So this is an unprofessional picture someone took at our wedding ... it was incredibely beautiful I ...
Here is the vendor review.
Dress: Ballett's Bridal Store. http://www.balletts.com/ A+
After checking so many stores their service was really good, I got a really good deal on my dress. The sales lady had no excuses or problem to help me try any dress I wanted on their store.
Tuxedo: http://www.freemanformal.com/ A+
Best tux rental shop. My hubby told me this was the only place they let him try the tux on, their service was amazing and outstanding. They help him to pick his tux and the outfits for everyone else.
Invitations: http://inspiredbrides.com/ A+
A really good company to work with. They offer the service to make the invitations for you or give you all the items so you can DIY. No need to do research pay S/H, shipping. I used the same idea from our invitations to make my programs, menus.
Rings: http://www.peoplesjewellers.com/ A+
I couldnt be happier with the service we had got from them. They know us by name and we got exactly what we wanted.
Venue: The Doctor's House B-
The place is a really nice to get married has everything on site and promised to help you in everyway you need them to. The reason to give them a B- was their pastor was really rude. Wedding planner was never to be found on our wedding day. They kept part of my decorations after the wedding.
Pastor-Officiant Larry Marshall DO NOT recommend!
He has a really weird sense of humor, makes to many weird jokes and was really rude to our families. Is always in a rush.
Photographer: http://www.dreamfootage.ca/ A++
The package and service they had offered us so far has been more than we ever asked. They are so professional. We will receive our professional pictures in about 2 weeks. If youre in Toronto or in the GTA I really suggest you to give them a call. Well worth it!
Cake/Cupcakes: http://www.dessertlady.ca/ A++
This bakery is great, we didnt have a problem with them. They completed my expectations and where so nice with us. Since we booked it all went nice and smooth. The were on time and it was all fresh baked. If you stop by their shop taste the ice cream is so good!.
Florist: Wendy Chan, (905) 305-1838 Pacific Mall, Unit A9. A++
She is really professional, her prices where the best ones I found in Toronto. Really awesome lady and did a great job in the bouquets, boutonnières and all the flower decorations.
We purchased the sashes and overlays, organza wrap and other decorations. The prices are really good and their ship them really fast. Their chat service works and answers your questions.
All those little decorations that I couldnt find anywhere, in this site I was able to find them all and at really great prices.
+WGMXW2009 : flower petals, great prices and they ship fast.
+cutebrides : I got my veil from them, their prices are really good, they ship so fast, and it looked so classy. I got really good comments.
+seasonal-decorator : Floralyte Submersible Battery LED Light - Purple their prices are the best I found online. They ship so fast and work as promised.
+ beth042 : I got favor boxes and crystal wires for my bouquet. Their costumer service is outstanding and the prices are great. The crystal wires looked amazing in my bouquet.
Behind the Cameras
What went wrong.
Here is my Wedding review about the little details that where not expected. We still had a wonderful day. But this might help you girls to plan your wedding.
The venue promised to have everything to help us. Before the wedding we had no issues with them, payments and decorations where delivered in time as they asked us.
At the rehearsal day the pastor kept making weird jokes, he has a really weird since of humor and was rushing. My family didnt like it at all.
On our the wedding day Chris went over to drop off the flowers for our centerpieces and chapel decor, they told him there was no body available to help him and he had to put the centerpieces together 1 hr before the wedding, causing him to be rushing and he had to change into his tux right before the ceremony started. Wedding planner no where to be found. So the chapel ended up without decorations. We couldnt find our ring pillow.
Also right before the ceremony started there was a huge crowed of people outside the chapel taking pictures and closed the access for our guests to be seated. It made us start 15 mines late. At the end of the ceremony the pastor was so rude. Our families tried to have a word with him and he left them talking and left without saying good bye or anything. I wouldnt recommend anyone to get married by him.
At the dinner time they messed up with the vegetarian plates and where offering my sister and my mother a plate with steam veggies instead of the eggplant parmesan, I had to stop eating and make them fix the issue, all with a smile. Trying to not make a big deal. They ended up eating lobster, of course no charge.
At the end of the wedding my husband aunts started taking the decorations. I asked them politely to stop that the venue takes care of that to just have a good time... but they keep it going and by the time I was leaving the place the room was half naked LOL.
When we left the wedding planner promised to pick up the rest of the decorations and save them for us to pick up after our honeymoon. Well while driving back from Collingwood we stop at the venue to pick up my lights and unity candle and others. She told me there was nothing left from my decorations and my unity candle was used to marry over 16 people at their chapel. I was so mad to hear this. I lost our unity candle and the rest of my decorations. UGH! I had nightmares 2 nights in a row over this. LOL
So to resume this.
+Make sure to have all your last detail decorations done by someone else.
+Make a list of all your vegetarian plates and tables they are seating at ( I did mine and they still lost it) so take a copy and give it to them again.
+Keep at list of the decorations you want to keep and make your venue be sure you want those back.
If I could say something went wrong at my wedding was those details.
Loading the car
Driving to Collingwood
i love you
footprints on the sand
We had so much fun!
The view from collingwood
It was so cold and this lady was swimming and playing with her dog.
Blue mountain, can't wait for rinter to go skiing
Collingwood - It was awesome!
We went to Collingwood for our honeymoon and It was so relaxing. Lots of shoppings and eating out, I did miss home made food.
I wish we could live there. Its a peaceful and relaxing town. I so didn't miss the city.
We left last Tuesday and just got back yesterday. A full week to relax. The resort had spa, 3 pools and a lot of activities. I loved it. We used the same bride and groom T-shirts we used for wonderland for out trip there, it was cute and everyone keep greeting us and giving us a congrats. I really suggest using T-shirts during your trip. We only used ours the 1 day.
Here are some pictures from our trip. It was a bit cold but we still enjoyed ourselves so much.
My mom, me and my sister. This was right before leaving the house.
Chris walking down the aisle with his mom.
Ring boy and flowergirl.
My brother walking me down the aisle
We did it!
Our intro as Mr & Mrs.
The cake was great.
Our picture from wonderland.
The reception hall decor
My table decorations
The birdcage ended up been so full. Yay!~
We just got back yesterday from our Honeymoon. I wanted to share with you girls some of the pictures and how it all went. I'm so happy with the results.
I had to wake up at 6 am, shower and ran out the door with a bowl of cereal in my hands. I ate it while my brother drove me to the hairstyler. She did an awesome job, my hair, my moms and 1 of my bridesmaids. The funny part here is that my hubby was holding one of the elevators to go down and take the rest of the decorations to the venue. So when I tried to go upstairs I had to use the crappy elevator. When I got home to get my makeup done and the makeup artist was already there waiting for me, I called his cell to ask him something and lol he was downstairs. We missed each other without planning it.
So I got my makeup done, the girl did an awesome job. Changed in like 5 mins and ran out the door.
It was about 10:10 when I left my place and the venue is about 40 mins far. My brother had to speed on the 407 up to 160 at one point. I was freaking out the police might stop us. For the Canada girls you know this is a bad, bad thing to do. I can still imagine myself in my dress in the middle of the 407 watching my car get taken away. LOL.
I made it in time to the place, "thanks to my big foot brother everyone was there and the ceremony went so smooth. It all went so fast. I almost cried right before walking in, but I hold it in.
The photographers took so many pictures, I'm so happy with the job they did, we havent seen the pictures yet. But Im sure they will be great. They printed the list I sent them for the must have pictures and we got them all, they where so creative and we took so many awesome shoots. I cant wait to see the professional pictures. Chris thinks they where so sneaky at some point waiting for us to giggle, cry, cheer and all to take pictures. LOL.
The reception decor was just perfect, hubby had to put the vases together right before the wedding. He did a great job.
A lot of kisses, jokes, and laughter were the result of my wedding. Dinner was good, everyone was touch by the speeches, our first dance went great (hubby didnt step on my dress or shoes at all)
We really got showered with gifts and cards. I got so many good comments about the great job I did for the decorations, programs, menus. It all was classy and elegant. No bad comments.
So after everyone left, we changed and left for wonderland. In the end only Chris and I went alone. We enjoyed ourselves so much. I forgot my camera on my mom's purse so we didnt took pictures of wonderland. I got a new T shirt made for me and used that for wonderland and our honeymoon trip.
We decided to get a picture made for us, the sketch ones. I will frame it and hang it on the computer room, hehehe.... Rollercoasters was a great way to end my day. We
So here are some pictures from our wedding <3
Thanks to everyone for your support and inspiration.
My wedding is tomorrow!
Tomorrow is the big day. Family and friends are here and we are so happy and excited.
Today is going to be a busy day, Picking up the flower and doing some last details. But mostly everything is ready.
I want to thank you all for you support and I cant thank you enough for all.
i will be posting pictures hopefully this Monday.
Love you all and with me GL.
So much fun!
Yesterday was such a busy day. I went to get my manicure, pedicure, facual, waxing, makeup trial and had to do tons of other stuff.
Man was it a busy day. Our rehersal dinner was at a really nice Italian place. Most of the party was there. After we went to drop off the stuff at the venue and have our rehersal.
The rehersal went nice an smooth the pastor is so funny loves to make jokes and make everyone enjoy it. I liked it. Plus I really recoment having one that way you can know where to stand and what to do.
We stayed at the venue till 10:30 am waiting for one family member that was driving from the USA and had some of our decoration and we had to drop them off that day. It was a good day, tired but good.
After my mom wanted to go eat someting and we stop at Spring Rolls. YUMMY ! i love their shirt spring rolls a nice strawberry Daiquiri and then sleep like a baby.
Anyway there are some pictures of my makeup and me ready before the Rehersal.
Tomorrow is the big day! YAY!
Ask a Question
Dress or T shirt? Vote please!@
After our wedding reception we are going to wonderland with our friends and family. I dont know if I should wear my wedding dress and my hubby his tuxedo or we should go in jeans and wear special made Tshirts saying Bride & Groom.
I like the idea of both. please give me your opinion and vote!
What should I wear Dress or T shirt ?
5 days to go. YAY!
Stationary inspiration site!
Oh my! I just came across this website that has really classy and lovely designs for invitations, programs, menus, you name it!
Is really good. If you havent dont anything or need some ideas check it out is really great.
I;m using that thank you sign for my venue thank you cards. Hehehe <3
We went to meet the wedding coordinator and pay the venue the rest of the wedding. All looks great and Im so happy that we actually have a coordinator to help us with the set up the entire decor. Chris is only going to worry about the centerpieces on the morning of the wedding.
We where wondering about what are we going to do after the wedding since it will end at 4 pm... Well while driving back home we passed beside wonderland! And it came to my mind since our venue is a step away from it.
I told my hubby and he was thinking about it and giving me a look if I was actually talking seriously crazy about trashing my dress. I told him I'm actually going to put my foot down on this, I didnt decide on the venue and other major details so I WON! It felt so good ha ha ha....
So we are going to Wonderland after our wedding. We will carry an extra outfit, jeans, shoes and Bride & Groom shirts. A new project for me with only 7 days left ROFL...
I'm actually more excited about wonderland than the wedding. Im crazy huh!?
A week before the wedding.
There isnt a worst thing to happend than get hurt or sick before the wedding.
I'm suffering a really bad sore throat. and flu.
+My family and friends are supposed to start arriving on monday.
+I got a metting with the wedding cordinator at venue tomorrow.
I dont want to talk or eat anything. I'm seriously hurting. Hubby just left to get me medicine and some soup. (he doesn't know how to make chicken soup, lol; but still so sweet)
=( Tissue plox!!@!?
Edit: I found this website for any other sick bride around your wedidng day. Hopefully it works for me.