Well folks, we made it! Last Saturday Chris and I officially became Mr & Mrs! This wedding was a labour of love from everyone involved, and the day proved to be far more emotional than I had ever anticipated. There is so much I've been waiting to share with all of you. We completed tons of DIYs for the special day including DIY Bouquets and Boutonnieres, Centrepieces, Handmade Sparkle Belt, Table Linens, Favours, Bunting, Table Numbers to name a few. I also plan to share my lessons learned and advice for others planning a DIY wedding.
Photo Credit: Heather Grattan Photography
There will be radio silence for the next couple of weeks as we enjoy some time together on our honeymoon, but there will be plenty to share upon our return!
Well wedding week has officially begun. We got into my parents place very late last night, but we were able to sleep in a bit today. I took a few pictures of my florist's hard work this morning. The flowers look gorgeous, and in only a few more sleeps- they'll take center stage on the reception tables:)
This is sort of a Wedding Wednesday post because my sweet girlfriend bought me this pen and mentioned that hers is still going strong after 6 years of marriage! The concept is the makers of this pen saw an opportunity in the fact that many pens are thrown out each and every day. This pen has an extra large ink cartridge that allows you to write 1.7 meters a day for 7 years! I remember the satisfaction I used to get when I was in school and I used a pen until it ran completely out of ink. The pen writes beautifully, and as long as I don't lose it- i'm excited to see just how long it lasts me!
We're almost halfway through our Harvest Share program. I have been photographing my basket each week and posting on Instagram. My favourite part has definitely been experiencing new vegetables like kale, golden beets, heirloom carrots. I also really like having fresh produce at my fingertips; it reminds me of home. The downside is that even at the personal size, sometimes we can't eat everything. I've been freezing what I can, but sometimes we end up throwing things out. All in all, the pluses definitely outweigh the minuses, and it certainly makes for a fun photo project!
We're getting close now. You can tell because this post was supposed to go out yesterday and it just didn't happen. We're making lists and checking off to-do items. All in all, I am not terribly stressed, which is a good thing. My lists are helping with this. I downloaded the "Wedding Workbook" from A Practical Wedding, and it is a great way to organize my thoughts. I am now rethinking not having a day-of coordinator, but we'll get there, and there will be tons of friends and family I will gratefully hand my lists to, so on the day of; I can relax!
Flower Girl Shoes we checked off the list a few weekends back!
One of the very wonderful things I have experienced from participating in the Harvest Share program has been trying new recipes with fruits and vegetables I wouldn't necessarily pick up on my own. When I have bought cherries in the past, it has just been to eat fresh like grapes. When I received cherries in my farm basket, I knew I wanted to do something more with them. We ate a few fresh, and then I decided to make a cherry dessert. I learned that most cherry desserts on the internet use canned cherry pie filling, but when I came across this fresh cherry crisp; I knew I found a winner. The end result was the perfect balance of sweet, tart and crunch. Preparing them in individual ramekins makes it easy to serve and reheat!