What a magical day our wedding day was! I have never felt so completely loved like I did on that day. Having all of your loved ones travel in from near and far to celebrate with you is truly the greatest feeling. If I could select a few moments that were highlights on the day, the morning spent getting ready with my very best friends, my bridesmaids, would be one of them.
Having lived in 3 different provinces since high school has allowed me to make so many new friends. With that I have formed some very close bonds that no distance could ever diminish, hence why 4 of my 5 bridesmaids had to travel in from different cities and even countries to be a part of my special day. I don’t think there ever was a time that I’ve had all 5 of them in the room together so having them there for my wedding day was so special.
We spent the morning getting ready at my mom’s house. It was so nice to have an amazing hair and makeup team come to her place to pamper us in the morning. Being at the home I had spent time growing up in made the start to the day very relaxed. Between hair and makeup, I loved being able to hang out with my bridesmaids, share lots of laughs, some bubbly and of course so puppy snuggles. I felt completely calm, even leading up to Kyle and I’s first look, which took place in my mom’s backyard. Because any wedding day is full of so many emotions, I think getting it started right is so important.
I wanted to gift my bridesmaids something special on the wedding day that they would be able to wear and feel amazing in. I was so happy to have partnered with Canadian owned, BridesMade, to dress my girls in pretty pink robes. I was very happy with the wide range of options there was to choose from, from fit to colour to print. Best of all, I really loved that we were comfortable in our robes but also felt put together before even having our dresses on.
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The past few weeks have been absolutely crazy for Kyle and I. Between our opposite work and travel schedules, we haven’t seen a whole lot of each other. This weekend however I am so excited for our little getaway to Canmore, Alberta. Although it is only a couple days away, it is a few days to ourselves. Along with a little vacay, we are excited to attend a friend’s wedding while we are there. That’s when I got to thinking, often summer wedding wear gets talked about and all other seasons get put on the back burner. So I thought I’d give you my take on fall wedding wear.
Rompers are great for any season because they are such perfect layering pieces. I really love this one because it transforms so perfectly into fall with it’s long bell sleeves and forrest green palette. I’ve even really loved styling it with tights and over the knee boots for a more casual look. It really is the perfect piece for a fall wedding! With its layer-ability it is completely adaptable for those cool or slightly warmer fall days.
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I can’t believe September is already here meaning the official season of fall will be here in a hot second. Although I may not be ready for the cold, I’m loving the transition into light layers. Cardigans and kimonos are among some of my favourite layering pieces. It doesn’t take much to make a great outfit when you’ve got stand out outwear. Since floral is here to stay for the fall, I’m really enjoying incorporating it into my fall outfits. Even though you won’t find much green in my closet, I’m really digging the green shade of this kimono as it pairs so perfectly with an array of fall colours.
With the change of seasons upon us, I recently had to take a second to soak up that we are infact on the last leg of 2018. This year has completely flown by, especially the summer. Taking a step back allowed me to reflect on all the amazing things that have happened this year and truly appreciate them. The following are my 3 tips to taking time to take in the little moments in life.
- Take Time to Reflect- Although this may be an obvious answer, I know I’m at fault for not doing it all the time. Taking the time to take in little moments that are happening and just really enjoy or reflecting on special ones that have passed is so truly important. It really allows you to appreciate life.
- Me Time- Yes, time for just you! No one is too busy that they can’t take at least a solid 20 minutes to have time to themselves. If you don’t take care of number one, it could affect not only you but your loved ones around you. Listen to your body. If it is telling you to slow down, it’s not just doing that for fun, it truly means something.
- You Don’t Always Have to Say Yes- I am the worst for this. I get some serious FOMO when someone asks me to do something and I say no. Although it has been taking some time to learn to say no, when you do it feels amazing. Don’t wear yourself thin just to be at every social gathering and activity there is. Before you know it you’ll be burnt out.
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