Saturday, February 6, 2010

One Year!

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It's February - and on the 14th it will be a year since Ben and got engaged! It has gone REALLY fast!

In this year we have purchased our first home, planned most of the details for our wedding, and I am in teacher's college while Ben is working full time and doing his Masters part time!

It has been a busy year, and this summer will get even busier with finishing up all the little details for the wedding, along with the Jack and Jill and with my photography season getting busy!

In celebration of our one year engagement (hehe) I thought I would post a slide show of our engagement photos from last February!




Monday, February 1, 2010

Now Everyone's Doing it... But that's okay with me! :D

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I don't like when I see an idea and think its SOOO unique and decide to borrow it for my wedding... only to find out MANY other have as well!

But that's okay - that is what clever, inventive and beautiful ideas are for... Stealing hehe!

The neat thing is that all the weddings that have been using these elements are all similar in style to ours (the old fashioned, rustic, antique, arts and crafts type wedding) - So it's nice to see the elements and how they came together as a whole in these couples weddings. It gives me a better idea of how they will fit together in mine :D
For instance - Everyone seems to be doing 'Antique tin can centre pieces' as well as the 'photo clothes line'!
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Just take a look! :D
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Antique Tin Centre Pieces:




Photo Line:





Great Wedding Blog!

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Once Wed.....com


My friend Jen saw my post about wanting to create my own headpiece for the reception and she sent me a link to this website (as they have a DIY bird cage veil tutorial)!


It is SUCH a fabulous site - so many beautiful pictures, great ideas and DIY ideas!


Thanks Jen!!


Link Here --> 'OneWed.com'


DIY Headpiece:

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I will be creating a 'headpiece' to wear to the reception.


I have Ivory netting so far and I think I will use a large flower as well as some pearls perhaps!


I wanted something a bit more 'fun' and easy to wear to the reception (as apposed to sitting on my veil the whole night) so I thought I would try my hand at making one!!


Pictures to come! :D

The Groom's Boutonniere:

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Ben's Boutonnieres will be a sunflower with wheat - and I wanted to find a neat fabric to wrap around it (to make it different from the groomsmen's) and to match other fabrics used throughout the wedding!

When looking up 'Groom's Boutonnieres' for ideas I came across this post and image of multiple custom made boutonnieres made by Fritts Rosenow - Bespoke Boutonnieres --> Such a neat idea to customize the boutonniere to the Groom's hobbies/interests or line of work!

Ring Bearer Pillow!

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Our Ring Bearer Pillow is going to be a 'cross stitch' ring that Rochelle (Maid of Honour) will be embroidering for me! I saw this image below on a website and thought it would make a great ring bearer pillow! We can then hang it on our wall after as it will have our names, a heart and maybe our wedding date on it! :D The rings will be tied onto the top of the loop with ribbon! And it will be so special as it will be handmade with love! :D Thanks Rochelle!
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Of course it will not say 'Helen and Lito' haha - but that would add a bit of mystery to the day! :D
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I SPY With My Little...Camera...?

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I saw this really neat idea in Martha Stewart's Wedding magazine!


Of course I will be wanting disposable camera's for my guests to use to take photos at the reception but I would also like the photos to be meaningful and not just 'wasted'!


SO this 'I spy' game is perfect! I will place a different 'List of Items' on each table so that the different table are responsible for taking different photos (i.e. 'The Maid of Honour as she Enters' or 'The Cutting of the Cake' or 'The Centre Piece' or 'The Brides Shoes' 'Everyone at your table/Group Photo' etc.)


This way each table will take a variety of different photos, capturing different things (i.e. avoiding getting 20 photos of us cutting the cake etc.) - It will also give the table a fun activity to do while they are waiting for the reception to being and be a great conversation starter!


Perhaps we will even have little prizes for the tables that can complete their lists! :D


I am even thinking of offering this as a service through my photography business for other couples. I would provide the cameras, the 'I Spy' games (custom to their colours/theme) as well as take care of printing and putting their photos in an album!

Inspired By This....

Inspired By This....

Our Wedding Day Storyboard

Our Wedding Day Storyboard
Elements of our wedding day!

Collage of Our Engagement Photos:

Collage of Our Engagement Photos:
I finally put together a collage of our own engagement photos. I am always making them for other couples but never us. I am thinking about getting it custom framed (when frame go half price at Michales) and then doing the same square format of our wedding photos. They will be nice custom pieces for on the wall at home and I like that you can show multiple photos at once (instead of choosing just one!)

Our Wedding Movie Poster!

Our Wedding Movie Poster!
My friend Jenn took this photo for us and I thought it would be great to make it into a poster! Great for an online 'Save the Date' or can be used for a 'Jack and Jill' invitation/Poster!

Our Program - News Paper Style

Our Program - News Paper Style

Thanks for visiting our wedding blog! Below you will find posts about our wedding plans! - Photos by Jenn Stark of 'Jennifer Stark Photography' taken at Balls Falls our reception venue!

Photos Of Us!


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K + B = Love

K + B = Love