My Parents Get Married This Weekend! :)
My Mom and Dad are getting married this weekend, after 25 years together <3
They are having the whole wedding on their property in the country and having a BBQ dinner. It's going to be very very casual. My sister and I are her Bridesmaids. I can't wait :)
The ceremony is at 6 in the evening, so we are getting hair and makeup done at noon :)
These are our dresses. Both are from vintage stores in toronto. My sister bought me mine for my 23rd birthday, and turns out it was perfect for my BM dress :)
What do you think? Also of the hairstyle? I thought it would go nicely with the dress and be casual but still pretty.
Wish us luck! We have been waiting years for this. I'm so happy and proud of them. They never got married because all these years they have always had issues (long story) but they've over come everything together, and I have always seen their love and strong foundation there. I just want their day to be perfect :)
Wedding Music And Songs
Music for my parents Wedding
This weekend is my parents wedding. Yes, they are getting married now, after 25 years!
Anyways, they are having an inexpensive, back yard wedding on their property. My husband and I are getting all of the music together for them.
I am going to separate 3 different CD's.. dinner music (Which won't be formal dinner, just some tables for people to sit, or they can stand if they want, for the BBQ) Then reception dance music, and then a CD with just their special songs on it like their first dance etc. so that it's not randomly mixed in with everything else.
Any other suggestions at all? I'm nervous and want it to go perfectly fine! I'm going through all of thier favorite old cds and picking songs from there as well.
PS. I miss WBC! I got married 8 months ago, and I used to come on here ALL the time. I know some of the same girls still come on here, but I know there are tons and tons of new ones! Welcome to the new ones and Happy Planning :)
Wedding Photo's I Shot :)
On NYE I shot my husband's Aunt's wedding. This was my first time, Im' an amateur, and I normally don't do people pictures. So these are some of my faves, and apparently she was really happy with them! I so hope I did a good job.
Like I said, this is my first time ever and I've never taken classes or anything, it's just a hobby!
PS. i just uploaded WAY more than this and now none of them are showing. Maybe I'll re-add them again later... ugh
MUST Have Shots!
I'm photographing a Wedding tomorrow!
My husband's Aunt is getting married tomorrow evening. (NYE) She asked me to be her photographer. I've NEVER done a wedding, and I'm just an amateur, but I have a nice camera and (hopefully) a good eye.
Today I am going over and over and over my wedding photo's, and taking notes etc on the shots I just can't miss and the ones I'm glad I had, and or wish I had.
What are your must have shots ladies that you can't/couldn't do without on your wedding day?
Wish me luck, I'm very nervous!
June 18th, 2011
My parents are getting Married!
I am happy and proud to announce that my mom and dad are getting married June 18th, 2011 :)
A little story: My dad worked as a Chef at a fancy restaurant, my mom was a waitress. My dad saw my mom come in for her interview, and told his boss "Hire that girl" sure enough she was hired. They got together and moved in together, and had me a couple years later. They never got married though. They've had a lot of problems together honestly, and fought quite a lot when I was growing up. They even separated once. I've seen them go through soo many things together, and even through everything, they've pulled through every time. I know their love is strong deep down, and they have a loving foundation in their relationship, despite what problems they've had.
My dad actually proposed to my mom when I was little. But they never set date because they continued to have problems over the years, but always stayed together. Lately, they've been talking about finally getting married, and over the Christmas holiday they decided they wanted to set a date! My sister and I were home and we all decided on June 18th, 2011 :)
It will be an outdoor wedding, probably a BBQ etc. They don't want big and fancy, but just a beautiful ceremony out in the country on their farm. I'm going to use WBC to start planning my mom and dad's wedding and get ideas and plan on the type of wedding they are going to have :)
Pro Pic Couple Shots!
Took lots of couple photo's on our day. We took lots outside. After pictures with our wedding party, they went inside, we took some photo's, it started to rain so we got to use our umbrella's for a bit! We went inside, took some there, and then took more outside with our party :) Love them all!
Just Bridal Shots :)
So through out the whole day of course the photographer took TONS of shots of just me :) Just thought I would share them!
Heading out for pictures
Groom/Best Man high five! haha
My SIL, I love this pic of her haha
My gorgeous MOH and I
My beautiful sister and I
My friend from Pre-school!
Billy and David making a business deal lol
Ben and David
David's brother in law
Laughed SO hard at my sister!
Our gorgeous party
'Glee' shot lol
My Mafia shot
David's Mafia shot.. the BEST.
Our Fun Wedding Party Shots!
We had so much fun doing these. Of course after the Ceremony, we did family photos, and then wedding party photos. We took most of them outside, then everyone went inside for a little bit for some drinks, etc, and David and I took photo's upstairs in our room, then we went back outside with the wedding party for more photo's. I'll share our couples photo's separately :) Enjoy! We had soo much fun and our wedding party told us how fun it was too :)
Walking down to meet with my parents right before the Ceremony
Talking with the wedding coordinator
My dad, My mom, David's Dad and David's mom
Parents before the ceremony :)
Dad and I heading to the ceremony
Right before going down the aisle!
Our magnificent bagpiper
SIL walking to the aisle
My sister Tara
Dad and I :)
My beautiful girls
Dad, David and I
The coolest picture! 2 pictures taken at the same time. My dad just gave me away :)
I love this one
This is when she made her mistake!
MOH Vanessa and BM Brandon with David and I
My Mom and Dad, love this
SIL Amy with her husband Derek
Best friend since preschool, Nanna, with our college friend Billy
My sister and our college friend Ben
MOH Vanessa, best friend since Kindergarten and David's BM and best friend Brandon
Love this :)
Pictures and Details...
As I said in my last post, the moment right before the ceremony (first picture on the left) I will never forget. I came from my room, and my parents and his parents hadn't seen me completely ready to go yet. I walked down the spiral staircase and they were quiet and just saying "wow" etc. I started choking up and getting teary but I kind of giggled nervously too. I walked down and met with them and the wedding coordinator who made sure I was ready to go.
We headed out to the ceremony location where everyone was seated and looking our way. The bag pipes started and my girls went ahead. I held on to my dads arm tightly, and the bagpiper stopped and started a new song for us. We headed down the aisle, and made it to the front with my fiance staring at me the whole time :)
We weren't sure that day if we could have it outside. It was kind of a chilly, over cast day, but we went for it anyways. As soon as we said our vows, the sun completely came out, it was a PERFECT coincidence!
I teared up a few times but did a lot better than I expected. I almost felt like I was kind of too nervous to cry, and I was thinking so many things that I couldn't even think about crying really.
We also had my friend (Alexxh on here!) do a reading. The reading was actually a song by The Black Keys, one of our FAVORITE bands, and it worked out perfectly!
The ceremony was perfect. The only slip up: Our last name is "Peachey" and the Officiant said "PeachLEY" but corrected herself. Luckily every one laughed, and so did we. It was a little annoying looking back at it, but we didn't even stop to care about the mistake when it happened really.
The ceremony was beautiful and we wrote it on our own. The ceremony and the time leading up to it was definitely one of my favorite parts of the day.. <3
My beautiful dress :)
My incredible shoes. They were perfect and so comfy!
My gorgeous sister
My handsome man!
Excited and nervous!
Watching guests arrive
Watching my parents come inside, you can see them at the bottom of the window
My incredible girls MOH Vanessa, Nanna, SIL Amy, Sister Tara
Getting tied in
Little photo shoot minutes before the Ceremony!
Boys getting ready
This was the moment I was talking about. I walked across this little cat walk then down the spiral stair case to meet mom and dad and FMIL and FFIL
My mom and dad on the left, David's on the right
The wedding coordinator making sure I was good to go :)
Professional Pics are IN!
Getting Ready Photo's :)
So finally just got our pictures back this week! Can't wait to post them for you girls! I am going to do it in chunks.. so I will start with getting ready!
Well, my sister stayed with me at our parents place the night before the wedding. The morning of, we woke up early, got ready a bit and then waited for my MOH to show up. We left with my mom to go to the salon. My other BM met us there and my other one was doing her hair and make up herself. It kind of almost didn't even feel like it was finally the day! It just felt normal but my stomach was a little nervous feeling but also very excited!
We got there, I got my nails done while all the girls and my mom and FMIL got hair and make up done. I brought in my inspiration picture of my hair, and I was SO happy with how it turned out. Honestly, I didn't know if it would work and it felt VERY vintage and classic. I was thrilled with my hair! Make up too :)
We left here, and since it was a cloudy-ish day, we stopped at the dollar store and picked up 4 black and 1 red umbrella for photo's! This was very last minute, but glad we got them.
We went straight to the inn and relaxed for a bit, took photo's of my dress, etc. I got cheese and crackers and fruit for lunch. And we snacked on that and some salads. My 2 other BM's showed up and they all got dressed and took photo's. I got dressed last and my mom and dad showed up about an hour before the ceremony. I was SO excited hanging out in the room waiting, and so nervous at the same time, but I loved the feeling.
The night before we lost the MC duties list! And my fiance had to come in to the room and look for it! Even though I KNOW he had it somewhere in his own room. I had to hide in the bathroom and my girls covered my dress when he looked around. We were talking through the door of the bathroom and I was explaining that he must have it, lol. We didn't see each other since the night before.
As the BM's were having pictures done, FMIL BURSTS in to the room, "MELISSA, THE LIST IS MISSING WE HAVE TO MAKE A NEW ONE NOW!" I told HER to relax, lol! And we re-wrote it. Everyone was looking for it, friends, family, the wedding coordinator. (This was about 30 mins before the Ceremony!) Anyways, a little while later, guess what? Fiance found it in his room, haha.
My mom came up to see me as I got ready. I got dressed, got my shoes and garter and veil on. I was nervous the veil wouldn't look right, I couldn't get it perfect when I tried it before, but that day, the veil went on PERFECT the first time. It almost felt like I was in a dream, all my girls just watched me and kept telling me how beautiful I looked. I felt amazing. I started to hear music play outside and I realized that most of the guests were there and waiting.
I got a call soon after to go down to the lobby to get started.My photographer and I did a little photo shoot in the hall minutes before the Ceremony. After this, I walked down, and met my mom and dad, FMIL and FFIL down there with the Wedding Coordinator. I remember so well walking down the stairs to the lobby and I remember my parents and FFIL and FMIL watching me in silence and smiling and getting teary eyed. I started giggling a little and choking up at the same time. I can't really explain this, but it was an amazing feeling... I'll always remember that specific moment.
These are my getting ready photo's... Enjoy :)