It’s about time! So many of you have asked me to see our wedding photos and we’re finally able to share them! For those of you who follow my blog for the sports & tech related side of things… I apologize! I’ll be taking a girly next couple of weeks to cover off the wedding :) I’ve decided to post them in a series of photos/categories to break it up and make sure I don’t miss any of the details. Over the course of 9 blog posts I’ll be covering everything from accessories, to decor, to the dress(!), the groom, the wedding party, the flowers, the food & drink, the activities, and of course our formal portrait wedding photos. Our wedding took place on September 3, 2011 in beautiful Tofino, BC Canada.

Note: All photos posted here copyright by Jonetsu Studios, our amazing wedding photographers!

I know that weddings are really about the love you share for one another that is shared with your family and friends, and that was very much true for our wedding. That being said, bear with me as I go through some material/superficial posts with all the details! The planning and the details were something I found really fun!

My Wedding Shoes

Those of you that know me really well know that I love shoes. A lot. So naturally the first thing I did when we got engaged was to start looking at wedding shoes. I know it’s kinda weird, but I was a lot more excited about the shoes that the dress at first! Unfortunately since the shoes were the first thing I bought, I spent probably way too much of my budget on the footwear… but hey, at least it’s something I can use again :) Pictured in the photo above are the champagne Valentino shoes (ordered specially from New York) that were worn for the ceremony, the bright blue Isabel Marant shoes from Paris (my something blue!) that were worn for photos and our reception, and then the glittery champagne Jimmy Choo peep-toe pumps that were worn for our first dance and for dancing the night away!

Wedding Flip Flops

Every bride knows your feet are killing by the end of the night, so why not wear a pair of pretty ivory Valentino flip flops for dancing in the wee hours of the morning and walking back to the hotel?

Shoes & Birdcage Veil

Here’s a shot of the cute birdcage veil by Laura Jayne that I wore for the evening portion of the reception.

Shoes & Necklaces

I was deciding between wearing a gold cross or a small crystal for the wedding and I ended up going with the small crystal necklace from Swarovski.

Clutch, Ring, Bracelet

For my clutch, I went with a gold purse by Salvatore Ferragamo that was a lovely wedding gift, and my grandmother’s heirloom sapphire ring (my something borrowed as it was given to my mom) and diamond bracelet (my something old). She passed away this year so I really wanted to incorporate her into the wedding to let her know I was thinking of her. I really missed her there.

Our Wedding Rings

Allan bought his wedding band from Blue Nile and I bought mine from People’s. My ring was only $200! What a steal :) The rings are pictured on top of the wooden box that Allan bought for me from Tofino when he proposed.


I wanted a little bling and glitter so I purchased a set of custom-made earrings from Elsa Corsi, a Vancouver jewelry designer.

Earrings & Bracelet

Here’s a shot of the earrings she designed, all made from Swavorski crystals.

Bracelet (for Reception)

Same goes for the bracelet!

Corset & Earrings Corset & Garter

Lastly, here’s two somewhat NSFW photos of the garter and the corset that I wore under the dress. I figure these are pretty much the same as posting swimsuit photos as they are quite tasteful so hopefully everyone’s OK with it. The corset is from Chantelle France and it was worth every penny! I loved how it felt under the dress and it was definitely one of my favourite accessories!


I ordered this beautiful garter (my something new!) from Etsy… it’s handmade with antique lace and a crystal with dangling lace flowers (can’t really see it in the photo). It matches a part of my wedding dress (pictures coming later!) so I loved that it had something in common.

And that’s it for the shoes and accessories! More photos coming soon :)

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  1. Adelaide Says:

    I, for one, am totally excited that you are going to post pics of your wedding. You’re fine-tuned to detail, so I knew it would be just fabulous! The shoes are to die for! I think they’re most every women’s weakness. ;)

    Adelaide recently posted.. Photo Story – Last Month of 2011

  2. Tawcan Says:

    Wow that’s a lot of blings! Your photographer definitely did a good job capturing the details. Can’t wait for more pics.

  3. Kaitlin Says:

    So excited to see your photos!! They are stunning!

  4. liv Says:

    Yay finally see more of your wedding pics. They look amazing so far esp. your corset pictures! I’m sure the male readers of this blog don’t mind at all ;)

    Can’t believe how many pairs of shoes you ended up buying! The good thing is they are all very wearable post wedding.

    Hope you post again soon! Maybe one on all the super duper glamourous guests at your wedding lol.

    liv recently posted.. Baubles, Beads, and Bangles and a Sneak Peek

  5. Amy Says:

    Beautiful pics, Allie! Looking forward to seeing more.

  6. Zahra Says:

    Congratulations on your wedding :) Been reading your blog for a very long time and its so inspiring!
    xoxo Zahra xoxo

  7. Maxine Says:

    Congrats on the wedding

    Maxine recently posted.. How to Visit Three Pagodas for Free in Dali, Yunnan, China

  8. Krystal Says:

    Will we ever see the rest?

  9. A Says:

    True that they say “a girl can never have enought shoes”. Got a similar Jimmy Choos for my upcoming wedding.

    Love your Garter too :)

    A recently posted.. last weekend of march

  10. tinafreysd Says:

    I love all the accessories here…Specially the ring..Hope you had enjoy your wedding..

  11. melanie Says:

    Yes, will we ever see the rest?!

  12. Vancity Allie Says:

    Yes! I’m almost done the next post. Sorry for the delay, life has been crazy :(

  13. Nikki Says:

    Lots of bling! Love the different shoe choices and the sentimental something old/borrowed. How sweet!

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