Over The Rainbow

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Good morning!

I am one tired girl today, but wow did we ever have such a fun time last night at the wedding!

The rain cleared and we had a wonderful drive up North. The drive was about 2 hours and 30 minutes long. I may or may not have dozed off along the way. ;)

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I didn’t know this, but the wedding was an outdoor wedding so it is a really good thing the skies cleared! Wedding luck I guess! :) The ceremony location was absolutely breathtaking.

It was in front of a pond and lined with gorgeous trees that provided some shade.

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Jen and Marcus are one of our favourite couples. They are super down to earth, laid-back, smart, funny, and would do anything for their friends and family.

Once we arrived I quickly realized that they were not superstitious couples as both Jen and Marcus were floating about with the guests- Jen in her wedding dress ready to go! I thought kudos to them for doing their wedding on THEIR terms and not someone else’s!

Jen looked absolutely stunning. Definitely the most beautiful she has ever looked.

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They had a maid of honour and best man and no other bridesmaids.

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J & M walked down the aisle together to the song Somehwere Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwole’ole. It was just beautiful, I can’t even describe it. I had chills as they walked down the isle because it was such a beautiful moment. The breeze was blowing, the sun was shining, and they looked so happy in love.

Jen’s dress was a gorgeous strapless A-line gown with beautiful beadwork. It was exactly the type of dress I pictured her in too. :) Marcus looked handsome as ever,

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Our friend Laura made the bouquets herself! It was her first time ever making any sort of bouquet! Can you believe it!?

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I loved the flower in Jen’s hair.

The ceremony was so lovely. I teared up as usual! lol

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At the end of the ceremony it started to rain ever so slightly, but nothing bad! Thank goodness!

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Off they went!

Here is a shot of the beautiful bouquet- stunning!

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After the ceremony it was time to EAT! But first check out what happened as soon as everyone just entered the reception tent!

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The wind picked up something fierce and it DOWN POURED! Luckily we were all in the tent! If rain is supposed to be good luck on a wedding day, they got LOTS of it! lol.

The rain cleared in 5 minutes and the sun came out again. :)

Eric and I were starving because we had such a long drive and didn’t have time to eat lunch before we left.

We started with appetizers:

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I loaded up on veggies! Told ya I was hungry! I had a pickle, tons of bruschetta, carrots, and peppers, along with glass of wine #1 (Chardonnay).

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It was delicious!

Then it was time for dinner + speeches:

We had such a fun table! I knew the girls from highschool but it was my first time meeting their boyfriends/fiancées:

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I love going to weddings where there is a lot of young people. The energy is just contagious.

Dinner:

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I was pleased to find that they had so many vegetarian options! I loaded up on stir-fry, chickpea salad, and veggie pasta. It was all so delicious!

With Chardonnay #2:

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Eric rebelled against my vegetarian plate and said, screw this, I’m going for the meat and cheese! LOL. He had pulled pork (apparently to die for!), roast beef, mashed potatoes, stir-fry and a roll. :D That’s my man!

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More socializing after dinner and then the cake came out.

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The guy in the orange shirt, Chris, is my friend Sarah’s boyfriend. He is a real character (not like you couldn’t tell!). He made us laugh the entire night.

The cakes:

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Eric had this piece, I think he said it was an ice cream cake of some sort.

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I skipped dessert because I was still hungry for more FOOD!

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Tons more bruschetta and veggies. I had about half that plate. I told you I was hungry!

Then it was time to party after the speeches (oh and the speeches were HILARIOUS by the way).

Me getting glass #3 of chardonnay:

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Just a word about my outfit. I was intending to wear this beautiful bright red scarf as an accent, but I didn’t have any accessories to match it so it got scratched. So no colour. :( I wasn’t really happy with this ensemble. I think I am going to have to buy myself a summer wedding dress since we have two more weddings to attend as guests this summer! I am so glad I didn’t wear dresses 2,3, or 4 because all of the women were wearing such nice dresses. I really need to get myself something with some colour!!!! I hate spending money on clothes, but sometimes it is justified.

This was my 3rd and last glass of wine! LOL. You can tell by that sparkle in my eye. ;) I got a bad headache after this 3rd glass. I am just not used to drinking so much wine anymore!

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I had total dress envy for my friend Sarah’s beautiful purple summer dress! I should have asked her where she got it!

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The dance floor was crazy! We danced the ENTIRE Night. It was so much fun.

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Me and hubby :) Awww

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Eric was such a good sport! He was designated driver and I was completely shocked when he danced the entire night with us- completely sober!!! I was so proud of him. :)

Rocking out to ACDC!

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I swear I only had 3 glasses of wine! (See Chris in the background!?)

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Damn that crazy Chris! Get out of our shot! haha

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No idea what’s going on here! :D

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Much better no Chris! haha

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Eric had some fuel for the long drive home- brownie and a coke. lol.

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We finally left around 1:15am!!! We didn’t rent a hotel room in the area because we are trying to save our money. The nearest hotel was $300 so we saved a lot of money. Poor Eric. I felt so bad for him having to drive home!  I tried sleeping in the car but I was so uncomfortable. I dozed on and off. Every time I woke up I kept asking Eric if he was ok. Then toward the end of the drive (around 3am!!!), I woke up to Eric yelling because he saw a coyote running across the highway! Thank God it wasn’t near our car at all.

We finally got home around 3:15am, I we were both zonked. The drive was so worth it though because seeing our two friends get married was such a great experience and a memory I will always cherish! We have plans to invite them to our place in the fall sometime. It is too bad they live 1.5 hours away because I would love to see them more. 1.5 hours isn’t that long of a drive, but it just makes it harder to hang out, ya know?

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Take home message:

  • More than 2 glasses of wine gives me a headache
  • Beware of the wedding guest wearing the bright orange shirt (lol)
  • I LOVE weddings.
  • I MUST splurge a little and get myself a nice summery dress ASAP! ;)

:)

Well, I need to go have a green monster! I have been sipping on Sencha green tea this morning. I did NOT get much sleep. I fell asleep around 3:30am and got up at 9am. :\ I am currently trying to motivate myself to go for my long run today. Should be interesting…!

Thank you for letting me share such a fun day with you all! :)

See you later alligators! I will be announcing the winner of my Glo Bar giveaway later!

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1 Victoria July 12, 2009

Wow Angela you looked beautiful as always, and it looked like you had so much fun! The picture of you and Jen is lovely. Can’t wait to see the new dress when it is bought!

I am also finding that I can’t drink too much these days, I never really drink wine, mainly spirits (lol) as I find wine makes me too sleepy.

Well done Eric for driving home, that must have saved your a fortune! xoxo

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2 nicole- chasing blue July 12, 2009

The wedding looks like it was a blast!!!!

All of the food looked yummy. I love the idea of a lot of cakes!

Good luck on your run today! You’ll find the motivation.

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3 Kayzilla July 12, 2009

roflmao. You should send the pictures with chris in them to:
http://thisisphotobomb.com

:P

Those cakes looked so yummy! I’m surprised you didn’t have any. -drool- Glad you had such a wonderful time, though!!

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4 Niki July 12, 2009

I just love weddings!! Everything looked beautiful and you obviously had a great time!

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5 Lizzie July 12, 2009

I think you look awesome in that dress!! Very happy to see you rockin’ out to AC/DC – some classic Aussie rock! :) What a fun time and how cool that the rain held out where appropriate.

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6 Jess July 12, 2009

You looked so pretty! And that aww shot certainly deserves an aww! Glad you had fun. Looks like a wonderful time!
<3 jess
xoxo

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7 Jen July 12, 2009

What beautiful and fun pics! I love weddings!!!!

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8 Paige July 12, 2009

That looked like a super fun wedding! You all looked gorgeous.

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9 Alex July 12, 2009

Looks like you had an amazing time!! I laughed at the end of your post, because I am sitting here trying to motivate myself for my long run. Ugh.

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10 Pam Striker July 12, 2009

Cool and beautiful photo’s! Thanks for sharing!

Pam
http://www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com

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11 Erica July 12, 2009

How fun! Glad the weather held out! The bride looks SO beautiful! Josh and I were not superstitious either….we actually slept in the same bed the night before our wedding haha. So far…so good ;) You looked fabulous as well. Love the healthy dinning options!

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12 Rebecca July 12, 2009

The picture of you and your husband is so cute!! Glad you had fun!!

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13 AGS July 12, 2009

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos! You looked lovely (color or no), and the smiles are the best evidence of how happy everyone is!!

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14 Katherine July 12, 2009

You look lovely and the wedding sounds like a blast! I love the picture of Eric kissing you on the forehead – you two are adorable :)

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15 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 12, 2009

Wow! Sounds like a crazy, fun, and lovely evening! The wedding looks beautiful, and I’m so glad that the weather didn’t spoil and of the plans. You looked gorgeous… as usual. :)

xxoo
Heather

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16 Leah @ Simply Fabulous July 12, 2009

I love everything about their wedding day! It seemed so relaxed and so much fun. Exactly how I envision mine. She is a beautiful bride!!! Just gorgeous!! You looked so great as well! Kudos to Eric for being able to drive home… good luck on your run :)

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17 MarathonVal July 12, 2009

I can’t wait for the giveaway!!!! I am just dying to try your stuff….

Also if you are interested Angela, I am having a Holey Donuts giveaway on my blog until next Wednesday :)

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18 Shannon (The Daily Balance) July 12, 2009

you looked stunning and it looked like such a fun night!! LOVE all those CAKES! yumyumyum ;)

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19 Hangry Pants July 12, 2009

Wedding posts are always such fun to read. Congrats to the couple. :D

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20 Emily July 12, 2009

looks like a fabulous and fun wedding. for cheaper but usually colorful and fun fancy dresses i LOVE the store Zara- I am pretty sure they are in Canada as well and you may be able to shop online- I know they are having a huge sale right now!

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21 Lynn (The Actors Diet) July 12, 2009

what a beautiful wedding! it’s supposed to be good luck for rain on a wedding day!

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22 Kathy July 12, 2009

Angela- I LOVE the picture of you and Eric! You two are so unbelievably cute together and you are also just completely GLOWING :-) I love being able to read about your life, and I can only hope that one day I’ll meet my prince charming too!

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23 Rebeca July 12, 2009

First… that pic of you and Eric is gorg
Second… what an awesome wedding, that’s just what I want laid back, fun, with the people you love
Third… splurge girl, you work hard and deserve it!

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24 kristi (sweet cheeks) July 12, 2009

Awww, I love weddings so much! They are so much fun! I was cracking up at that Chris guy…I can tell we would get along great, haha!

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25 Milca July 12, 2009

Wow, the wedding was so beautiful it looked totally casual and really fun. It’s hilarious the difference between your meal and Eric’s meal!! He can at whatever he wants and still be so fit!! I bet he has an amazing digestive system!! LOL

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26 Gillian July 12, 2009

What a gorgeous bride, and you look gorgeous as well! I love the black dress with the subtle shawl and think it went beautifully with your colouring. Every time I see your hair I can’t wait to get low lights and for mine to grow out more!

And you did a great job at eating healthy, sometimes savory beats dessert when you’re really hungry!

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27 Susanna July 12, 2009

All of you looked gorgeous and glowing. The good news is right now is the best time to pick up summer clothes – everything is on sale!!!! I’m sure you find the perfect dress!!

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28 Brandi C July 12, 2009

Your Beautiful Scarf DEFINITELY made the outfit POP. It Never Seems to Amaze me what accessories can do.
Looks like you a WONDERFUL time and “YAY” for YUMMY food options to chose from!

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29 Michelle Gay July 12, 2009

The pic of the two of you (you and Eric) is adorable.

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30 Meghan@traveleatlove July 12, 2009

You looked beautiful! That wedding looked perfectly fun and laid back. I love it! What a stunning and natural looking bride too!

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31 Holly July 12, 2009

it all looks soooo beautiful! i love weddings…i am glad you had such a fun time! gorgeous gals and guys all around!

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32 Jenn July 13, 2009

Oh the wedding looked like so much fun! An unpretentious, laid back affair for sure! I agree, the bride was stunning in a most relaxed, natural and uncomplicated way.

I miss the days when we had weddings every weekend in the summer. I agree with you, it’s always so much fun when there are a lot of “young” people. ;) ;) I still say that and we are thirty-somethings!!

PS – you looked beautiful in your black dress but I know how it feels when you are at a function wishing you were in something else. Go shop! I was in Jacob last week and saw some lovely summer dresses. Oh and RW and Co. has their dresses on sale. We all know of you and your love of THAT store! :)

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33 Jess July 15, 2009

Hey Ange! Sorry, I’ve been MIA, just doing a bunch of changes in my life, but I’ve been slogging through my reader inbox and am nearly caught up on your blog-one of my faves, fyi! I loved your friend’s dress…she looked fab! Enjoy the rest of your week. :D

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