May 26, 2012
My sister in law to be came up with the awesome idea for our save the dates. Instead of just a friendly reminder we decided to hand out a mason jar to each pair or family invited. In the jar is a picture of us from our engagement photoshoot and instructions. The idea is that the day of the wedding the guests will return the jar with their wedding gift inside. This will get the creative juices flowing and is also a nice way of asking for money. I'm sure we'll get a few jokers who will give us $20 in pennies but it will be fun to open them!
What Inspires Me?
For our wedding we wanted to bring the elements that us individually and together as a couple. Bobby is a full on country boy, with a bit of a drawl, who looks best in some jeans and cowboy boots. Me on the other hand like the glamourous life, wish I could wear heels everyday and enjoy the rush of the city. Let's combine the two and what do you get? Country boy meets city girl, of course!
Original Wedding Colours
We were inspired to go very rustic and farm with our colours. They include CANDY APPLE RED, bright and vibrant. Then the warming scent and colour of CINNAMON STICK. To lightly accent those colours takes the rich and glowing GOLDEN HONEY.
We then went further and incorporated our theme of WOOD and MASON JARS. It is going to be a true country wedding.
We decided our photographer would be Christine Melenhorst founder of LoveBunnyPhotography. She is a bubbly woman with a great eye for beauty. We had a blast doing the engagement shoot but it was on the hottest day of the summer 2011! I can't wait to see our photos from our wedding day, I have every faith in Christine!
The first proposal was the sweetest thing. I had always told Bobby that is he gave me a piece of string and ask me to marry I would treasure it as I would any diamond ring. It's the symbolism behind it . So a song that we enjoy singing to each other is Sweater Song - Hedley and in the song the boyfriend gives the girl his sweater so she will always be warm. One day Bobby took a piece of thick thread from my favourite big fluffy sweater of his, tied it in a knot and slipped it on my finger. I wore that ring until it fell apart months later! I was so sad to see it go and I will keep the pieces forever!
The second ring in my proposal story is from Bobby's parents. This ring was woren by Bob's Grandmother and my FMIL thought it fitting that I wear it as a place holder until I receive my own ring from Bobby. I was honoured that she would let me wear it.
Third and Official Proposal
My third phase of proposal Bobby comes home from work and says this: "The room looks great (I had just painted), you look great (I come over and give him a kiss hello and say thanks), you know what else looks great?" and pulls out my gorgeous 0.75 princess cut ring. She is perfection, she is gorgeous, she is exactly ME!