Friday, August 31, 2012

Engagement Pictures Option #3

Another one of our stops on the engagement photo tour will be the University of Alberta. Dan has done all of his post secondary schooling there, and is currently finishing up his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. I spent a lot of time there with friends going to school, so we thought it would be a great place to do some pictures. 

The idea for these ones is a little bit city. After all you can't have a great shoe collection and not show them off!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Engagement Picture Outfit for Dan #1

Of course I am not the only one that needs outfit options. Dan was shocked the other day to find out that he was going to actually come up with outfits as well. Since he has been busy with hockey the last month, and I know he will be reading this, here is an option that I thought would be great for him to match either of my first 2 options.

If you haven't noticed either, Dan has become quite the farmer in the last year!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Engagement Pictures Option #2

The second option for the lake would be something a little less western, and a little bit more traditional to my style. Jeans, a great jacket and a cute shirt make this option #2 for the farm.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Engagement Pictures Option #1

Now that Dan & I are engaged it is time to get some engagement pictures done that we can use for the wedding. Dan has a good friend that wants to do the pictures which will be great. Now for the hard part....what to wear!

We are thinking of doing 2-3 different locations for the pictures; University of Alberta, the farm, and Dan's families cabin at Piegon Lake. This is where your help comes in! Let me know which of these outfits you like the best and hopefully we can come up with something as we are planning on doing pictures in the next 3-4 weeks.

This first outfit would be for pictures out at the farm. It is fun and flirty and option #1.

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Career- Edmonton Opera

In the last few months along with getting engaged, I also started a new job!

I had been with Delta Hotels for 2.5 years and had met some great people along the way as well as learning some great things about the hospitality business. However, it was time for a change and the Edmonton Opera had just the opportunity for me.

It has now been about a month that I have been at the Edmonton Opera working as their Special Events Coordinator. I am responsible for raising about 1/4 of the funds that help the association run and produce operas.

I had no idea when I tool that job that it can take $800,000- $1,300,000 to produce each new opera. The association puts on 3 main stage opera's and 2 smaller second stage ones each year, so donations and fundraising is key.

This new job will mean lots of new dresses, fancy parties, nights and weekends to work, but it is a great group of people and I cannot wait to get started with some of our events!

2012 Valentines Gala
2012 Valentines Gala

2012 Opera al Fresco

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

As with any big event, great vendors and suppliers are just as important as any planning. This includes the team that will help to make you and your bridal party look the best they can for the big day.

Luckily I have someone already on my side when it comes to the hair part of the day. Not many girls can say that their hairdresser is someone on speed dial and there whenever you need them. For me that is Will, and he has been my hair dresser for the last 5 years.

The day before Dan & I got engaged I was at the salon getting my hair cut my Will. I wanted to cut it a bit shorter for the summer, and he kept saying, "What about your wedding hair?". Regardless we still cut it, and it has been great for the summer. Although I will be growing my hair for the next year, I know that Will and his team will make us all look great for the wedding!

If you are in Edmonton, or surrounding area, make sure to look up either of Will's salons and trust me you will not be disappointed!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Coolest Day Ever!

This year we were all really excited to go to the Calgary Stampede and spend a few days with our friends down in Calgary. Dan had got 6 tickets to the Garth Brooks concert, and we were really excited to have a little mini summer vacation.

Dan & I had met in Vegas when we both went down with mutual friends to see Garth Brooks. The show was amazing and we had a great time hanging out. Long story short, we started dating, bought and house together and things were going great.

The morning we were to head to Calgary, we had plans to meet up with Dan's brother and one of his best friends for breakfast. We kind of had a lazy morning, and after talking about the concert later that night, he popped the question! After a whirlwind day of lots of phone calls, congratulations, a new job (will share about that later on), and the concert, it was by far the best day of my life!

Our wedding is set for September 14, 2013, so we will have lots of time to plan and share some fun details with you until the big day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

I'm Back

Well it has been a lot time since I have been writing here on the blog. After finally getting some down time this summer, I am going to try and give this another try!

Lots has happened since we got back from Hawaii and the next few weeks we will get you all caught up on all things happening around her. 

Stay tuned and thanks for keep coming back to read!