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We’re home from the honeymoon. I’m now an old married gal…sorry for being out of touch while I was off honeymoonin’. The wedding was without a doubt the absolute very best day ever. It seriously couldn’t have been anymore perfect. Well, it would have been a bit wee more perfect minus the pouring rain, thunder […]

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Things are certainly trucking along here in wedding planning land. I thought I’d share a few photos of a recent get together with some special ladies. Julie’s Wedding Sweatshop: Round Two…The Bake Fest. Much like the last “wedding sweatshop” [the images seem to have disappeared from the post on this site, so I've linked to […]

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For many, this is a long and boring story. You’ve been warned. For others, I really do hope it can be a useful wedding planning idea. The famous wedding dress has arrived at last. [It's not really famous, just in my head.] As many people in my life know, this dress has been quite the […]

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One of our priorities is to have an open bar. We want this to be a heck of a party, and I’m a strong believer that an open bar is a good start. Adam’s mum and dad have generously offered to make the wine for the party. Unlike a lot of homemade wine, the stuff […]

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When I met Adam nearly six years ago, I kind of fooled him. We were college students meaning that I had very little disposable income, which in turn meant I had to work with my already-existing wardrobe. The truth is, I love to shop. I just adore a good outfit. When the paycheques started rolling […]

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Back when we were growing up in small town Alberta, my sister, Amy & I were exposed to a great deal of non-typical music for the average small town Alberta girl through my dad’s vinyl/cassette tape collection and the independent radio my parents listened to. To this day, I thank them greatly for this exposure. […]

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I’ve been brainstorming about this wedding for over a year now. There are endless online resources for gathering ideas and inspiration. In the early stages, I started saving the odd image to my computer desktop. That start to get a bit disorganized so I started a folder dedicated to wedding-related images. That too, began to […]

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Callandra & I connected for the first time about a year ago. She & I were in the same boat; both Cherry Tree Occasions and Julie Williams Photography were gearing up for the first summer in business here in Canmore. She spoke about her “who says you have to” approach to wedding planning and I […]

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Shortly after our engagement, I met Jesse and his girlfriend at a little party hosted by another local photographer. I left the party thinking, ‘I want to be friends with these two!’ I got home from the party, checked out Jesse’s website and said to Adam, ‘we need to trade a portrait session with these two!’ Not […]

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Back in April my mum hosted a wedding craft-o-thon. When we began discussing this wedding nearly a year ago, I mentioned something about not expecting anything of epic proportions for our plans. Everything about this craft-o-thon was kind of the epitome of epic proportions. My mum rounded up a solid troupe of talented crafters to […]

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Back in October of 2010, after we’d already been engaged for 6 months, we decided we should finally pick a date for this epic hurrah we were planning. I was quite surprised at how tricky this part was. Between working around family member vacations, the time of year we’d hoped for and my own bookings [silly […]

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This is very exciting news in the land of Adam & Julie’s wedding plans. We’ve got our hands on a Boler for our rapidly approaching bushparty camping wedding! [For those who are out of the loop, Boler is Canadian for “awesome 13-foot-vintage-egg-shaped-camping-trailer”] Like most guys, Adam has been incredibly easygoing about this whole wedding shebang…he […]

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