All posts tagged: adventure

A Budget Bride’s Dream Honeymoon

My husband and I opted for a budget honeymoon. We had looked at Mexico but we got married in June and didn’t want to wait until the fall or even the spring for our honeymoon. We looked at Europe too but we were getting close to a move across Canada and I didn’t have a job waiting for me in Kingston, Ontario so we needed to be careful with finances. Then I got an idea… what about a bed and breakfast somewhere along the coast? At first the options were limited because some of the resorts were crazy expensive and we were getting discouraged. Luckily, good ol’ TripAdvisor popped up and begged me to click a link offering “The Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in Sechelt, BC.” We had never been to Sechelt so it was immediately enticing. Once I clicked the link I was instantly excited because one bed and breakfast stood out. This place was beautiful and was run by a husband and wife duo (also originally from Edmonton!). This spot was instantly …

Back Home

It’s been a long few weeks! My husband and I drove across the country and moved back to our hometown. We’re both excited to be at home and looking forward to re-establishing our lives with our friends and family. We’re in a bit of a limbo stage as we’re not quite settled in any particular place at the moment but we’re working on finding a place of our own! I’m hoping to get back into a routine with my blog in the near future–stay tuned 🙂 “The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring As always, thank you for reading and supporting, The Eco-Bride Project

Our First Wedding Anniversary…

My husband and I have just returned from celebrating our first wedding anniversary. The past year has been full of celebrations and challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Looking back at it all, it’s been a year filled with wonderful memories and experiences that have further solidified our relationship. For our anniversary we decided to take the train and visit Montreal and Quebec City. This was the first visit here for both Gregory and I. These cities are stunning. Each one is unique and filled with it’s own rich culture and heritage. We booked walking tours of both cities and both agreed that this was the best method to explore these cities… Good walking shoes are a must! The food was phenomenal! We ate our weight in croissants, poutine, and smoked meat. The people were all very friendly and there was a lot to do and see. We were here for 5 days and were busy from morning to nightfall. This will not be our last visit to Quebec! The Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal Street view in …

“If you Force yourself to go Outside, Something Wonderful Always Happens!”

There is a unique thrill from visiting a new city. I love packing up the car or hopping on the train and patiently waiting to arrive. The scenery slowly changes as you get closer to your destination and you anticipate the differences. Is the architecture different? Is there different plant life? What is there to see? However, you don’t necessarily need to visit a different city to see something new. Last week my Husband took me on a local boat tour of the 1000 Islands. The weather was perfect and the scenery was even better and it was only 10 minutes away from our house! We’re currently living in a smaller city than our hometown but even though it’s “smaller” there’s still a lot to see! Summer has officially blossomed here and the city has buzzed back into life. There is much to experience, you just have to be willing to find it. I think that this idea is captured perfectly by one of my favourite Humans of New York portraits. The photo is of a 93 year old woman named Mary who says: “If you …

Helping your Community Blossom: How Planning your Wedding can Strengthen your Relationships

There are, of course, many benefits to planning an Eco-Friendly Wedding. Planning a Green Wedding often means we’re looking to people (whether it be friends, family, or local community members) for supplies, information, and help. This can create a lot of opportunity for bonding over sharing personal experiences and resources. Green Weddings aren’t just good for the environment, they are good for our sense of community, too! We have several examples from our wedding. Our cake stand was constructed from materials at my Parent’s house by my brother. My brother can make something amazing from almost anything—he is unreal. The stand itself is very unique and was the center of much discussion at the wedding. It is very special to associate that stand with my brother and it was a very nice bonding experience to have something simple, like the cake stand, be made from upcycled materials by someone my husband and I care a lot about. Then there is my sister who is a very talented musician. I am, quite literally, in awe of how talented she …