This weekend we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. 5 years! Where did the time go? Well, mostly to two babies and two cruise boats in our case, but really, it feels like not that long ago and yet so long ago at the same time. We took a night away at Sparkling Hill Resort to celebrate (thanks to the grandparents for keeping the kiddos)– our first time away from both girls!
We got married on 09-10-11. Our wedding day is still one of my favourite days…
After searching the Okanagan exhaustively trying to find a lakefront (and not spend a million) venue, we got married on the perfect dock at a tiny lakefront hotel (thanks to my savvy co-worker–no really, she has the answer to everything). Sadly the site was torn down and turned into a development last year. It was one of those hidden gems that seemed “too good to be true”. One site. All of our crazy family and friends in one small hotel. 33 degree September weather. The most stunning backdrop. The most amazing dress. And the groom wasn’t too bad either 😉
Wedding Details Recap:
- Colour Scheme: Black and White with a hit of hot pink
- Wedding Party: 3 groomsmen, 3 bridesmaids, two flower girls and a ring bearer
- Ceremony: On the dock
- Reception: White event tents behind the hotel
- Dinner: Catered buffet
- Dessert: Candy Bar and homemade cookies dipped in dark and white chocolate
- Songs: Walking down the aisle- I’m Yours, Jason Mraz (acoustic); First Dance- Everything, Michael Buble
I’m not sure what else to put on this list, as I’m so far out of the wedding planning world and so thick into the baby-toddler-mama world. Thankfully (?) Pinterest became popular pretty much right after our wedding, so I feel my inner event planner enthusiast was relatively
limited reasonable at the time.
I looked through our wedding album again the other day and I love these photos so much. We are lucky to have so many stunning images thanks to Blink Photography, who also happens to have done all of our family and baby pictures! Here’s a few favourites.
(I still LOVE that dress and a small part of me hopes that one of my girls will wear it one day).