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New Year’s New Beginning

Happy New Year! I have to admit that I’m a total sucker for New Year’s! I love the idea of wrapping up everything (good and bad) from the previous year, letting it go, and moving forward. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke Looking back at 2016 there were some AMAZING things! My husband and I bought out first home, sent a sister off to University, watched three more siblings graduate, helped my brother and his Fiancé move into their first home, found out my husband’s diagnosis was incorrect and actually non-existent and so so much more! There are, of course, the not so awesome things but these come with the good. Now, 2017! My biggest goal is to minimize. Minimize things (we’ve been in this house since May so HOW is it already full of crap!?), minimize stress, minimize workloads, minimize worries etc. I’ve realized that until I make some extra room in my life that I can’t possibly take on anything else. So …

Eco-Friendly Bridesmaid Gifts

  Having your friends stand beside you on your wedding day is truly an honour. These people have been a part of your life (maybe for a lifetime or a short time… doesn’t matter) but these are the people (or person) that you’ve asked to stand with you—so how do you say thank you? The “thank you” aspect of the wedding process is crucial. The “thank you” etiquette as stated by Emily Post’s 18th edition (highly recommend this book for anyone interested in etiquette) the “thank you” should be done in writing and done quickly (Post 630). For the bridal party gift giving timeframe there are typically two times that are traditional to give the gift. The first is on the morning of the wedding while you’re all getting ready together and the second is at the rehearsal dinner where you would give the gift after you toast each of your attendants. Now that you know the importance and the traditional etiquette of the “thank you” you might still be at a loss as to what to …

Behind the Veil: History of the Wedding Veil Tradition

A few weeks back I teased a blog about wedding veils and I only just got around to this post! Sorry for the delay, I pinched my sciatic nerve and so sitting, standing, walking, sleeping (and everything in between) has been excruciating. I am, however, finally starting to feel better and so you can expect more consistent posts and updates from me! I wore a veil on my wedding day and I didn’t really consider the significance or the reasoning behind the veil, to be honest. I think that veils are beautiful and it seemed like one of the few times that it would be socially acceptable for me to wear a veil in public without it being Halloween so I jumped on it. I understand that many brides see no point to the wedding veil while others see rich cultural and traditional significance to the piece and it got me questioning where this tradition originated. The wedding veil has changed forms, colours, and significance throughout the years and yet is still something we commonly …