprisingly it did enhance our RL relationship for a while. Now 10 years later we enjoy talking about our separate SL lives but I wouldn’t say it enhanced our RL relationship.

Kale Rayne (KR): I find it enhances our RL as well as provides us with an outlet for sexual fantasies, adventures, and some stress relief as well.

Anonymous Female 1 (AF1): When we were both active in SL it was a mutual understanding and there were no objections or challenges. SLex was a stimulant for our RL sex. 

Anonymous Female 2 (AF2):  Living  life in both worlds does present some challenges but it doesn't enhance our  RL relationship.

Sam Hart: She got on and I watched her play for about a year,  Then I joined too.  Why should SHE get all the fun? LoL

Anonymous Female 3 (AF3):  I find it really has enhanced our relationship, in different ways at different times.  For us, seldom have we found it to be detrimental

Anonymous Female 4 (AF4): is an "easier" alternative to RL dressing up, doing my hair, makeup, traveling to venues, and also less expensive... for example, I stayed in a wonderful SL Spa for the equivalent of only about $1

JB:  Do you interact much inworld?  Or do you pretty much pursue individual interests there?

MK:  When Sorcha is on SL, our time in SL is always together.

SK:   We have friends here that we love to hang out with. Manny DJs here and that's usually where we go hang out with our friends.

CL: We do interact in SL, but are not Partnered to each other.  When we came to SL, we helped each other figure out how everything worked... How to navigate the viewer.  How to put together our AVI.  How to build and most importantly, where to find things like Shoes & Hair! This was very important to cover up the Helmet hair and Flintstone feet everyone had back   We've found we have different interests and agree that we each can pursue those interests separately.  Over time we each have found things that we like to do on our own and things we like to do together. 

KR: Yeah. We are pretty much together when we are online. Unless she is either shopping or working in her stores or on an adventure. Then I would be working on the clubs or music.

Shelly Hart (SH):  Well, sometimes we do….and I LOVE it.  It can be fun, and it makes feel like I am a young lady in love all over again.

On the other hand, some couples pursued individual interests….

AF1:  We pretty much do our own thing.

AF2:  I agree.  My husband and I do not interact with each other in RL. But on occasion will send messages to each other if we have a question about SL.

AM1:  Yeah.  I’d say that 99% of the time we pursue our own interests.  A few times in 10 years we interacted together, but mostly we do our own thing.

JB:  How does having two separate lives impact your RL relationship?"

RK:  Not in the least we come here to have fun and enjoy each other and all that SL has to offer.

AF4:  I would say that SL was an essential way for us to socialize with other people in environments and in ways that resembled and felt like a normal pre-pandemic social life.   We could go out to clubs... listen to live music... shop... visit each other's homes and play games... which we did before the pandemic in a safe online environment

AF1:  We have always been supportive of each other and complete trust in both worlds, so it had no impact.

AF2:  I don't think it impacts our RL relationship. that always comes first.

CL: RL always comes first, but there are times when we arrange our RL schedule around things happening in SL. Coming to SL gives us time to get away from the stresses of the RL world and socialize with new friends. SL has helped me become more confident with my sensuality and sexuality which has been a boost for our RL intimate relationship. 

AF3:  It for us has been very good., but then we have complete honesty about what we each do

AM1:  Well, we probably spend less time together because we are in separate rooms of the house on SL pursuing our own interests. But we will share and talk about some of our experiences that we've had on SL without being jealous about it. However, because we're both wrapped up in our SL lives it has taken away from our RL sex life in a big way.

JB:  Do you ever have Cybersex here with your RL Spouse?  What is that like for you?

MK:  Yes, we do.  We have found that our sex life on SL enhances our RL.

SR:  Yes, we do. It's great RL foreplay /me winks

AF3:  Yes. but mainly when one of us is away on business

CL: Yes, I do have Cybersex with my RL Spouse. It is a way for us to spend time together when we are apart from each other in RL. I feel Cybersex with my RL spouse is ok, but a little boring. I would rather have RL Sex with him, but it's a good warm-up like watching porn. 

AM1:  I think we did once for a goof and laughed through it no.

KR:  As I said earlier yes, we do and often. It is satisfying as we can at times try things we may not be willing to try in RL.

AF2:  My RL husband and I do not have cybersex in SL.

AF1:  No, never... we much prefer real-life body contact

JB:  How do you feel about marriage in SL?

MK:  To each their own. It has worked for us since 2011.

SR:  To each their own. Everyone has the right to determine what's best for them. What's great about SL is that we can MAKE our own SL what we need it or want it to be.

AF1:  SL marriage is ok for a few, and works for a few, but for the rest of the SL population it's the dumbest thing ever, and at most, and this is a guess, 99% percent don't last more than 4 months tops... every 4th profile you read is someone "Starting Over" and guess why...  

CL: : I can understand why some want to partner and marry in SL and I respect those relationships just as I do in RL, but it is not for me. Mostly what I have observed over my time in SL, is that most relationships fall apart shortly after they partner and marry.  It is nice to have someone to hang around with, but I don't want to spend all my time in SL with one person, I do that in RL. 

AF2:  I personally think that marriage in SL is silly

SH:  I love it.  I think it shows respect for one another, and how much love can be true and not just a “play toy” game

Sam Hart: yeah, it can be fun

AF3:  It may be ok for some but for us we use SL to have relationships with others , which we would not do in RL

AM1:  Did that once...I feel it’s the kiss of death for the SL relationship...too many one is faithful. If my wife got married on here it wouldn't affect our RL relationship.

KR:  If it actually means something to the ones doing it then yes go for it. If not just get partnered with no ceremony.


JB:  How do you deal with the knowledge that your spouse might be having sex with other people?"

MK:  But, isn’t that is one of our reasons for being on SL? To fulfill fantasies and share pleasure with close friends?

SR:  I agree.  This is a BIG reason that we are here in the first place.  It helps us fulfill fantasies.

AF1:  I'm ok with it, I think it's cool for various reasons. 1. My partner is stimulated. 2. More often than not, it's reenacted in our bedroom in RL   

 AF2: I can honestly say that it is quite upsetting but I can't deny him that. As long as his SL relationship does not cross over into RL. 

Sam Hart:  I can deal with that.  I encourage her to have sex with others.

SH:  Well…it’s a sexual fantasy for most people.  And yes, he does encourage me to have sex with others in SL.

CL:  I know my spouse has sexual relationships with others as do I. We each have special friends and sometimes we get together and swing with them. I know who he spends time with, and he knows who I spend time with. We don't hide or sneak around behind each other’s back. I know when he is with someone, but I don't need or want to know the details.

AM1:  When I first found out that she was on SL I was insanely jealous about that...10 years later and playing on SL myself it doesn’t bother me knowing she's having pixel long as I'm not watching it.  lol

KR:  It's not a big deal, she expressed to me that she would like to play with others and I'm fine with that. It's her fantasy and I will help her fulfill it any way I can . I trust her completely and she never hides anything from me. As for me either I will watch her or join in. But I never play with others alone by MY choice.

So, there you have it, folks.  Is RL helped or hindered by SL relationships? The answer is, and I can say this beyond a shadow of doubt…..uhhh…..Maybe?

Thanks for Reading - JB

Monday, May 7, 2018

Center Stage on Laura Potente and Lovely Laura’s Weddings- Angel Reporting

Laura Pontente is an entrepreneur who works in many different departments. She is a Manager at many different clubs and  in particular the owner of a new and improved wedding Service. They make your dreams come true and it is definitely worth your money.( Let me tell you why!!)Laura’s Lovely Weddings have been open for two months and already has ties with over 12 different vendors. They have ties with Earth Stone, Zoz nails, Bitter/Sweet Studio, Aphrodite etc.Laura was first working with clubs till she realized how much of an impact she wanted to be in other peoples SL. She decided to get people together and work on making people big day. Although she didnt know how to start in the beginning she made it work. Lets ask her a few questions….

Interview with Laura

Angel- Thank you for taking the time out to talk to me today Laura, I know how busy your schedule can be. I had a few questions about the wedding service you just opened. What inspired you most about opening a wedding Service? Why not any other service to help people?

Laura- I love making people happy and seeing people have a magical day. When you plan a wedding for someone you get to know them and learn from them. Seeing someone story unfold in front of you and know you helped, is a feeling that no money can buy. I am inspired by my clients because they are the ones I am here for and strive to give them their perfect day.

Angel- How do think the business is thriving so far? How would you say you would make someones ultimate wedding come true?

Laura- We have been growing. Vendors and other individuals believe in our cause. Which is giving a stress free wedding. We have lovely people working together and because of this we can expand and grow so we can give our clients the best.

Angel- What do you think your Wedding Service is very good at that you think others lack in?

Laura-We custom everything and we provide it all. From bachelorette/ bachelor parties, receptions, to custom honeymoons to personal shopping. We offer the FULL package.

Angel- Now I know this may be too soon to ask but I want to know your opinion already? What was it like helping your first few couples to make their day special? Was it easy? What type of problems did you run into?

Laura-With any new business you have bumps to get over. However, seeing how happy the couple was and see how easy it was for them made all those challenges worth it. At the end of the day we are there for them.

Angel- Is there anything else you want the readers to know about your service that you think will catch their eye?

Laura-We just expanded. So for our clients we offer now, baby showers, renewals, birthday parties and much more. Also, we added a movie theater, games and more for our clients to have a good time! Also partnered with Bitter/Sweet studio, so if you need any photography that is not wedding related we can now provide this additional service.
Angel- Thank you for answering some of the many questions our readers wanted to know. I can’t wait to see many more of the couples you help and hear about their amazing experience with you.

Laura- Thank you for the opportunity. This means alot to me.