..And Chic She Is!

Good morning everyone!

I hope you’re all having a good week, and you’re not ill from eating too much Halloween candy. Raise your hand if you bought enough candy for a small army, ate half of it before the kids arrived at your door…only to go and buy more ..without really knowing how many kids you will actually get…and are praying you’re not stuck with all of it at the end of the night. Doh! I guess when you’re new to the neighborhood, it’s better safe than sorry!

Okay- my blog title! You’re wracking your brains, trying to figure out what on earth I’m going to talk about! Well, you’d never guess WHO I’m going to talk about, but after this post, you’ll want to follow her every move! This girl is not only one of my oldest friends, but she is the most talented human being I have ever met!!! He CV includes Science fair superstar (yaaahhh, I’m going waaay back!), Swim instructor, Bartender Extraodinaire, Nic-U Nurse turned Flight Nurse, Nurse Practitioner Master’s Student, Sephora Guru, DIY EVERYTHING, Blogger, Coffee Lover, Black Cat Owner, Amazing Cake Baker, Lip Sense Lover….and seriously the list goes on. But…like how can one individual do so many things…so well!

This chick just has it! She started blogging a few years back, and has just continued to grow her love and passion for all of the above! I had to send her a shoutout, because her talent deserves to be recognized!

First off: her blog, https://shabbyyetchic.com/ contains so much useful information. If you’re not pulled in by the beauty pictures or meaningful quotes, the content in the post is enough to motivate you to just be better, or do something fun!IMG_895F4375810E-1.jpeg

The second item I wanted to brag about (because she’s one of my closest friends, I’m allowed to call it bragging), is her passion for makeup and her new love for this awesome product called Lip Sense. https://www.facebook.com/shabbyyetchiclips/. I have one of these stunning colors, and I honestly can’t explain how unique this product is. I will put mine on at 7:45am, and by 12:30pm, I’ll check myself out- and voila, the color is still visible! Just add a gloss touch up and you’re ready to go! If you’re at all intrigued, or completely frustrated with the process of reapplying lipstick every time you touch your mouth, check out her Lip Sense page! Ahh-mazing!

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The third thing I have to discuss is her talent for cooking and baking! I mean, for someone who spends an enormous amount of time studying, flying in a helicopter and saving babies lives- she sure knows her s*** when it comes to baking! Although she hasn’t marketed herself as a Wedding Cake Baker, I’m secretly hoping after this post she might consider doing it for money!!! She has executed numerous recipes perfectly, but when I saw the photo of her latest wedding cake creation, I thought- this is it! She needs to be recognized!

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This girl is beautiful inside and out, and she will do whatever it takes to make sure everyone around her is okay. She’s also been so generous as to give me pointers with my own blog and instagram stories, and I’m so glad I can call her my friend!

I’m telling ya, she’s one in a million!

 

IKEA + Weddings = Savings!!!

Back again!

How ya’ll doing? Yup, just over here pretending to be cool with my slang talk…..ANyways! So how do y’all like the cosmetic uplift of The Wedding Chaperone???To be honest, I am so satisfied! I spent three full nights sitting on my computer with the WORDPRESS support chat line, as they helped me manoeuvre through things I was clueless about! I now feel a little more confident to do a few things on my own, however now that I know the support line is available, Ima use them!!

Okay, back to the blog post! So, I have subscribed to endless articles, blogs and wedding magazines, not just for myself, but so I can compile tidbits of information that I can share with you!! I found this cute article that I thought was only fitting for newly engaged couples who may be from the maritimes, because Halifax has just opened IKEA for the second time! This article has great little pointers of some of the cheapy cheapy items that IKEA offers- that are totally appropriate to incorporate into your wedding as decorations, favors or signs!

Check out the article, and who knows, perhaps there is a quick trip to IKEA in your future..:)

Ps- those gold frames..!!!!! I want those for my house!!

http://www.bridesmagazine.co.uk/planning/receptions/diy-details/2017/ikea-wedding-hacks/gallery#!photo1

 

8 Traditions Millennials are Dropping

Howdy everyone!

Happy Tuesday! Just an FYI, today is one week from Halloween, two months until Christmas Eve and seven months less a couple weeks until my first 2018 wedding (as of now)…but who’s counting!! I love doing countdowns, just like I love following those holiday traditions for each celebration, it always brings that feeling of joy and reminisces!

As I’ve told you before, my sister is getting married, and I’m super excited to help her plan! She’s already got so much figured out, and knows what she wants- but there’s always a few things here and there that I can assist her with -which is nice! Anytime we talk about her wedding, I always think of little things, “traditional” things and wonder if she is or isn’t going to add them into her wedding. For example, the bouquet toss, or the couples cake cutting!

I came across this article that talks about ‘8 Traditions Millennials are Dropping’ nowadays while planning their wedding. Some of these traditions I think -okay, that’s fair, it is a dying practice, but then I’m torn on relinquishing any type of tradition, because aren’t weddings in general the definition of tradition? I don’t know, maybe I’m old school- but part of me feels like anyone who goes through the entirety of wedding, is essentially following some form of a tradition…? No? So why not follow through on all those memorable customs? Tell me your thoughts, perhaps I’m way off…and again, only my opinion.

Regardless, us Millennials (yes, if you are a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century, you’re a Millennial), are the ones that seem to be starting this trend of ‘dropping traditions’. Maybe it is time to change these traditions, and make new ones!? I’m not sure how I feel about that, how about you??

 

Christmas in October

Welcome back, everyone!

Happy Sunday! Sunday’s were never my favorite because that meant Monday was the next day, but when you’re living on an island that is producing sun shiny days and warm temperatures, how can one complain! So, I’m sure you’re wondering about my post title, aka why am I even mentioning the word Christmas (before Halloween and Remembrance Day), but here’s why: The Grand Victorian!

So, if you have not heard of this beautiful venue, The Grand Victorian is located in the breathtaking village of Victoria PEI, and is nothing short of an absolute gorgeous Wedding venue. Marly and Greg took their vision of turning an old, run down, vacant church into a Wedding venue- and voila, it’s amazing! (here is their website, you have to check it out!)

http://grandvictorianpei.com/home/

Okay, back to Christmas- so, this weekend marks the first annual (well I’m not sure if it’s the first, but for me…and the Grand Victorian since this is their first year)…the first annual Victoria Christmas Stroll, and what a beautiful way to celebrate. We attended, and not only does it get you into the Christmas spirit, but it’s a great way to showcase the quaint little town, and the beautiful Grand Victorian!

I’m telling you, if you have even considered a winter wedding, consider it at The Grand Victorian, because they know how to do Christmas right! Heck, if you’re looking for a wedding venue in general, consider Marly and Greg, because what they offer is a guaranteed success and a beautiful day to remember!!

Check out the few pics I took from yesterday, but also the quick little video on my instagram!!

Reception Bliss

Heeeyy Everyone!!!

I had so much fun writing my last entry, I couldn’t wait to make another post!! So, enjoy!

Earlier today, I was going through my pictures, (a little walk down memory lane I guess you could say), and I came across one picture that I decided, rightfully deserved a blog entry!

So to back it up, one wedding I did this summer was in a Yurt! Yep, a Yurt! In case you have never heard of this before (check out the pictures below), it’s like a tent, but not…either way, I was lucky enough to be introduced to this unique structure by one of my beautiful couples. *Side note, for the longest time during our communication, I thought Yurt was an autocorrect for the word tent…* but regardless, no shame on my end- I have it figured out now!

Tents are great! Absolutely perfect for certain people, places and themes- but Yurts, I think, are the up and coming thing!!! These Yurts offer up the most unique and intimate styled wedding- with a touch of class! The inside is decorated beautifully, and while it’s a little bit of a tight squeeze, it fits everyone so perfectly. Mind you, there is a max. number that it can fit, but if your wedding is on the smaller side, and you are considering a tent- check these guys out first!!!

As far as my research has taken me, Yurts are not available to rent on PEI (like having someone put them up and tear them down in any location), but I have seen a few wedding couples hire from away, so it is totally worth looking into! Oh- and if you want to see a bunch of older guys, who may or may not be half in the bag *, try and put together a dance floor of plywood like a puzzle, it’s definitely the most entertaining thing…and yes you are responsible for putting together a dance floor, but only so you can rip it up later …lol!

Here is one link: Little Foot Yurts, located in Nova Scotia! It may not be for everyone, but it is so worth checking out!! http://www.ify.ca

Also, here are a few pictures from the wedding I was talking about:

The first picture is the outside of the Yurt, and how cute are those doors?! The second picture is the ceiling, the lights are stunning (and yes, the entire thing is built up with wood). The third picture are those cute doors again, and the forth picture is that beautiful wedding couple and the plywood- puzzle dance floor 🙂

Wedding Budget Tips

Welcome! I can’t believe I am finally starting my blog! I have been thinking about writing a blog for a little while, and finally decided it’s time to actually do it! At first, I was nervous, but then I thought- it’s like sharing my journal of ideas, opinions and tips on everything Wedding- for anyone and everyone who wants to read them! How hard can it be…right?!

As you may have noticed, I am a Wedding Planner or better known as the The Wedding Chaperone … hence the website lol, and I love it! I started doing this after a friend asked me initially to be her Day-of Wedding Coordinator. After some major research and web surfing- I realized this needed to happen, and I made it my thing! And, like I said- I LOVE IT!

So, exciting news..!!!! My sister just got engaged and I am beyond thrilled! Not only do I get to help her plan, but I am her MOH!!! Although her and her fiance are quite savvy on what they want and don’t want, I still want to help as much as I can! I always find when brides have a budget, my job becomes a little easier!

I came across this article on the website ‘Brides’ and I thought it was extremely useful, so I only thought it was fair to share with my readers! If you’ve already read it, I suggest reading it again, especially if you’re new to the game 🙂 Enjoy!

https://www.brides.com/gallery/wedding-money-saving-tips

P.s.- I especially love #47, Morning Weddings are becoming a thing!!!