On Sunday, October 9th, 2016, E and I tied the knot at a beautiful golf course surrounded by our family and friends. It was
a great day… the best day. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day… I mean the day before was ugly… just a torrential downpour of constant Vancouver rain. We even did our rehearsal outside in the rain just in case it cleared up for the actual day… that was a good call on our commissioner’s part (Verna Magee Shepherd… she was amazing by the way!) because it completely cleared overnight and the sun came out just in time for our afternoon ceremony!
I cannot believe it has already been over a month, but time really does fly when you are having fun!
Anyone who has been involved in the planning of a wedding knows that though it is exciting, it can also be very stressful, draining, and an endless amount of decisions. A huge investment of time and effort go into planning a wedding and through this process, we have grown to appreciate other weddings so much more!
We tried to keep our wedding small, intimate, and enjoyable for everyone… so we literally did the bare bones minimum and kept our wedding very simple. This was probably one of the best decisions we made because it allowed us to actually enjoy our day without running around too much and worrying about a million things that we needed to do. Our photographer and videographer (Kai and Shyah) via Beautiful Life Studios were so amazing… they were there with us every moment throughout the day and it honestly felt like we were just hanging out with friends all day!
As many couples do nowadays, we also had a Photo Booth for guests via Liger Photobooth… some of the photos were downright hilarious… seeing our families, even our grandparents and parents having fun and taking funny photos with ridiculous props… best thing ever.
In terms of decor details.. not sure if you all know but I love to make things so we ended up making a number of things ourselves… thanks Pinterest for all of the ideas!… Stationary (Little bro Jeremy did such an amazing job with all of our custom pieces!), roses made of coffee filters (huge thank you to Martha Stewart… the queen of DIY! A bit of time and effort go a long way with these beauties but they ended up looking very realistic after we coloured them!)….
… tissue paper pomanders for the aisle decor, cookie favours (we had a few days of JEbakery in my parents kitchen..!), and a faux cake… but seriously, the possibilities are endless, depending how much time and effort you want to put into your wedding! And don’t forget to get your guy involved too… E was a pro when it came to pomander fluffing! =D We were so lucky that many of our friends and family were able to help us out, this made such a difference and we really couldn’t have done it without them… so thank you everyone again so much!
Either way, if you are in the midst of planning a wedding… just remember to have fun and enjoy the process! The time and effort was completely worth it because we got to share it with our loving families and friends 😊
Best. Day. Ever.