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Thursday, May 30th, 2013

And finally our wedding photos come to an end! To wrap it all up, I’m going to post the selection of our favourite photos, plus our full vendor and resource list. I’m ready to go back to the regular programming of surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, gadgets, video games, photography, food, and more :) I’ve got a lot to update you guys on! Here are some of our favourite photos, and some of my favourite memories of our special wedding day:

Our Favourite Wedding Photos: Surfboards

Surfboards on the beach in Tofino…

On the Black Rock Cliffs

Black rock cliffs on the west coast…

Wedding Day

The hustle and bustle…

Wedding Dress Preparations

… of getting ready….

The Handsome Groom

The handsome groom…

Wedding Shoes

… and the handsome shoes :)

My Little Brother

My little brother playing the piano…

And it's Sealed!

The kiss that sealed the deal…

Wedding Guests (Left)

Being surrounded by our amazing friends and family…

Wedding Guests (Right)

… who we love dearly!

Family Comes First

Our dear parents…

The Amazing Wedding Party

Our amazing wedding party…

Bride and Bridesmaids Bouquets

The flowers…

Wedding Party by the Ocean

The view…

The Reception Room

The room…

The Place Settings

The tables…

Custom Chocolates

Our wedding logo…

Our Wedding Guestbook: A Surfboard

Our guestbook…

Messy Wedding Cake

… and that darn messy cake!

The First Dance Dip

Our first dance…

Pouring Party Favours

… and pouring our party favours to end the night.

Running  into the Ocean

Running into the ocean…

Surfboard Love

… with our surfboards…

Heading to the Ocean

…. with our wedding getups on.

Surfing in our Wedding Getup

The waves were tiny…

Allan Catching a Wave

And while it wasn’t really a very good “surf session”…

Love on the Beach

… it was a good makeout session :)

Love in the Ocean

Our love always seems strongest in the ocean…

Ocean and Cliffs

… and when we’re outside…

In the Forest

… or in the trees.

It was an amazing wedding weekend and we treasure every moment of it. It wouldn’t have been possible without our family, friends, and our vendors… many who now are our friends. A big, BIG thank you especially to our amazing wedding photographers, JONETSU Studios. We couldn’t have done it without you. You really are the best photographers in the world (and you have the awards and titles to back it up!)… but even without all that, we truly had a world-class experience with you. Thank you. We love our photos.

Thank You to Our Vendors!

Full Vendor List:

Photography: Jonetsu Studios
Wedding Planner: Alicia Keats Weddings & Events
Florist: Crab Apple Floral
DJ: Austin Beaver Events
Bar Manager: David Wolowidnyk
Wedding Cake: Ganache Patisserie
Officiant: Reverend Daniel Fournier
Entertainment/Photo Booth: Vancouver Flipbook
Hair: Paul Wolowidnyk
Makeup: Hayley Miller
Chair and Sofa Rentals: Furnishings by Corey
Linens and Tablecloths: La Tavola
Other Rentals: Smashing Glasses, Pedersen’s, Upright Decor
Custom Wooden Invitations (designed by us): Night Owl Paper Goods
Wedding Dresses (Ceremony & Reception): Manuel Mendoza
Bride’s Shoes: Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Isabel Marant
Ceremony Bracelet, Ring: Vintage/Heirloom (from Grandmother, Mother)
Earrings, Reception Bracelet: Elsa Corsi Jewellery (custom)
Purse: Salvatore Ferragamo clutch
Ceremony Veil: Manuel Mendoza
Reception Veil: Laura Jayne Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: Karen Millen London
Groom’s Tuxedo: Manuel Mendoza
Groom’s Shoes & Bowtie: Hugo Boss
Cufflinks: Paul Smith London
Ceremony Venue: Black Rock Resort
Reception Venue: Ucluelet Centre

Our Wedding Featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine

And finally… if you’re interested, our wedding can be found in Perfect Wedding Magazine as the featured wedding with a 6-page spread! They tell us our surf theme inspired their entire issue. It’s the 2013 Spring/Summer issue. And now… back to our regular programming! Thanks everyone for following our wedding here. If you’d like to catch-up on old wedding posts, just check out the entire wedding category on the blog.

All photos copyright by the best Vancouver wedding photographers JONETSU Studios … thank you guys!


Monday, April 19th, 2010

Warning: If you don’t like materialism/consumerism with designer fashion, please don’t read on. Check out my other posts on the categories to the right :) We’ll be back to our regular programming soon ;)

I’ve been slowly accumulating a few designer things over the past few months, and I thought I’d do a post with all the pretty girl things in one go. Of course, 99.9% of things in my closet are not designer, and I don’t think it’s necessary to have designer things to be fashionable… but I do have a thing for brands (I can admit it!) and I like to have a couple pieces in my wardrobe that are designer. Plus, with friends like Liv, Kelsey and Jennifer (not to mention my best friend Christie who works at Net-a-Porter) feeding you constant fashion news, it’s hard not to get swept up in it all. :)

So, here we go with a few purchases I’ve made over the past couple months for Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion…

Hugo Boss Pink Belt

… a blush pink Hugo Boss Orange leather belt. Really into this colour for spring…

Cole Haan Slingbacks

… very comfortable Cole Haan buckle slingback shoes that are great for work…

Salvatore Ferragamo Boxes

… and yes, I visited the Salvatore Ferragamo store on Robson with a couple items in mind: a new purse, and new shoes. Years ago, I wouldn’t have been interested in Ferragamo at all because they always seemed a bit “old” to me. However, I tried on dozens of shoes on in Holt Renfrew from Louboutins (blah) to Jimmy Choos to Manolo Blahniks… and guess what, Ferragamo seemed the most comfortable for my shape of foot and the most well-made and I like that their shoes and handbags are made in Italy with good quality leather.

Coral Ferragamo Peep-Toe Pumps

… so I completely fell in love with these coral/pink bow Ferragamo peep-toe pumps. Soooooooo comfortable and I really like the colour. They are quite pink but for some reason the lighting makes them look red.

Blue Ferragamo Handbag

Every couple of years I buy a new purse and then I proceed to completely wear it into the ground. My Fendi purse is now completely covered in dirt, frayed, and unusable. Liv was shocked when I told her that I only have one purse and I bring it everywhere — from restaurants to surf trips. Yep, I know. It’s almost a crime. But I really only want one purse at a time. So, I hopelessly fell in love with this blue Ferragamo leather purse. Here’s why: it’s small (I only like small purses), it’s structured so it will hold it’s shape, it’s got a gorgeous grain and design in the leather, I can wear it anywhere, and it can be worn for any season.

Purse Links/Strap Detail Purse Liner and Pocket

My favourite thing about it is the blue colour and the silver link detailing in the straps. The colour is great for Spring 2010 but it’s pretty unique as well.

Agent Provocateur/French Lingerie

Of course, every woman at one point in her life could use a little French lingerie :)

Spring Colours

I’ve updated my wardrobe a bit for spring with some new colours… the rust colour is really big right now and some light blues and pinks as well to wear to work…

House of Harlow 1960 Jewelry

… I am smitten with these necklaces from House of Harlow 1960 that I picked up at Holt Renfrew. The studded horseshoe necklace is really long and works with so many different outfits, and the key necklace is perfect for a more subtle look.

Tory Burch Coral Jellies

Lastly, of course I picked up a pair of coral Tory Burch jellies to wear to the beach and walk around town. They are made in Brazil, but they aren’t as well-made as a leather pair of shoes but it should be fun to wear these and at least they can get wet without much trauma.

And that’s it! Any new purchases for you in the last few months that you love? What is on your wish list for Spring/Summer 2010 fashion? :)

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