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Wedding Wednesday

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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.

Wedding Wednesday: Hair Trial take 2

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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.


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.


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

Halloween in July

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


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


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.

Wedding Wednesday: Make up & Miscellanea

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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!



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.


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 t…

Bluesfest 2013

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We volunteered again this year at Bluesfest.


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.


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

Previous posts:Bluesfest 2012
Bluesfest 2011
Bluesfest 2010
Bluesfest 2009

From the land of midnight sun

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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.



Oysterfest 2013

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Happy Canada Day!


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


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.