I got married one month ago (yup…one month ago…just like Evan’s Birthday, I feel like I am starting a trend with this one month later thing…) and I still cannot believe that the last year of planning and imagining and working on details has come and gone!
Our two days were perfect. We had a small, intimate ceremony at the Thunder Bay City Hall with our parents, my brother and his fiance, Evan’s best friend and his wife, and Evan’s Nana on August 8th, and then a reception on August 10th. A friend’s mother once said to me “a wedding is not a party…” so I took her advice and we got the “wedding” out of the way so that we could just have a PARTY!
Just after saying “I do” at City Hall…Audrey looks stunned…like she can’t believe we actually (finally) did it!
Photos of Evan and I at the reception (my parents house)
These amazing photos were taken by Jessie…check out her website HERE
The reception was so much fun, but it flew by. I feel like in one moment, people were starting to arrive and then suddenly I was saying goodbye…and I even missed some! I had dinner with a girlfriend a few weeks later and I asked her “did I say good bye to you?” to which she laughed and shook her head “no”…she said that I was on the dance floor and she didn’t want to interrupt my groove…
Twerking with my cousin…beat THAT Miley!
Although it was a fun party, we still included some traditional wedding elements, such as the old, new, borrowed and blue…and because it’s me…there was also Choo…two actually!
Something old...this was a ring that belonged to my grandmother. She owed many gorgeous rings, which I played with an coveted as a child. This was one of my favourites and it meant a lot to me that I got to wear it when I married Evan.
Something new… my dress…(first of two!) This dress was made by both my mother and my cousin, who is a designer (Copious Couture). The design was initially based on a bridesmaid dress that I saw and liked in a wedding magazine, however after meeting with my cousin and having both her and my mother construct it, it became more perfect than I ever imagined.
Something borrowed…this consisted of two items…the first was the Petra braided silver bracelet by Stella and Dot which I borrowed from Katy. I hadn’t really thought of what jewelry that I would wear, other than my rings, and Katy came to the rescue with some amazing pieces from her extensive jewelry collection.
The other something borrowed was this metallic, strapless gown by Erin Featherston, which I rented from Rent Frock Repeat. As I have mentioned many times before, I LOVE THIS COMPANY! Keeping your closet free of pnly once worn dresses and having the opportunity to wear designer dresses is an amazing concept…I really wish that I had thought of it first!
(Top) As shown on the website (Bottom) As shown on ME!!
Something blue…this was a pair of earrings from Silpada that my friend Lindsay suggested. She has been selling Silpada jewelry for awhile and when I saw these…I just knew that they would be perfect.
Because I was very economical in my overall outfit acquisition, I treated myself to not just one, but TWO pairs of Jimmy Choo’s! I also got them from ebay, so together they cost me about the same as my rented dress. If you’re looking for tips on how to be a frugal bride…send me a note. Although Evan would admit that two dresses and two pairs of shoes does not necessarily make me “frugal”…hahahaha.
I have about a million other things that I want to share about our special day(s) but I feel that this is dangerously close to rambling territory, so I am going to wrap it up. I need to save something for our 2 month anniversary anyways!