August 19, 2009

Wedding Stuff

So lets talk wedding!!

I am getting married May 26th, 2012 and of course I am super excited and have begun planning already. I have been told that this is ridiculous as the wedding is three years away and I have "lots of time," but I believe I have valid reasons for beginning my plans so early.

First, I'll repeat, I am SUPER excited, and have talked nothing but we
ddings since I got engaged in January. I believe some of my bridesmaids may be contemplating killing me if they have to hear the words wedding, venue or dresses one more time. But anyways, I have been hypothetically planning this wedding in my head for as long as I can remember. So now that I'm allowed to actually plan a wedding I can't wait to start. So I have.

Secondly: Because I have been thinking about this wedding for so long, I have pretty specific demands, such as the venue, and I want to make sure I can have exactly what I want without much compromise.

Third: C is joining the RCMP and will be going to Saskatchewan within the next couple of months and will be gone for 6 months. Because C is very concerned about my spending habits, he wants to be very involved in the planning of this wedding, and wants to definitely have a say in our church and our venue, so I need to decide where those are going to be before he leaves.

So yes, planning three years in advance has just been fully justified.

So C, My mother, my MOH, and I have spent the better part of August researching different venues, and have actually made appointments to see three out of the seven that we are interested in, one of which I will not blog about because I was not impressed at all.

But the other two......

....I did exactly what C told me not to do and fell completely in love with both of them and am now torn.

The first is Woodington Lakes, which we went to see two weeks ago. Here are some pics:

They have Swans, an obvious plus!

View from the outside, across the

View from the entrance, looking into the reception hall

I should also point out that this was C's number one pick, although I'm not entirely sure that he was as sold as I was when he viewed it in person. Either way, I loved the scenery, room, wedding co-coordinator and everything else that this venue included, especially the option of fireworks! But then today happened.....

...we went to The Royal Ambassador, which was my first choice. Again some pics:

C and I

Me dressed up ready to go



So, just as pretty, and probably a little bit more expensive, but again I'm in love. C says I can have it but wants me to cut our list....dramatically. And I won't be allowed to have fireworks......

So what do you guys think???

I like them both!

August 17, 2009


So the fiance and I just got back from camping with another couple.

Before I get into the details I think I should point out that I in no way claim to be an avid camper or outdoors person. To be quite honest, I suggest camping every year, and every year we go, and every year I learn why I wanted to come home so badly the last time. Don't get me wrong, I did have fun, but I am not meant to sleep on an air mattress, or go without showers, it's just not in me.

Anyways, we left on Friday, and began with C and I having the normal camping arguments, which typically revolve around me packing too much. And I do pack to much, I'll admit it. But this all goes back to me not being a good camper. I take everything with me. This includes full makeup, hair products, skin care products, hair dryer and straightener, a couple pairs of shoes and half my wardrobe...just in case. This drives the fiance crazy. This year I took 4 sweaters for four days, two zip up and two hoodies, and let me tell you when he found out he was not impressed. Anyways, we survived and he got over it.

I also decided that I was going to get a tan this weekend because this summer has been crappy and I haven't been able to yet. We went to Turkey Point, which is just outside of Port Dover and is right on Lake Eerie, so we had a beautiful beach to relax on. Unfortunately, because I was SO determined to tan, I refused to put suntan lotion on, despite the fiance's constant pleading. I was convinced I wouldn't burn and would tan nicely and be happy. I was wrong, he was right. I am burnt and in quite a bit of pain at the moment. This mixed in with the 20 bug bits I have all over my body and the exhaustion from the lack of sleep has reminded me once again that I am a city girl, who is not made out to "rough it." So lesson learned? I have to be honest and say probably not. Next year around this time I will most likely be trying to convince C to take me camping making the claims that it is so fun! Ah well, I guess that's life.

In other news, we have recently been venturing out and looking at venues for our wedding. I'm not going to say much about it now because I think this post is long enough, but we have already gone to see C's number one choice, and we are going to go and see mine on Wednesday, so I will post more then!

August 12, 2009


So where to begin?

I guess I'll start by mentioning that I am extremely new to this whole blogging thing and am still a little unsure about it. This can probably be attributed to one of the following.

a) Although I am currently enrolled in the English and Professional Writing program at York University, I am still very self conscious about my own writing and rarely, if ever, let anyone read anything that I have written.


b) I am doubtful that I have anything relevant or interesting enough to say about my life that would make people want to read what I have written.

Despite both of these things, I have several friends that have gotten into blogging, and have suggested that I try it. So here I am, giving it a shot... I guess we will see what happens!

So a little about me:

The biggest trait that I have is that I absolutely LOVE to shop. I can spend an entire day in a mall and find about a million things that I want to buy and then randomly and quickly find about 10 reasons why I need to have it. This has resulted in my bedroom becoming overloaded with useless crap that I don't need, a closet that I fight with, constantly when trying to put clothes in it and a fiance that has taken an active interest in my spending habits, especially when it concerns our upcoming wedding.

Speaking of my wedding, it is probably the biggest topic that this blog will revolve around. I have been engaged for just over 6 months to my wonderful fiance who swept me off my feet almost 8 years ago, and continues to surprise me almost daily. I will refer to him as "C." Since "C" and I got engaged, I have become obsessed with everything wedding. I think this is not only driving him crazy, but also all six of my bridesmaids. So I apologize ahead of time to anyone else that reads this for my endless rantings about venues, dresses, cakes and budgets (which have become quite an issue in wedding plans as I don't exactly work well with budgets and tend to forget they even exist... "C" doesn't exactly love this particular trait and is trying to push for "numbers".... something I'm not ready to give).

Anyways, I will cease rambling about the wedding for now and by just saying that I am pretty much a typical girl. I love purses, shoes, clothes and am anxious to finish school and move on with my future plans.

And that is pretty much it for tonight.