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Almonte, Ontario · From October 2016

I was never one of those girls that planned their wedding from a young age but now that I'm doing it, I'm enjoying the process! My fiance and I have been... View more

I was never one of those girls that planned their wedding from a young age but now that I'm doing it, I'm enjoying the process! My fiance and I have been together almost four years. We love the outdoors, camping, skiing, cooking and eating lots of food. We have 2 cats and a dog that we adore.

Happily married 🎉

September 17, 2017

1792days 17hrs


Mason jar painting
Melinda of DIY, On July 17, 2017 at 09:25

acrylic paint on mason jars Hi everyone, I started painting some mason jars this weekend and thought I would share this tip. Originally I was planning to use chalk paint because I saw that used on...

Sebastian, wednesday 20-Oct-21 12 163 1
A psa on loving your body!
Melinda of Before the wedding, On March 7, 2017 at 16:04

Hi Ladies! This is a bit of an essay, but lately I've been thinking a lot about the pressure brides get about looking good on their wedding day and I have a few thoughts that I wanted to share. I saw...

Amelia, tuesday 14-Jan-20 15 149
Mobile hair/makeup ottawa area
Melinda of Beauty, On March 20, 2017 at 14:06

Anyone have a recommendation for mobile hair and make-up in the Ottawa area? They would have to travel to my venue in Almonte (20 mins from Kanata).

Sarah, sunday 3-Jun-18 6 367
Wearing glasses?
Melinda of Wedding fashion, On March 1, 2017 at 15:50

Pretty random question - is anyone planning to wear glasses on their wedding day? I have worn glasses most of my life and I have never worn contacts. I feel like I won't look like myself if I don't...

Vinod, wednesday 24-Jan-18 13 110
Lawn games
Melinda of Wedding reception, On March 2, 2017 at 10:54

For our brunch wedding we decided not to have a DJ/dance party, but instead we are having lawn games and activities. I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas of really fun lawn games or outdoor (or...

Vinod, thursday 11-Jan-18 10 125
Who are you getting to do readings?
Melinda of Wedding ceremony, On June 26, 2017 at 15:21

Hi everyone, just wondering, who are you getting to do readings during your ceremony? We are not having a religious ceremony, but we do want to have 2-3 readings/poems about love and marriage. Do...

Vinod, monday 1-Jan-18 7 1,136
Meals for vendors
Melinda of Wedding reception, On July 21, 2017 at 09:08

I am of course planning to provide food to vendors that will be at my wedding all day, such as the photographer, but do I actually set a place for her at a table? I don't want her to feel cast aside,...

Vinod, monday 1-Jan-18 9 115
Ceremony order
Melinda of Wedding ceremony, On August 22, 2017 at 09:03

At what point in the ceremony are you doing the signing of the register and the kiss? I've seen it two ways in example ceremonies: - vows, rings, sign register, get pronounced husband & wife,...

Vinod, monday 1-Jan-18 16 686
Couples Halloween Costumes
Melinda of Just married, On October 30, 2017 at 10:57

Share your best couples Halloween costumes! We are so proud of our idea this year - we were contestants from the Amazing Race! We even had a skit, lol Amazing Race contestantsWe called ourselves "the...

Maegan, wednesday 1-Nov-17 7 127
My Brunch Wedding
Melinda of Just married, On September 19, 2017 at 20:10

We got married!! It was such a beautiful, perfect day! We are amazed by just how amazing it felt to be surrounded by our family and friends and share our joy and love with them. The day went by so...

Lynnie, wednesday 20-Sep-17 17 162
Melinda of Wedding reception, On September 7, 2017 at 10:50

Anyone have a recommendation for a brand/type of champagne or sparkling wine that is good for making mimosas? I don't drink at all and I get so overwhelmed when I go into the LCBO. I'm sure they will...

Lisa, saturday 9-Sep-17 7 451
Certificate of event insurance
Melinda of Plan a wedding, On August 17, 2017 at 11:32

My venue is asking for a certificate of event insurance. I'm going to call my insurance company and find out what it is, but just curious, has anyone else had to provide this to their venue? We have a...

Melinda, thursday 17-Aug-17 3 85
Anyone else having a "non-traditional" reception?
Melinda of Wedding reception, On March 31, 2017 at 13:25

We are having a brunch wedding with the ceremony in the morning and the reception right after. We decided not to have a dance party and instead we are planning to play lawn games and just spend time...

Zoë, monday 3-Apr-17 3 74
Dietary restrictions
Melinda of Wedding reception, On March 24, 2017 at 16:05

How much special food are you planning to serve for guests with dietary restrictions? My sister-in-law eats gluten free because she wants to (not because she has celiac disease), which is fine, that's...

Melinda, monday 27-Mar-17 5 118
My vendors in almonte
Melinda of Ontario, On March 16, 2017 at 20:38

Venue: The Herb Garden Photographer: Laura Clarke Photography Caterer: Ulrich's (Pembroke, ON) Still looking for someone to do mobile hair and makeup. Suggestions welcomed!

Emilie, tuesday 21-Mar-17 1 32
Shawl over wedding dress
Melinda of Wedding fashion, On March 3, 2017 at 10:15

We're getting married in mid September. In Ontario that could mean anything weather-wise; could be chilly, could be super hot, could be somewhere in between. Since our venue is outdoors, I want to get...

Melinda, friday 3-Mar-17 7 180
Crazy wedding dreams/nightmares
Melinda of Before the wedding, On December 12, 2016 at 11:14

So last night I had a hilarious (but still mildly horrifying) dream about my wedding. My fiance and I had a good laugh about it, so I thought I would share. Of course, in the dream everything went...

Jennalyn, wednesday 14-Dec-16 8 64
Going over budget
Melinda of Plan a wedding, On November 19, 2016 at 19:28

Hi everyone! I know we all start out with a certain budget in mind when planning our weddings. Sometimes we can stick to it and other times not so much. What's the one thing you decided to splurge on?...

Cassandra, thursday 8-Dec-16 17 208
Couples getting married on 17/September/2017 in Ontario
Melinda of Ontario, On November 12, 2016 at 20:38

Sunday wedding! We're having a morning ceremony with brunch afterwards. All taking place at The Herb Garden in Almonte. Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day so we always planned for a morning...

Melinda, monday 14-Nov-16 1 42


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