Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Days Before Mr & Mrs.

The last month or so, I've been blogging less & less leading up to the day of the great Rapture... I mean wedding.  Krista & Brian's wedding to be exact.  What happened with that Rapture anyways?! Is it rescheduled for October?!







Krista has given me the honour of being one of her bridesmaid for this celebration.  There's a lot of stress when putting together a wedding.  Personally, I didn't experience first hand but saw and a second-hand sense, felt what that stress was like through Krista.  


The best way to deal with stressful times is to find chances to have fun and laugh.


One of my favourite parts about being a bridesmaid was getting together to do DIY favours for the guest. In my last post, entitled Visiting Home Base, I talked more about the tedious task of separating jellybeans.   Every hour spent was worth it.  Not only did we have a fabulous finished project but we adequately caught up on life & home-town gossip.



The afternoon before the wedding was spent finishing up the last touches, practicing the ceremony along with hanging out.  It was great seeing people from the wedding party along with meeting family members of Krista and Brian.  



Smile from the Bride-To-Be (that's her proud dad in the background)

The rehearsal dinner that evening had great food and I learnt what Haggis really is.  The educational video that I have will not load, however it is a little gross and Jaclyn's reaction at the end is priceless.

Photographs below have been taken by Krista.  
For more pictures, check out her flickr photostream.

Serving the surprising crowd pleaser: Haggis

Along with eating, we got to learn how to do two traditional Scottish dances.  Let's just say, the first one was a total fail and we ended up doing the easiest one for the wedding.





For more pictures, check out Krista's flickr photostream.


Like a kid on Christmas, it was hard falling & staying asleep the night before Krista & Brian's wedding.  I couldn't wait to see my two friends and high school sweet hearts wed.  I finally decided to stop trying to sleep at about 5 a.m. which gave me lots of time to get ready before having to met up with the bridal party for hair & makeup.  Getting pampered and dolled up is always fun.  Getting to do it with great friends makes it so much better. 

More to come....

10 comments:

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You forgot to mention that separating the jellybeans was your idea! A painful but brilliant idea that gave the favors that extra personal wow-factor. Thank-you so much, it was truly a wonderful addition to our day, and so were you. xo

Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My idea Krista? I've seemed to have lost the memory in which I suggested to separate the jellybeans. lol

Thanks again babe for inviting me to participate in this wonderful day. I can wait to share more picture and to see what the photographer captured.

Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for sharing. It's a fun, important event you're part of.

*sigh* I hope you don't mind but I'm living vicariously through you at the moment. Your post triggered it. I've always wanted to wear a tube-top and your pictures drew that wish out of me. And I've always wanted to be part of a bridal-party, so your story did, too. Thanks for the dreamy fun.

Marcia B. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wedding planning is so stressful, i am currently planning one and kind of asking myself, what did i get myself into?! LOL Wow the jellybean job looks tedious! I love the pictures and the dog is sooooo cute!!!

Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh dear Shybiker, I'm happy that this post brought you some dreamy fun. But I think you would look great in a tube top with maybe some chunky accessories and shades... it's summer and beachy looks are fun.

Marcia B. sometimes I wonder why don't more people run off to a beach & elope more often. ?! Weddings seem like way too much stress for an event celebrating love.

Angel Garcia said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ah I can't imagine the stress of having to learn a specific dance let along help plan a wedding. How hard was it to learn that dance?

All the best, Angel

Bonnie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks like such a good time! I love seeing another wedding with jellybeans. Mr. A and I are getting married next year and are doing a jellybean themed wedding. Yay!!!

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Pop Champagne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow awesome pictures, the ones with you on the grass is really lovely, seems like you had a great time with Krista! hope all is well on your end :D

LoveK said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cute post! I was wondering what happened to the rapture myself...meh whatever at least we get October ;-)
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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love how the pug gets into the pre wedding photos or was that just a really ugly bridesmaid....

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