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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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I am seriously addicted to online research. Can you be addicted to such a thing? Before every decision I make I hop on the interwebs and check out the situation, ie; reviews, deals, coupons, etc. Wedding invitations were no exception to this illness. I ordered packet after packet of free samples from companies and spent […]

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Hello my ladies! My FABulous photographers took a gazillion pictures at our nuptials so I am waiting ever so patiently until they edit them all. But I thought I should give you a sneak peak! So without further ado- Four out of five of my beautiful maids! The G2B/Husband and I! Here are some decorations […]

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Japh and I “announced”our engagement in February. By announced I mean that after telling close friends and family in person we changed our Facebook status.  We had an Engagement Dinner Party at the end of February and after that we kind of fell off the wedding planning wagon. I felt good about the fact that […]

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