Friday, February 29, 2008

The final product

Here are a couple shots of how the decorations turned out

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Reuse & Recycle

It's time to pass my stuff on to another happy bride (and groom).

Please take a look at the items & how I used them below. If you're interested, get in touch and we can negotiate. The more you take, the sweeter the deal!

lanterns used in centerpieces.

Apothecary jars & inspiration. We served Lynchberg Lemonade out of them at the wedding. Laddles included!

Bucket with floating apple votives. Vintage bucket for sale.

84 Mason Jars available. Use to serve drinks in for extra "rustic" touch.

Fall leaf "foliage" garlands. Used to wrap around gazebo.

Triptych frame from Urban Outfitters.

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Since I am a graphic designer, I find there is so much (self imposed) pressure to create FABULOUS invitations. Well, here's the thing... I went fairly fancy with my STDs (I will post photos later) and I just don't have much energy left. Therefore, I'm going to keep them simple, clean & functional.

I found a company in the States that sells pocket-folder envelopes. They are very helpful and their prices are great.

I've quickly mocked up what I plan to do here:

and am posting some inspiration (below) as well.

Centre pieces

Last weekend I was in Victoria and went over some of the plans for the centrepieces with my Dad & his girlfriend. He's a handy kind of guy and has agreed to build all of the boxes (see his first prototype below)

His girlfriend is taking care of the flowers (or greenery more-like). So we went to check out some plant choices at the local nursery also.

I'm very excited about this project & know that they will do an excellent job!

See the original inspiration below.


Okay, it's true, it's been much too long. I confess, I've taken a bit of a vacation from my planning. My hope was, if I got enough done in advance, I could relax and have fun for the Summer.

Recently I've gotten back on track. Reconnected with my venue - there's some updates to do on the wedding site this weekend. Booked my rental company (and linens with a separate company). The last couple of days I've been working out the invitations.

To do this weekend: buy rings (maybe), make decisions on honeymoon and book registry, order envelopes & design wedding invites, update website.

Also, need to get back on track with the workouts.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The dresses

Originally I found the "perfect" dress - eyelet lace, very flattering (similar to picture on right) but I could quite get over the fact that it was so casual. Which is when I found dress #2 (pictured left) by Nicole Miller. It's gorgeous but still not "bridal" - classy.

Now I just have to sort out the alterations, spot cleaning & under garments.

Our wedding bands

My engagement ring is an antique and would be quite hard to match so we're going to the other extreme!

These rings are super modern and designed by a Canadian designer

Mr. Wu's has concrete in it and mine has an accent colour on the inside.

I figure I'll just wear my engagement ring on the other hand.