Thursday, June 30, 2011

And the groom wore Alexander McQueen

I know I know. You all think Kate Middleton did it first but I had purchased some of the Dictator's clothing long before she even announced she was engaged! HA!
I few months before Xmas last year I spotted this tie while working. (did I mention I work as a buyer for tv shows and movies - it is a dangerous job) (it's got tiny skulls on it!!!)

We had already bought a plain black tie but BORING. I was wearing freaking leopard print - my groom needed some pizazz.... It was a little pricey though. I didn't buy it.
Christmas approaches (ok not christmas exactly but the idea of christmas - more like october approaches) and it is still in the store. DARING me to buy it. Well. I little tie doesn't scare me. I bought it and under the Xmas tree it went. My over the top tie purchase now disguised as a Xmas present. HA HA HAAAAAA....

Jump forward another month or two and my groom still doesn't have a shirt! He has everything else, vest, shoes, ring, BUT NO SHIRT. I tried to get him to go shopping with me to no avail. So I start looking while I'm at work again.
And look what I accidentally found - I didn't even know there was an Alexander McQueen section in the store!

I wanted something with a bit of personality, lightweight, some stretch, not to big of a collar..... It was all those and my favourite designer. It was WAYYYY too much money so I bought it and told the salesperson I would probably have to bring it back - but asked him if we could cut the price tag off in my attempt to get the Dictator to like it.
I took it home and showed it to the dictator.
He smiled. Then he frowned - "where did you buy this?"
I lied "zellers" he totally knew I was lying but he liked it.
He tried it on - a perfect fit.

So yes. My groom wore Alexander McQueen...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's the long version of our wedding video!

The long version of our wedding video from Angela Bright on Vimeo.

Friday, June 24, 2011

first set of photos are in from our trash the dress session!!!
From Our Wedding

From Our Wedding

From Our Wedding

From Our Wedding

From Our Wedding

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Why have I never heard of this blog before? IT IS CRACKING ME UP!!!!!! I think my goal of not taking off my sweatpants today may actually be acheived if I just sit here and keep reading...
I particularly like the cat waterbed post and of course the giant metal chicken....
And that's only the first page....
I'm trying to add it to my links on the side but it isn't working right now....

I did two 15+ hour days at work this week. Monday I started at 8:00am and finished at 2:00am. Can I just say that is a brutally long day. Then we only had 8 hours off before we came back and worked until 3:00am???? Needless to say I am all out of whack. I have four days now to get back to normal - well as normal as I ever am.....

Friday, June 17, 2011

Love this video...
So disturbing and hilarious all at the same time....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Well... My canuckcakes 'drinking' game SUCKS.

A) I don't think Luongo had ANY saves
B) He got pulled from the game.

So those keeping score NO CUPCAKES FOR YOU.... Is it too late to become a bruins fan??? I want more cupcakes in my life...
At least you'll have lots leftover to drown your sorrows with...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

CanuckCakes - like a chocolate cupcake only better....

I used my grandma's one bowl chocolate cake receipe for these. Super easy and quick - and literally only one bowl!!!!
1.5 cups sugar
1.75 cups flour
.5 cup cocoa
1 tsp soda
1.5 tsp baking powder
mix in your one big bowl then add:
.5 cup soft margarine
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups milk

For the mini cupcakes I bake at 375 for 13 minutes....
I found a random buttercream icing that I made blue and then added green stripes in the icing bad. And yes that is supposed to be a white hockey stick.... I'm no pro...

Thought of a new 'drinking game' too - every time Luongo makes a save you eat another cupcake. Being he is doing so well you will need at least 20+ cupcakes per person - that is ALOT. And I suggest some big glasses of milk.... You could eat one everytime the canucks score but with these low scoring games that won't be much fun....

Monday, June 6, 2011

One of my favourite souvenirs from Tulum was a bottle of perfume.

I went for a manicure at a spa down the beach from us called coqui coqui. While I waited i sniffed their perfumes and put a little paper with the coco perfume in my purse. The next day when I still wanted it I went back and bought it. I am horrible with scents but it smelled like coconut and reminded me of the sun and the fabulous time I was having...
I've been wearing it everyday and now and then I will put my wrist up to my nose and take a big sniff. Mmmmm.....
It was a beautiful spa on the third floor of this little hotel with windows overlooking the ocean and a thatched roof. I wish I had splurged a little more on some of the other spa treatments - they sounded wonderful and the spa manager was so sweet.... Next time.....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I bought this amazing necklace to wear on my wedding day from my amazing friend Bridget. I kept buying jewelry for my big day and nothing seemed right. I finally realized I wanted a pendant but couldn't find anything I liked. I have a small heart I wear everyday from Bridget and one day I remembered she had a bigger pendant. PERFECT. I called Bridget and picked it up that day.

When I read the description for the Big Laughing Heart it feels like it was definitely the perfect choice for me.

Grandfather Fire resides in Big Laughing Heart. The playful elder is the keeper of stories that connects us to the heart as gravity connects our body to earth. The Big Laughing Heart resonates love and helps to transform the mundane to high spirited frolic and fun.

I was surprised to open my garter from my bridesmaids A and discovered one of Bridget's vertebrae charms hanging from it. I'll post photos when I get some!

I adore Bridget's work....

Friday, June 3, 2011

From Churros!!!!

I used our new mixer today to make churros - AWESOME. I used the receipe from It worked just fine once I figured out the oil temperature which is significantly lower here at sea level. (Receipe called for 375 but it looked like it should be more like 225 for me)
YUMMY. At the wedding they were served with warm caramel sauce for dessert. I left mine half eaten to go cut the cake and when I came back they were gone!!!! so I've been wanting more ever since. Luc had them bring me some more but I was so stuffed into my dress at that point (I ate SO MUCH FOOD) I couldn't even attempt to eat more....
Tonight Virgin Pina Coladas. Or the drink we had at Le Zebra called the full moon - coconut, pineapple and fresh mint. SO GOOD. I miss Mexico so much already.
From Our Wedding

From Our Wedding

A sneak peek from our Trash the Dress Session with Vicki. As we had to due it a few days BEFORE the wedding we had mini me outfits to wear!
BTW I had never had a real coconut before and was shocked at how horrible they taste!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011