This is one of those blog posts, you know, the one I post once per month–it seems to be an ongoing trend.
To be honest, I haven’t had a lot of time to myself up until recently. I returned from the Netherlands and got married! How exciting is that? It’s been just over a week now since we tied the knot, and I couldn’t be happier!
As a side note: Nothing feels different; I just call him my husband now.
If you know me personally, you know I am quite spontaneous. A lot of people were, and are still surprised by this news. We had a small wedding out in my auntie and uncles backyard and it was absolutely perfect. I’ve always wanted a small wedding, but I always dreamed of eloping. Call me crazy but I don’t need the whole shebang. All you need is a good photographer, a tasty cake, some nice shoes, and homemade bouquets–which I made with my cousin and my sister, BY THE WAY.
You know what’s also great? When your family and friends toss rose petals at you and your husband at the end of the ceremony. Best idea ever, whoever came up with it. I think it was my mum.
These are just some of the many pictures from our wonderful day. An old friend of mine from high school–Rachel–was in town and I hired her to take photos at our wedding. She’s only sent me these so far, and they look AMAZING! I can’t wait to see the rest of them!
If you’re wondering where I got my dress–Gemini Bridal here in Edmonton. I paid just shy of $300 with alterations. I could have altered it myself, but I already had enough on my plate.
My auntie, uncle, and cousin did an amazing job preparing their backyard for our big day. I don’t know if they will do something like this for a couple in the future, but they really deserve a huge thank you. ❤
That delicious, sugary-sweet cake was from The Sweet Side. I chose the strawberry lemonade flavour and everybody loved it, including myself.
If you’re planning a wedding in the near future, especially one as small as this one, I have some advice for you.
1) As soon as you mention the word wedding to any company, the price goes up by 100%.
2) As much as you love your mothers advice, go with what you want.
3) Invite your closest friends.
3) Get help from your bridesmaids–don’t be afraid to ask. I fell into this problem and I felt like I planned my entire wedding. But you should find bridesmaids who will offer you the help as well.
4) Pick the dress you love. I fell in love with my dress as soon as I put it on.
5) Don’t stress over the small stuff and enjoy yourself! It’s a big day. Sure you want it perfect but is it really worth stressing over perfection?
6) Do a small wedding. It’s more intimate and less expensive.