Friday, July 12, 2013

Pat's secret!

So yesterday I was transferring photos from
Pat's phone onto my phone and came across this photo

My dear Patrick has been centerpiecing!! Love love! Until next time 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Our mini vacay!

Quality P&J time!  Pat has been so busy at work I was thrilled to be able to have him all to myself the last couple days. We love week day mini vacays!  No lineups, no crowds and no traffic!
Until next time!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Vacation day!

The best thing about about taking a mid week vacation day is waking up to breakfast!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Playing dress up!!

The best part of planning a wedding is ... Playing dress up! 

Until next time


Monday, June 10, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Love Grenade

Every couple has one ... A signature drink.  Ours is "The Love Grenade"- a vodka bombshell!!

Until next time

Sunday, May 26, 2013

We're back!

So where are we with wedding plans? Dare to ask?
We're close to booking a venue!  This weekend was quite the weekend.  We almost attended a wake, almost crashed a wedding and almost walked in on a baptism!  All for sake of the wedding!   Who needs appointments! When we gotta see a venue ... we gotta see it.  The next time we'll dress the part, sip on a few cocktails, crack a few jokes and really test out the service! Who said planning a wedding wasn't fun! 
Until next time xoxo

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sticker shock!

a BMW or the wedding? 

The hunt continues! Until next time


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Found it!

I found the perfect cake topper! Need I say more? Until next time


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I like my people!

In attempt to salvage the budget I asked Patrick to re-look at his guest list.  He looked at me and said "I like my people"

I guess we'll be eating Mac & Cheese for a while!  Until next time


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Shit happens

2 words  ... Shit happens!  All I have to do is keep moving on! I have a new wedding to plan!
Didn't I tell ya .. This is going to be one interesting ride!
Until next time

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Found it! But can't have it!

I'm in love with this Maggie Sottero dress ... Love it! Want it! But it's just my luck ... Discontinued! Oh well, the search continues ... Until next time


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Back at it!!

I'm back at it! Still searching for the perfect dress! As I rush out to my dress appointment today pat kindly stops me and says in the most loving voice "Jenn don't buy a dress today ..... " (me: looking confused) 
" because you might change your mind ..again". Lol how did he know? I absolutely loved this Mori Lee mermaid style dress in the store but by the time I got home .. The love faded.  Gorgeous dress but just not mine ! The search continues :) Until next time


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saying Yes to the dress

So I did it ... I said "yes" to a dress online 3 months ago. A beautiful custom made dress is being shipped Monday to me  and I am having second thoughts! I think I said yes too soon! 
So last night during an episode of Say Yes to the Dress I attempted to tell Pat my discovery.  Well, to make a long story short ... It did not go over well! According to Pat Say Yes to the Dress is make belief- dresses don't cost that much! Lol

Until next time

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hell no!

 I refuse to spend $400 on invitations! |I guess i have been living in a hole or something as i do not recall stationary being so expensive!  Seriously!

Instead of paying $38 for a pdf file or $400 for a set of 50 invites i channeled my penny pinching goddess and decided to re-create them myself.  Yes , knock off invitations.  I believe i am starting a new trend!  Your welcome fellow brides.  I am saving you tons of money!

So i'll let you be the judge.  Here is the inspiration!

When you receive yours in the mail please do let me know how i did! Until next time


Saturday, March 16, 2013

They are gonna love it!

Right?  Pat and I have agreed on the attire below for my bridesmaid and Pat's best man!!  They are going to look tres fab! 

Until next time

Friday, March 15, 2013

8 months to go and ...

... I haven't done much!  If you haven't heard from us in a while we're not cutting you out ... we're not ignoring you or withholding information!  We just have nothing new to share.  I can't believe it!  I'm lagging behind a little.  My back has really put halt on things. It's really hard to plan a wedding when you can't sit and I have yet to master how to ignore the throbbing pain.  So if you have any tips please do share as I am at the end of my rope!

One good thing we can check off is the colour scheme.  We have been going back and forth and now back again! It is now official ... grey & yellow are our colours! My bridesmaid will wear yellow and the boys will wear grey! Beautiful !!

Until next time

Friday, March 1, 2013

For better or worst ...

I know I can count on you!  From late night back rubs to early morning chiropractor appointments ... You do it all with a smile.

Until next time


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ok ... You win!!

My co-worker told me that on her sister's wedding day her mother told her sister "sometimes you have to do things you don't want to ... cause you're married!" Lol
Fine ... I give up! Pat you win! Jennifer Anne Carson I'll be! 


Until next time


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2 hearts 1 promise explained!

People usually stop and ask about the band i wear with my engagement ring.  No i'm not wearing my wedding band and yes ... i know it looks that way.  Like everything in my life, my rings also tell a story ... 2 hearts 1 promise.  On November 21, 2013 when i marry my best friend i will recieve his heart & the last piece to complete our promise. I can't wait! xoxo

Until next time


Single or Married?

 They didn't have common-law so i circled both!  Yes, i pulled a Whitney!  The doctor and I had a good laugh when she reviewed my file. LOL

xo xo
Until next time

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Family - Where life begins and love never ends

Yes the show must go on even if life throws you lemons (ie .. my back injury).  Thank you all from the bottom of both our hearts for all your love, help and support.  Our Hmong tshoob was amazing.  I don't know where i'd be without you all. In life we choose our friends but God chooses our family.  I am so glad he choose you all to be my family.  Much love!! Xo Xo

Until next time


Friday, February 1, 2013

They're here!!

They're here!! they're here!!! Our save the dates are here!!! They are sitting on my porch as we speak! Can't wait to get home and see them!!!



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ahhhh! It's Jan 29th!!

OMG! It’s already January 29th!  Our wedding will be here in no time.  So centerpiecing did not go as planned yesterday but I think I am getting close. That’s what I like telling myself so that I feel productive. I better get on it tonight!

Until next time



Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I’m centerpiecing it today.  Not sure where to start.  Pat can’t be bothered today as he seems to be quite tense.  Something he calls stress. Stress??  What is that?

For the first time since we’ve started this journey … I am completely and utterly stumped!  I can’t seem to decide if I want to go shabby chic or tres elegante?  What I do know is nothing is more annoying than trying to have a conversation with the person across from you through this big honking thing.  Yes been there … done that! 

Wish me luck! 

Until next time



Monday, January 28, 2013

I need ... I need !!

I need answers!  I need confirmations!  I need .. I need a lot! Dealing with the resort wedding planner has been quite frustrating.    I cannot seem to get the answers when I want them and when I do receive a reply, which is days later they answer my question with another question!  Seriously!! This may be quite normal for Dominicans but for this crazy Canadian bride…. It will drive me to drink!  The only downfall is that all I’ll be drinking is water. LOL.  The diet has been going quite well.  Pat has lost 4 times the weight I’ve lost …and no I’m not a wee bit jealous at all!  I guess it normal for men to lose weight faster than woman .. so everyone says!  Regardless … I know he loves me either way!

Until next time



Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hooray! Free Stuff

I love winning, especially when it's free!  This week has been a great week.  Pat's excellent Golden Tee skills has won us a free Dj & arcade games for the stag.  Check ... another thing off our list!

Until next time



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

No mo' stress!

If you ever planned a wedding you would understand when I say it’s been pretty crazy lately!  Pat and I have been hard at work … well actually me more so that Pat but let’s not tell him that! 
Today I woke up feeling less stress.  Feeling quite nice almost normal! There’s a few things we could check off. 

-The date
-The budget
-The location
-The resort
-Save the dates have been ordered
-Wedding website has been designed
-Registry has been completed
-Wedding invites have been designed
We are on our way! Until next time



Monday, January 21, 2013

2 heads ... 1 wedding!

So when i said this was just as much Pat's day as mine ... well i didn't know what i was in for! 2 heads ... 2 visions ...2 budgets and twice as long to plan!  Jokes aside it has been a JOY!  I'm glad he's by my side every step of the way.  Love it!

Until next time



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ok ... i'm getting married!

YES!! I've cleaned house and am turning this blog into to my wedding diary!  Follow me through the ups, downs, the twists, the turns of planning our special day.   Yes, you read that right ... i said "us" not my.
until next time