David and I have been together almost 9 years.
We call each other "husband and wife" and consider ourselves committed. But we've never gotten married!
Our conversations about marriage over the years usually began with,
"So, do you think we should get married?" and would end with "what do you want for supper?" We were simply together and just got on with our lives.
But over time, we've come to deeply and humbly appreciate what it means to be in a committed relationship. We have become each other's family. So it was becoming time to mark that properly. But I was still utterly shocked last fall when David surprised me with a ring in Paris (sigh) and popped The Question.
So now we're planning a little wedding for next spring at a lovely historic garden in Calgary. This has been absorbing my time, as you can imagine. Initially, we thought of going to City Hall and then a restaurant, but I figured there's only a day or two days in one's life when one can art direct an entire day!
Here's the inspiration board for Our Big Day. We will have a small event, with about 20 guests, mostly family and our best friends:
Inspiration board by Alexandra of Pink & Honey Event Styling
I'm working with a wonderful stylist, Alexandra, of Pink & Honey to help coordinate my aesthetic vision for the day. I don't have any friends as interested in decor as me and really didn't want to have to coordinate all the props, setup and tear down myself, so A.J. is like a "best friend for hire" who just happens to be an uber-talented stylist! She also has such lovely calm energy and poise and I know she will create a beautiful event for us!
Our aesthetic, as described by A.J., is "warm garden elegance with classic and vintage-inspired details". I think she summed it up perfectly!
Our colour palette is white and champagne neutrals, accented with gold, blush and black.
I will share more details as time goes on!