Here Comes the Bride

I’m sure I’ll eat my words in another 9 or 10 months, but this wedding planning thing is dead easy. Boring even.

We’ve currently got the following things booked and ready to go:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Long Beach Lodge Resort, Tofino BC
Photographers: Blue Olive Photography
Florist: Crabapple Floral

As well as an officiant, our cake, and some entertainment.

We do still need to tackle invitations (and figure out who exactly to send them to), but that doesn’t seem like a terribly major undertaking.

I suppose we do still need something to wear, as well as some other decorative details, non iPod music, and hair/makeup whatnot – but for all intents and purposes, this thing is ready to go.

It certainly helps that by having the wedding in Tofino, most of our decisions are made for us. The resort handles all aspects of the ceremony & reception (no separate caterers and flatware rental companies), there are only 4 marriage commissioners to choose from, and there is one florist. The photographers were a no-brainer.

But having all these things done doesn’t stop me from acting indecisive around vendors – watching them fall all over themselves trying to woo me with their wares is one of the best parts of being a bride-to-be!

Pretty Princess

After all, it was only by engaging in some wedding-related conversation while donating blood, that I received this priceless gem!

One of the nurse’s assistants at the clinic where I was donating blood also moonlights as a makeup artist. It’s heartbreaking, really, that I won’t be married in the city, so I can’t have my own hair feathers, heavy eyelashes and bright fuschia lips! The only word I can really think of to describe this particular look is “special” – perhaps you can do better?

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11 thoughts on “Here Comes the Bride

  1. Darren

    Amen on the whole wedding planning is easy. Like most event planning, it’s just a long series of small decisions. The difficulty arises when emotion enters into the equation. Which, of course, happens fairly regularly.

  2. knemesis

    Honestly, even if a bride asked me to do that to her face I would (and have) say no.

    I have a pet peeve with brides looking like they’re going out to a club for a night, or like their older, trashier sister has done their make-up for prom.

  3. peechie Post author

    I, personally, especially like the way the gigantic chandelier earring and the pink hair-feather balance each other out.

  4. Alexei

    Peechie, enjoy reading your blog. I teach ballroom dancing in my spare time and lately have been helping several couples with their wedding dances. Let me know if you need some input in choreographing your dance – I’d be happy to help.

  5. colleen

    well, i do have a wedding dress i’m selling. i wore it and we’re very happily married. It is a little princessy and beaded but i can send you a picture if you want. I’ll cut you a good deal and hang onto it until you’re ready to pick it up. lemme know. ;P

  6. Riann

    Wedding planning only sucks when the venue changes owners and the new ones threaten to cancel your contract because they’ve found someone else willing to pay more. Aside from that everything for mine went very smoothly.

    You can borrow my dress/necklace/crown-thing if you want.

  7. Karin

    I think it’s easy for organized, logical people…not that I’d know about being either, but it really doesn’t seem that difficult to me. Of course, my plan for if/when I get married is either a) not, b) elope or c) throw a barbeque and have a surprise justice of the peace there. I think so far I’ve been vetoed for all but “a”. šŸ˜›

  8. Jer

    For some reason, that picture makes me think of Cindi Lauper. And a whole bunch of other things from the 80’s that I’d rather forget.

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