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#221 pjay

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:03 AM

@deecol @ashhtayy haha yea! No one will notice if the glass is in the frame or not. It looks so much better in photographs too. Jerilee gifted me this beautiful frame with my song lyrics in gold foil.. I had it on my cake table and I was SOOO excited for it to be in my cake cutting pictures. You can't even see what it says because of the flash glare. I was so dumb to leave the glass in lol. It's just one of those small details you can easily forget.

 

The spray painting get's messy, but my best advice is to give it distance. If you spray too close it just drips down the glass because there isn't a ton of grip when you spray the first layer onto glass. I'd say "dust" over the glass with the spray paint. Short bursts from far away and sweep over it. Then once you have a base layer keep doing the same thing. I find spray painting glass a bit annoying because of the fact that the spray paint doesn't stick as good to glass. I screwed up on a few of my mason jars so I had to do more.

Also you should buy the clear coat for them. I got a clear matte coat from walmart in the crafts dept. It also sprays on and it just helps to keep the spray paint from rubbing off. It was so good.. I even used it on top of all of my chalkboards once I was done painting them. It kept all of my chalk marker in place so that it didn't rub off in transportation.


 

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#222 ashhtayy

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:33 AM

@perianjay Thanks for the tips! The clear coat is a great idea - I'll pick some up soon! Excited to start working on these.

 

@deecol Do you have any idea of what kind of vases you are looking for? If mason jars, you can get them anywhere! I bought ours at Dollar Tree because the size was perfect. Dollarama also has some great vases as does HomeSense! I had to travel to a few different stores to get enough but it was well worth it for what we paid. Let us know what you're looking for so we can keep our eye out too.



#223 deecol

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:30 PM

@ashhtayy You're so sweet!  I might use something like the tall clear vases I'm using for my shower, the image in my head is just tall-ish clear vases.  I'm trying to find out from the resort the dimensions of the vases she was going to rent me so I can be sure the flowers fit, but she may just work with if it I give her my vases, I hope!



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#224 deecol

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 03:58 PM

I will have a bunch of shower and dress updates next week but I had to pop on quickly and share what my soon to be Mother-in-law just gave me!!!

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I was thinking about scooping up the robe @perianjay is selling but then I got this! I'm too excited!


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#225 calgarybride2015

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 04:00 PM

That's awesome and what a thoughtful gift from the MIL :)

Shawn's mom did so much for us and did so up until our first anniversary. My mother passed away many years ago and my dad .. Well it's just not the same so was nice to have her excitement!


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#226 Wafflesmom

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 04:23 PM

OH Dee your MIL is so sweet. That's an awesome robe! Can't wait to hear and see your updates
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#227 ashhtayy

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 05:14 PM

@deecol what a thoughtful gift from your MIL! Hope your shower was perfect :)

#228 deecol

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 12:09 PM

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Thank you @calgarybride2015 @Wafflesmom and @ashhtayy! She's so sweet! I was so excited to open it!

My shower was perfect! I had such an amazing day! We were spoiled! I'll post more pics soon, here's one for now :) Gotta run - going to pick up my dress!!! Eeeeeeee

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#229 deecol

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:03 AM

77 days until we say I Do!!!  and 70 until we leave for Mexico!

 

For anyone who's friends with me on FB & IG you know I've had a busy week!  My soon-to-be MIL and her friend have arrived safely back in London and I've had a chance to catch up and look through all my photos so here is a bit of an update:

 

Bridal Shower

 

After a lot of stress and tears (my GTA meet-up girls know the stories), I had the best bridal shower I could have ever imagined.  We had about 18 ladies attend, my sister was a star and completely took charge that day, my girlfriends came early and left late to help with set-up and clean-up and Colin was just incredible, words can't describe how lucky I feel to have him.  My Mom even made up with my aunt (my Dad's sister, who was her MOH) and that was the cherry on top!

I made a couple picture collages from some of the highlights of the day:

 

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1st pic: cupcakes and flowers my Dad sent :)

2nd pic: My favours, egg cups I got from Stokes with either "Mrs" or "Mr" filled with pink, black and gold Lindor chocolates

3rd pic:  My favour/gift table complete with traditional Italian confetti candy and a memory box - my mom sent an index card with each invitation and asked the girls to write a memory they had of me

4th pic:  The ladies completing a Bridal Word Search my Mom put together, the other games were "What's in your purse", a board with 10 pictures of me and the guests had to guess my age in each picture, and when Colin showed up with flowers we played a game where he had previously answered 21 questions and I had to guess the answers he gave, for each one I got wrong I ate a giant gumball... I got 8 wrong lol, made the mistake of thinking like him when I should have thought like me, because that's what he was doing... needless to say those pictures aren't very flattering lol

 

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1st pic:  My mom painted a bottle of champagne with chalkboard paint and had my guests sign with a silver/gold sharpie.  I now have this beautiful keepsake and Col and I can open on our first anniversary or whenever :)

2nd pic:  The future Mr and Mrs Rowe after he arrived with flowers for me, my mom and his mom.  We got giant helium filled letter balloons, they were the perfect photo backdrop and everyone loved them!

3rd pic:  Me and my litte mums :)  I look like a giant lol, I'm only 5.'7 and was wearing heels... 

 

My best friend's mom can't make it to our wedding and gave us an early present:

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We (I) was having trouble deciding on a cake topper... I think this is absolutely gorgeous and perfect.  We may possibly exchange for one they have that the brides hair is darker and in a bun, so more similar to mine but the groom's hair is longer, and Col's is more similar to this one.  I'm most likely going to stick with this one.

 

Dress Fitting

I picked up my dress on Monday with my MIL (she bawled, then I bawled...), I had the corset added and it's perfect :)  It's the only alteration I needed and I can't wait to wear it!

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Guest Count

We had 4 more adults book in the past couple of weeks.  2 from Australia and 2 from Canada.

That brings our total to 49 guests (47 adults, 2 kids, including Colin and I).  We have 4-5 who are still potentially booking.

 

Canadian Flight Change

A little disruption for my Canadian guests this week.  They were meant to fly from April 26-May 3.  Air Canada decided to cancel the return flight on May 3, so my guests now have to decide if they want to travel from April 25-May 2, or Apr 26-May 2 and be reimbursed for 1 night.  Not the worst thing that could happen but some people might have difficulty switching the days they booked off from work.  My flight attendant is dealing with everything (I would hate to be her right now) and some of my guests including my Dad have connector flights from Ottawa and Alberta so she has to figure all that out, I'm still getting some questions from my guests, but again, worse things could happen.  I'm going to scrap the welcome drinks I had planned to have on the 27th, because now after Col and I arrive on the 23rd, we will already have 4 guests there, some arriving on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and potentially the 28th if Colin's friend from Florida decided to fly in then.  It's kind of exciting having someone new arrive every day, but basically means I'll be handing out welcome bags for 5/6 days straight lol

 

I think that's all for now!  I'm now going to catch up on all the other threads I've been missing out on  :)

 



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#230 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 11:17 AM

@deecol I love hearing about your shower. Sounds like a great combination of sentimental & fun. And your dress looks amazing on you. That sucks about the flight change, but you're right, it could be worse. I just read about someone on FB who's flights got pushed out by 3 days on both sides (although I don't think they had made final payments yet)! I don't know what I'd do?!?


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