Now that my sister’s wedding is wrapped up, I’m finally getting mine rolling. It’s only 6 months away and I finally designed Save the Dates thanks to the help of Paperless Post.
They had a library of professionally designed digital cards. I didn’t want to waste paper on sending people paper cards when most people have e-mails and older family members I’ve already verbally told the date.
I ended up choosing a design like this and a fun photo from my sister’s wedding where we caught both the bouquet and the garter. There was a lot of customization options including envelopes, photo filters, fonts and more.
Digital save the dates are also a great way to ask for more information and we’ll be combining this with Postable to build an address book. Paperless Post has this function too, but I enjoyed the layout and functionality of the Postable one a bit better.
I’m so excited to have finally made these and now the countdown clock begins.
Yesterday, my sister and I had a double wedding dress appointment at David’s Bridal. I had an idea of what I wanted, and a Vera Wang dress I bookmarked hoping to try on. However, I realized 10 minutes in that their display didn’t have it.
We leafed through dresses and I gave the stylist a list of things I wanted and didn’t want. The moment I tried on an Oleg Cassini with a lot of lace details, I was in love. It was in the higher range of what I was looking to spend, but no other dress I tried on could compare to the feeling of how I felt in it, and how my mom and sister thought it looked on me as well. I said yes to the dress and now I can’t wait to walk down the aisle with it and see what Nash thinks!
Now wedding planning seems a bit more real and my head is reeling with all the things I need to do next.
I haven’t planned too much of my wedding besides the date, but I thought the next step was to ask my bridesmaids. I decided on a wedding party of 3. My maid of honour is my best friend from the East Coast. My other bridesmaids are my sister and a longtime friend.
I had no doubt on who I wanted in my wedding party. One was a family of course, but the other two were people who no matter where they go in the world, when we’re together it’s like we were never apart. It takes a special bond to feel that way and I know I want them with me on my special day.
How did I ask? I got everyone special bridesmaid cards (they are hard to find) and also bought matching rose gold earrings from Pandora. Nash and I are contemplating a light orange and pale purple theme, so they fit with whatever outfits!
I can’t wait to continue planning even though I don’t know where to start!
In October, I had the pleasure of being my best friend’s maid of honour. She lives in PEI and her other bridesmaid in New Brunswick. Since we were in difference provinces, we were assigned different colours for each of our dresses and we were allowed to pick our own style.
My colour was mint and I ended up finding a beautiful silk chiffon one at Donna Morgan. I ordered it online and it came quickly in a beautifully packaged box. One thing to be careful about in international orders (especially clothing) is any potential custom fees. Mine ended up being an additional $40 on top of what I already paid for the dress (including shipping).
I didn’t mind though because the dress was perfect. The different colours and textures of each of the girl’s dresses looked stunning together.
The majority of my PEI trip involved wedding-related activities. The wedding took place at the PEI Brewing Company. We spent some time there making necessary preparations and I snapped a few photos during regular hours: This fella sounded like a real life version of Catbug.
The family of the bride and groom rented out cottages for the week. The view from there was peaceful and beautiful.
We were frequently greeted by a friendly fox:
One of the nights we attended an all-you-can-eat dessert event in support of PEI’s Autism Society. We were spoiled with delicious treats:
We had our nails painted by her mother:
The night before the wedding the girls booked a hotel room. The staff built us towel swans with hearts.
We could see downtown Charlottetown below:
Random portraits and selfies:
Laura had an official wedding photographer for her special day, so I didn’t take many photos but here are a few random ones from that day:
I had a great time in PEI. I hope to be back in the East Coast soon to do more exploring (and eating)! I couldn’t leave without buying these: