Honeymoon!

I finally uploaded a mini-album of our honeymoon to flickr. I’m almost at my capacity with photos here on the free account so I am switching to Flickr as my photo storage.

Our honeymoon was 9 days in Amsterdam with trips around the Netherlands and a day trip to Bruges, Belgium. We had an EURail pass, which was really great.

We went to the Netherlands specifically for the Tulip Festival. The tulips are in bloom all across Holland from mid-April to mid-May. There is also a parade where the floats are made with flowers and tulip bulbs on April 23rd that goes from Noordwijk to Haarlem. We flew into Amsterdam on April 23 on an overnight flight with plans to meet the parade at some point. We were exhausted, though, and crashed only to emerge from the hotel room around 7pm. Luckily, all the floats were on display in Haarlem on the 24th!

That first day we managed to get out to dinner at Wagamama and see the I am Amsterdam sign in Museum square.

I am Amsterdam

Andie is in Amsterdam!

Dale is in Amsterdam!

The next day we went to Haarlem and saw a bunch of flower floats and a Glockenspiel. I also found a sewing shop! It was closed. 😦

Glockenspiel

Flower floats in Haarlem

Haarlem sewing shop

That night we had a wicked dinner at Baut Zuidas.

Dinner at Baut in Amsterdam

We visited Rotterdam and saw the cube houses and giant babies everywhere. I got some glutenfree stroopwafels there!

Baby overlord in Haarlem

Cube houses in Roterdam

On King’s Day in Amsterdam, we walked around the city and got apple tart drinks and macarons. The entire city was filled with people selling things on the side of the street and, in Vondelpark, it was all children selling things.

Macarons in Amsterdam

Vondelpark Gate in Amsterdam

We went to Keukenhof Gardens, a massive tulip garden only open during the Tulip Festival. It had 32 hectares of flowers!

Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens

Unfortunately, we didn’t have the best weather while there. It was cold and raining almost every day. It prompted me to buy this hat!

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I look adorable in it, though.

We went to Utrecht for Lapjesmarkt. I wrote about that in this post.

We visited Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. My favourite exhibit was the Breitner exhibit for his Girl in a Kimono series. It was gorgeous and they even had two kimonos that Gessje Kwak, his model, wore for the paintings.

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The kimono Gessje Kwak wore to model for Breitner

My favourite painting to see in person was Vermeer‘s The Milkmaid. I teared up seeing it. It’s a beautiful beautiful painting and positively glows in real life.

Vermeer's The Milkmaid

We took a day trip to Bruges, Belgium with our rail pass. The town has canals, like Amsterdam, but is completely different in look. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site and was really amazing to see.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

And of course, there is Belgium chocolate and waffles there. 😉

Chocolate shop in Bruges, Belgium

Belgium Waffle in Belgium!

For lunch there, we went to De Wijngaert and had duck and kangaroo. It was incredibly tasty.

Lunch in Bruges

After 9 days in Netherlands, we got onto the Celebrity Silhouette for our Baltic Sea Cruise for the next 12 days. My husband’s wonderful family got us the cruise as a wedding gift. Dale’s cousin works aboard the ship and we got spoiled rotten.

Our stateroom aboard the Celebrity Silhouette

Celebrity Cruises treats their guests well

We went on a couple of tours of the ship, as well. My favourite part of the tour was the mooring room. It was neat to learn about how the ship is attached to the dock. It’s also one of the more, if not the most, dangerous jobs on the ship since those lines can snap and, if you are in the way, you get snapped in half, too.

A selfie in the mooring room aboard the Celebrity Silhouette

We lucked out with weather while on the cruise. It was 12 days straight of sunshine and warm temperatures! The sea was incredibly calm the entire time, except for the very last day, but even that wasn’t too bad.

A lovely sunset on the Baltic Sea

Our first stop was in Rostock, Germany. We took a tour to Schwerin, which is about an hour bus ride from Rostock. We visited the Duke’s Castle there.

Duke's Palace in Schwerin, Germany

Next up, after a day at sea, was Tallinn, Estonia. I was incredibly brave there. I am terrified of heights, but I climbed the old city wall and looked over the city. It was beautiful at first and then the adrenaline wore off and I was terrified. Look how high up it is.

The old wall around Tallinn, Estonia

To other people, that’s probably nothing, but I get scared standing on a chair.

Looking over the tops of the buildings from the wall:

Tallinn, Estonia

There was a gorgeous church in the centre of Tallinn.

Tallinn, Estonia

After Tallinn, we had two days in St. Petersburg, Russia. We took a 2-day tour and visited….

The Hermitage Museum, where I saw two paintings by Da Vinci:

Selfie at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Isaac’s Cathedral where the interior was covered in beautiful paintings and mosaics:

St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

The Church of the Spilled Blood where we saw tourists outside taking pictures with live owls and a person playing the cello:

Church of the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg Russia

Catherine’s Palace where I decided I wanted to live and that I am in love with Catherine:

Catherine's Palace, Russia

Peterhof where we saw 100s of fountains and spied our cruise ship across the Baltic Sea in St. Petersburg:

Peterhof in St. Petersburg

After Russia, we visited Helsinki and took a boat tour of the islands and walked around the market and some of the city streets. I loved Helsinki and would absolutely go back.

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Helsinki, Finland

Dale bought me gorgeous pendant for my necklace there.

Showing off the necklace I got in Helsinki

And you can see how sunny it was, because I was burnt after several days of sightseeing. I bought sunscreen in Helsinki!

The next day we were in Stockholm and it was probably my favourite stop on the cruise!

Stockholm, Sweden

The cruise into Stockholm was gorgeous and filled with beautiful pictures like this one above.

There was someone important visiting Stockholm and the palace had the guard out for a demonstration. We naturally assumed it was just for us. 😉

The Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

We took a boat tour in Stockholm. It’s just such a gorgeous city. We’re planning our trip back there already.

Stockholm, Sweden

After Stockholm, we had a much-needed day at sea and a day to rest up after four cities in five days! Next stop was Copenhagen, Denmark. We took a tour that included Christianborg Slot and Rosenborg Slot, but we also got to see the Little Mermaid statue.

Christianborg Slot where Dale found a velvet room he wants to take home:

Christianborg Slot, Copenhagen

The throne room at Christianborg Slot in Copenhagen

Rosenborg Slot, where we found our crowns:

Rosenborg Slot, Copenhagen

My crown and Dale's crown in Rosenborg slot, Copenhagen

And some jewels for me:

My jewels in Rosenborg Slot, Copenhagen

The interesting thing about the crowns and jewels is that they are all property of Denmark and have to be loaned out to the Queen of Denmark and she isn’t allowed to take them out of the country.

The Little Mermaid statue:

The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen

Denmark was our last stop on the cruise. Then we had one more day at sea and one more day in the Netherlands and flew back on May 15th. Our last day was spent in Utrecht. I already told you about the first visit to Utrecht for the Lapjesmarkt, but we weren’t able to look around anymore since I threw my shoulder out. I am still having trouble with it and am working with my chiropractor. Basically, I rotated it too far (thanks super bendy limbs!) and pulled ligaments…ouch.

I was glad to get a chance to see Utrecht two weeks after the first visit! We visited an old water tower, took a stroll by Oudegracht, an old curved canal, and stood under the Dom Tower, the tallest belfry in the Netherlands.

An old water tower in Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht, Netherlands

Utrecht, Netherlands

It was an amazing three weeks. I stood in places that were created hundreds of years ago and was surrounded by incredible riches and amazing history. I saw such beautiful things.

It does feel good to be back in Canada, though, but I am already thinking of another trip to Europe and our next cruise… 😉

You check out even more pictures in the flickr album.

Me-Made-May 2016 and Progress Report

I cannot believe it’s almost time for Me-Made-May’16. I feel like this year has flown by like crazy! In the past year my handmade wardrobe has expanded like crazy. I almost have no RTW garments left in my closet. Last year, I accomplished my goal of wearing at least one handmade garment a day. This year I am upping that this year!

‘I, Andie of https://sewprettyinpink.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least three handmade garments each day for the duration of May 2016’

Three handmade garments a day! That can be easily accomplished I think, because I have a ton of new knickers! This weekend I made 13 more pairs of Barrie Briefs (shown below; there are two red pairs with black lace). I have over 20 pairs of handmade knickers in my wardrobe now. I am pretty proud of that.

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Along with all of these, my handmade bras and leggings end up being three pieces alone. I could actually pledge to wear four pieces…or even five… but I was already tripling my pledge from last year…

I am not making an extra pledge of making stuff during the month and I will not be posting my daily outfits on instagram either. Part of May is our honeymoon so I may not even be able to post half the month and I certainly don’t expect to finish much when I return, because I definitely expect to be exhausted when I return. I will take pictures, though, and post a round up at the end of the month. I will probably also report that I should have made the pledge of four or five pieces, because I have so much handmade stuff. 😉

Our honeymoon is less than a month away and I am so incredibly excited. It snowed here in Toronto this weekend (10-15 cm!) and I teased myself by looking at the weather in Amsterdam. 15 degrees celcius! Curses! April should be better weather here.

Let’s talk an update on the honeymoon wardrobe:

Outerwear

My Waffle Patterns Pepernoot Coat muslin has been made. I still need to make the final pattern alterations and cut it out in the final fabric. I expect to get that all done this week and start sewing. I will not be making the detachable fur trim until after the honeymoon, though. I won’t need that on a Spring coat.

Pants

I have one pair of Misty Jeans made along with my first version. I have two more cut out with fun pockets:

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Bonus makes: several pairs of leggings.

Tops

I will not be getting the Style Arc Skye top done before I go. Just too many issues that are making me not want to sew it at all. I’ve decided to put it away for now.

I got the Eva top and Cate’s Cousin Top done. I also refashioned a dress into a top using the Jenna Cardi top hack.

I have some more to share in this category, but you have to wait a week for that. 😉

Blazers/Cardigans

I made my Decades Everyday Three’s a Charm jacket last week and can’t wait to share. I didn’t take pictures this weekend as I had planned because the weather was terrible. Hopefully this week will allow for that. If not, I will have to take them inside. Here is the picture of the finished product I shared on IG for a preview.

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I would love to get one more of these done with the alterations I need to make, but I probably won’t get to that!

For cardigans, I have my Jenna cardi in blue merino.

Skirts

I will not be getting a Style Arc Candice Skirt done since my material was directional in the wrong direction. 😦 D’oh! I’ll try out the pattern later once I find some good fabric.

I made two Tenterhook Pattern Snapdragon skirts. I wrote a review of the pattern on the Curvy Sewing Collective and it went up last week. Check it out.

I have three Cake Pavlova skirts cut out that I will get done at some point, too. I will be trying out some pleating details on them, too, and side-seam pockets.

Lingerie

I made several bras so far. I’d really like to get one more done using the pattern from the Prep School Bra and the blush bra tulle kit from Emerald Studio. We’ll see. I feel like two pairs of jeans, three skirts, and a coat will be enough for the next few weeks!

I made around 20 Barrie Briefs. Good amount for the trip!

I made one pair of Going Rogue socks and one pair of tights using part of that pattern and would love to make more, but I doubt I will have the time and I am running out of materials. That will wait until after the honeymoon.

To sum up…

What I made:

  1. 1 pair of pants
  2. Several pairs of leggings
  3. Three tops (plus a bonus amount of tops to be revealed next week!)
  4. 1 blazer
  5. 1 cardigan
  6. 2 skirts
  7. Several bras
  8. Over 20 knickers
  9. 1 pair of socks
  10. 1 pair of tights

(WTF, that’s a lot of stuff….)

What got shelved:

  1. Style Arc Skye Top
  2. Style Arc Candice Skirt

What is left to do:

  1. Two pairs of Misty Jeans
  2. Pepernoot Coat
  3. Three Pavlova Skirts
  4. One more bra (if I have time)

I better get back to sewing…phew…

 

Honeymoon Wardrobe Planning

I haven’t done a planning post in a while, because lately my plans have gone awry. The last time I planned was in my Sewing Blahs post and even with three things I didn’t achieve them at all. I made a M6754, but it wasn’t even the one I planned at all because of raglan sleeve issues that I was too lazy to resolve. I used to love planning posts. I’d like to bring them back! Maybe not one a season, though. That got kind of nutty for me.

Our honeymoon is a week in Amsterdam followed by a cruise in the Baltic Sea with several stops. There will be some pretty weather, but it will be Spring, there will be a possibility of rain, and the temperature will range anywhere from 1 degree to 20 degrees Celsius depending on the location. I’ve never been so all this information is from research I did on the region.

I have some plans based on the length of the trip, weather, durability/wear (ie. can survive a couple of wears without being laundered), and what will survive in a suitcase. I have a few months to get it all done.

Outerwear

Waffle Patterns’ Pepernoot hooded coat

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Appropriately, my first plan is for a pattern straight out of Amsterdam! Waffle Patterns is based in Amsterdam and founded by Yuki. I found out about the pattern because of the GOMI crafting forum (darn enablers there! ❤ ) and found out that there is a sewalong starting on March 7 on Rhonda’s Creative Life. Sewalong plus a bunch of people raving about how adorable and wonderful the pattern is….equals Andie saying, “YES AND!” (improv reference there).

I’m going to make this a lighter weight coat and use flannel for the exterior instead of wool. The dilemma is what flannel!

I have two in my stash that I would love to use:

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A black and red buffalo plaid that was originally a sheet, but has a crisper feel to it and isn’t super soft. Good for a coat with structure and design like that fine thang above. The other choice is a pink brushed cotton plaid that I’ve had in my stash for over a year now.

With either choice, I want to line the coat with a poly satin. For the buffalo plaid, I would line it with royal blue polka dots or some other neat print. For the pink plaid, I would line it with a mint, teal, or aqua satin.

Faux fur is an option for either for the hood, but I am not sure about it. I want to add some contrast options for the pockets, yoke, and tabs to bring out the pattern details.

What I decide on for the final fabric will have a lot to do with the alterations and fabric needs. I need to grade the pattern up two sizes and do an FBA. So: muslin, muslin, muslin.

Pants

Style Arc Misty Jeans!

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I was going to attempt another pants pattern, but why bother with that when I will be working on a complicated coat pattern! Screw that!

I’m just going to make a bunch of Misty Jeans. I will probably make a waistband for them to insert the elastic into instead of having it against my skin. And I will do the adjustments I talked about in my post.

Here are the fabrics I have so far! All stretch denims.

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I also want to make another pair in a stretch corduroy and then there are other possibilities I am looking at for different fabrics. I’d like to have five pairs ready for the trip. Since my other pair took very little time to make, I think I can get five done easily.

Tops

I seriously need lots of tops in my wardrobe. Seriously.

Style Arc Skye Top

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This top will be perfect to wear untucked with skirts. I already have a possibly wearable muslin for this, but I think the pattern drafting might have an error in it. I need to email Style Arc after I measure the pattern and I’m going to try printing out the size larger. My first version won’t quite look like the pattern since I had to add in a panel at the front and some fun pleating to accommodate the issue. I’ll update you on that! The one I have cut out already is a mint satin, but I also want to make a pink lace one (I’ll wear a camisole underneath):

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Style Arc Eva Knit Top

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Style Arc Cate’s Cousin Top

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For both of these knit tops, I have quite a few candidates for fabric. All solids and all rayon poly spandex blends in the following colours: the extra black fabric from my niece’s Violet dress, magenta, royal blue, and red. I’d also like to pick up a green colour, if I can find it. Green is hard to find!

I also have a plan of refashioning an orange Colette Moneta dress that just didn’t work out. The fabric is a thick sweater knit. I am going to use regular round neck with the shoulder yoke and make it into a sweater using a tutorial on the Muse Patterns blog. There is more than enough fabric in the skirt of the dress to make a sweater for the trip. Hip length or waist length depends on my fabric, but I think I can get a hip length sweater out of it, since I can cut the neckbands, yoke, and cuffs from the top of the dress. Probably go with full length sleeves, as well. I think that skirt is three yards of fabric. It’s ridiculous.

Blazers/Cardigans

Three’s a Charm Jacket

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I think this pattern has the possibility of becoming a favourite of mine, especially after seeing Tanya’s and Meg’s versions. They are both just lovely. I’m not sure what fabric I will be using left. I will need to make a muslin since I will be doing a large bicep adjustment and an FBA.

Here are a bunch of fabrics that I want to be blazers and might become this jacket!

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Other than the above, I have a ton of solid colours that photograph horribly! I have pink, purple, blue, black, grey, etc. etc. I got a ton of suiting fabric at my local thrift store over the past year and want to make a ton of suits. With this jacket and the lower fabric requirements, I could likely get a skirt out of most of the fabric, too.

Jenna cardi

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My beloved TNT Jenna cardi now has an expansion pack for v-neck and peter pan collar. I will be making a v-neck in a gorgeous blue merino I got as part of the Muse Loves Merino contest!

Skirts

Style Arc Candice skirt

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I have a lovely poly crepe back satin in black and white floral planned for this:

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I’m not sure I will sew the pleats down as far as the pattern suggests. I fear the impact of sewn pleats after a tasty meal of cheese in Amsterdam.

Snapdragon skirts

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I kind of feel like I am cheating with this one since I’ve had both of these skirts cut out since before Christmas and they are just sitting around as UFOs…. View C.

Here are the fabrics:

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A heavy wool fabric in red and black and a lighter weight suiting fabric in white with pastels throughout. The white one will be lined with bemberg lining since it is a loose weave fabric. I *might* have enough of the fabric for a Three’s a Charm jacket…. Maybe with a shorter sleeve… or maybe just a vest… Hmm….

Cake Pavlova Skirt

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I’ve made this a few times before and continue to love it. I will be making this in a lightweight suiting in white and black:

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I also have a blue poly fabric (there is some stretch to the fabric). I didn’t take a picture of it since it is just a solid colour and, to be honest, I couldn’t get the colour right in the picture. You’ll just have to wait to see it.

That makes for a total of five different skirts with varying weights depending on the weather! I will also bring along my green Pavlova skirt, because I wear it all the time, and another couple of skirts.

Lingerie

More bras!

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The plan is to make a few more bras so I don’t need to worry about washing them. Since I am working on my Maya bra pattern and perfecting that, I will likely bring a couple of those. But my cloned bra pattern is definitely coming with. Although, I’ll be making some modifications to the pattern soon. Goal is to have 8 wearable bras by the time I leave. I’ve got two so far: Desert Sunset and Sailor Mercury. I’m also working on the Garden bra and Naughty Nautical Maya Bra, the sequel: Even more Naughty and Nautical (long name for a bra, but damn it makes me laugh… I figure if I am doing a crazy thing like naming bras I can have a blast doing it!). I am sure I can get four more done, if not more….right? I’m a fast sewer.

Here are a few of my plans for fabric combos:

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You may remember these got names already. On the left we have Black Raspberry and on the right we have Ruby.

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This is a bra tulle kit from Emerald Studio. I will likely be copying Erin’s Parisian bra with this one, because I am a copy cat. Mine will be lined with sheer nylon cup lining. So….what to name my copy…. Tianducheng bra since it is a copy of a Parisian bra…? I kind of like it, but at the same time the town is abandoned… I don’t want to abandon this bra! Oh wait…. maybe on my honeymoon…I do. Hehehhe. *chortle*

I also want to use these duoplex/lace combinations in the future:

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I have plans for some all lace ones with sheer cup lining for support:

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The above two poly stretch sateens will be Maya bras and maybe the leftovers from my apple dress (which is still sitting in my UFO basket):

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Then I can say, how do you like them apples?! Hahahah! *zing*

Barrie Briefs

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So…..I cut these out a month ago to make a wearable muslin and then…. bra sewing. I’d like to work out a good fit and then sew them in a bunch of colours using my scraps from the knit tops above as well as some lovely hot pink spandex Alicia sent me as a wedding gift. I will be using lace on the top band instead of fabric. I also have ideas for a couple of lace ones. Plan is to sew a bunch until I run out of fabric.

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Et. Al.

Wolf and the Tree Going Rogue Sock Pattern

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I’m excited to try this pattern out and want to get a review on the Curvy Sewing Collective for it. I adore thigh high and knee high socks but can never find them in my size. This pattern goes up to 33 inches for thigh and 20.75 inches for calf! But wait there’s more! You can also make the foot size in your shoe size too! I am just starting with my first pair this weekend and can’t wait to see the results! These will be great to wear with skirts while I am on the trip.

I have visions of a lacy pair using ivory lace with a mint lace trim:

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I have a busy few months before the honeymoon! I’ve never been anywhere in Europe or ever had my passport stamped! I’ve been to a few places in the US and quite a few across Canada, but no where else. I’ve been on a plane, though, but never that long of a flight. I’m ridiculously excited for this.

Has anyone ever been to Amsterdam? What do you recommend I do? I want to visit at least one fabric shop! I plan on heading to Kantje Boord, a shop with lingerie fabrics. Of course. 😉

The Wedding Dress, pt. 3: The Reveal and the Day

When I was growing up, I never had an idea in my head of a wedding. I never had it in my head that I would get married at all. If my Barbies or dolls got married, it was usually a lesbian wedding and involved unicorns and dragons. It usually ended in complete destruction of the world I had set up, because fairy tale weddings always had the bride carried away by a dragon, right?

I’m happy to report that my actual wedding had no such conclusion. It was perfect.

I already revealed the dress, because I was too excited to hold back the dress for me to write a post. Instagram was also filled with pictures of our wedding. A lot of our wedding was DIY and I wanted to go over a few more details from the week leading up and the day and then tell you about our awesome minimoon in Niagara Falls.

Decorations for the wedding reception were created by my friend Rob and I. The night before we went to the space and got everything pretty for the day of.

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Each table had a paper table cloth and a tissue paper flower with a tea light in the centre. The stage, where we put the head table, had a string of lights and tulle, as well as balloons covered in tulle and tied with ribbons and fake flowers. These balloons also appeared throughout the space, as well. We also had little paper wedding bells above the bar.

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This was the prototype we created for the wedding. They weren’t helium-filled, but were hung from the ceiling with clear fishing wire.

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Here I am playing with a wedding decoration after a few. 😉

Dale and I made the favours for the wedding reception, as well:

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We gave a little DIY Yahtzee game with dice and little pencil along with a bunch of candy: York peppermint patty, Hershey’s Hugs, Maple toffee, Tootsie Roll, and a Chocolate Loonie. Totally random candies from a bulk store.

Our ceremony was a mix of non-traditional and traditional. We are not religious but we chose to do a handfasting, which is a Celtic and neopagan tradition.

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We felt connected to the significance of having our lives bound together physically and symbolically through marriage. Our parents each bound our hands and then tied a knot together. We wanted them to take part in the ceremony in some way even if it wasn’t a traditional giving away of the bride by the father of the bride. In this way, our two families are connected by the bond they created by raising us and blessing our union.

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Our vows were a little different from the usual to have and to hold for richer and for poorer. Helen Sweet, our amazing officiate, had a lovely set of vows that fit with who we are with each other:

I, Andie, choose you Dale as my spouse, to be no other than yourself.  Loving what I know of you, trusting what I don’t yet know; With respect for your integrity and faith in your abiding love for me; In all that life may bring us, I join my life to yours.

While I didn’t cry all the way through the ceremony, my voice caught in saying these words and looking into his eyes.

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And then we made out. Fully encouraged by Helen, who said she wouldn’t tolerate anything less than making out.

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And the ceremony ended with a family hug with the kids. A perfect way to end it.

Here are some post-ceremony pictures:

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Our ceremony took place in Allan Gardens Conservatory in the main atrium under the banana tree. It was an important place for us as our family pictures took place there a few years prior.

Helen Sweet, our officiate, was booked through All Seasons Weddings. She was an excellent speaker and truly wonderful to work with. We adored her.

Our reception took place at Social Capital Theatre, where we perform our monthly show, Holodeck Follies. It was catered by KAMA Restaurant, Indian buffet, with a late night pizza snack from Panago Pizza.

For our wedding cake, I made a small gluten free vanilla cake with blueberry coulis and vanilla buttercream. To match our gold colour, I dusted the top with gold sugar dust.

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Nerds with Guitars played our wedding with excellent covers and some original songs.

I’ve purposely kept a lot of people out of the pictures and focused on Dale and I. I won’t post pictures without permission from individuals. I do want to give you an idea of my neice’s dress, though, so here is a detail of the back.

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She was truly adorable in the dress and such a sweetie. She was pretty pleased to be able to take the dress home and be able to wear it to school for special occasions.

Here are some fun pictures from the reception enjoying the music and having fun.

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Our day was absolutely perfect in every way possible. It was wonderful celebrating our love in our own special way.

We were lucky enough to be gifted a Scandinavian and Russian cruise from Dale’s family for the wedding through Celebrity Cruises. Along with that, people were incredibly generous and gave to the Daily Bread Food Bank and gave us enough for a mini honeymoon in Niagara Falls and spending money for our cruise. We’ll be going on the cruise in May 2016. Tons of time to sew up a vacation wardrobe!

In Niagara, we spent some time being tourists and visited the midway, the falls, went on the boat under the falls, visited a wax museum, went to the bird kingdom, and got old timey pictures taken of us.

Here are some fun highlights from our minimoon:

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Gunslingers:

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Thanks for reading!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Andie Wells

Read the full series:

April: The Wedding Dress, pt. 1: The Design, the Muslin, the Fabric, and the Outfit

June: The Wedding Lingerie

The Flower Girl’s Dress and Sash

July: Wedding!

The Wedding Dress, pt. 3: The Reveal and the Day