Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ring Ceremony + Good Times

Photography: Lori Romney Photography Floral Crown + Bouquet: Floral Design by Erin

Since some family and friends were unable to be there in the Temple with us, we wanted to do a ring ceremony. I have always thought this is such a nice touch to a wedding anyways. To be able to stand in front of everyone you both love and be able to express your love to one another. Also, I wanted Kevin to know just how much he means to me and how happy I was on that day. I am so glad we decided to do this. I will honestly tell you, there was not a dry eye in that place. Even our photographer shed a tear or two. (We love you Lori). 
First his dad spoke a little about Kevin and then about us together. Then my dad spoke about marriage and gave us some great advice. Then since we were already married, we walked down the aisle together hand in hand. It was such a beautiful special moment that I will cherish forever. We both balled like babies and I thought my words were going to be great and so touching, but Kev's …wow he blew me and everyone away. That man. He is full of surprises.
After, we got to eat and mingle and we had an open mic. It was such a fun and relaxing part of the day!  I honestly was prepared for so much stress that day and I can tell you it just wasn't stressful. Maybe at times. But, all I remember is being so happy and feeling so much love for and from everyone. Our day was perfection!
Since we decided to keep everything small and intimate, this was the last part to our day. We just got to spend as much time as possible with our loved ones and the closest people to us. No reception/ line/ long night. It was such a great decision. Our wedding day felt so special because we got to spend it with our most favourite people and really pay attention to them. 
I loved our day! Can you tell?! I love being married but I wish I could go back and relive this day just one more time!

Get ready for a post about our food decisions tomorrow. After all, the food is the most important part am I right?


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Venue Decor and Details

Venue: Barbwire and Lace// Photography: Lori Romney// Floral Crown + Bouquet: Floral Design by Erin// Jewelry: Fifth and Mae//  SeaMaid Market Mint to Be Tags: Mint Favours and More

Our venue was everything I had imagined. So beautiful and very vintage. It reminded me of home which made me so so happy. I loved this place the second we set foot on the property to look at it. I was so glad when Kevin felt the same. We booked it immediately. It was already so beautiful that we only needed to add our own touch in simple ways. It was a lot of fun to decorate and put our personal touches all over to make it ours. I loved watching my views and hard work all come together and have it turn out just the way I pictured it. 
Our colours were very neutral. Gold, brown, cream and a light pink. Then we added pops of colour here and there with Kevin's tie and the flowers. To me everything looked like it came out of a dream. MY dream. I could not have been happier with how things turned out! 
Everyone I worked with saw my view 100%. My awesome brother surprised me and my best friend with a day of pampering the day before the wedding. This included that awesome manicure of pink and gold nails. I LOVED my nails more than ever before. Erin the florist just knew exactly what I wanted when it came to the floral crown that made me feel so so beautiful. The jewelry from both vendors were exactly what I needed and wanted. Since we didn't have a bridal party, I knew I needed to still get something special for those women who mean the most to me. So those bracelets were so perfect and helped me tell them thank you for everything. I especially needed to thank my mom. Mom's are the greatest! She helped as much as she could being far away. She added all of the special touches included those cute fans which had word games for the guests on the back. Everything else just seemed to fall into place so amazingly. Not without a lot a lot a lot of stress in the weeks before and a lot of help from amazing friends and family. Down to every small detail, it was everything I have ever wanted.

I absolutely loved our venue. Finding the perfect venue that suits your vision is so vital to making your wedding day reflect you as a couple and help you feel comfortable on your special day.

We really lucked out!