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1 of 9: Venice Jun11

1 of 9: Venice

Flying through Frankfurt, Germany we arrived in Venice! The city which is inevitably sinking. We were here for 3 nights and to the last day, the view still looked incredible. Water filled canals: Square in front of train station where we started the Rick Steve’s audio guide tour of the...

Service Providers

A huge THANK YOU for those who helped for the year leading up to the wedding and making this wedding day so memorable. In my research pre-wedding; I always wanted to know who did what. To try to help future brides, here is my list! Color palette : Red, Silver/Grey Styling and ambiance :...

1 Year Ago Today May26

1 Year Ago Today

One year ago today (May 26) was when Greg pretended to be nervous about his first 10k marathon, got down on one knee and proposed! How a year flies – lots have happened since! Enjoying every minute of it: The tough times (Esther apparently gets cranky A LOT) and the happy times which we...

1 month away! May08

1 month away!

Oh my, time flies when you’re having fun! Thank you for everyone’s continued support while Greg and I have been busy with work, renos, honeymoon planning and staying sane! It’s definitely been a busy April/May and it will continue to stay busy! I’m finding in this last...

Esther’s Final Fling Before The Ring! Apr20

Esther’s Final...

Esther, Mary, Angela, Tien, Jennelle, and Dionne went to Sunny San Fran for Esther’s stagette! Once in a life time event and it was really fun!! Great to get away from work and a computer; San Fran is an amazing city! The hills are hard-core and the food is to die for. Thank you ladies...

Hakuna Matata Feb28

Hakuna Matata

With Greg away for the past week, I have been keeping busy with both jobs and doing some career development looking into the future. 2-5-10 years down the road. To keep sane, I promised myself I would use the free gym class coupon that Greg gave me. It expired today! Leading up to today, I...

Suit Me Up

Having not rented a suit or tux before, we had no idea where to go. We checked out Moores last weekend and they had a really bad selection of rentals. Their suits/tux for purchase, on the other hand, was enormous. Feeling a little disappointing, the following weekend, we went to Cameo &...

4 months!

How time flies. 4 months to the big day! We are currently finalizing guest lists and preparing to send out the next patch of invites! I’ve been hearing great things about everyone’s anticipation to come to our wedding in Banff. Thank you for thinking of us!! Everything is under way...

$100,000 Contest Jan18

$100,000 Contest

You probably didn’t hear about this, but there was a contest on Plenty of Fish that enticed soon-to-be-married (aka engaged) couples to submit their story, answer a few questions, submit 4 photos and be entered into a voting system in which the grand prize was $100,000 to help pay for...

Bridesmaid Dresses

This has definitely been one of the hardest decisions in the whole wedding process. I realized making decisions on my own is the easy part. It is when you’re adding a few other people’s opinions in that makes things complicated. That being said, it has been a good lesson for me....

Marriage Prep Nov19

Marriage Prep

As Catholics, we were obliged to take a Marriage Preparation course through Catholic Family Services. At first we thought it would be a drag to take 2 days (Half Friday-Full Saturday-Half Sunday) out of our already busy schedule to attend a marriage prep course. However, we went into it with...

Travel Theme

Greg and I LOVE to travel. Last year we went on a 3 week trip to Thailand, Bali and Hong Kong. It was a blast! A good mixture of relaxation and excitement. What better way to celebrate our wedding than to have a travel theme wedding!? Unfortunately, to stay within budget, we won’t be...

Newsletter! Sep29

Newsletter!

We made it into Greg’s work newsletter ~ September’s edition! Pretty funny blurb. Check it out: (click image to view larger...

Rained out! e-session Sep27

Rained out! e-sessio...

Engagement photos, e-session, e-pics; whatever you want to call it! We wanted the fall colors to shine through in our photos which means doing photos 8 months in advance. Yes, we may be ahead of the game but there is a lot to do for a wedding I find! On Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012 ~ we were...

My Better Half

What makes someone special? A special someone compliments your personality. Gives wholeheartedly and not expect anything back. Picks you up when you are down. Picks out your weaknesses and encourages improvement. Listens on good and bad days. Misses you when even just away for one day....

The Love Story Aug24

The Love Story

After years of work and seeing the world in a better light, I truly believe everything happens for a reason. Exhilarating to devastating, for the good or the bad, a lesson is to be learned by it. In June 2010, I lost my wonderful companion, Flippy, due to lymphoma (cancer in his lymph nodes)....

2 Years Ago Today Aug16

2 Years Ago Today

Two years ago today, Greg and I officially became girlfriend+boyfriend! I remember it clearly, I arrived in the ally of his condo around 7pm and he came down to let me into the visitor parking even though I could have buzzed in (how sweet). This was the second time visiting his place and was...

Colour Me This

Red, yellow, purple, green! If anyone knows me well, you know I am VERY indecisive! This was confirmed by a weekend course I attended in Vancouver in April 2012. Luckily, I was not alone in the category of “formal / flow with”, there were 4-5 others with me and and outsider could...

Go Green! Car Pool S...

Sure, its only 1.5 hours, but what better to spend that time than to chat with friends of Greg and Esther! Whether you have extra room in your car and don’t mind shuttling out-of-town-ers or you are looking to car pool with someone at the wedding, please place a comment below or send me...

The Little Details

Invites, favours, colours, oh my! There are soooooooooo many decisions to make! After looking at numerous websites featuring weddings and what others did. The volume of weddings that gets pumped out is unreal! Heck, there is a 2nd wedding on June 8, 2013 in our same hotel! There is a bet going...

Plenty of What? Jun22

Plenty of What?

Following the success of friends who met online (Wes & Eva, Mary & Jason, Rebecca & Dave, just to name a few); I decided to give online dating another shot. We all know that Esther isn’t new to the online dating world; on and off since 2003 and at one point even got got her...

Securing Venues

Originally, we looked at Baker Creek (near Lake Louise) as our #1 venue. Very nice chalet style property. However, after going there a second time and asking for some specific pricing, they never got back to us (odd?). We were a little discouraged and did research on a destination wedding. It...

Luxury Travel Adviso...

Lists after lists of comparable places in the mountains and toying with the idea of a destination wedding to keep costs low (and piggy back a trip!), we decided to consult a travel agent. Greg Googled “calgary travel destination weddings” and found Tanja Walsh, a Luxury Travel...

What’s Importa...

Many comparison lists later, I did realize that a bride can easily blow a budget. In a planning book, I was advised to make a list of what is important to me. Bottom line – cut out other’s opinions, cut out money matters, where do *I* want a wedding? Being in the presences of my...

First Dress

I tried on my first dress today. It was a kijiji sale. Beautiful dress and fits! But I felt like I needed to try more styles on to make sure I am picking the right one. A friend (with great fashion sense) suggested a style to me and it was actually the same style as my sister’s wedding...

Orchid vs. Lily

I found this beautiful image of this bouquet that I just LOVE! Used the trusty ol’ facebook to find out what kind of flowers they were. Turns out they are Cymbidiums Orchids. The handle is pretty...

Location, Location, ...

If anyone knows me from my different phases in life – in my Edmonton days, I wanted to have a pirate themed wedding (on a boat) with pineapple drinks (inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean). About 2 years ago, the latest joke was to cut out all the planning (and stress) and have a...

Let the Planning Beg...

I got my first “wedding” magazine from Indigo today. Exciting! It was buy 3 get 1 free – so we had to get a few more books. One world travel, two other wedding books: planning guide for me; “Be The Man” for Greg (he picked it out) haha. The soon to be “in...

The Proposal May26

The Proposal

A typical Saturday for us: we would make take our coffee/tea in a travel mug and walk over to our new condo being constructed. After getting all excited about concrete, rhubarb and the workers pounding away; we would analyze where the corner of our balcony would be and pretend to be standing...