Wednesday, July 1, 2009

07/02/06



Today marks the third year of our marriage! What a wondrous trip it's been. I can't express well enough how lucky I feel everyday to have found him, my best friend, to spend my days with. Landon is endlessly inspiring, supportive and kind and I'm so glad to have him with me always. I'll share with you a bit about our wedding day since I so love talking/thinking on it! Initially we plotted a private union, possibly even a date at the courthouse followed by an extravagant party sometime later in the year however about two weeks prior to the date that we set I got swoony outside of holt renfrew and declared that I needed a lady friend by my side for this event to which Landon responded he would need a man friend and that man friend would bring his ladyfriend and my ladyfriend would bring her man friend and so our little wedding party began! During the next two weeks we invited friends we happened to bump into and who did not have plans to leave the town for the holiday weekend. In the meanwhile sneaky father of mine caught wind of our growing party and booked us a glorious yacht complete with open bar and delicious grub for post-vow partytime. I was now in need of a dress and so I drew up a little sketch and sent it away with my wonderful talented friend who sewed up my adorable little dress to perfection (even adding a "something old" - her grandmum's buttons). It had all come together - only I was missing my bosom buddy who had recently moved out of our home and back to ottawa, I couldn't imagine the day without her and we spoke on the phone two nights before lamenting her absence. The night before the big event we had a joint bachelor/ette party/canada day party and in the middle of our festivities a very familiar face came through the door! My darling Rebecca had joined us after all! My sneaky dad delivering the best wedding present of all. The morning of we went for brunch and then lazily made our way home to prepare. I was dizzy with excitement and hardly remember getting ready at all except for making up my ladies faces and drinking a good amount of the wine our friend had made for us. I rode to the beach with Rebecca and my dad and I'm pretty sure as the three of us made our way towards our spot people thought that it was Rebecca and I being married that day as we were both in white and dad was looking suspiciously priest like (save the badass skull tie). The rest of the story is better told in photos I think (but also because it's time for me to go and make eyes at Landon). It was magic, I wish I could live this day over and over again! The best advice I can offer any bride to be is relax. I think people get their panties in a knot about this day but it's way too wonderful to worry about anything other than maybe having enough food?









where is bride?

partyy

snaggle tooth
why yes, that would be my tooth trying to escape my mouth.

momai
me and "momai".

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the man

mob family, did you know?
we were hopeless at taking any "nice, traditional" style photos so we took ones like this instead.

rings

eating

YES


 
(hehe, WHOOPS, after reading this a year later I realized how riddled with errors it was! While I can't say anything in favor of my grammatical choices I will say that I hope I've caught (or rather, the little squiggly red lines have) all the spelling mistakes! :D)

38 comments:

  1. aw! What a beautiful wedding, you look so so gorgeous!
    Congrats! x

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  2. i want a wedding just like yours! its too lovely for words. how many people did you have to celebrate with?

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  3. Congratulations, and I am going to go ahead and say you guys are on the ridiculously adorable side of things.

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  4. sweet! glad for you lovely lady!

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  5. Oh that's probably the most amazing wedding story I've heard so far... How wonderful your friend showed up after all! And the yacht... wow! Congratulations, and I wish you two lots of happy years together (which you can blog about here ;) )

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  6. congratulations!
    it's wonderful to have somebody! i'm very happy too with my boyfriend and i hope, that one day i can say the same as you!
    bisous

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  7. congratulations on your anniversary, your wedding day sounds and looks perfect xx

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  8. thats so amazing and beautiful. your so lucky to have found your match, i feel as tho i have found mine also.
    you look drop dead gorgeous on your day, the two black and white photos in your collection of photos are gorgeous, and i love the first one in this post. you both look so happy and in love, its wonderful.
    i was just wondering, how long after you two met did you two get married?

    -tatiana

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  9. so so sweet, i love wedding talk. <3

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  11. congratulations! your wedding was very much like i'd want mine to be *someday* :)

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  12. happy anniversary! i love when you share your wedding pics, you are so beautiful and cute, all gushy about that day!

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  13. congrats! those pictures are so pretty.

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  14. how lovely, congratulations. :))))))

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  15. congratulations!!

    i really love your wedding, it's so sweet.

    best wishes

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  16. i think your relationship with landon is so inspiring! i am so happy for you, and happy 3 years married! what a wonderful accomplishment. i myself have just found the boy i want to spend the rest of my life with; love is magic.

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  17. Congrats and what a pretty wedding. You guys look so happy together. :)

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  18. I love these photos. You two are the best. Happy Anniversary! Hope it's full of sweetness and cheese. :P

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  19. so gorgeous!!

    xoxo
    aliveinbluesandgreys.blogspot.com

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  20. hannah-i have a question.
    where do you find this wonderful dresses? i love your style, but here in switzerland i can't find so beautiful dresses..are they all secondhand?
    love

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  21. hello there! ive been a silent reader of your blog for quite a while now.. your photos are always so enchanting and carefree.. very lovely.

    happy 3rd year anniversary to you guys!

    xx

    V

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  22. Congratulations! The photos speak 1000 words...
    www.thewardrobediaries.com

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  23. thanks friends!

    britney - i think it ended up being around 30?

    tatiana - we were together for two years before gettin' hitched!

    viky - thank you! my dresses are secondhand, i would definitely recommend checking out ebay or etsy if you have a hard time finding vintage treasures in your town. happy hunting!

    xox

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  24. i remember when you were about to get married! your wedding looks so relaxed, sunny, warm, happy. i can't believe it's been three years already. congrats on your anniversary!

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  25. Wow, that's amazing!
    Congrats, dearies! <3

    Your blog is truly gorgeous....such a shame i haven't browsed it silently before...

    LOVE,

    Mila.

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  26. thank you hannah.

    do you have maybe some etsy and ebayprofile do you prefer?

    love

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  27. what a sweet story:)

    my fiance and i are planning something very wee (just immediate family and some friends) followed by some dancing, wine & finger foods. nothing crazy...! there's so little planning in it all which i love! it's refreshing to see that others aren't into big hooplah weddings :)

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  28. I LOVE your wedding photo!! Congrats lovelies! :)

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  29. viky - check this lovely lady out, she always has some gems! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5392315

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  30. Love your wedding photos!! so pretty and heart warming! congrats on your anniversary :) x

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  31. so beautiful and such an adorable story

    we had our wedding last year, it was a similar, happy little intimate, lovely family affair in an orchard
    it's nice to see weddings that aren't about the things but the couple, the love, the marriage

    i adore your hair here by the way
    fancy coming to england and teaching me how to do it?

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  32. this is so amazing. I can't wait for my wedding day and I want it to be fun and casual like this. it looks like you all stepped out of the 70s - even better!

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  33. hey there! these photos are so great. and you two! wow. i love your blog. good luck, you two!

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