Hi again, it’s Tweedlebud Megan!
I figured that once those two things were done the next big thing needed to be the invitations. We went the simple route- plain white cardstock with a black boarder. The local print shop did them for us at a steal of a deal. We didn’t bother with RSVP cards as we opted to use a wedding website. The website was perfect for all of our out of town guests as we were able to post great information and links about the big day and things to do in Invermere.
A friend of ours is a fantastic photographer and we were lucky she was free to shoot our wedding! We had planned on starting with pictures at this really neat barn and then heading to a few different places but it was HOT! and the barn provided perfect shade. She did an amazing job! Here are some of our favourites from the day from KAP Photography.
I was extremely lucky to have a very talented hairdresser (who also happens to be a great friend) do my hair and make-up for the day; as well as all the girls' hair too! Now, I knew that I wanted my hair in an up-do. The problem with is was that my hair wasn’t really that long. Just long enough to make it into a wimpy pony tail! This is where Giselle stepped in!! She ordered extensions, highlighted my hair to match them perfectly and made an up-do!! She worked her magic like none other...! I LOVED my hair! At the end of the night I didn’t want to take it out so I slept in it and figured if it was horrible in the morning, I could take it out. Well, it wasn’t!!! I got to have this great hairdo for 2 days!!!
All the little details that came together and each have their own story are so special! My accessories did just that. I could write a post about each one but won’t. Here’s the long and short of it all! The veil- so special because it was borrowed from a bridesmaid who wore it on her big day, along with a few other Invermere friends. Something old- my maternal Grandpa passed away about 4 years ago and my Aunt now has his wedding ring and she let me wear it for the day! My one of a kind, hand made glass bead bracelet, made with love by an amazing local artist. The earrings- also handmade and given to me by a sweet Scottish woman!
I knew that I wanted a way to share with all of our guests many pictures of our time in Invermere, but I wasn’t keen on a slide show. I wanted them to be able to look at the pictures for longer; to talk about them and share stories! We borrowed paper picture frames from a friend who had used them at her wedding and decided to alter them just a bit, since we didn’t have a similar place to hang them as she did. I gathered up some of my favourite pictures of Bryan and I in Invermere and began to print, sort, cut, glue and tape! The final product was exactly what I was hoping for. When our guests entered the ski chalet they walked right towards this wall.
It only seemed fitting that our first dance would be outside on the ski chalets big deck with the sun setting over the mountains as the back drop. I can’t really say much more about it, the pictures say it so well!
Lastly, there always are wedding antics and if you know me, I CANNOT resist competition. I just can’t. Leading up to our wedding Bryan and I did a workout program called P90X. At first I wasn’t so sure, but then I learned that my sister-in-law was also on a get-fit-kick. We talked back and forth about our workouts and how we were improving on what I call ‘boy push ups’. You know, the military style- on your toes, not your knees! As the night wore on my maid of honour, who’s also a personal trainer, decided it’d be a good idea to see how all my training had faired and she challenged me to a push-up contest! Like I could say NO!!! She was a good sport and even managed to squeeze 2 more out of me when I thought I was done. 23 push ups in a wedding dress! Yahoo...!
Now, my sister-in-law saw this happening and figured it was a great time to challenge me too! She figured she’d have me hands down since I had just done 23! Well, she was wrong!! I don’t remember the exact number she made it to, but I do remember a good congratulatory handshake after whooping her!!!
Our mountain wedding was all I hoped it would be. I loved that it was small, about 70 people. I loved that we were able to visit with everyone without feeling overwhelmed. My brother and sister-in-law are talented videographers and producers and captured most of the day on film. They quickly (literally...it was ready by lunch the day after!!) whipped up this video of the day played to our wedding song. It sure does a fantastic job of capturing it all!