"Our relationship got off to a bit of an unusual start. We met online while we were living in different cities (I was home with my parents in between semesters at U of A) and talked every day for 3 months before we could finally meet in person. He came to pick me up for our first date and accidentally went to the wrong house and thought he'd been catfished!
He found me eventually though and we had a great time together with dinner at the Blue Plate Diner, followed by a Rapid Fire Improv show at the Citadel. That was 6 years ago and we've barely been apart since then. Sean even proposed in the ruins of the Blue Plate Diner, having got special permission to check out the construction site as Blue Plate got ready to move to 124 St.
Shopping for my wedding dress was a bit of an ordeal. It took four shops in two cities and about 50 dresses before I found the right one. I remember my consultant at Novelle, Julia, pulled the WTOO Joelle as my friends and I were browsing for what I should try on. She was discreet about it though, enough so that 3 of the 4 women I brought with me also pointed out the Joelle totally independently from each other! I remember trying it on and immediately being wowed! The blush colour, floral lace, delicate beading and plunging neckline were all just what I wanted. But I also honestly felt a bit overwhelmed after having seen so many dresses! I didn't end up saying yes right on the spot, but I booked a second appointment to come back by myself the next day. My second appointment was with Jessica. She was so sweet and supportive and I totally felt at ease during my solo appointment. I knew the Joelle was my dress as soon as I put it on for the second time. Don't be afraid to shop alone!
Between the time that I bought my dress and our actual wedding, the whole world changed. About three months out we had to drastically change our plans from a 100+ person semi-destination wedding in Vancouver, to a 15 person micro-wedding here in Edmonton. We embraced the idea of supporting lots of local businesses in our neighbourhood for our wedding 2.0 and they all treated us so well. Our ceremony was designed to be livestreamed and so included three speeches from family members and ended with a toast. The rest of the night was a blur of good food, song and dance, and celebration. It wasn't what we'd originally planned, but we got everything we wanted in the end (including a midnight chicken nugget delivery) and are happy to finally be married!"
Dress: WTOO by Watters
Bridal Hair: Frenchie's Hair
Hairpiece: Twigs & Honey
Bridal Shoes: Harriet Wilde
Rings: Fair Trade Jewelry Co. and Enso Rings
Suit: The Helm Clothing
Venue: Foundry Room, Edmonton
Florals: Best Buds Flower Company
Photographer: Deanna C Photography
Cake: The Art of Cake