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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Updates: ONE WEEK and a half away!!!

So the two main reasons I haven't been blogging is because my camera is busted so I can't capture all of the fun things we have been doing and my life is consumed with wedding "stuff". I pretty much have everything ready to go, just a few loose odds and ends. I want to be all finished by Monday so I can enjoy all of our fabulous guests. J's parents get in on Sunday and his brother gets in Monday woooo hoooo. All of the other guests start trickling in right after. I will just keep you updated on what we have been up to.

I recently started having nasty weddmares. All I have been thinking about is the wedding and everynight I dream that something goes wrong. Last night I had my first sleepless night of probably many as I am way too excitied for everyone to get here. Seriously, way better then Christmas. :D

We finally have gotten some amazing summer weather, a little late, but I am so grateful it has finally arrived. I now have a hint of a tan to ensure I have some glowing skin on our big day :) wooo hoooo To fully enjoy the summer heat we bought some tubes to float down the river that flows down beside our house and into the ocean. So much freaking fun. We giggle like school kids the entire way down. This is so imporant to have fun with eachother before the wedding, rather then me constantly nagging at the poor man "WE NEED TO GET THIS DONE". At this point he probably just wants to marry me so I'll shut it with all of this wedding talk.

I recieved an amazing package all the way from New Zealand from my dear friend Claire. She can't make it to the wedding because it costs way too much money and she is going to school to be a nurse. She is going to be an amazing nurse at that and I am so proud of her. She was actually on J's and my first "date". We all watched a movie together in my parents basement, hahaha cute! It was that night J awkwardly kissed me like a 12 year old nervous boy at the door <3! Anyhow, the mobile picture doesn't do the fine gifts justice. Check out how thoughtful she is.

Enclosed in a beautiful "rose box" was some NZ treats, a hilarious/beautiful card with sweet words written inside, handemade lace gloves, adorable handmade bracelets for J and I, and Cranium! Thank You so much Cleaaar, I love you and will always treasure our friendship. xoxo

 J & I picked up our guestbook adirondack chairs. I was driving by a small town a couple of months ago and spotted these chairs for sale in someones yard. I was in a rush so I couldn't stop by to inquire. A few weeks ago I still had those beautiful chairs stuck in my head and and had to drive back to look for them. I knew it was a long shot asking this gentleman to make us two chairs in a few shorts weeks as he said he can't keep them stocked. They are his biggest sellers. He said well of course, I'll make them for you in a week. This man has a full time job and sells different kinds of lawn ornaments on the side. Ugh I love Cape Breton! We just went and picked them up yesterday and they are BEAUTIFUL. He gave us a garden stone as a wedding gift and the price of the chairs were a steal. I wanted to do something different for the guest book, so we are going to get our friends and family to sign these chairs and then varnish them afterwards. So stoked.

My girlfriend Catherine invited me over for drinks the other night and after we enjoyed a couple of beverages she popped open some champagne and penises started to invade the room. She bought me a penis necklace, games, a bachelorette hat, an inflatable doll... all of the good stuff that every bride to be needs on a girls night out hahaha. We went to the dance afterwards and danced our bums off with more friends. Such a great night, thanks Cat! Love You

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Oh my....please visit this link. If you don't want to get married tomorrow after you watch this, you are nuts.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rhianna Rae

I'm so lucky as my extremely talented and beautiful cousin Rhianna is singing for our wedding ceremony, for our first dance, and is playing a song she wrote for us during the slide show :) This just adds to the excitment to our big day as I absolutely adore her and I am sure everyone in the room will instantly fall in love. I had bragged about her before here. You all should check out her music video and like it for her to perform at my hometown festival. Check her out :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

M & M's Wedding

J's brother Matt got married to his beautiful bride, Marian, almost a month ago in Calgary. The day was perfect. Amazing weather, delicious food, gorgeous couple, gorgeous wedding party, heartfelt speeches with some hilarity tossed into the mix, an amazing serenade by Matt to "I like big butts", great m.c, sweet dance moves, lots of laughter, wedding crashers, and one big celebration of love and two families joining together.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vows to myself

I have been thinking non-stop of what my wedding vows to my fiance are going to consist of. I have compiled a list of things I want to include in my vows but I do not want to make it into a longwinded speech. I just need to keep it short and sweet, just like me ;) I have also made a list of vows to myself that I like to read to keep myself stress free.

Vows to me:

I will try not to be as sensitive as I normally am.

The people who matter the most to us will be at our big day, (except of course, J's grandparents and other family members that can't attend. They will all be missed very much) I will take the time to hug and truly enjoy every single person there.  This will be the only day where pretty much every single person we love will be in one room celebrating "us"! I am going to soak every bit of it up.

I will be me. I will dance crazily, I will drink, I will be loud, I will be relaxed, I will be goofy. I am not a princess, I am not Martha Stewart, I am not wealthy, I am not poised.

I will take in all of the LOVE

I will not worry about what other people think. I won't stress about all of the decor, order, or food. I will only think of how much we love everyone their and how lucky we are to have each and everyone of them in our lives.

I will not lose it, if the flowers are not what I expected.

Our wedding will reflect us, it will be random, unique, fun, and as informal as possible

I will not be concerned if people aren't dancing, or worrying if they are having a good time or not because J and I will be having the time of our lives!!!

Basically, I will NOT sweat the small stuff. I will enjoy every single second. :D

I promise me

26 DAYS!