I bought these frames the other day for our new house, but don't want to wait until then to use them...
30% off DOC - Edmonton, Alberta
If anyone is still looking for a wedding planner for Day-of Coordination this year, we have 4 dates still available in June/August and September and because we want to book them, we're having 30% off our fee.
Check out our site Awespiring Weddings and Design
NWR: My little family blogged
pink sugar photography blog
A few months ago, we took a family photo session with our little pup, Tito. The photographer has blogged our session. If we get 25 comments or more, we get a free photo of our choice.
So I'm calling all my WBC brides that used to follow my blog or perhaps still do.... please leave a comment :)
Pink Sugar Blog
As I had previously mentioned in my last post, I recently became a certified wedding planner and we have now set up shop!! I will be setting up a vendor account but just wanted to share the news with my WBC brides!
Our website will launch this week with an exciting contest promotion! Keep your eyes peeled if you live in Edmonton! :)
I'm a certified wedding planner!
Last night I did the last final exam to become a certified wedding planner!... well I PASSED! I'm now official a certified wedding planner!! I'm so excited about this new adventure in my life! My sister and I are setting up shop so I will let you all know very soon about it. I'll also be setting up a vendor account at that time!
with my doggie
Our Wedding Photos!
So our photos are finally done!!... Its been 2 months since we got married and I just love reliving the day through these images. Here's a bunch of them. I tried to include detail photos from what I made from my documentation on this website!
UPDATE: my photographer sent us a link to a slideshow he did... its great!... Check it out: Slideshow
groomsmen and groom
groom and best man
waiting for our exit
here we come
getting my groove on
guest book table and card box
guest book table
signing guest book
our aisle runner
ring bearer fell asleep
wish tree table
More non-pro photos
Some more photos from friends/family
I still can't believe our day is over. It was absolutely amazing!!
Enjoy the photos.
Wedding Planner Course
I discovered while planning my wedding and helping my sister plan hers that I really love planning weddings!! There's something about the excitement in the air that I love. So I've decided to become certified as a wedding planner. I've registered to take the course this fall. I've done event planning before which I enjoy doing so I know what i'm getting into.
Wish me luck ladies!!...
As promised a few weeks back.. here is my vendor review.
Vendor: Ellana Bridals
Review: Both Lana and Grace are absolutely amazing ladies. They treat you like family from the moment you walk in. They remember your name and are truly happy for you. Since I bought my gown there, they also gave the BMs 10% of their bridesmaid dresses. Win win situation for all!
Vendor: Denilore Bridal
Review: The ladies were helpful since I was very unsure of what type of jewellery would look good with my gown. They allowed me a week to exchange or return the jewellery. Which was helpful as I returned the first set and then brought home the right one! The only reason they didn't get an A+ was because it took them a while to refund the difference between the two sets on my credit card.
Vendor: Beauty Beat
Review: My hairdresser works here and I love her. She did an amazing job. Her name is Renata. Definitely someone I recommend. The reason for the B was some of the other ladies didn't do such a great job. They were happy with their hair but my sister's curls started to loosen up before we left the salon so my hairdresser had to go in and give her a quick fix. Other than that, it was great!
Vendor: Jenn Kowton www.jkowton.com
Review: Jenn is amazing. I absolutely loved her work and personality. She did a great job on everyone and in a timely manner. She also did my sister's wedding this past weekend and she's very punctual!.. love her!
Vendor: Atmosphere Wedding Planning & Design
Review: Jen, the head planner is fantastic. I loved that she was there for me before I even needed to ask. She did a great job making sure the day ran smoothly and did a phenomenal job on decor. Have nothing but great things to say about her and her team.
Vendor: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish
Review: The priest was pretty relaxed which was great and easy to deal with. It was nice to see this side of Father.
Vendor: Radisson Edmonton South
Review: There were some bumps but for the most part they were great. They missed one of the special meals for a guest, and didn't have rolls out for the late lunch but other than that were very attentive to our needs. And after discussing our concerns with them they gave us a refund on those items. We were happy to deal with a venue that cares about the client even after the event.
Vendor: IAWAR Photography www.iawar.com
Review: Sam and his team are great. They took the shots we asked and made sure we were done in time to head to the hotel. The location and ideas were great. I know he will not disappoint us with the results.
Vendor: Sherelle Carey
Review: Sherelle is a student at the University of Alberta but you would not be able to tell that she's only a student. She plays beautifully. She was very professional and on time. Definitely recommend her.
Vendor: More Dance DJ (Michel Carrola)
Review: We've known Michel for years and I think very highly of him. He did not disappoint on our day. He had everyone on the dance floor all night. He truly knows how to rock the crowd!
Vendor: Champagne Limos www.champagnelimos.ca
Review: Champagne Limos were great. They were on time and went where we asked. They returned at the end of the night to give the wedding party a ride home from the reception.
Vendor: JayCin Creative Productions
Review: Jason and his team were great. They went above and beyond what we expected and we all had fun in the process. What a great guy. I would definitely hire him again!
Vendor: Azlea Azoreana (Alice Teixeira)
Review: I don't even know where to start. She had me go see her a few times on Thursday and Friday before the wedding to make sure I was happy with the flowers. Problem was everytime I showed up there was no more progress from the last time. The only thing I ok'd was the bridal party bouquets. The boutinineres needed a change that I had mentioned but the change didnt' occur. They also labeled the boutinineres in correctly so one of the groomsman had my fathers.
The flowers I had requested for the altar were wrong. I asked for lots of colour from our palette and I got WHITE hydrangeas!!
When I arrived at the reception the flowers were yet to arrive. People were arriving and only half of the flowers were there. Those were the flowers that my wedding planner had picked up herself. When the flowers did arrive, they were smaller than I expected. And she didn't supply the flowers I asked to decorate the cake. My wedding planner had to go pick some from other areas to put some on the cake. Needless to say I would not recommend this florist to ANYONE! The only flowers I was happy with was my bouquet and my BM bouquets.
Vendor: Cakes by Janna www.cakesbyjanna.com
Review: The cake was amazing. We had so many people take photos. Not only did it look better than we imagined, it also tasted great. They were highly recommended and I know why. Janna is great!
Vendor: River City Event Rentals www.rivercityeventrentals.com
Review: Joe and Maria are fantastic. They are super sweet and make you feel at home. They went above and beyond what I dreamed of for the day. They worked closely with my wedding planner to make sure everything was done perfectly!
OVERALL: Everything went great, I can't complain. Even with the flowers being that way, no one knew the issue so I was not stressed on our day and was able to enjoy and have fun!!
P.S. these vendors are all located in Edmonton.
My photographer sent me a sneak peak of our photos. We have to wait another month to see the full lot of them. I can't wait!
I'm a MRS!
Quick update and pics
I'm back as a married woman. The day was beautiful from the weather to the ceremony and reception. We couldn't help but smile all day. I'll come back with some updates in a few weeks. We're off on our honeymoon tomorrow..can't wait to relax in the bahamas!!
Enjoy these photos from family and friends. Our professional photos will be ready in 8 weeks!
Thanks to all the ladies that inspired me to have my dream wedding!
-Shoeaholic.... aka Mrs. M!!