In the new site as in the old there is a slight but annoying delay as the text is initially readable against the dark grey background until what appears to be a jpeg loads behind the text so it is readable.I don't really see the point of this.Why not just make the background lighter from the start so the text can be read almost immediately . You need to minimise initial loading time. The jpeg isn't a particularly file but I don't see how you need it if you make the entire background lighter.
By the way, on your old site the strikethrough line on "wedding plans" looks a bit ominous! I hope the forum doesn't drive a wedge between you and your future spouse!