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Anyone trying to tackle wedding planning knows how far a little help can go! I am somewhat of a perfectionist and a lot of a control freak so accepting the help when offered is another problem all together. Recently while looking over my ever growing [when it should be shrinking] to-do list, I realized that […]

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I hope you know where that quote comes from! Our Gifts! Since Matt and I have plenty of stuff, we didn’t want to register for more stuff.  We just want cash money! Of course it is difficult to tactfully ask for this, which is why we used simpleregistry.com. That way we could register for some […]

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The very first decision Derek and I had to make when it came to the wedding what WHEN and then WHERE. The WHEN wasn’t too difficult… it took one afternoon and about three phone calls. Derek and I were born and raised in the south, and that means football is especially important to us and […]

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Callandra & I connected for the first time about a year ago. She & I were in the same boat; both Postcard Weddings 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 was hooked. […]

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Since our caterer does not provide alcohol and we wanted to save money by purchasing our own alcohol we decided to do so during the Beverages and More (BevMo) 5 cent wine sale, woo hoo! For those on the West Coast who have a BevMo I highly suggest you take advantage of this sale to […]

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When it came to favors the fiance and I knew we didn’t really want to trot down the traditional path.We knew we wanted something unique and if possible something that represented us as a couple. As I’m sure everyone reading this blog is aware, that is a tall order for something being ordered in bulk […]

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Last week I posted about my initial dress shopping trip, as well as my dumb idea of deciding that the first time my family and Japh’s family meets we should go dress shopping. Alright, it wasn’t a completely dumb idea but I’ve had better ones. I’ve previously written about our “parents meeting parents” experience here […]

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So, my little brother’s high school graduation party was last Saturday. Isn’t he cute? (: Anyway, we have a ton of family from out of town, so it was suuuuper fun to have everyone together at my parent’s house to celebrate. There were a lot of family friends there, too–many of whom we haven’t seen […]

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All day fashion deal site RueLaLa.com is hosting a bridal boutique called Style. I do! where you can get fabulous designer pieces for much less than full retail price. If you’re not familiar with RueLaLa, it’s an invitation-only online fashion outlet where members get access to private sale Boutiques, each open for just a short […]

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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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While Matt worried about which buddy he couldn’t include in his party I had the opposite problem. I only have a handful of really close friends and when Matt decided on 6 groomsmen I easily produced 4 but two more would be tough. We decided it didn’t have to be even though and I ended […]

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