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Wedding Shower at the Polish Hall

Monday, August 11th, 2008

We had a great time seeing and partying with everyone. People came from as far as Alberta and New York. The dinner and dancing was enjoyed by everyone. Thank you so much to Ela and Zbyszek for your hospitality. The night was a huge success. 

Greeting everyone

Greeting everyone


Dinner was yummy, mmm perogies

Dinner was yummy, mmm perogies






Full of leftovers and relaxing the next day
Full of leftovers and relaxing the next day

Wedding Showers

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Rick's Mom Ela is great; a while ago she told us she wanted to throw us a wedding shower. Specifically she says to be able to celebrate with anyone we can't invite to the wedding because of reception size limits. So it won't be the usual, a group of women gathered together to have lunch and cake, play games and watch presents be opened (though I love those kind of showers too, but that's bridesmaid territory). She was thinking couples and singles would be invited to a dinner/dance. We happily agreed. Well the plans are being set and it's going to be a grand event on July 19th. Rick is calling it our 'Big Fat Polish Wedding Shower' as it will be held at the Albion Street Polish Hall in Brantford, there will be a polka band, open bar and the guest list is very long. We're looking forward to it. Invites will go out soon. Now I just need to find a party dress. 

A lot more got done

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Picking out bridesmaids dresses was the most fun. On a thursday just Holly and I went to Rainbow Bridal in Hamilton to take a look and they had a lot of dresses we liked. The funny part was that in the change room next to us the ladies were also searching for bridesmaid dresses and everytime I came out to model a dress they loved it too and had to try it on after me. Since we were taking tonnes of pictures this worked out to our advantage because I could stand beside the very nice woman in a gown I liked and see how different gowns went together. How lucky is that? We narrowed it down to 5 after hours of discussion. The next Saturday Amy, Renata and Rick's mom Ela came out to try on the 5 we selected. Again after hours of discussing I picked one that I thought would look good on everyone and decided to alternate the colours. But which colour? On Sunday Holly went back with me to order her dress and I managed to get a swatch of the colour take it outside and look at it to be sure it was what I wanted. Yes I'm a perfectionist about this stuff and agonize over every detail.

Next came the flowers. I've never known an industry to have such conflicting information. Yes we can get tulips in September. No we can't get tulips in September. Yes we can get tulips but we can't say whether they will be fuchsia or pale pink. Hydrangeas will wilt for sure if they are not in a holder. Hydrangeas will wilt if they are not hand tied and kept in water. Hydrangeas will not wilt at all if they are high quality. Who am I suppose to believe? I'm still negotiating with the florist I chose. Who knew flowers would be the hardest part.

Rick had much better luck picking out the tuxes. He and all the guys are going to look very James Bond like. Now he just needs to find a bow tie (everything provided at the shop is clip on) and a shirt.

We've also had the Sheraton Hamilton set aside a block of rooms if anyone wants to stay the night. You can book rooms online by going to
 It was the most logical choice as it is directly (I'm talking linked with a bridge) across the street from the Art Gallery of Hamilton.  So you can just stagger across the street and up to your room hopefully without falling.....well the night will be open bar you know and we want everyone to have a blast.

Speaking of having a blast, Amy has booked my bachelorette party weekend at her family cottage! It's going to be so much fun! I've been going there every year since I was in my early twenties, it's awesome and Amy's family has been great in allowing me to rent it myself these past few years.

Right now I have to think about invites, guest lists, rings and other accessories. 

My Engagement Ring

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

It's so shiny and sparkly I want to show everyone. Of course it's very distracting for me and gets stared at and admired a lot.                                                                  

Especially when a bright sun is shining through any window.                                         


Sunday, October 21st, 2007

I went wedding dress shopping for the first time with Eva (who is getting married in June) and it was great! We went to Village Wedding Bells in Waterdown and Victoria Bridal on Hamilton Mountain. Both places were small and cute with friendly staff. It was fun to see how opposite our tastes are as we both tried on dresses and stood on the pedestals trying to decide what we like and don't like. Eva is almost ready to buy the one she wants so she was just looking for similar things that might be better. She looked stunning in everything. I tried on all kinds of different styles, a definite learning experience. I have a better idea of what I'm looking for now so I think our trip was a success. 

I said “Of Course I’ll Marry You!”

Sunday, October 7th, 2007


Location - Picton Ontario, The Claramount Inn and Spa, room 2, the most beautiful place ever!

The Claramount Inn and Spa

The Day - Perfect, after a lovely breakfast we headed to the Sandbanks National Park and went for a walk down the beach. Then drove around Prince Edward County seeing what we could see. Had lunch at a The Duke of Marysburgh Pub. Found The County Cider Company in Waupoos, to buy the cider Rick had at the pub. Looked at the vineyards, the orchards and beautiful autumn forests and fields. Bought chocolate at the Copper Kettle Chocolate Company and ate home made apple pie ice cream at Slickers Ice Cream Shop. All of which we highly recommend. 

On The Beach

Time - After dinner on Oct 6, 2007. The anniversary of our first date!

How it happened - All I could think was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful and most wonderful and yet again wonderful. Rick made me very happy. Then pulled out a stack of wedding magazines and he joked "Start Planning!"

The Ring - Gorgeous heirloom with a huge diamond in a beautiful gold scrollwork setting.

PS The above is for the ladies that needed more information than "she said yes".