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The Big Day

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We finally did it! It took several years, two children, and another on the way, but I am happy to report that Bojan and I finally tied the knot!

I had mentioned in a previous blog that we wanted to get married at city hall. What I discovered months ago was that the city no longer performs ceremonies. They are re-introducing this in about a month (go figure!) so we had to figure out what alternative arrangement we could make for the ceremony. I never wanted anything too big and the thought of saying our vows in front of everybody we know made me absolutely nervous. So in the end, we found an officiant with Kettle Creek Weddings and last Thursday, went to her home to get married. Her husband, also an officiant, and son, served as our witnesses. It was absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t want it any other way. Read the rest of this entry »

(Somewhat) Final Thoughts on Wedding Planning and Marriage

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As we get closer to our wedding, I find myself reflecting on the last few months of wedding planning. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable process and I wanted to pass on my words of wisdom to other brides-to-be.

1. Be True to You

It might be easy to let others (i.e. in-laws) sway you into having a different kind of wedding than you want, but don’t let this deter you or change the wedding you envisioned for yourself. Sure, some decisions might be changed along the way as you weigh your different options but it is important to let your wedding reflect you and your future hubby. It doesn’t matter if you have an intimate or extravagant affair; at the end of the day, you will look back with fond memories if your wedding was everything YOU wanted and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Gift for the Groom

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Courtesy mybearsshop.com.

Only a few more weeks to go until the big day!  I feel like we’ve accomplished a lot over the last few weeks but one major thing still left to think about—the groom’s gift!

Because Bojan and I have been together for so long, we often don’t bother getting each other major birthday or Christmas gifts. But our wedding day is totally different. While I know that Bojan will appreciate any gift I give to him, this is the time to get him something special that he’s always wanted. Unlike Christmases and birthdays which come and go every year, a wedding is a once in a lifetime event.

I am a firm believer in spending money on experiences rather than material things. Some of the best times we’ve shared are when we’ve travelled! To this end, I’ve narrowed my gift down to a few choices (don’t worry, Bojan won’t be reading this!). Read the rest of this entry »

Expecting the Unexpected

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On top of the many obstacles that come up when planning a wedding, Bojan and I just discovered we are expecting another baby! It is such an exciting yet overwhelming time in our lives so I am glad we planned for a small backyard affair. Planning and organizing a full-blown wedding would be ridiculously stressful!

This past weekend we had a chance to make our wine selections for service at our reception and as gifts for our guests. The process was about 20 minutes in total and didn’t involve too much outside of the selections themselves but it’s one more thing off the list of things to do! We will be returning to the store in about five weeks’ time to see how our beverages turned out (although it’s too bad I won’t get to enjoy it until after the baby arrives!).

The biggest concern I have before the big day is what I will wear. I have been putting this on hold as I’m not sure how big I will be and what will be most flattering. At this point, my only option is going with something from a maternity store. I’ve searched within my city but nothing has quite done it for me.  So I’ve turned my search to the Internet. I haven’t narrowed down the choice completely but initially these three numbers spoke to me. Read the rest of this entry »

Wine Not?

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For our first date in forever(!), Bojan and I have planned some much needed time to enjoy each other and discuss the wedding. Yes, it’s true—when you have children, it’s very difficult to stay connected. Thus, the focus of our date will be to reconnect and enjoy an activity pertaining to the wedding.

One of our dear friend’s parents own a wine making store. This will not only give us the opportunity to prepare refreshments for the reception but also to make a special brew for the guests as a wedding favour. Read the rest of this entry »

With this Ring, I Thee Wed

Fashion & Beauty » Jewellery

For Christmas this year, Bojan and I decided to shop for our wedding bands.  We’ve searched online at many different sites (bluenile.ca is awesome for education and selection by the way) but we wanted to visit a few jewellery stores before making any final decisions.

Because I don’t currently have an engagement ring, we weren’t sure what direction we wanted to take.  Should I go with an engagement ring and matching band?  Maybe a flashier wedding band with diamonds instead of just metal?  Or should I completely break with tradition and just get an engagement ring that will serve as a wedding band? Read the rest of this entry »

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