JUNE 11, 2016

Wedding Bells (West) - - Real Weddings -

FROM ANJALYN: I al­ways knew I wanted a clas­sic, for­mal look for our wed­ding, and Emer­ald Lake Lodge was the per­fect venue. It was im­por­tant to me that our decor com­ple­mented the colours of the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings and the vivid turquoise of Emer­ald Lake, so I chose li­lac as the main hue. To bal­ance out the rus­tic set­ting and add a fem­i­nine touch, I se­lected my favourite flow­ers, pe­onies and dahlias, in ivory and blush pink. I was so looking for­ward to see­ing Patrick’s re­ac­tion dur­ing our first look. We planned a lot of the wed­ding to­gether and I am ter­ri­ble at keep­ing se­crets, but I man­aged to keep my dress to­tally un­der wraps. I was so ex­cited for him to see me in it for the first time! The jew­ellery I wore on my big day held huge sentimental value. I wore an heir­loom gold ring with ruby and gold in­lay, and my mom’s di­a­mond ear­rings. I also wore a charm bracelet with sentimental charms col­lected over my en­tire life­time, and I put some charms on my bou­quet to serve as my some­thing blue, bor­rowed, old and new. My favourite mo­ment of the day was our first dance. I kept the song I picked for the first dance a se­cret so I think it caught Patrick off guard—in a good way! I found a ro­man­tic ver­sion of his favourite song, “I’m Gonna Be” by The Pro­claimers, cov­ered by Sleep­ing at Last, and it was in­sanely spe­cial to see how much it meant to him as it played in the back­ground.

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