Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wedding Update!... the Hall...THE DRESS!

Hey everyone!
This is my first wedding post and I'm really excited to share with you all the things that have been going on in regards to my wedding. My wedding is not for another 9 months (July 23rd, 2011), but planning is in full swing. I will be going to a wedding show at the end of the month where I hope to find a photographer, designer, cake maker...etc. I've decided to share with you the dress I picked out as I have lectured Charles not to go snooping and get a glimpse before the wedding date (it's bad luck hehe).

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A-line, strapless sweetheart neckline, with layered scalloped lace and silk satin arched empire band.
Lace is lightly beaded with Swarovski Crystals
Button up back
Dress will be White not Ivory

I have ordered a long veil with white trim/ribbon around the edge which matches the ribbon under the bust. I have also purchased satin shoes with very little heel which are extremely comfortable, yet stylish. I left them at my parents house and unfortunately I didn't take a picture.

I want my hair half up, half down with loose waves. Kinda like what Jessica Simpson had when she married Nick Lachey.

I have three bridesmaids, my best friends Jasmine, Melissa and Rachel. I'm between 5'6"-5'7" and they are all well over 5'9"! I'm going to have one tall bridal party haha. I picked out strapless, floor length gowns with a small train in the colour champagne. They all look phenomenal in the gown. I've heard of brides who want to make the bridesmaids look like crap so they can look better, but I want them all to look HOT!

I've also picked out the hall. Well, ACTUALLY, my Dad picked out the hall. I went to visit it yesterday when I had my wedding tasting and it is absolutely breathtaking! Good job Dad! I wish I would have taken pictures, but there was a wedding going on at the time so I didn't bother. Here is photo taken off their website:

Food wise we will be having a buffet. Soup will be plated first followed by the buffet where there will be a ton to choose from: rolls, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, sea food tray, caesar salad, greek salad, pasta salad, spring mix, chicken w/ mushroom sauce, prime rib, salmon w/ hollandaise, roast potatoes, rice, cooked seasonal vegetables, various cakes, pastries, pies...etc. It was ridiculous how much food we got to sample at the tasting and the chef sat down with us and discussed everything we choose along with his recommendations. I'm really starting to get excited!

As for design and decor, I have some ideas, but definitely want to hire a decorator. I want to stick with neutral colours white and champagne. I was thinking of having flowers submerged in water vases as centerpieces. Something like this picture below (not these flowers though):

My cousin offered to DJ my wedding for free (booze) with two of his friends. They do clubs in Toronto and it will be nice for my parents to not have to worry about that expense (they are footing the bill). As more and more of the plans get finalized I will keep you updated! I will most likely be having an outdoor gazebo wedding, weather permitting of course, so lets cross our fingers that July 23rd will be sunny (and not too hot since my dress is super heavy haha)!


  1. The dress is beautiful and everything looks so elegant. I bet your super excited now :) x

  2. Wow you are going to have one beautiful wedding!!!

  3. ahh how exciting, you will look beautiful!

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  4. your dress is absolutely stunning... as is the hall! wowza. i hope the rest of the planning runs smoothly for you, lol! xoxo

  5. Sounds amazing, you seem to have it all in control girl! I love your dress, it's beautiful. Bet your so excited. =)

  6. WOW your dress is gorgeous! You have a lot accomplished already- you're way ahead of the game. Our wedding is 7 months away and I'm still nowhere near picking BM dresses, I don't have a headpiece picked out, and our tasting isn't until Jaunary. As far as tall BM's go- I'm 5'2'', 3 of the girls are 5'8'', one is 5'11'' and my cousin is 5'2'' (thank god!).

  7. Amazing post Cheryl!!! The wedding dress is so pretty! I'm so happy for you and I bet you are going to look is gorgeous at your wedding in 9 months!

  8. Whoa, you have been busy!
    I've been engaged for a year and I'm not half as organized as this!
    I love the dress! And the hall, it looks like it is going to be quite the posh event!
    You will make a beautiful bride - do more posts as more plans come together!

  9. Wow, I'm so happy for you. 9 months to go but it seems you have lots of things figured out already :)

  10. aww congratulations, it looks like it will be beautiful!

  11. WOW! THE HAUL!!!!
    LOve love love the dress!!
    COngratulations gal!!you would be the prettiest bride ever!


  12. Your wedding dress is GORGEOUS!!! And I love the hair style you picked.. It's going to look amazing!

  13. Everything is beautiful, especially the dress. You seem like you've got a lot done so far! I love the colors you've chosen, very simple and elegant. Happy planning!

  14. Yay!! So excited for you, my cousin had an outside/gazebo wedding and I highly rec. that I thought it was gorgeous and a great idea! I can't wait to see you in your dress...and awhile ago when my boyfriend and I were thinking of marrying, champagne was my color of choice too :) Can't wait for more posts!

  15. WOW.. CONGRATS!!
    Everything.. looks sooo beautiful!! I just love wedding posts! :)

  16. Everything looks gorgeous!! Congrats :)

  17. Wahoo!! I actually looked at this post on my phone earlier today but I coulnd't comment.

    Your dress looks perfect!! I love the detailing.

    Oh man, I've been in three weddings and as much as I loved the brides and they said they loved the dresses they picked for us, i secretly think they wanted us to look horrible. lol. The dress you picked is very nice though, it will compliment yours nicely!

    I'm excited for these posts!! I love weddings!

  18. wow looks like you are going to have a fabulous wedding!!! i cant wait to see more wedding pictures!!!

  19. congrats girl! I bet you looks bang'n in that dress its gorgeous!!!

  20. Okay, I am officially creeped out. We're like wedding twins! LOL!

    I asked my stylist to give me the Jessica Simpson 'do, too! My bridesmaids also wore dresses like the one you picked out, minus the train.

    Your wedding dress is stunning! You're going to look great in it!

    Your dad did a great job picking out the hall. It looks really pretty!


  21. OMG!!! I cant see the dress anymore..Can you updated , please!!!

  22. how exciting! your going to be a beautiful bride. Your bridesmaid dresses are gorgeous. I was in 2 weddings before and had to wear the ugliest dresses. When I had my wedding I picked gorgeous dresses for them. I didn't want to have ugly dresses dragging down the isle lol.


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