Saturday, April 30, 2011

Now I'm sure we all saw this coming....

Everybody's "thoughts" about Will & Kate's wedding. 
I have to say I was shocked by how many people criticized the way Kate looked on her wedding day. People were actually saying that she looked plain and wore her hair and makeup like she does everyday. Really?
I thought she looked lovely. They both did. More importantly they looked so happy!
A lot of people on the wedding boards that I visit started topics like "What bothered you about the wedding?", "Who looked better Kate or Pippa?", "Why did Kate look so everyday?"

I found it funny because the topic of how I'm going to look on our wedding day has be a hot-ish topic amongst some of my friends and me.

One of my friends was bugging me about getting contacts. I heard it all. Why would you want to hide behind glasses? Why don't you want to show off your beautiful green eyes? Blah....Blah....Blah!
I am most comfortable in my glasses - I wear them all the time. I hate not having them on.  I admit I almost got caught up in doing all the things I didn't want to, (getting contacts, wearing my hair and makeup in a way that wasn't me etc.) but then after talking to my future hubby, it hit me. This day is about US. Nobody else but us. And, on our wedding day I want to be me. I want to look like me, act like me , just be me. Sure I could stand to lose some weight, get contacts, and wear princess hair and makeup, but why? When I look at our wedding pictures I want to see the girl that my fiance fell in love with. I want to see Dave & Amanda.
I really don't want to spend one of the most important days of my life looking like someone I'm not. Plus I can almost guarantee that if I wore my hair and makeup in a totally different style than normally then by the reception I would have re-done it myself ;-)
When I explained it that way to my friends, I got lots of apologies. Ha ha!

So yeah, that's about it....

For those of you that cared, what did you think about the wedding?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My new guilty pleasure....

I had such good intentions to blog over the long weekend (the sweet sweet long weekend). I had so many thoughts running through my head, but the weekend was so busy and every time I had a chance to post, my mind went blank!

So today's post is all about my new guilty pleasure....Will & Kate's wedding. Yes, I'm on a first name basis with them.
Our wedding is only 4 months away (crazy!) and I'm getting so giddy and feeling extra excited! We always joke about how the royal wedding is stealing our wedding thunder. Yep, we're dorks ;-)
Back to Will & Kate - I'm looking forward to the fashion. Kate's dress, the guests, what the Queen will be wearing. I'm sure the clothes will be amazing!
But Kate's dress....Are there "rules" as to what style of dress she has to wear? Does it have to have sleeves? So many questions!!!

Imagine the stress she must be feeling! Getting married to royalty in front of thousands billions of people and having it all on TV. I hope they enjoy their wedding. I'm sure they're both so happy that they don't even care.

My aunt made a good point the other day. She asked if I was going to be watching the wedding. Then made a comment about how it's nice to have something world wide to be excited about especially while so many bad things are going on. Good point!

I admit I wasn't fully hooked until this evening when I "accidentally" started watching the made for TV movie about Kate and William. I LOVE made for TV movies, wedding movies and movies that have happy endings!
Tonight was date night with the Mr. so I had to PVR the rest of the movie. But I told him I had a movie for him to watch when we got home. Ha ha!

So....are you excited??
What are your thoughts on the wedding? Are you gettign up at 2am? Do you care?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Half way there. Already???

I apologize in advance if this post is all over the place! There's a movie being filmed outside of our apartment and a 6:58am the loud trucks started to roll in - it woke me up and I'm tired!!!

This weekend is the first weekend in about 2 months that my fiance is off. He's a contractor and does mill work. A lot of the jobs he does are in bars, restaurants and pubs in Vancouver. Well a few months ago he got his first huge job as a general contractor. So that means he has been working 7 days a week/10-15 hours a day. Gross!
That meant a whole lot of not seeing him. So what I would do is make dinner for 10+ people and deliver it to them. I hate eating alone! Plus I knew if I wasn't feeding them, all those men would go hungry. And mostly, it was nice to spend 10 minutes with my Mr.
 I know his crew (his workers, the painters, sound guys etc.) really well now. We all became this great little family.

So the job is done and we have the weekend together. We are both excited!!!

I think today we are going to look at wedding rings/bands!

I'm not very educated in diamonds. Stuff like size and cut aren't important to me, before getting engaged I never looked at rings or had a "dream engagement ring".
The fact that Dave spent months researching rings and found the perfect ring for me is amazing. When it comes to fancy rings, he knows what I like better than me. Ha ha!
I would've been happy with a ring from a vending machine.
Shhhhhh! Don't tell Dave ;-)
I can't find a very good picture of my ring on my finger, but here it is:

Wedding bands - I have a couple ideas in mind.

I originally thought I wanted a gypsy set wedding band. But as I started to look a little more I wasn't sure. I don't want anything flashy - it's just not me. I want something simple and classic.   
Gypsy set
I kind of like this one. But it may not suit my engagement ring?
I think this may be the winner - I'll have to see what they look like together!

Last night the (future) Mr and I went for dinner to the place where we got engaged. I guess we're  half way there....We've been engaged 4 months and are getting married in 4.5 months!
Like every other engaged or married person out there, I LOVE telling the story of how he proposed. It's so us!
It was December 17th - my last day of work before 2 weeks off for Christmas Holidays! I called Dave to see what was going on. He told me he was doing some shopping at Metrotown (a huge mall in our city) because he had been at a flooring place across the street. My response...Are you buying me presents? Lots and lots of presents??? I was joking because Dave never shops early for Christmas. He's a December 24th kinda guy. I assumed he went there with plans to shop, would get frustrated and leave.
So anyways we planned to meet at our usual Friday night hang out.
Dave arrived and yes, he was acting weird, but I knew he hadn't been feeling well. He ordered a ginger ale and not beer (I should've known something was going on!). Dave asked where I wanted to go for dinner. I said let's just go home and order in. He insisted we went out. He asked if I wanted to go the Keg (a fancy steak house) and all these other nice places. I said no to all of them. I thought a little and said, Let's go to Swiss Chalet. Dave loves it there and I figured that if he wasn't feeling well, then comfort food would be perfect. He asked if I was sure I said, "Yes sir!"
So off we went to Swiss Chalet....
We got there and it was very busy (little did I know that it would turn out to be a good thing!). They put us in this private corner booth and left us alone. Now Dave and I have had this silly tradition since day 1, whenever the two of us go out for dinner we pretend it's a first date or job interview - we chose job interview.
We went through the whole process and I asked what the benefits of this position were. His answer - that I would get to love him forever. Ha ha!
Then he said before I offer you the position I need to know if you'll marry me. And he pulled out the ring.
What? Are you serious? Yep that was my response....Followed by YES!
And about 10 minutes later our food came!

It turned out the he hadn't been looking at flooring. He went to the mall to buy my ring....that day!

I was SHOCKED. I had no idea at all. It was funny because all the girls at work were asking if I thought he was going to propose over Christmas. I said, "There's no way Dave is going to propose at a time when it's expected (Christmas, Valentines Day, our anniversary)".
He showed me!

It was the perfect proposal :-)

What's your story?

We ended up getting our wedding bands today! We went to look and get ideas and left with one less thing to do!
I think the picture below is it. I can see it in my head, but once I went to the website to look at it again, I wasn't sure.
  Dave got his too. Again, totally different than what he thought he wanted. His is so nice and looks good on his finger. It was such a sweet event. We get to pick them up next weekend.
The one sucky thing, I sent my ring to get polished and cleaned and won't have it back until next Friday or Saturday. Boooo! But on the plus side it will look pretty again!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Wedding question of the day....

Gloves or no gloves??
My mom asked me the other day if I was going to wear gloves. My response - hmmmm....I hadn't thought about that.
I've  actually been thinking about it lots lately.
I think it would super cute! I'm not talking long to my elbow or above gloves, but the cute short ones. I wore some to grad (scary fact...I graduated almost 13 years ago...Holy crap!!!!) and when I look at my pictures, they stand out a look great! I think so anyways!
My wedding dress has a vintage feel to it as did my grad dress. I think I can pull it off.
If I do, I'll have to think of some clever way to take them off at the ceremony to avoid looking awkward of course ;-)

Check out some pictures I found and let me know what you think.
My dress is being made as we speak, and I don't want to post the picture that inspires it, but think of a vintage, 50's style dress.
Most of these pictures are from

LOVE these gloves!!

So...Gloves or No gloves??

Monday, April 04, 2011

Wedding update

5. More. Months!
Yep - only 5 more months. 152 days. Less than half a year and we're getting married.
It's funny because 5 months seems kinda long, but it's not. I pretty much know that these next few months are going to fly by.

So this past week has been somewhat productive. I use the word somewhat loosely ;)
  • Our favors arrived and they are amazing! I know I've posted a picture before, but I just love them. 
I was so impressed when I opened up the box - they were packaged nicely, they are quite big and the color is great. And we got them for a reasonable price too - bonus!

  • I met with the florist on Saturday and gave my deposit. I saw some of her work and it was awesome! Our flowers are going to be so nice!
  • But with the good comes the bad.....I found my wedding shoes on Zappos. I needed (yes, needed) to have them. They were soooo pretty. They arrived and I picked them up on Friday and when I went to try them on, they were way too narrow :( I couldn't even fit my toes into them. Bummer. Oh well - I guess I just have to go shopping!!
I know I've posted a picture before, but here it is again...
  • We also picked our first song
  • And I've started looking into invitation wording. I thought that would be a simple task, but I'm finding it to be kind of tricky. We want something simple, not too wordy, but cute and quirky. I don't know what we did before google!

So I guess things are slowly coming together.

And on that note....time for bed!

Good Night!!