Sunday, October 9, 2011

This Is It!

It's 5:45am, and I'm awake. In my childhood bedroom, watching Family Matters. Just waiting for my alarm to go off, telling me it's time to get up and get ready to marry my best friend!

I cannot believe this day is finally here!

Friday, September 23, 2011

All the Single Ladies....

My Bachelorette has come and gone, and now it is time to share all the juicy details!

It was a perfect weekend at Pine Lake near my hometown. All the bridesmaids came, bearing snacks and drinks, and we all had an absolutely amazing time! No boys allowed of course, except for this little guy -- Maid of Honor's new son. Too cute!

We all stayed at the Strawbale House, the perfect cute little cottage for 8 girls and a baby. After a yummy champagne toast a la Sister-in-law:

We were ready to go out for a night on the town!!

We ate at a new restaurant -- Simply Thai, which was simply delicious! The service was a little slow, but we weren't in any hurry! After dinner we went out for a few drinks and a little dancing, and then spent the night reminiscing about old times in the cabin.

The weekend ended with a brunch at my favorite restaurant -- The Autumn Cafe. Yum!

Monday, August 1, 2011

And the RSVPs start to pour in!

This weekend when I opened the mailbox, I was surprised by three very special envelopes! Our very first RSVPs!! And the best part? Each one was a yes!

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Honour of Your Presence is Requested

Wow. Do you remember this time last year when I was excitedly writing about our delicious invitations that we picked up at Michaels, only to store behind FH's favorite recliner for an entire year?? Well, the day has come that they have all finally been mailed, and all week people have been texting and emailing, letting us know that each little package has arrived at it's destination.

Yes, after months and months of arduous work putting these little babies together, they are finally complete and out the door!

Do you know what that means? I can finally let you in on what they look like!!

Here is what arrived in each guests' mailbox this week:

And here is what they will see once they open said loveliness:

It was a long road to finishing these little puppies, full of wine,


and puppy lovin'

but I can finally breathe a huge sigh of relief and know that they are finished!!

Now, on to the next project!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Everyone is Invited!!

Well, we did it! After 6 months of lovingly putting these little babies together, we finally took all of our invites to the post office and put them in the mail! Now to play the waiting game with the RSVP cards!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Time for a Shower!

The moment had finally was 1pm and people were beginning to arrive for the shower!! MOH had found some VERY yummy (and all vegetarian!) recipes for finger sandwiches, and had LOTS of varieties of tea available. My favorite part you ask? Definitely the lavender-infused lemonade! Delicious!!

After an amazing lunch, we jumped right in to the shower games. Now, I'm not a "game" person by any means. I even scheduled surgery in high school just so I could get out of playing volleyball. I really just don't do well under pressure. So when planning my shower, I specifically told my MOH, NO GAMES! But my mom somehow snuck one in anyway...

We played "How Well Do You Know Your Groom?" and I am quite pleased to say, I know my groom very well! Any answer not correct was punished with the consumption of 5 cheese doodles, and I only ate 5 (and that question Matt didn't even remember the answer he gave!) Any question I got right was rewarded with a present.

A few of the memorable ones include...

A Good Wife Guide

A french maid outfit

Granny Panties!

I also played a game from Brazilian bridal showers, where the bride opens her gifts blindfolded! It was REALLY hard!!

All in all, it was a wonderful shower, and it was great to finally get all the bridesmaids together to meet each other and get to know one another!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Decorating the Shower!

Well, as you may have guessed by now (or you know if you are one of the few who actually do know me), I am obsessed with detail photography! My motto throughout each event I plan is "It's all in the details". It's these personal touches that takes an ugly, blank canvas of a venue and turns it into something gorgeous!

I am lucky to have a MOH who shares my view on details, and spent so much time (newborn and all) on all the cute little details for my shower. So many details in fact, that they deserved their own blog entry!

So, without further ado, I present to you, the details!

Detail #1: Tissue Poms!

Detail #2: perfectly adorable flowers!

Detail #3: The welcome table, with a recipe box and journal for marriage advice!

Detail #4: Hand-cut tissue paper doilies

Detail #5: Amazing food!

Detail #6: Amazing handmade tablescapes!

Detail #7: Gorgeous Banners!!

Next Up: It's Shower Day!