Derek - by trees
Derek - leaning on building
Derek - on bridge
Derek - squatting
Derek & Dad
Derek & Mom
group - Derek & guys
group - Derek & guys - on bridge 2
group - Derek & ringbearer
group - Derek's family 2
group - everyone - on bridge
group - everyone - among trees
group - everyone - on dock
group - Kaitlyn & Flowergirls
group - Kaitlyn & Flowergirls
group - kaitlyn & girls 2
group - Kaitlyn & girls - bridge
group - Kaitlyn's family
K&D - kissing
K&D - B&W - laughing
K&D - B&W - thinking
K&D - B&W - walking away 2
K&D - leaning on building
K&D - on bridge
K&D - on cliff
K&D - on dock
K&D - on dock 2
K&D - on cliff
K&D - pouring sand
K&D - Swing
K&D - walking
K&D - walking by water
K&D -B&W - on bridge
K&D -B&W - on bridge 2
K&D -B&W - on bridge 3
Kaitlyn - close up
Kaitlyn - leaning on building
Kaitlyn - on swing
Kaitlyn - sitting on grass
Kaitlyn & Dad
Kaitlyn & Mom
Kaitlyn - walking down aisle with Dad
Our Professional Photography
Here are some of our professional pictures! Our photographer was Aritistic Expressions (expensive but easy to work with!) Sorry the quality is quite low, my computer has been acting up!
Leaving our wedding for Saskatoon to fly out for our honeymoon the next day!!!
Sunset at the Palms
The path to our room
Our room number
More of the paths at SATP
The day bed on our balcony
Siting in a waterfall on our jeep safari
Our flip flops left this
Our wedding rings +ocean
Cliffs + Ocean, Ric's cafe
Overlooking Montego Bay
Candle light supper every night
Our last sunset
Drawing in the sand
Star fish that washed up in our beach the last evening
On our way home from Jamaica :(
A perfect way to start a new life!
Here are some pictures from our honeymoon! We had SO much fun and I totally recommend Sunset at the Palms in Negril Jamaica for a honeymoon. Very romantic!! We stayed in "tree house bungalows" set in a jamaican garden. It was different than your typical hotel feel! We made ourselves quite busy too with 7 excursions (Ziplining, jeep safari, ys falls/black river safari, ricks cafe, river tubing, parasailing, jet skiing...)... but of course, some beach time too!
The only problem with the trip was that we had to come home... sigh.... We certainly hope to return soon!!
Mr.Potato Head bride and groom
My hair style!
Putting on the veil!
Looking down the aisle at our ceremony
Our adorable flower girls and super cute and a little bit shy ringbearer
My handsome groom patiently waiting...
Dad and I
My dad walking me down the aisle
My beautiful maid of honor
Signing the registry!
You may now kiss the bride
Husband and wife
We walked out to "Wouldn't it be nice" by the Beach boys
The wedding party
Arriving for the reception
The head table
Singing "All you really need is love" by Brad Paisley
Cutting the cake with my handsome groom!
Tossing my bouquet...my little flowergirl caught it! Ha ha
Some decorations at the entrance of our reception
Our wedding favours!
My goofy father-in-law dressing up for the guest book
A sample of the guest book photos!
You had to tell a joke to make us kiss... the harder we laughed, the better the kiss!
Another sample of the guestbook
Another sample of the guest book.
A Taste of My Wedding Day!!
I'm only 3 months late adding this... ha ha
Hey Everyone!! I'm so so so sorry that I didn't add these pictures sooner! I had every intention but life got SOO busy before and after the wedding that I just never got around to it!! I don't have time to put a lot of the photos up and we're still choosing our professional photos so we don't even have those back yet! Ha ha!
Anyways, the day was absolutely amazing and it's a TOTAL blur now! I watch our wedding video or look at the pictures and it still doesn't sink in that I'm a married woman! The strap on my wedding dress snapped as I was giving my mom a hug at the end of the aisle! LOL! But fortunately it was just a snap so I put it back together after the ceremony and all the professional pictures looked fine! To be honest with you, I couldn't care less that it had snapped! I was just so excited to finally be married to my best friend!
Everything else went without a hitch! Well, aside from the best man nearly passing out!! It was his very first wedding (like, ever!!) and so he was just a little nervous...Ha ha ha! But it's those little quirks throughout the day that make your wedding so memorable! It was one of the hottest days this year (+30 C). It's funny because the weekend after our wedding, it snowed!!!!! Crazy eh?
I wish all of you the best in your wedding day! And here's just a little advice from a young bride.... Try to take a deep breath, try to soak it all in, and HAVE FUN!! Derek and I decided last minute that we'd sing at our reception. Derek had NEVER sang in front of anyone before, and his mom had always wanted to hear him. Did we sound good?? Probably not! Ha ha! But had so much fun and we would have regretted not doing it! Sad to say, but all those little details we worked so hard on on the way to the big day really didn't really matter in the end! My eyes were so focussed on the one I love, it was the best day!
All the best to all of you in your planning!! God Bless!
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Pashmina vs. Chiffon wrap
So, I'm not sure how the weather will be on the big day, but I'm thinking I may be cool during some parts of it. I was looking for some sort of scarf/wrap but in my little town, they don't have much to offer except for pashminas (aka: scarves).
I'm nearly certain that I will only wear the scarf for parts of the day. Do you think it would be alright to just buy a cheap, white pashmina or should a splurge on a chiffon wrap? What are you ladies wearing to "warm up"?
Our last weekend together as "single"...
Hey Everyone! It's been way too long since I last updated!! I cannot believe I'm only 18 days away from being a married woman! I'm sooo excited!!
This past weekend was the last weekend my fiance and I will be together as "single" individuals. So... we decided to do a "rebellious" date to celebrate! Ha ha ha
In all honesty, it wasn't anything really out there. We just decided to light a bunch of firework. It was a bit of chillier evening but we had so much fun! We took our video camera and recorded the whole ordeal (we're hoping to put that scene into our "reception movie"). The evening ended with us lighting a "unity cherrybomb" (a type of firework). Afterwards, Derek pulled out his guitar and we had a great time enjoying a full moon!
I'm so excited for the adventures that will come after marriage. Derek is such a great guy with a big heart, I feel so lucky to be his future wife!
There's only 2 weekends remaining until my wedding. The upcoming weekend is my stagette and the weekend after that is Derek's. After that, we're off to Jamaica! Life is good!
They put the gifts into this tent!
Derek + me quiz!
Friends doing a skit!
Devotional by my "second mom"
Family + Friends
My mom and I... being goofy as always
Who knew sandcastle supplies could be napkin holders?!
A frog in the punch???? Too cute
My future mother-in-law and mom + the classic 80's shower hat!!
They insisted I got inside of this gift bag!
2 out of 5 bridesmaids
Wedding Shower #1
Ok, so I realized I added these pictures but I totally didn't save my text to go along with them!! So sorry!
Anyways, my church threw me my first wedding shower out of 3. It was such a fun night!! The theme was camping because Derek and I LOVE camping/the outdoors! I got so many nice gifts and it was great turnout (despite it raining and snowing at the same time... yuck!) 2 of my bridesmaids were able to come for "moral support". The one with the long brown hair is my MOH- Ashley, and the blond is my friend/last year's roomate Donica. We had healthier-ish food, played some games (including a quiz about Derek and I) and 2 of my friends did a sort of skit which ended up giving me a bunch of cleaning supplies. It was a lot of fun!!!
ONE MONTH REMAINING
If you couldn't already tell from the title, I'm one month away from our wedding!!! It actually doesn't even feel real. The really bizarre part is that I'm not even stressed... I feel like everything is somewhat undercontrol.... well, for the most part! Perhaps it's the calm before the storm!
This week we had snow.... SNOW!! Yuck! But like my mother keeps telling me, rather now than later!!
Anywho, here is a few updates! I'm sorry it's been a while! Have a great day!!
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What is your opinion on this statistic?! (Just for Fun!)
While reading the latest edition of the magazine "Modern Bride", I couldn't believe a statistic they had:
18% of people admitted to texting during a wedding!
Have you ever texted during someone's wedding? How would you react if you saw someone texting during your ceremony?
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So I found these tote-bags in Zellers for a really good price. I'm going to get their names embroidered on them and fill it up with some goodies like lotion and a picture frame.
What else does a bride put in her bridesmaids tote-bag?
This is the photo album/guestbook we're using for our wedding. The guests will sign the label along the side and we'll put their goofy picture in there after the wedding. I'm really excited for this aspect of the wedding.