Saturday, October 05, 2013

Our Big News (A Wedding!)

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!

40 comments:

  1. How exciting. With your excellent taste and sense of style, your wedding is sure to be a beautiful and memorable affair. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Lorrie. It is a bit overdue but I've never been a wedding sort of girl - haha. xo

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  2. Congratulations!!! A garden wedding; so romantic!

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  3. I always said if I ever got married again, it would be a very small affair, with about 20 family members and friends invited. But it would have the most amazing flowers and the finest of food. Sort of the wedding equivalent of a "jewel box apartment". Your inspiration board is gorgeous, your flowers exquisite .... Congratulations!

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  4. Wow, congratulations! I love the inspiration board. I am sure it will be lovely.

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  5. so tickled for you both. your simple yet elegant plans sound like a dream. I am one who went the more traditional route years ago, yet I would love to have a re-do - small, intimate, and meanginful. all the best to you two. donna

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  6. You've been holding out on us! Congratulations, Terri! Such wonderful news and I'm so happy for you and David. Looking forward to learning more about the wedding plans. It is sure to be lovely.

    xoxo,
    Deborah

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  7. Terri, Congratulations!!!! What a romantic proposal in Paris, hats off to David!

    You're so right too - it's your chance to art direct for a day. I know it will be absolutely beautiful. xoxo Michele

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  8. Congratulations! It looks like it will be a gorgeous day. Paris? What a catch!

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  9. I love your inspiration board; it really sets a beautiful mood. I love that you're doing something very small. It seems so much more special that only a small group of family and friends are involved. It's something about keeping a peaceful energy.

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  10. Terri I am thrilled for you. OMgosh so my son is getting married in October (next october) in my barn and back yard under a tent. We have made so many wonderful plans and have so many lovely ideas I have pinned on my pinterest board called weddings. Take a look if you'd like. So excited for you my dear.
    xoxo
    Lisa

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  11. That is HUGE!!! Yes, indeed, you've been holding out on us :) Many, many congratulations, Terri! Can't wait to hear more ~
    xo Loi

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  12. Lovely news, Terri. I feel that being married is such a wonderful, spiritual commitment. My husband and I will celebrate our 18th year of marriage this month. I wish the same for you -- many happy years of marriage. I'm sure your wedding day will be beautiful, and I'm looking forward to seeing more details!
    Claudia

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  13. Anonymous4:33 pm

    Congratulations! This is very happy news. I love how David proposed - he's a keeper. Your style choices and inspiration photos are so elegant and charming. I can't wait to see your updates. Best Wishes. Cathy

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  14. Lovely news...enjoy the planning...

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  15. Hi Terri,

    What wonderfully happy news for you and your love. Judging by the photos on your site, you two look like you are made for each other and what a dear to propose in Paris. I'm so excited for you and the fun you are having planning this intimate affair in such good taste, just like all your decorating. Can't wait to see more pictures. Fondly, Cheri

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  16. Anonymous6:08 pm

    Congratulations!! Nice to know that folks still value the marriage commitment. Have been committed in marriage for 40 years and counting. Love your colour palette and can't wait to hear more details. Having lived in Calgary you have me guessing on what historic garden - perhaps starts with an "L"? NB in Ontario

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  17. Yay! Congratulations and have fun making plans. Hope all is well for you:)

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  18. HOORAY! I can't wait to see more details. Please share!!!

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  19. Wonderful news! Congratulations Terri! xo

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  20. Oh congratulations! Small weddings are always the best -more fun - more intimate - and less expensive haha. It concentrates on the real reason for the celebration instead of turning into a blowout that no one REALLY ever enjoys. STRESS! I hope when the time comes you'll share your special day with your blogger friends here! xo

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  21. what a wonderful and special event it will be. my boyfriend and I will be together 16 years this December. we of course consider ourselves committed, and refer to siblings as inlaws. we are still young (33) and will see what the future holds. congratulations to you both!

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  22. So wonderful news, all happines to you

    Love and hugs
    Katarina

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  23. Yay Terri, congratulations - I'm thrilled for you both!!!
    xoxo~
    Tricia

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  24. Congratulations, Terri and David! Small weddings are the best ones and your choices are beautiful!

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  25. Well that's a surprise as you promised! I'm so happy for you! I hope you share all the details, it looks amazing so far. My best wishes to you both.

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  26. Best Wishes to you both! Can't wait to see pictures.

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  27. Congratulations!!

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  28. love to you and your Mr.
    pve

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  29. awww much love terri. your color palette sounds gorgeous!
    also, david's photo is stunning and i voted!

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  30. What a AMAZING post:) your blog Is so beautiful and Im happy to now follow you on pinterest.

    Check my blog...this post with stylish Swedish fireplaces:)

    Have a great Sunday dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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  31. So happy for you Terri! Much happiness to you & David in the years ahead. xoxo

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  32. Congratulations, Terri! Happy for you!

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  33. Congratulations!!!! I thought I was subscribed to your blog by email, but apparently I am not as I am WAY behind on the news here! I have re-subscribed, and am looking forward to following along with all of the excitement in your life.

    P.S. - I had the chance to visit your beautiful area of Canada this summer. My brother got married in Banff this summer (he lives in Vancouver, and married a Canadian), and my entire family was smitten with the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

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