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Wedding Date: January 2012
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Diva Boutique

Last Post – GoodBye and Thanks!

Posted on March 31, 2012 by  Miss Ontario Bride   //   Comment

Well fellow bloggers and brides-to-be, I think I have covered just about everything . It’s time for me to turn from wedding blogger to wedding guest – can’t wait to relax and enjoy my friends’ weddings in April  Lindsey & Ryan on April 14th and Amanda & Graham on April 28th).

For my final post, I thought I would share a few of my favourite pictures taken by our photographers StreeterStevenS. Thanks again to Mike and Jason at StreeterStevens for coming in to do our photos when our original photographers went MIA with our deposit.

I have one DIY project left and that is to make our thank you cards to send to all our family and friends who helped us make our wedding a success. I borrowed some inspiration from other brides out there and took a couple of pictures at the wedding to do just that. But I thought they would make the perfect virtual “thank-you” to those of you who read and supported my blog along the way.


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Wedding Date: January 2012
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Diva Boutique

Decor – Putting all the ideas from my blog together!

Posted on March 31, 2012 by  Miss Ontario Bride   //   1 Comment

I thought it would be a fun idea to show you how we put all the decor ideas I blogged about for the last year into action on our wedding day.

Here is how the candlelight ceremony turned out. We bought the glass candle holders from IKEA.

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Here is the ring pillow we ordered from West Egg Studio on Etsy. It was a bit funny because Brody (who was my ring bearer and is my nephew and godson) carried the pillow so you couldn’t see the writing on it at all. Still, the pillows will still be a nice keep sake, we have the grey one on the bed in our guest room and let Brody keep the green one.

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Here is the family portrait we had made and framed to use as our alternative to the traditional Guest Book. The portrait was created by the same artist who does the avatar’s for It’s A Bride’s Life. Of course, my cartoon avatar is wearing a Mon Cheri Social Occasions dress (style # 111814). I actually bought that dress and wore it for my engagement photos and at my wedding rehearsal.

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We did have a traditional guest book as well. We bought this one from Bow Ring to match our toasting flutes which we forgot to get engraved before the wedding. Oh well, I guess we can always still engrave them when we have time. It’s one of those little details that can be overlooked.

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Here are the Ribbon Wands we ordered from Outside The Box Desserts‘ Etsy shop. We put a ribbon wand on each chair before the guests arrived along with my DIY programs.

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We had organza green chair sashes tied on each chair. We bought these from tableclothsfactory.com for less than we would have been able to rent them for! 

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We also used green organza table overlays also from tableclothsfactory.com to add a little pop of color to the tables since everything else on the table (the table cloths, the napkins and the dishes) was plain white. We definitely saved money buying them instead of renting them but keep in mind it’s quite a bit more since you’ll have to iron or steam all of the linens yourself (thanks Mom and Crystal).

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Table centerpieces were made by Flowers Just Because. And, of course, you can see my DIY table numbers I made as well.

Speaking of which, here are a few more shots of DIY table numbers. We made using the glass lanterns from IKEA and they worked out perfectly. They gave us the same look and feel as a luminary but without danger of having an open flame right next to paper.

Our “sweetheart table”. Aaron and I sat here and we just had our wedding party sit at regular tables along with their guests. This eliminated the need for the guests or “plus one’s” of our bridal party to have to sit with people they didn’t really know.

Our DIY guest favors – they were a huge hit. As a reminder, they were mojito glasses which we hand-etched with our crane logo and wrapped up with a muddler and instructions for making our signature drink “the winter mojito”.

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Here are the custom matches we had made for the cigar roller table, we bought them from Lil Missi‘s shop on Etsy.

The center picture is a close up of one of our guest’s tables at the wedding reception. You can see the signature drink (“the winter mojito”), our hand-made DIY menu, and our DIY music request cards in action.

And of course, we can’t forget about the cake and cake topper. Here is the cake – it was lactose and nut free and each layer was a different flavor (chocolate raspberry, lemon, apple cinnamon, and french vanilla).

The cake was made by Irresistible Cakes.

And our awesome cake topper (we got so many positive comments about our cake topper from our wedding guests). Thanks again to Keren Mudhai for her great work. Check out her shop on Etsy called Mud Cards.

The lighting was obviously a huge factor in the look and feel of the wedding ceremony and reception. The lighting was done by 5th Element Events who is the exclusive supplier for The Distillery District’s Fermenting Cellar venue.

Reception from above…

Bar Area…

And the lounge area…

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All rentals were provided by Contemporary Furniture Rentals.

I think that’s everything decor related that wasn’t covered in the post about the origami cranes or at least I hope so!

What do you think? Was this what you were expecting based on all my blog posts?


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Wedding Date: January 2012
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Diva Boutique

A Little Help From My Friends!

Posted on March 31, 2012 by  Miss Ontario Bride   //   Comment

I thought I would be nice to share a couple of pictures of the Bridal Party, Family, and Friends.

I actually used my camera and went around to take a picture of each couple who attended the wedding – I won’t post all of those here but they turned out great. It takes some time but it gives you a chance to visit each and person at your wedding – even if it is just for a minute or two.

All pictures below are from StreeterStevenS.

Let’s start with the group pictures of the wedding party. I’ll just point out who everyone is in the first picture…

Karen (Usher), Andrea (MC), Tammy (Bridesmaid), Mark (Groomsmen & my Cousin), Colleen (Bridesmaid & Aaron’s Sister), Ken (Groomsmen & Aaron’s Brother), Madison (Flower Girl & my Niece), Jimmy (Junior Groomsmen & my Nephew), Davey (Junior Groomsmen & my Nephew), Catherine (Bridesmaid & Aaron’s Cousin), Graham (Groomsmen), Dan (Groomsmen), Andrea (Bridesmaid & 8 months pregnant), Stephen (Usher & Aaron’s Cousin), Crystal (Bridesmaid & my Sister), Ronda (MC). Missing are Mike (Groomsmen & my Brother) and Brody (Ring Bearer & my Nephew) because it was too cold outside for Brody!

Bridesmaids.

Groomsmen (my brother Mike made it back for these pictures).

Aaron’s Immediate Family: his brother Ken, his Dad – Eric, and his sister – Colleen.

My Parents: Alex and Theresa. They did so much to help us get ready for the wedding and we definitely couldn’t have done it without them.

Four of my friends (Michelle, Becky, Heather, and Leona) from Junior High & High School who made it out to the wedding after multiple flight cancellations caused by a last minute winter storm that hit New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on the Friday night before the wedding.

Finally me and my nephews Jimmy and Davey, my niece Maddy, and my nephew Brody.

My nephews kept making weird faces in all the pictures so sometimes you just have to work with what you have. That’s the best piece of advice I can give you – you can control everything, somethings will go wrong, but that’s what will make your wedding unique. Just roll with it, don’t stress out and enjoy your day – it’ll be over before you know it!

Now to find my shoes…


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Wedding Date: January 2012
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Diva Boutique

1,000 Cranes, well actually more than 1,000…

Posted on March 28, 2012 by  Miss Ontario Bride   //   Comment

As those of you who have been following along my blog know – I wanted to have 1,000 origami cranes at our wedding. We ended up having almost 1,500 cranes and I thought I would share some of the ways we used the cranes on the wedding day.

We used green cranes to serve as place cards for the guests. This not only looked great but also gave each guest their own personal crane to take home. We had 120 guests so there were 120 green cranes. I thought they looked incredible!

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That leaves over 1,200 white origami cranes. What did we do with them?

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We took white origami cranes and strung them together using fishing line. We then opted to hang the cranes onto black tri-fold screens that my cousin Don, my Dad and Aaron made using wood frames and black fabric. The Fermenting Cellar is basically a very large “L” shaped space so we used the screens of cranes to divide up the space.

For the ceremony we had 3 screens on each side of guests which blocked the ceremony space off from the cocktail area on the right side and the lounge area on the left as these needed to be set up before the ceremony. We used the remaining 3 screens to divide the reception area from the ceremony area. Hopefully, these pictures will give you an idea. It actually worked out really well.

If you look closely you can see the screens off behind Aaron. Those screens were “hiding” the bars and cruiser tables that were set up for the cocktail hour.

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And the screens of cranes in the back of this picture were used to “hide” the area where the tables were set up for the dinner.

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All in all it worked out pretty well since you can see the bar, cruiser tables, couches, or tables in any of the pictures!

The screens ended up being the ideal way to display the cranes since we could easily move them around.

We moved them to take some family pictures.

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We used them to conceal our wedding party until they could make their “grand entrance” into the reception. It’s hard to tell in this photo but the wedding party was standing behind the screens waiting for their song to be played and name to be called.

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They also made a perfect backdrop for our sweetheart table.

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And when the party was ready to start we just moved them against the back walls to create one big party room.

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Of course, this post would not be complete without including a picture of my friend Lisa and I, who made ALL of the origami cranes we used at the wedding.

Now, let’s just hope the cranes do bring us 1,000 years of good luck!


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Wedding Date: January 2012
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Diva Boutique

Snapz Photo Booth – Great Addition!

Posted on March 28, 2012 by  Miss Ontario Bride   //   Comment

The photo booth was an amazing addition to our wedding. We used Snapz Photo Booth and they were great. They provide an on-site attendant who creates a book for you to take home and also provide you with copies of all of the images on CD. They even added our names, wedding date and logo to all of the pictures, how cute is that? I am sure we will have a great time looking at these pictures in the years to come.

Here are a few pictures of Aaron and I using the photo booth.

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Showing off the final products…

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And the actual photo booth pictures from Snapz, too funny. Apparently, I left early for one and arrived fashionably late for another.

The kids had a great time with the photo booth too.

We supplied a chalk board and some chalk which was put to good use!

The props were great. I ordered them from the Manic Moose Shop on Etsy!

The wedding party and family members putting the props into action.

Of course, some people just have a knack for this kind of thing.

The photo booth was also great way to tell a story. I was lucky enough to have 4 of my closest friends come all the way from New Brunswick for the wedding. However, the trip wasn’t an easy one since there was massive winter storm happening on the east coast of Canada. Their flights and even airports were changed multiple times before they finally made it out. In fact, 3 of them arrived about 1 minute after the ceremony started, talk about timing!

I highly recommend adding a photo booth to your wedding. These are only a fraction of the great pictures we have!


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