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April Showers

My bridal shower, thrown by “the bridesmaids”, was this past weekend.  It was a lot of fun.  My Maid of Honor organized some really cool games… yes, I said cool shower games.  The cake was a mini wedding cake, which was also delicious.

The shower was held at Havanna Nights in Ajax where they literally rolled out the red carpet for us.  The food and drinks were great, and the company even better.  Thanks to everyone who made it, and thanks for all of the gorgeous gifts!  I have included a few pictures in this post to better illustrate just how great a day it was.





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Our Mexican Vacation, 2009

The day after Kim and I mailed the invitations, we went to the Mayan Riviera for a week. A month after getting back, I have finally finished going through the many pictures we took. Above are some of our favourites.

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The Invitations Have Been Mailed

Mailing the Invitations

Coming soon to a mailbox near you!

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Invitations: Stuffed, Addressed and Stamped

Preparing the Invitations

Kim and my Mom spent the afternoon preparing the invitations to be mailed… twice!

Apparently once they were done stuffing them the first time, they realized that they had forgotten to put stamps on the RSVP envelopes. So they got to un-package them all and do it over again. Good times.

We will be mailing them out tomorrow.

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Invitations, Rings and Dresses

Wedding Invitation

After a break on wedding preparations, Kim and I got back into it in full force this weekend.

We picked up our invitations. They turned out exactly as we expected. Stephita did a great job on them.

Next we went shopping for our wedding bands. Mine took about 2 minutes to pick out since I knew exactly what I wanted. Kim was more discerning. She ended up trying on about 100 rings before finding the perfect one to sit next to her engagement ring.

And if that wasn’t enough, Kim and her bridesmaids went out today to finalize the bridesmaid dress situation. From what I hear (correct me if I’m wrong), it was a delightful affair which resulted in everyone agreeing on a dress style. Kim is very relieved to have that piece of the puzzle out of the way.

All in all, quite a productive weekend.

Update: By popular demand, here’s a shot of the interior of the invitation:

Wedding Invitation Interior

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Merry Christmas!

Snowboarding Bear Flies Too Close to the Red Sun

Kim and I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!

We’re going to be doing the Dundas-Ajax-Oakville whirlwind tour over the next couple of days in order to visit with as much family as possible.

Then it’s off to Mt. Tremblant for some much deserved skiing and snowboarding.

Have a safe and happy holiday and we’ll catch up with you in the new year!

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Meet the Parents, Our Photographers


Jamie and Rosanne Parent are going to be our photographers.  They are not only our photographers, but also good friends.  I worked with Jamie a couple of years ago at 3DNA and have kept in touch since then. The last name Parent suits this couple well, as they have seven beautiful children.

The Parents recently launched their new photography website called Photocaptiva.  Be sure to check it out. Their art is fantastic.  Rosanne has a very creative eye and captures the moment from a unique perspective every time.  Jamie is very technical and seems to enjoy developing his shots.  We are very grateful to have them taking our pictures.  The care and professionalism that both Jamie and Rosanne exude is refreshing.  It has become clear to us that having people we know and trust is going to make a big difference in our pictures.

We spent the day with Jamie and Rosanne this past weekend so that Rosanne and Kim could meet each other and for everyone to get familiar with the surroundings we will be in on the big day.  We had a great day, and there is an entire album of stunning pictures as a result.  We spent a few hours at Deer Creek walking the grounds and the halls.  It was sunny and beautiful outside and although bright sun is not a photographer’s preferred lighting, Jamie and Rosie took advantage of it and shot great engagement photos for us.

Jamie and Rosie also have great ideas for wedding day photos.  We can’t wait to see how those turn out.


Engagement Photos


Our Mail Slot Runneth Over

Words of Encouragement

Thanks to everyone for the support!


Deer Creek, Where We’re Getting Married


Last week, Kim and I took her parents and maid of honour to see the place we have chosen to get married, Deer Creek. It’s a golf and country club out in Ajax, Ontario. Pictured above is where our outdoor ceremony will be held (weather permitting of course).

If the weather turns nasty on us, we’ll be bringing the ceremony into the reception hall, which is conveniently just a stone’s throw away. The reception hall also comes with a balcony that overlooks a pond.

We picked this location because it is beautiful and convenient for a lot of our family. It also allows us to have the ceremony and reception at the same place.

More pictures below:

Path to the Ceremony
The Path to the Ceremony

Inspection Crew
The Inspection Crew

The Reception Hall

The Balcony
The Balcony

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