Even though Jay and I are entertaining the idea of going away for our wedding (currently considering Thailand or Spain with the intention of staying an extra week or so to travel), I still want to gather up ideas because nothings set in stone yet. Earlier today I went to Ottawa' s indie wedding show Wed By Hand with my friend Hope. Pregnancy brain meant I got my dates mixed up and showed up at her house yesterday all ready to go, better a day early then a day late I suppose!
I wasn't sure what to expect of this wedding show, I'd gone to a different show years ago when helping my sister plan her wedding and the two things I remember were the absolute insanity of hundreds of brides crammed in a small space and how although everything was pretty nothing there was my taste.
This show was different, even though there were lots of people, things were pretty mellow. There was no pushing and shoving and the vendors were eager to talk to you. I liked the general aesthetic used by most of the vendors. Hope and I went to a couple of workshops where I got a list of planning resources and learned about stuff like guerrilla weddings. I found a couple talented photographers who travel for weddings and got a few decorating ideas... for my apartment! It was a fun afternoon and between all the cupcakes, hors d'oeuvres and candy I don't think I'll need to eat dinner tonight!
The afternoon got me really excited to start planning our wedding :)