Walking down the aisle

Save the date(s)

Hi! Yes I’ve been dormant, but I will try to be better this year!

My wedding is less than 6 months away, and pretty much 85% things are taken care of. We have booked our honeymoon (separate posting coming up), 4 out of my 6 bridesmaids have found their dresses, we have decided on our wedding favours, and I’m having a meeting this weekend with my friend who will be making our wedding cake! So technically I could get married right next month 🙂

Anyways, back to the topic for today – SAVE THE DATEs. We don’t have the biggest budget for our wedding, so we decided to save a bit of money by going with e-version of Save the dates, rather than mailing them out. We’ve already sent one out exactly 1 year before the wedding, since ours is during the peak of wedding season and wanted to give people plenty of heads up! And now that we are less than half a year away, we will be sending a second round of Save the dates hopefully this weekend.

I’ve designed all our stationaries – from Save the dates to our invitation cards and RSVP cards, and also our website – and this certainly helped us with saving money here and there. So if you have the skills, this is the time to use it!

First thing I had to keep in mind before designing all these stationaries, was the THEME. I love peonies, and our wedding colours are blush, lavender, and gold, so I had to work these into all of them. Each with their own ‘oomph’, but with a common melody. I looked up and researched a lot of other available designs online for reference, since this was my first time designing anything of this sort.

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As you can see – there are lots of pink & lavender-coloured flowers (although no peonies :(), I kept it simple enough with a touch of gold. And our round 2 Save the dates looks like this:

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This one is a bit more ‘personal’, as now we have a bunch of pictures from our engagement session. But the colour gold stayed, as well as my lavender skirt.

What do you think? I think e-Save the dates are a great alternative to traditional snail-mail ones, as:

  • It’s cost-effective
  • You know it won’t get lost
  • Everyone is on their phones anyways, checking their emails constantly
  • And you’re saving trees!

Ahnyoung for now 🙂

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Walking down the aisle

I’m engaged!!

Hi, to anyone that somehow ended up on my blog today. Feels like I haven’t updated anything since I started my job, but I want to come back go blogging since something awesome happened this past weekend.

I’m engaged!!!

I’ve been with my boyfriend for a little over 2.5 yrs now, and we stayed strong through the entire year I was gone in Spain. We met on Tinder (!!! I know) and we are the success story of Tinder for our friends.

Our first date – a few days before NYE 2013, we met up for lunch and grabbed coffee. Then he walked me home, the usual, nice date but nothing spectacular. And he messaged me again on NYE and asked me out on another date at my favourite restaurant, and the rest is history. We understand each other, we can talk all day to each other, we can stay silent for hours and not feel comfortable, we fit perfectly when we cuddle, and we love each other.

And last weekend – we went away to Sparkling Hill in Vernon. I’ve been wanting to go to this place for so long, but it is an expensive place so he kept saying probably not. Then one day in April when I was at work, he messaged me and asked me if I still wanted to go. I said OF COURSE, and we got there after work on Friday.

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He told me that he wanted to hike on Saturday so he asked the hotel to pack us a little lunch so we can have it at the top, so we started hiking. The signs and my map-reading skill were not the most efficient so we got lost a couple of times, but we found a big rock that we could sit on and have our little lunch. So we were eating, looking over the hills, and I said something about how the weather’s perfect for hiking, and he said that it’s cute when I speak broken English (Yup I still do time to time, even after 16 years of living in Canada lol). Then he looked at me with his hand in his pocket, and popped out the ring, and said “Baby I love you, will you marry me?”13528777_10154171596530149_7508512182820187164_n

This happened so many times in my imagination, in different places, in different times. And the real one was just perfect. I cried, he cried, we stopped crying for a bit, I called my parents to let them know, cried again, stopped crying again, then found out he was talking to my best friend behind my back the entire time, then started crying again. Then eventually I had to stop crying because we had to take a selfie.

On our way back, he told me there’s going to be another surprise for me in the room – and there was!!! Peonies and hydrangeas are two of my favourite flowers, and I’ve been begging him to buy me peonies for the past few weeks. And he had a whole vase full of pink peonies in our room! Of course this initiated another round of water works, so it was a day full with a lot of happy tears. 13529145_10154171596560149_6708741524956797682_n

I’ve had my Wedding Dreaming pinterest board for years now, and it feels so weird that I won’t be just pinning whatever. I’m actually gonna have to plan my wedding!! And since I am a project manager, I’m all about spreadsheets, gantt charts, timelines, and all the fun stuff. I already have my guest list spread sheet, event planning vendors spreadsheet, and a few others, so I want to share what I’m going through with people who are going through it at the same time with me / people who will be going through it.

Thank you for reading 🙂

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