Our Wedding SDE Video

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Blog, Photography/Videography, Projects, Wedding | 0 comments

LOOOOOOVE our Same Day Edit (SDE) Video – thanks to the awesome skills and dedication of Stephen Franklin‘s team. It was crazy to think they filmed, edited, rendered, and showed it within an hour of the wedding reception!  They captured all the day’s activities (morning door games, tea ceremony x 2, getting ready, church ceremony, Unionville wedding party pictures, reception entrance, and our first dance).  The video team consists of 3 guys – full of special equipment and rails and lighting etc.  But the best part is that they never “got in the way”.  Never stopped the flow of the moment, and got some really good shots!

It made an incredible impact in our reception, I had numerous friends and family who were blown away by the video – well worth the investment!

 

 

Eagerly waiting for the pro pictures to come back! (saw the proof within the week – but now want to see the high res version!)

 

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Making pretty roses

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Blog, Decor, Projects, Wedding | 0 comments

I came across this awesome YouTube video of a lady teaching how to make ribbon roses, and it got me thinking how to use that as part of my decor – and then it hit me! I will make these to decorate my centerpiece vases!  (the vases are square 6″ in white porcelain…pretty plain, so needs dressing up!)

 

Took a few practice and patience, but it turned out well enough (I didn’t make mine “pop” out as much as the youTube lady – I flattened them a bit)

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Putting together the Props

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Blog, DIY, Photobooth, Projects, Wedding | 0 comments

This was a fun wedding task (well, I actually enjoyed 99% of the wedding tasks – can’t really recall the 1% I didn’t enjoy).  But this one involved hunting for cute/fun/cheap props over the many months prior to the wedding.  I deliberately hunted DollarRama during holiday season (after Halloween, Easter for example) to find some cheaper bargains.  I think I did pretty well.  There were also items from past parties and events which I (thankfully) saved – Nick calls me a pack rat – but see! it comes in handy!

I did make some DIY mustaches to add to it – I saw other crafters creating their own, and thought it was a good addition.  Bought some cheap brown foam from Michael’s (with 40% off coupon), found a mustache template online, printed it, pinned it to the foam, and cut away! I made 2 of each design, and hot glue a dowel stick in between and sealed the edges together.  The project took all of an hour max – and that’s because I was watching a movie during it.

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P&N – Paint and Glitter

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Blog, Decor, DIY, Projects, Wedding | 0 comments

One of the easiest craft project ever for the wedding decor – glitterizing (?) the initials – at this point, i didn’t know where exactly I will place them, but I just like the idea of it!

Bought the P, and N letters from Wal-mart – approx $4…the “&” sign was difficult to find – end up shopping online at Hobby Lobby using a 40% discount – recall it being about $12.

Used paint tape on the edges to keep things clean.  Lined the kitchen counter with scrap paper, then paint away! Chose blue for the P, N letters.  and Orange for the & sign.  I did 3 coats, though in hind sight, wasn’t necessary since it’ll be completely covered by glitter.

Used spray glue on dry painted letters, then carefully sprinkled the glitter onto the letters.  Tapped off the excess glitter and wait patiently for it to dry.  Peel off the tape, and voila!

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Wedding DIY summary

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Blog, Projects, Wedding | 0 comments

now that it’s been over 2 months since the wedding – i’m ready to post up some of the DIY projects that I did during the past year. The house was a zoo with craft projects, ribbons, tools, boxes.  Lots of googling, getting inspirations and stalking local craft stores, but it all worked out beautifully, so I’m happy.  Here’s the list of DIY projects I’ve worked on for our wedding:

 

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Our Engagement Pictures – Oct 2011

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Blog, Photography/Videography, Wedding | 0 comments

.This is a re-post from our original wedding website.

on a rather chilly October day, Nick and I went to the Distillery District in downtown Toronto with our wonderful photographer to capture some shots.  First time being professionally photographed, so it took some getting used to.  Here’s some teasers.

 

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