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 8 Aug 2012 2:43 PM
 15 Nov 2011
 Ontario
WoodsyGal4
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Oops!
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 13 Aug 2012 10:36 AM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
browntown
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Holy crap. I can't wait until the wedding has come and gone so I can write some vendor reviews. A bunch of my good experiences have gone bad, and I can't wait to warn future Ottawa brides!

Hope everything is running smoothly for the rest of you!
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 14 Aug 2012 5:13 PM
 15 Nov 2011
 Ontario
WoodsyGal4
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I hear you Browntown! I am having caterer drama right now... The ONE thing that is really important to me is the food - the owner who was so sweet and accomodating in the beginning seems to be avoiding me right now because she doesn't want to discuss the concerns I have. I want to cry! What am I supposed to do wait around for her? I have less than 6 weeks!

BUT.... And this is a big one!

My dress is in!!! Yaaaaay!! Going Thursday to pick it up!
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 15 Aug 2012 11:35 PM
 22 Jan 2012
 Ottawa
honey_pie
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Hi Ladies,

Figured it has been a bit since I have visited. It is really getting down to the wire here. I don't know how you early September brides are doing with everything. I'm scared just knowing I am at the 45 day mark.

We have reached our end date for the replies to be back. We are missing replies from about 30 people right now and are only at 119 (we invited 179). I am hoping we get a few more yeses.

My parents came up on Sunday and we met with the venue for a final meeting, had hair and makeup trials and had a final meeting with the decorator. It was a very busy couple days but a lot of fun. It really ties everything together and makes it more real.

I have my bachelorette party in a week and a half and am very excited. I just found out my sister in law isn't going to be coming which is disappointing to me. I have been lucky with my side of the wedding party though. My FH side has had some that step up to the plate and others that are just showing up on the day which is also disappointing. Not everything can be perfect though.

I am very excited about the idea to get together after the weddings. It would be fun to actually meet the girls who have helped me get through the frustrating times and inspired me with ideas. I have loved this blog. It has been great talking with people who are going through the same things. So very excited to meet. I like the idea of skype date too with those who can't make it smile.
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 16 Aug 2012 5:53 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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Brown you're uber close eh? I'm at the 30 day mark and the butterflies are really kicking in!! I met with my DOC and my DJ this week to really eke out the details which is only making it all soooooo real! I'm very excited and emotional.

I'm def going to do some vendor reviews too - luckily mine have been mostly positive, but there were def some flops. I just really hope that positives remain positives for the actual wedding day and not just the prep!
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 16 Aug 2012 4:58 PM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
browntown
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Oh, yeah.. it's creeping up for sure. I'm dealing with decorator, and florist drama, as well as several other vendors who will not respond to my emails and phone calls. I SWEAR that I'm not a bridezilla, very much a go with the flow type.. maybe that has proven to be the wrong approach. Maybe if I was more firm in the beginning, I'd be seeing results.

It's two weeks from this Saturday, and I just need to make a couple more place cards, organize them by table, make the "pretty" seating chart, and finish making the photo booth props. All in all, my list has shrunk drastically over the past week, I had a go-mode surge.

Hope all is well with the rest of you ladies!
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 17 Aug 2012 12:36 AM
 24 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
TnT
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Hi ladies! Wow, could time slow down just a little?! Only 17 more days to go!

I had my dress fitting on Saturday! It needs quite a lot of alterations, and I go back on August 24th! I'm sure it will be perfect then. My bridesmaid's alterations will be finished then too.

We are trying to write a thank you speech right now. And I still have to write the list of family photos we'd like for our photographer. Other than that, we're pretty well organized I think. We just can't forget anything at home since our wedding is out of town.

I still haven't got gifts for my parents. I'm thinking we'll make them a photo book of wedding photos afterwards. Do you girls think that's a total cop out?
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 17 Aug 2012 12:37 AM
 14 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
JulesD44
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So i forgot my log in information and haven't been able to post for a while!

Im sorry to say but im glad im not the only one who's having a bit 0f wedding drama! My reception/ceremony venue is being very un professional..im stll waiting for my final invoice...that was due 2 weeks ago! I really want to get this thing paid for so i know how much we've got left over from our pot to potentially add to some other areas of the wedding!

All my bm's dresses have been altered and let out and they can sit down and breathe now so this is a good thing!


Things i have left to do are: order my pdf seating chart online (Meechie i found someone on etsy! Thank you!)
-make all my wedding favors (this will be a tad time consuming yowza)
-buy some table number holder things (michaels here i come! haha)
-call and reserve the rehearsal dinner space
-finalize the timeline of events with our mc
-find some ushers for the ceremony

3 weeks and counting...ah!
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 17 Aug 2012 10:06 AM
 19 Sep 2011
auntieli
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hi ladies!

hope you're all doing well!

Browntown - I hope you get your vendor drama sorted out! I thought I was going to have some with our caterer (who I hadn't heard from in 6 weeks, despite 2 emails) but fortunately I got that sorted out yesterday (and I agree with you completely about being more forceful at the beginning...that's not my style either, but I think if I had been it would have resulted in fewer headaches now).

Meechie - have you moved already? How did it go, do you love your new place?

WoodsyGal - did you get your dress yesterday?!?

glad that everything seems to be moving along as planned for the rest of you!

AFM, I met with the photographer last night to sort out the day of schedule.
We're still trying to get a hold of one last RSVP...he's a friend of FH and said he'll have to be a "game time decision" - WTF...who does that?!? I'm not sure if I should push it any more, or just put him as a yes and if he doesn't show we'll have one extra meal (and he'll look like an jerk for no-showing). I am so ready for the day to be over (and for our trip...)

Hope you all have a great weekend smile
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 18 Aug 2012 6:37 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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Yup we are all moved in!! We just LOVE the new house and it will be fantastic for the RD. I was most excited to open all my pampered chef boxes from my bridal shower (I have about $2000 worth of stuff!!). It will be great for entertaining as Mrs. smile

My cousin just offered me is condo at Mont Tremblant for FREE For a bachelorette!! I'm UBER excited!! I wasn't sure if I was going to do anything but this is fabulous!! It even has a hot tub - WOOT!!
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 21 Aug 2012 7:12 PM
 15 Nov 2011
 Ontario
WoodsyGal4
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Love hearing everyone's updates! I need to get on my laptop to share some pictures!

I can't believe I'm writing this but with 32 days to go I think I'm firing my caterer this week! *gulp* Thankfully the fall wedding thing obviously isn't that busy around here because all of the other popular caterers in town are free... I tried to give a newer vendor a chance and she's really let me down frown
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 24 Aug 2012 6:15 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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Ladies we are sooooo close!!! Some of you are just a week away!! Craziness!!
Can't wait to see pics!!

I had my final fitting last night and got to see/wear my custom bolero for the first time - it is GORGEOUS!! It is even better than I imagined possible! I seriously love With Love Bridal Boutique smile



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 24 Aug 2012 1:18 PM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
browntown
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One week from today, I'll be hauling all of my get-ready-gear to the hotel, and prepping for our rehearsal. It blows my mind. I've had my final meeting with all vendors except the photographer, but I meet with him next week sometime.

I can't believe how fast the past couple of years have gone by. We've been engaged since Jan 1, 2012, making that a 1 year 9 month engagement, but having the 'extra time' in wedding planning really doesn't make much of a difference. It doesn't matter how far out you book your vendors, it all comes together at the same time, and the crunch time is still stressful.

I still have a few small projects to finish, and originally my goal was to complete them by the end of night tonight, but I'll be satisfied if it's done before this weekend is over. I want next week to clean up my house, hang out with family, and squeeze in a little pampering.

I hope you're all doing well, especially my couple of date twins floating about out there! Before you know it, we'll ALL be newlyweds! Where did this year GO!?
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 25 Aug 2012 1:40 AM
 14 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
JulesD44
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Meechie, the whole ensemble looks beautiful!

And Browntown- i agree whole heartedly! Even if I started planning years ago i still probably would have been running around yesterday like a mad woman because i ran out of ribbon for our favors! Id like to think ive been a pretty lax bride to be but i bet the people in michaels yesterday thought i was a nut job when i was almost in tears when she told me they were sold out of soft moss 1/8" ribbon LOL.

Congrats to us all ladies! It's all winding down!

I can't wait to party in 2 weeks...im so looking forward to a child-less night hahaha.
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 27 Aug 2012 11:07 PM
 22 Jan 2012
 Ottawa
honey_pie
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It is so fun to listen to all your stories. I know every is in crunch mode right now but it just gets me more and more excited for the big day. I can't believe how fast it came. It feels like yesterday I just started planning. I had my second fitting on Friday. My dress is fairly bulky with the train and they needed to get rid of some material in order to properly do the bustle. I still get the bridal feeling smile. Also I wish that all my clothes had a lace up corset because it makes me feel so much better about my body smile.

I also had my bachelorette party on Saturday. It was a good time. A lot of my family came and we did a house party with games and then went to a pub for more drinks. It was a nice send off into marriage.

Now I have to finish party favours, slide show, name cards, wedding party gifts.... the list goes on. Don't know if a month will be enough time.

Good luck to all the brides who are getting married this coming weekend. I wish you a stress free week with lots of fun filled memories. You are the first of our group to get married. If you get time after the wedding and honeymoon be sure to post pics and let us know how it went smile.
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 29 Aug 2012 11:05 AM
 15 Nov 2011
 Ontario
WoodsyGal4
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Congratulations to all the September 1st ladies!! I hope your week is going well and the big day is as beautiful as you've planned it to be!!
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 29 Aug 2012 8:24 PM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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Weddingbells posted one of my projects on their blog smile
So cool smile
http://www.weddingbells.ca/blogs/planning/2012/08/29/wedding-diy-project-personalized-tissue-packs/

Thinking of all you Sept 1 brides! Wishing you all the best! OUR TIME IS HERE!!
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 30 Aug 2012 5:34 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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We mounted the seating chart last night - looks purdy smile


These are our yummy favours; we assembled almost 200 of these over the weekend tongueold


The menus are folded and assembled - ready to go!



It's all coming together!!
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 31 Aug 2012 10:46 PM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
browntown
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I am now hanging out at the hotel in preparation for the big day tomorrow! Just got out of the shower, and getting ready to hit the sack. I'm not a nervous-no-sleep kinda person, so I'm hoping to get a solid 8 hours in tonight to be well rested for tomorrow smile We had our rehearsal tonight, and it went great, so now we're onto the real thing!

Good luck to the rest of you September 1st ladies, we're supposed to have a beautiful day tomorrow!
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 1 Sep 2012 12:21 AM
 23 Feb 2012
Sunnyab
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Just beautiful Meechie! Congratulations and all the best to you browntown (and anyone else getting married this weekend) laugh
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 1 Sep 2012 1:14 AM
 14 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
JulesD44
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Congratulations browntown!!!! I hope your day goes off without a hitch!!! And the same to TnT today too!

I will be thinking of you both tomorrow! smile Can't wait to see pictures ladies!
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 1 Sep 2012 6:15 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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Thinking of you Brown and all the other Sept 1 brides!! SOOOOO excited for you!! Savour every moment (and tell us all the details!!).
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 1 Sep 2012 12:10 PM
 15 Nov 2011
 Ontario
WoodsyGal4
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Awe Yey I'm so excited for you Browntown and other Sept 1st brides! Can't believe the month is here for the rest of us! I'm attending a wedding myself today laugh

Meechie I can't believe how on the ball you are!! haha I'm a week behind you and have still barely started most of my DIY projects... Oops haha. Your projects are looking great though! I will post mine when they're done - luckily I have many helping hands eager to get started after this weekend. I'm also happy you were still able to inject some of your creativity into the church ceremony. I am so hoping for a day like today so that we can go with our planned outdoor ceremony!
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 2 Sep 2012 9:49 PM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
browntown
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It's official, I'm married!



We had a wonderful day, the weather was great, and the time flew by! As beautiful, and memorable the day was, I'm so glad that is has come and gone so that Paul and I can continue on as husband and wife. I've been waiting for this for 7 years! I had a great sleep the night before, wasn't nervous at all, and if I had my time back, I would have eaten more. Fresh fruit and veggies saved me yesterday, it was the only thing I wanted to eat.

Wishing all of you ladies with dates coming up the best of luck in your final week(s), looking forward to seeing some pics!
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 3 Sep 2012 12:43 AM
 2 Jan 2010
 Edmonton, AB
Jay Merryfield
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Congrats!
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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 3 Sep 2012 12:45 AM
 22 Jan 2012
 Ottawa
honey_pie
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Congratulations Browntown!! You look beautiful smile. So glad you had a great day. Hopefully you'll be able to post more pictures. Enjoy being a newly wed!!
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 3 Sep 2012 2:03 AM
 14 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
JulesD44
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You looked STUNNING!!! Way to go! smile CONGRATS!!!
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 3 Sep 2012 7:10 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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oh looked gorgeous Browntown!! You def had a gorgeous day for a wedding!!
SO happy for you!
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 4 Sep 2012 8:45 PM
 24 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
TnT
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You look gorgeous, Browntown!

We are also married!!! The day couldn't have been more perfect! The weather was sunny but not too warm and everything looked beautiful. It took a long time to set up and decorate, but it was SO worth it. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually sad it's over. It was so nice having so many people who mean a lot to us all together to celebrate our marriage! We basically threw a huge party, which is exactly what we wanted. You know it's a good party when 5 of your guy friends go skinny dipping at the end of the night! Haha! I'll try to upload a photo soon, we are leaving for our honeymoon tomorrow...
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 5 Sep 2012 5:22 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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Congrats to you TnT!! SO happy it all went so well for you! I can't wait to see pics smile
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 5 Sep 2012 2:31 PM
 22 Jan 2012
 Ottawa
honey_pie
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Congratulations TnT. Have a great time on your honeymoon!! Can't wait to see pics too smile.

JulesD44: Good luck on your wedding this weekend. I hope it is beautiful and exactly what you wanted.

Good luck to all other brides getting married this weekend:).
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 6 Sep 2012 5:43 AM
 9 Aug 2006
 Langley
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I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! tongueold

Holy hiatus!!

I have just read through about 4 months of all your planning and I'm exhausted from it all. I can't imagine how you ladies must feel! Sorry to have gone AWOL on you all. We were dealing mainly with family stuff, our cruise, I couldn't access WB from work (where I did most of my posting & reading) blah blah blah

But I am soo impressed with all your hard work ladies & the stress!! Yikes!! I can't believe that we already have a few of us that are married already. I'm 11 days away myself eek

Luckily for me, my day is pretty small, and due to circumstances I've had to leave most of my planning for the last month. But I'm checking things off my list and it's days like today (when I'm up at 2:40am) that I'm thankful for a small day laugh Can't wait to hear all about everyone's days.

PS I loved every single detail so far!
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 8 Sep 2012 2:50 AM
 9 Aug 2006
 Langley
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Good luck on your weddings this weekend ladies:
TnT (our initials too laugh )
JulesD44
Auntieli

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 9 Sep 2012 5:08 PM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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I hope you ladies getting married this weekend had beautiful weddings!!
Only 6 days to go for me! I'm soooo hungover today after my bachelorette party at Tremblant last night but OMG soooo fun!
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 9 Sep 2012 9:57 PM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
Lysh
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Congrats to all those who've already got marries this month!! I hope everyone had amazing days!

I've been SO busy that my updates have been lacking - sorry! To keep it short, everything has been running smoothly thus far, and our 143 jars of red pepper jelly are all made (favors)!

Meechie - 6 days!!! I bet you're as excited as I am smile
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 10 Sep 2012 10:09 AM
 14 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
JulesD44
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Ladies! Thanks for all your well wishes! Our day was amazing! Perfect weather for our out door wedding! I will post pictures as soon as I get some! Good luck to all the brides this up coming weekend, and it really does go by so fast so take it all in and just relax!! I will post more details later but I'm hopping on A plane to go away for work now boooo!
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 11 Sep 2012 6:46 PM
 9 Aug 2006
 Langley
walkinthepark
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^Glad to hear your day was spectacular, JulesD44 laugh
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 13 Sep 2012 8:55 PM
 15 Nov 2011
 Ontario
WoodsyGal4
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Getting close ladies for this Saturday!! I know Meechie is probably ready! smile Hope you guys have fabulous weather and fabulous wedding days smile
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 14 Sep 2012 9:06 AM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
Lysh
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Meechie - I think it's just you and I this weekend! They're calling for sunny and warm weather down in Windsor; I hope Ottawa will be the same! All the best! We've been on this board since our 12+ mark! It's crazy to think we are just 1 day away!!
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 14 Sep 2012 10:50 AM
 24 Sep 2011
 Vancouver, BC
TnT
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Good luck to Meechie and Lysh! I'm sure your weddings will be perfect! Can't wait to hear all about them smile
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 14 Sep 2012 4:52 PM
 22 Jan 2012
 Ottawa
honey_pie
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I hope you have beautiful weddings Meechie & Lysh!! I can't believe how fast everything is going by. Remember to savour each moment and enjoy the day. Dont stress smile.
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 15 Sep 2012 6:51 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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It's going to be a bit cooler but no rain and 16 isn't bad for a wedding - it will be comfortable wink

We had rehearsal dinner last night and it was just awesome. The family unity ceremony was a hit; not a dry eye in the house and it was awesome to share that moment with close family and friends in our home. My personal touches were already coming through and totally appreciated so today is gonna be awesome!
I'm so excited!!!

Wishing you all the best too Lysh!! THIS IS IT!!
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 16 Sep 2012 5:25 PM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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I'M MARRIED and I couldn't be happier! The day was absolutely perfect - everything went forward seamlessly! Everyone loved all the personal touches, the meal, the bus tour, and the dance floor was bumping ALL night! It was seriously just fabulous and I'm on cloud nine.

Here's a lil video of our choreographed dance (skip to 1:40 for the good part):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmzAajYjKVE&feature=share

I'll def post pics when they are ready - our photographer is AMAZING and we'll have stellar shots!
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 16 Sep 2012 11:02 PM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
Lysh
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Woohoo! Officially MARRIED! My day went perfectly and exactly how I imagined it would. The sun was shining, and my husband had tears in his eyes when he first saw me! It was truly a magical day smile

I'll post pictures as soon as I get some! Our photographer went through over 10 memory cards! So pumped to see them smile

Meechie - so glad to hear all went smoothly with you!! We are married!
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 17 Sep 2012 1:15 AM
 9 Aug 2006
 Langley
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YEAH!!!!!! Glad to hear everything went well for you gals. I can't wait to see all your photos smile
(my computer broke so I couldn't get on here sooner to wish you well but I was thinking of you)

My day is tomorrow and I just finished installing crown molding around my bedroom with my dad smile Gotta love having dad around to do all those projects. I hope I sleep well tonight!
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 17 Sep 2012 2:57 PM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
Lysh
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Walkinthepark - I hope your wedding day is going great!!! Ant wait to hear all about it. smile
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 17 Sep 2012 5:46 PM
 23 Nov 2009
 Ottawa, Ontario
browntown
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Only 1 weekend left in September! Can't believe that we're almost all done and married women!
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 17 Sep 2012 10:23 PM
 14 Mar 2011
 ON, Canada
Lysh
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Sneak peek!!!

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 18 Sep 2012 6:38 AM
 23 Oct 2011
 Ottawa
Meechie
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a couple teasers from our photog:





a couple of my faves from family...


(I love the look on my son's face in this one! haha)
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 18 Sep 2012 7:12 AM
 2 Apr 2012
ftrmrsweatherdon
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Meechi - I logged into FB today and the first post on my news feed was Marks Album of your wedding!!! I had to log on here and tell you how gorgeous you and your wedding was!!!

I ran into Mark at the Wedding show on Sunday and he told me he worked the show then shot a wedding! I was like "You are a Crazy Man!!!" The pictures turned out beautifully (well from the ones I saw on FB!)

Congratulations!!!
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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