Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for products I genuinely love! Although I partnered with Minted.com for this post, my opinion remains my own.
I love tangible things, like stationery. I love sending out real Christmas cards, I have a huge stash of beautiful note cards and enjoy picking out birthday cards for friends and family. I really enjoyed picking out my wedding stationery and even designing some myself. A few years ago, one of my friends sent me a beautiful thank you card for her wedding. I remembering flipping it over and noticing that it was from Minted. Even though I wasn’t engaged yet, I remember making a mental note to check out Minted when the time came.
Fast forward a couple of years later, and here we are! Minted.com is a website where you can pick out unique designs for cards, address labels, invitations, and so much more. They work with independent designers and even have their own designers on staff to whip up some custom designs for you, if you so desire. This year, Minted has branched out into the decor market for the holidays. They have gorgeous printed tree skirts and stocking with custom name plates. They even have cozy throws and throw pillows to make your living room extra festive.
I’m so excited to finally be able to share my wedding day with you! It’s crazy how you spend so many months planning the perfect day, and then it’s gone just like that. I had my wedding at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club on the Toronto Islands. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect location. There was just one small problem…the Toronto Islands had flooded earlier this summer, forcing many weddings to be cancelled or relocated. I was so lucky that on the day of my wedding, we had perfect, sunny weather. It was also late enough in the summer that the island had dried out a bit. Phew! (more…)
I got married over the summer, and planning was a whirlwind! Between reading wedding blogs, to being on Pinterest 24/7 I had tons of ideas. I wanted guests to be able to find their tables easily at my wedding. I remember previous weddings where guests were crowded around a seating chart, and I remember having a hard time finding my name. That’s why I decided to use escort cards for my wedding.
What’s an escort card, you say? An escort card is a card that has your name and the table that you will be sitting at. It’s called an escort card because it literally escorts you to your table. Don’t confuse this (as my fiancé did) with a place card, which is a card that’s already at your table when you arrive, showing you where your seat is. Oy. (more…)
Thanks to shows like Say Yes to the Dress, there are a crazy high expectations when a bride goes shopping for a dress! Throw in family and weight anxiety to the mix and dress shopping has the potential to be really stressful.
I fell in love with Hayley Paige dresses on Pinterest and Say Yes to the Dress. Her fluffy, whimsical dresses suited me perfectly! The main collection was a little more than I wanted to spend on a wedding dress (Dresses start at about $5000) so I was really pleased to discover her Blush line! There are only a few wedding dress stores in the GTHA that carry her brand, and that’s what led me to the perfect dress shop.
The Modern Bride is a lovely little bridal shop in Guelph owned by a mother and daughter duo. They only do one bridal appointment at a time, so that you have a really personal experience. (more…)
Little bathroom amenity kits at weddings can be a nice extra for your guests. They can be a lifesaver for the guests and bridesmaids alike!
My wedding was nautical themed, so I put my amenity kit in these adorable little Anchor Cabinet
boxes from Kikkerland
. I love how they look, they are made of metal and have a secure latch on the side. They hold lots of items in them, and you can re-use them after!
While the list of what to include in your wedding bathroom kit could be endless, I’ve gathered a list of essentials that you should definitely include.
Mouthwash: Always a good idea, especially at a wedding!
Dove Spray Deodorant: Super easy to apply, and hygienic.
Tide to Go Pen: This is a lifesaver! Perfect for getting rid of those accidental wine stains.
Pony Tail Ties: Great for securing flyaway hairs.
What did you include in you wedding kit?
Thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart and Kikkerland for providing me with some of these essentials!
When planning a wedding, no detail is too small. From the perfect cake to the jaw dropping dress to the something blue, no detail is missed. One thing that is often overlooked in scent! Scent is very important. It just takes one whiff of the right scent to bring back memories of your wedding day. I wanted to find the perfect fragrance to spritz on my wedding day, and the ultra romantic Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet fit the bill! (more…)
I’ve been a little silent recently, but I have a good reason. I got married! It was a perfect day, and as an added bonus, I didn’t trip down the aisle. I added lots of fun touches to my wedding, and I’ll be sharing some of the crafty things that I did in a series of DIYs. I’ll also be sharing photos and more details about the day soon! (more…)