Allison, Catching up with, Live, Love, Two Cities Vancouver

Please excuse the hiatus

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After a long break we’re back online. I can admit that amidst the wedding chaos my time management skills went out the window. As amazing as my wedding was for me, I am so happy it is over! I got married to be married and that is what I was looking forward to more than the wedding. With that said, I will still totally give you an update about how the wedding went!

The wedding was one of the best days of my life. My priority when planning it was to focus on family and creating a loving, intimate atmosphere. I really feel like that translated on the day of the wedding. Everyone was just in such a great space and so connected. One of the reasons I think this was was becasue Michael and I didn’t sweat the small stuff. We set the tone for the day and just decided that it was okay if not everything came together perfectly. We just enjoyed being together and being with our family and friends.

However, my favourite part of the whole day was a moment Michael and I shared during the ceremony. We had just signed the formal papers and were standing at the alter. Everyone was getting back into place and not really focusing on Michael or me, it was just us. He looked at me, with tears in his eyes, and whispered ‘you’re so beautiful’. We just stood there for a moment like no one else was in the room. It was such a significant moment for me, something just Michael and I shared. The reception went off incredibly well too. My soaps were a success and added nicely to the table decor, we heard a lot of great and embarrassing speeches and of course we spent most of the night dancing! I just don’t think I could plan a wedding that didn’t have dancing as a priority.

But after being on one of the most insane emotional roller coasters of my life, I am just so excited that my life has settled back to a somewhat normal routine. And that includes being back online with the blog!2014-09-14WEDDINGAllison&Michael-382014-09-14WEDDINGAllison&Michael-132014-09-14WEDDINGAllison&Michael-932014-09-14WEDDINGAllison&Michael-77

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Wedding Wrap Up

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Well I just got back from Lindsey’s wedding in LA. It was so beautiful and I am so grateful to have been a part of it. After all the stress that inevitably surrounds a wedding, it was a really special day. In the end nobody ever focuses on the little things they focus on what brought them together that day, the love and commitment of two people. It was exactly in Lindsey and Cory’s style as well, simple but elegant. From their vows under the orange tree, to champagne toasts by candle light, to dancing the night away on the back porch it was an amazing wedding. And of course Lindsey looked absolutely stunning!

I truly wish Lindsey and Cory all the best.

(One wedding down one more to go!)

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Wedding Crash

When I knew the date of the wedding was coming up fast and that we would have many plans the week leading up to it, not to mention hosting multiple house guests in our one bedroom apartment, I decided that it would make perfect sense to just take a breather from blogging and from all my little side projects. I set up a vacation responder in my email, let everyone know that I was going to be unavailable, and tied up all the loose ends that were necessary. I haven’t done this since, well I don’t remember when, and it was a really nice change of pace. I really got to soak in great company, enjoy the weather that I so often take for granted, and even had time to call and chat with some family that I rarely to speak to.

I gave myself ten days, thinking that would be enough and though it was a very enjoyable ten days it was also a very busy and emotionally taxing week. Not only had Cory and I not been alone together, I hadn’t been alone with myself the entire time. All in good ways, of course, but I never realized that I would be so tired at the end of it all. I am experiencing a little post-wedding crash. I now really understand the concept of why people go on honeymoons. Not just to be with each other and be all romantic and mushy but to recover and rest from the stress and frenzy that ensues during and after a wedding – no matter it’s size. The moral of the story? If you aren’t taking a honeymoon post-wedding, make sure to allot for at least 1-2 days of rest time before getting back at it.

The day was truly beautiful and we were so happy for all of our family and friends that were able to be with us on such a special day. Since it was a small low-budget wedding there were a lot of DIY projects and sometimes intensive labour that was contributed by our friends and family. A lot of it I was there for but a lot of it I wasn’t and I just want to thank everyone for all they did. I think that you all deserve your own honeymoon after all that! I can’t wait to share all the photos with everyone!

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