first off, happy new years ladies! I hope that everyone has had a nice and relaxing holidays. it'...
One year later...still going strong!
Updates over the past year
I know it has been FOREVER since I last posted, but I thought I would post on here with some updates of the past year.
We bought a condo right before our wedding, and moved in 2 days after the wedding. We're still living in the same place and loving it!
We celebrated our 1 year anniversary by going to the CN Tower in Toronto! We have both always lived less than 2 hours away from Toronto and had never been to the CN Tower. It was amazing! DH did not like it all that much because he's afraid of heights, but he still thought it was a great experience. Then we ate dinner at a local Hakka Chinese restaurant...one of our fave places to go!
No babies yet, not for a few years! Lol.
We did however, adopt another "furbaby". Her name is Tipsy and she's a little grey kitten with a white tip on her tail. She's cute, but she's got an attitude! Haha...she likes going up to our other cat and biting his tail or his neck. She is such a suck and loves snuggling under your neck, it's pretty cute.
The past year has had it's high's and low's. There have been some health issues on both sides of our family, that has been hard to deal with. My grandpa passed away in February of lung cancer. He was diagnosed, and then passed away a week later. He waited too long to see a doctor, and by the time they had figured out what was wrong the cancer had already progressed to the rest of his body. Then in July, DH's grandma was diagnosed with lung cancer too. Fortunately, they caught it early enough that they could do chemo treatments. She is doing much better now, and is out of the hospital.
Then about a month ago, DH's other grandma was rushed to the hospital because she could not breathe. She had two blood infections, pneumonia and fluid in her lungs. They finally found the problem...gall stones! The doctors didn't detect it earlier because usually you are in pain when you have gallstones. But she delivered 7 children back in the day before epidurals even existed, so she must has a high pain tolerance or just didn't have any pain. The gallstones were removed and she's doing better now too. Hoping and praying that there is no more illness in either of our families!
DH & I have been trying to decide what direction we want to go with our careers, so that has been difficult. We both are working at jobs that aren't really related to what we both went to college for, so we are both hoping to get into our fields.
That is pretty much all that has been going on the past year. Hope everything is well with you all!
Hello Ladies...Long Time No Talk
I'm going to be an MOH!
I know it has been a while, hope you are all doing great and that your wedding planning is going amazing.
I miss all you ladies, and I try to check in every once in a while to leave comments here or there and catch up on who's married now.
I have some very exciting news....one of my childhood best friends just got engaged on Saturday! We have been friends since we were 9 years old. We lost touch for about 5 years throughout high school, but have been back in touch now for about 2 years. She just asked me today to be her MOH!! I am thrilled and honoured and sooo excited to be apart of her wedding! The wedding isn't until 2012, so there's lots of time. I can't wait to get started and help her plan!!
What is new with all of you?
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Have you seen the new "Upcoming Weddings" section on WBC home page?
I just logged in to catch up some of my fellow WBC ladies, and I noticed on the front page of WBC that there is a new "Upcoming Weddings" box!! I'm so excited about this new feature that WBC has now! It makes it so much easier to give our best wishes to brides that are getting married soon. Just wanted to spread the word! :)
I know I haven't been on as much as I used to, I'm trying to find the time to get back on here and comment and give advice to any ladies that need it. Things have been super busy with me. My husband and I moved into the condo that we bought 2 days after our wedding. So it took some time to adjust to a new town, a new place and unpack everything. Plus summer was crazy, and it seemed like there was some sort of event going on every weekend.I have also been busy with my wedding invitation & stationery business, and I just finally finished my website, you can check it out here if you like: www.weddingsbyah.com.
I also am running a promo starting now until the end of September...you can save 15% off the total price of design services for invitation AND program design OR, you can receive 25 free save the date magnets (design included) with the purchase of $250 or more of services (incl. printing).
Hope your wedding planning is going great for all of you ladies!
My little bro and I...he NEVER smiles, so it's awsome that our photographers caught him smiling.
My mom, dad and I
My little bro and I again
My dad and my brother
My dad giving me away
My parents, brother and I
Me sitting in my parents room
Shoes and jewelry
Doing up my mom's dress
My BM's and I
My MOH and I
Walking to the altar
My mom and I
My husband and his sister
My BM's and I having fun
At the park
My husband and his GM's
Me sitting in my parents room
The beautiful church
Me and the GM's
My husband and I
At the park
Shoes and jewelry
My dad walking me down the aisle...one of my faves!
Rings on teacups. Love this one...I think my mom said this are my great grandma's teacups.
At the church
Edited version of me leaning on my dad's car
Me leaning on my dad's Corvette, one of my faves!
AMCS76's Professional Wedding Pics!
They are finally here!! We went last night to pick up our pro wedding pictures....and there are over 1500!! The hubby and I picked up dinner and then sat in front of the computer for an hour and a half looking at all of the photos. Here are some of my faves, there are way too many to post on here. I haven't gone through all of them yet, so I'll be adding to this.
FREE Photobook from Shutterfly!
I just got an email from Shutterfly with a coupon code for a free photobook!
Here's the details:
Before you know it, these long sunny days will be a memory. But with your FREE 8x8 hard cover photo book (a $29.99 value),* you can capture those memories and make them last all year long.
* Free 8x8 hard cover photo book is a onetime use offer and is exclusively for the account of _____. It includes an initial set of 20 pages, and all incremental pages will be charged on a per page rate. Martha Stewart, Creating Keepsakes, licensed premium photo books, leather, padded, and soft cover photo books are not included in this offer. Taxes, shipping and handling charges will apply.
Offer ends August 26, 2009.
Promo Code: SUMMERBOOK
You could use the promo code to make a free guestbook, or for brides that are already married, you could make a nice photobook with wedding photos.
ATTN CANADIAN BRIDES
Blog N' Win!!
I just got an email from Wedding Bells. They are looking for 2010 brides to blog about wedding details on the wedding bells website. And you have a chance to win prizes if you are one of the brides selected to blog on their site.
Check out the email below:
Weddingbells is looking for 7 brides to join our expert team of bloggers. We want you to blog about your wedding planning details for weddingbells.ca and as one of the Weddingbells bloggers, you are eligible to win big! One grand prize blogger will receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the Riviera Maya, a $5,000 wedding dress, a $1,000 gift certificate from Peoples Jewellers, and she will have her wedding featured in Weddingbells magazine!
Each of the six additional bloggers will win a $500 gift certificate at Peoples Jewellers and have her wedding featured as a "Real Wedding" on weddingbells.ca.
Plus all of our bloggers will win a one-on-one consultation with a Clinique consultant and $300 worth of Clinique beauty products.
Visit weddingbells.ca/bloggersearch for details.
I believe it's only open to Canadian residents, because Wedding Bells is a Canadian magazine. Good luck ladies!! Let me know if any of you enter, I would love to hear!
Finally picking up my wedding photos on Thursday!
I emailed my photographer last week and told them I didn't feel I should have to wait any longer for my photos, as they had originally told me 6-8 weeks, and then tried to tell me that their turnaround time is 8-10 weeks. Last week was 9 weeks since our wedding, and I was fed up and frustrated because I just want my wedding photos! So she said that they will be ready this Thursday, so I'm going to pick them up!!
I promise I will spend some time Thursday night posting a bunch for you all to see!
I can't wait to see the photos! :)
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Which photo to use for thank you cards?
Hope you are all doing well, and that your planning is going great! I miss you all very much :( I haven't been on here as much as I would like to be. I have had a hard time adjusting to life after wedding planning, lol. So it has been hard to get the motivation to come on here, and I have been pretty busy too. As stressful as planning was at times, I miss it!
Our photographer (Rivera Multimedia) emailed us 4 photos to use for our thank you cards. We're getting the rest of the wedding photos back soon, but I asked for the pictures for the thank you cards early so I can get them mailed out. Which one do you think I should use for the the thank you cards? I love #1, 2 and 4!
I'm so excited, they even posted us on their blog!!
B00tyfulchica- Program Design (I only designed the program, B00tyfulchica printed and assembled them)
TishNTone- Monogram Design
TishNTone- Favour Tag Design
itsmedmh- Finished product of invitations (I only designed the invitation and reception enclosure card, Donia assembled them and put the final product together)
Soon2bemrsgreen- Monogram Design
Brittanygann - Monogram Design
Brittanygann- Monogram Design
Pink Lady- Monogram Design
itsmedmh- Monogram Design
itsmedmh- Monogram design
rodrhonda4ever- placecard finished product (I only designed LaRhonda's placecards, she printed and assembled them)
Starting my own business...invitation & stationery design!
Since my wedding is over and I am no longer planning, I have decided to officially launch my invitation & stationery business. A while back, I offered to design invitations or programs or place cards for free for 5 WBC brides, to establish a portfolio for myself. I have attached photos of those designs as well as a few other designs for other brides.
I will be offering:
Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Save the Dates -> offered in magnets or cards
Signs (welcome, just married, etc)
Wedding Shower Invitations
Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Invitations
Jack and Jill Tickets
Please contact me for more info and for pricing:
Thank you ladies!!
Top Hatt getting into mischief as usual
Top Hatt & I
Hubby & Kitty
Top Hatt & I
It was a long week...and we passed out on the couch
He loves sitting on my hubby's lap while he is on the computer
Beginning of photos of our condo we bought..... bathroom