Thursday, July 31, 2008


Wade and I "booked" the church last night, and had our first meeting with the minister. We'll be getting married at Glenburnie United Church, with Reverend Don officiating. My parents were married at the church, although it was in a different building. In 1995, the church moved a couple hundred feet down the road into a larger building.

Here's the old church, which has been convered to a private home:
(The former church is on the left, and the former hall is on the right)

Here's the new church:

Monday, July 21, 2008

Favourite Bridesmaid Dresses

These are just some of the fun dresses I have found on-line!

I think these dresses are awesome (and I'm quite serious). As odd as the multi-coloured stripes are, the bridesmaids are beautiful and pull it off! The differences lengths does look a little off. But the backdrop is absolutely stunning, and all three look so happy to be there.

Is anyone else wanting to sing, "He was a one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple, people-eater"? No? Well, I am.

This bride couldn't decide on a colour, so she chose three! After all, why choose?

My personal favourite. These hot pink numbers look like they're made of coloured saran wrap. I remember that stuff. Kind of a weird idea, coloured saran wrap.

Going by the sexy perm hairstyles, I would guess this wedding took place in the mid to late 1980s! So, really, these dresses would have been cutting-edge futuristic.

What great friends, though you can hardly see them through the glare.

Do you have any favourites of these dresses?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bridal Show

Canada's Bridal Show is held twice a year at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, in January and again in September. This year's September show will be September 26, 27 & 28. I have no idea if it'll be as good as Ottawa's show (Ottawa's show was really, really good), but I think I'll go!

I'd love to have friends come and have fun with me!

Here's the website:

If you can come, let me know. We'll make a week-end out of it. Make sure you have good running shoes on!


Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Now that we have the photographer booked, we have to consider videography. I have two friends, Dave & Pam, who incidentally are celebrating their wedding anniversary today. They say the biggest regret from their wedding is that they didn't film their vows.

I seriously considered what Dave & Pam said. Is the ceremony something that I would like to see again? Or can pictures tell the story of the ceremony? I think pictures can certainly tell a story, but they can't capture words. So I think I would like a video made.

So that leaves a few questions. Can we videotape the ceremony ourselves? Maybe, but we'd need a tripod and a reliable microphone. However, one camera might not have the best view, or even might become blocked. We'd probably want more than one camera, but then we'd have to edit the videos. That sounds like too much work, since we don't know how to edit videos!

If we booked a videographer / cinematographer, then we'd have to seriously consider what we want filmed. Obviously, the ceremony is of greatest importance. But what about the speeches/toasts during the dinner? I'd love to be able to review those moments. But, as Wade has rightly pointed out, we really can't spend money on everything we want. Costs range from $250 - $3000 (and up), depending on the duration of coverage and the individual business. We don't have unlimited money, though it'd be nice if we won the next Lotto 6/49!

What do you think? In your opinion, what aspects of the wedding day MUST we have filmed?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


... We have our package chosen. It's a customized package, because none of the packages was exactly what we were looking for. It has less than package 3, but different details than what is available in package 2. We're really happy with this option!

And, of course, given the date, I must say "Happy Canada Day"!

As a random trivia, can you answer these questions on Canada Day:

1) Who was our first prime minister?
2) What does Canada Day commemorate?
3) What part of the Canadian Constitution protects our rights and freedoms?
4) What is the slogan of our constituion?
(a) Liberty, equality, fraternity
(b) Peace, order and good government
(c) Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
(d) From sea to sea ("A mari usque ad mare")
5) In what year was Confederation? (Bonus if you can name where it occurred)
6) Who is our CURRENT head of state?
7) In what decade of the 20th century were Canadian women first given the right to vote?
8) Which of the following chains is Canadian-owned?
(a) The Hudson's Bay Company ("The Bay")
(b) Laura Secord
(c) The Second Cup
(d) Tim Hortons
9) In what year did the most recent province join Canada?
10) In what year did the most recent territory join Canada? (I hope you didn't say Nunavut was the most recent province to join Canada!)

Write your answers down somewhere, then click on the comments to find out the answers! Bonus if you can answer them all without looking them up on wikipedia! :)