Sunday, November 21, 2010

Our Wedding: Details

The bridal path was lined with sheppard hooks that we purchased at Giant Tiger for $6.00 each. My dad’s lovely hanging baskets perched on them beautifully.

We got married under this beautiful willow tree. The day before my brother was up on a ladder, trimming and cutting to make the perfect opening. White paper lanterns were hung in the tree. A small antique table at the entrance held the programs.


The driveway directed people where to go with these hand painted signs my mom made.

The tent. It was really amazing to see it up. For so long the whole thing was just a concept. This was the physical reality and it really looked beautiful.

This was the final result of the lovely trellises that my dad made. This was the original inspiration that my dad worked from. I was so happy with the result and the yummy smelling sweet peas.

I used this shabby antique hutch as a punch stand that my parents purchased at an auction. {love}

The reception table. I found this vintage suitcase on Queen Street and knew I had to get it. I bargained with the guy because he didn’t want to sell it as he just set up a record display. I told him it was for my wedding and I didn’t know if I’d find another one like it. I gave him doe eyes and he sold it to me!
My sister made our guest book which I’ll feature later.

The reception
A shot from inside the tent. My sister in law and her boyfriend worked tirelessly the night before hooking up the lanterns. They looked amazing illuminated.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Our Wedding: Flowers

If you've been reading this blog, I'm sure you know by now that I adore flowers! I bet over half of the posts on here are related to flowers in some manner. So it was really difficult for me to pick out the flowers for the wedding which is why I didn't really until 2 days before the wedding. My mom and I went to the wholesalers on Thursday and picked out everything that morning. Here are the results of the beautiful bouquet my mom designed for me and the three bridesmaids, as well as the centerpieces for the tables and a few other vases here and there.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Engagement Photos

The wedding has come and gone...and I'm finally getting around to updating this blog.
Just wanted to share some of our engagement photos we did in Toronto in the beginning on July. They were taken by Jordan Nahmais, check out his website and blog.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2 Weeks!

This blog has lost me. To many things to get done. To little time. I'm tired and I still have two weeks to go. There are certainly a lot of tasks and items checked off the list that I last posted. This is a good thing people, a very good thing! The program and table numbers are finished and will be printed tomorrow. I had a hair and makeup trial (fun times). We took engagement photos, can't wait to see those! Mom is doing some sign making. We met with our musicians and decided on songs. I bought a cocktail dress just in case it's too hot for me to wear the gown all night. Have my accessories, made the bridesmaid's necklaces. Got my shoes. A suit, shirt and shoes for Tayson. Wow, I'm tired just writing that. Oh ya, and we moved! It's been a really crazy month and I am getting so excited for everything to be finished and for the big day to be here! Yipee!!

Of course I still need to pick the flowers with my mom. Seriously, this is the hardest thing for me. I'm sure half of the posts on this wedding blog are related to flowers. It's cause I just love them! But I think I've narrowed it down.

Here are some pretties to gawk over.

White Poppies and Ranunculus.

Lisianthus, so soft and feminine.

Not my colours, but still pretty.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

{Things to Do}

Paper Things

Ceremony Program
Seating Chart
Table Numbers
Guest Book

Girly Things

Hair Trial

Other Things

Make Wooden Signs {Parking} {Wedding} {Ceremony} {Bathrooms}
Decide on flowers
Order of Ceremony
Meet with Musicians
Meet with Servers

Does anyone else have anything to add? Yicks! :)

Cute wooden wedding sign

I like the idea of setting up the programs on a small antique table. 
(and another sign)

The think the likelihood of it being HOT is high, so some parasols will be a much needed accessory for the guests.

I think the patterned paper for the cover of the program is super cute, and the fact that it's displayed in an old crate.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Low down on the Low Bun

I'm leaning toward a low, pretty bun or twist at the nape of the neck.
I think it's really elegant and will keep the heat off.
It also looks nice with a small birdcage veil or a flower in the side.

Kate is always a pretty one!

I like this twisted looking do!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pina's Perfectly Pink Wedding {Real Wedding}

BFF and I attended a pretty pink filled wedding last weekend. Pina is a good friend of BFF's from University whom I've had the pleasure of getting to know. One of the first times I met her was at dinner at her home where there were pink M&M's present. Enjoy the pictures from her beautiful wedding.

Matt, Pina, Myself and David

The beautiful brides bouquet, fresh with fuchsia peonies, white poppies with black centers, and white and pink roses.
Center piece at the church

Bridesmaids bouquet

The black and white damask ballroom.

The gorgeous cake topped with pretty pink poppies!

The Happy Couple!
All the best to the two of you in the days, months and years to come!