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:
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.
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!
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