After being married for over two years, looking back at our wedding day, I have to say that apart from the “I dos,” my favorite moment was when my daddy said his speech, followed by the father/daughter dance. I still get emotional to this day when I re-read his speech. It was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding.
After we finished our first dance, we made our way to our seats and heard a little “ching ching”. I looked around and saw my father standing up, sweating bullets and trying to keep his cool. I knew from that nervous smile of his, it was time”¦ he was ready to give his speech.
“I want my speech to be perfect,” he had told me earlier that week. “Perfect, because you deserve no less.”
I started tearing up. Who wouldn’t after those heartfelt words? … read more
The holidays are filled with endless amounts of ornaments”¦ and I wish I could buy them all. But this year my Christmas tree features red and turquoise balls—nothing too fancy. When I saw this pretty little horse ornament, I knew I wanted to do something with it.
Of course, it didn’t fit into my current holiday decorations, but I loved the colors and decided to make a mood board instead. There’s no limit when it comes to colors for a wedding palette, as long as you use them wisely. So, my inspiration board features 5 colors: blush pink, purple, beige, olive green, and turquoise/teal. … read more
Being a blogger for Weddingbee has definitely made me feel special/sort of celebrity-ish at times. But I’m just a normal gal who blogged about her wedding planning, and it was an honor to share it with all of you. Some bees have been recognized in public on several occasions (crazy, I know!).
Mr. Flamingo and I took part of a wedding TV show called La Bosse des Noces, and that was definitely an interesting experience.
A couple of weeks ago, I was flipping through the channels on the television and came face to face… with myself. Yup, our wedding was airing again on television. It was kind of neat. I have been wanting to share this video for quite some time, but trying to find a way to upload the video took longer than I anticipated. But I can finally share it with you now.
So for those of you who understand French – enjoy!
Being a graphic designer, it’s a given that the computer is my best friend. Ask me what I can’t live without? I would say that it’s the computer/internet. Hey, it’s a combo! One can’t live without the other. 😉 Call it an addiction, or just plain curiosity, but I’m always online searching the ‘net, sharing cool sites, and all of that.
How my blogging obsession began: (2006)
I had heard about blogging from another designer friend and was really interested in the whole concept. He had a really cool blog sharing some personal stuff, and it got me thinking, ‘Hmm, I wonder if people would read my blog.’ Intrigued, and willing to spend a couple more hours on a computer a day, I decided to start my own blog.
I was debating at first whether I would go the personal route, or the more general route, and decided to give the personal approach a try. So, I blogged about me, and shared personal and professional experiences. I did it for a couple of months but felt something was lacking. I decided to take the plunge and abandon my old blog (about me) to start a new one about weddings in general. Since I had been engaged for over a year, I was in the planning stages, and wanted to share my knowledge with others.
WOW, I’m almost at the end of my recap posts and I’ve been married over a year. Can you believe it’s been that long since I got married? Time flies.
We when were planning our wedding, the honeymoon was something that was rather important (to me, at least). A getaway after the whole year-and-a-half of planning. Unfortunately, we soon realized that things were rather expensive… and the honeymoon was put on hold. … read more
When we were planning our wedding, the favors had been the subject of quite a big debate. We knew we wanted to offer a donation to the Quebec Breast Cancer Association, but felt that our guests needed to leave with something as well. We wanted to offer something glamorous, and these beautiful imported Italian Sparkling Water bottles were just what we were looking for.
We created little cards and DIY pink ribbons with the mention that a donation was made in memory of my grandmother and in honor of my mother, who is a proud survivor. My mother felt so touched by the gesture. … read more
A couple months ago, I was happy to find out that my cousin was getting married. What’s funny is that I had never ever thought she would tie the knot, but admitted she did it for her fiance. Marriage was something very important to him and she knew she’d be with him forever… so why not make it official? I found it to be a very nice gesture on her part.
They decided they wanted a really really really small wedding—25 people, tops. Heck, I wasn’t even invited (which was fine of course 😉 ). They were planning a wedding in 6 months, and had a very little budget to make this wedding happen. Well, 2 months ago, I received an email. She asked me if I would be willing to do both her makeup and be the official photog for her wedding. They weren’t paying for a photographer so she thought that I would be a better candidate to take pics than say”¦ uncle Bob.