Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wedding Wednesday

We've been very busy with wedding stuff this week! Now that we're only a month away from the big day we're scrambling to sort out all of the logistics. 

This week we had meetings with our venue, photographers, baker, officiant...
Lots of details to go over!

We've also been working away on several wedding crafts. Friends have been helping us with the centrepieces and bunting and so many other projects.


I've started working on a project that uses some of the scraps from my wedding dress and I'm really happy with how it's turning out.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Hair Trial take 2

I had another hair trial yesterday. I was really happy with what Karmel did last time, but she wanted to test out some different options before the big day.

Hair Trial - take 2

I'm not sure if it was the humidity or the shampoo and conditioner I've been using, but my hair was super limp. My hair really wasn't cooperating, but Karmel still managed to pull off something great.

Hair Trial - take 2

I made the hair clips  to match my bouquet. I'm going to have to make a bunch more before the wedding!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Halloween in July

Last night Chris and I went to Wonder Geeks Activate's Halloween in July event. I love any chance to dress up!

Halloween in July
I got this dress on sale after last Halloween

It was too hot to wear our big costumes, but it was a great opportunity to put together outfits we've never worn before.

Halloween in July
Admiral Chris

There were lots of great costumes there. I didn't get pictures of the winners of the costume contest, but I did snap some photos of a few of my favourites.

Halloween in July
This time traveler makes jewellery 
Halloween in July
My favourite costume at the party - so awesome!
and the girl wearing it was super sweet
Halloween in July
It took this guy 4 weeks to weave that chainmail shirt
Halloween in July
He let me try out his sword!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Make up & Miscellanea

I had my make up trial this week. I found Amber Sheikh through a local photographer's website where I saw some really cool work she did on a punk themed shoot. She's fantastic and I'm really glad we decided to go with her. I love it when our vendors seem almost as excited about our wedding as we are!

Make up trial


The make up is going to be really dramatic! I don't wear make up on a daily basis, so this is quite a change from my normal appearance, but I think it's going to look amazing with the dress and all the post-apocalyptic decor.

Tailcoat

In other news, Chris' tailcoat arrived. I can't wait to show you pictures of Chris wearing it, he looks incredible. It fits perfectly and makes him look ready to lead an army into battle.

While we've been working on a few projects, we haven't made much progress on decorations lately. But we had friends over last night to help us out and more coming by tomorrow, so I think we'll be checking things off our list soon.

We did put together a pin board to help our guests visualize what they might want to wear to our wedding. We're getting a lot of questions about the dress code and Chris and I tend to forget that not everyone has a closet full of costumes like we do.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bluesfest 2013

Ottawa Bluesfest 2013

We volunteered again this year at Bluesfest.

Ottawa Bluesfest 2013

With me being gone up north for part of it, Chris not feeling well and all the wedding stuff we have to do, we didn't see as many shows as we have in the past, but we still had a great time.

Ottawa Bluesfest 2013

This year was especially bittersweet because it will likely be our last.

Ottawa Citizen Front Page Bluesfest '13
Photo from DigitalLounge.ca
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

From the land of midnight sun

There's no Wedding Wednesday post today because I'm in the Yukon.

It's been almost twenty years since I was last in Whitehorse. I'm surprised at how much I remember from way back then! I thought I'd forgotten everything but a lot of the city is familiar.




Monday, July 1, 2013

Oysterfest 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Whalesbone Oysterfest 2013

Yesterday Chris and I took in the Whalesbone's hipsterfest Oysterfest. The fish burgers and oysters were just as delicious as last year!

Whalesbone Oysterfest 2013

I didn't get any pictures of it, but my favourite part of the night was when the fire performers started doing their thing on the roof. All summer events are better with fire. 

Whalesbone Oysterfest 2013