Last weekend, I got together with my bridesmaids to celebrate my bachelorette. Blaine and I are getting married in less than three weeks, so shit is getting very real now. That’s not to say shit hasn’t been real for the last eight years I’ve been with Blaine. I figured I should clarify that to avoid … More Bachelorette reminiscing
This past weekend, my bridesmaids and I partook in my bachelorette. I plan to dedicate an entirely separate post to share the glorious details of my bachelorette with all of you. Don’t you worry. To provide you with some context, one of the elements of my bachelorette was dining at Spencer’s at the Waterfront in … More Have you been to Spencer’s at the Waterfront?
Allow me to stipulate right from the get-go that I am not a professional bridal shower attendee. This post is based solely on experience, and please correct me if you note anything that I am speaking incorrectly about. I have a decent amount of family in the States. I have family all over the world, … More The difference between Canadian and American bridal showers
My mom and I were discussing the concept of traditionalism recently. The topic came up because we received an invitation to an event, and while the invite was addressed to me, my sister and my parents, the wording pertaining to my parents was ‘Mr. and Mrs. Paul Arva.’ I mentioned to my mom how I … More Don’t be afraid to break tradition
The term Bridezilla is one most of us have likely heard of before. Normally, in my own words, it refers to a person who is engaged to be married who may not necessarily be the nicest in regards to wedding planning as a whole. Some indications that may suggest someone is being a Bridezilla include, … More Challenging the concept of being a Bridezilla
This past weekend, my fiancé and I attended a wedding for good friends of ours. The groom has been one of Blaine’s best friends since they were kiddos, and his now wife has also become a good friend of ours over the past few years. Blaine was a groomsman in this wedding (as he is … More The beauty of being yourself, unapologetically
It’s a day so many of us dream of; going shopping for a beautiful wedding dress. Browsing the selection in a given store and feeling the smooth and soft fabrics glide across your hand as you walk down aisles upon aisles of stunning white gowns, waiting for you to try them on. Perhaps that’s a … More The reality of wedding dress shopping
I think it is arguable that most of us know someone who has had their wedding impacted thanks to the coronavirus, or perhaps you have encountered this unfortunate happening yourself. I can’t imagine how stressful it is to plan a wedding only to postpone, cancel altogether, or un-plan, and my heart goes out to anyone … More Making the most of COVID-19 weddings