I literally have maybe four photos from our wedding, these being them. I’m so looking forward to getting back our professional photos because I know we got some amazing shots! Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. Luckily, it is similar to my job. It’s all about project management people! I had a vision from the get go and I know what I like and what I don’t which is also pretty crucial. Erik and I were so lucky to work with such AMAZING vendors and our wedding would not have been the same without them! Photography: We hired….
It’s about time for me to sign off the blog until January…womp womp. You see, it’s the official two week countdown to my wedding. And it’s just starting to hit me. Oh and there’s Christmas. And countless events. And working out. And planning those finishing touches. My plate is full. In the perfect world, I’d have time to blog everyday because I truly love doing it. But alas, my real life is taking over. It may be a little early to wrap it up for the Holidays, but wow does wedding planning ever take up a lot of time! I….
As of January 2nd, I will be lounging on the shores of Wailea beach in Maui with my soon-to-be husband. I’m so excited to go there! I’ve been to Hawaii before a few years back to celebrate my parents anniversary and see where they met :) But I’ve never ventured to the island of Maui. Any places that I have to see or restaurants to eat at?? We’re staying at the Grand Wailea Waldorf Astoria in Wailea beach. I’ve been told the weather is the most predictable and sunny in the southern part of the island. We’ll be renting a….
Happy weekend! As of late, each weekend is packed with wedding activites. We’ve slowly checked a few things off of our list but wow is there still a lot to do! So this weekend I’m working hard at getting the list taken care of. I will… Head to Michael’s to see if there are any supplies for some crafting I have to do. I’m making the name cards for the tables and considering I haven’t crafted since Brownies, this could get interesting. Confirm our hotels and limos Book a car for our honeymoon in Maui Take a wedding prep breather and….
T minus 5 weeks and 5 days til THE BIG DAY! You know what that means?? Beauty prep time! I’ve developed quite the little routine these days because frankly, I want to look and feel my absolute best. Here’s what I’m doing so far: L’Oreal Absolut Repair Hair Mask– I use this once every week and a half to keep my hair healthy. It’s long and can dry out at the ends, so I find this helps keep it shiny. I don’t use it before an event or anything like that because it does make my hair extra slippery. Skoah–….
As part of planning my wedding, I have also been planning my bridal “look”. I’ve picked the dress and now it’s time to pick the rest! My dress isn’t the one above, but is a representation of the tighter bodice and sweetheart neckline like what I’ll be wearing. My wonderful best friend Breianne will be doing our makeup and hair so I’ve been sourcing inspirational images on Pinterest, naturally. I’m not going cray cray with a dramatic look, just enhancing what I normally do on a night out. Note to brides: this is not a time to try a different “look”!….
This New Year’s Eve is going to be the most special one I have ever celebrated in my entire life. Not only will I say goodbye to 2012 and ring in 2013 with all of my family and friends, I will marry the love of my life in an evening ceremony. I’m so excited to be doing a winter wedding and even more excited that it’ll be on NYE. There’s no better night of the year to party your face off, so why not add to that celebration and get hitched? Wedding planning has gone really well so far. When you….
A few weeks ago, my best girl friends and I through our beautiful friend a bridal shower at my mom’s place. It was so much fun to decorate the house, make a bunch of good food and have Christie from Christie Graham Photography come and capture it all for us! Here are a couple of shots from the day. It was a ton of work putting it all together but it was so worth it and we all had such a great time! I think a highlight was getting a photo book made of all old photos of us and….
My wonderful friends Chanel and Kim have a wedding planning business and an inspiring blog called Love of Fair. Since becoming recently engaged myself, their site is filled with wedding inspiration, decor, ideas and is my go to when I’m feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices out there for venue, dresses, etc. Chanel recently styled an engagement shoot with photographer Christie Graham. I love the video, it’s so sweet and Chanel did a fantastic job! Check it out along with Christie and Love of Fair’s sites. Amanda P.S. Today is the last day to enter the I See Noise….
Like most women, I have a shoe obsession. And I’m not scared to admit it! So just as much as I am looking for a wedding dress, I’m also looking for that perfect wedding shoe. I am open to some different styles and colours, but these five are the dream team! I’ve always loved the idea of wearing the blue Manolo’s but I’m not ready to commit until I find a dress. But so far, here are some top contenders! Clockwise from top left: Hawk glittered leather platform sandals by Jimmy Choo, Net-A-Porter Something Blue Satin Pump by Manolo Blahnik, Bergdorf Goodman Jenny….