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Victoria, British Columbia · From January 2018

A sentimental unconventional Caribbean-Canadian bride, planning a cross country destination wedding with my traditional cost conscious African-American... View more

A sentimental unconventional Caribbean-Canadian bride, planning a cross country destination wedding with my traditional cost conscious African-American groom. Totally doable. Totally looking forward to the process. End result? An intimate memorable stress free celebratory weekend.

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Happily married 🎉

April 20, 2019

482days 20hrs


Who decides on the art that hangs in your home?
Leah of Living together, On December 18, 2018 at 15:13

Who decides on the art that hangs in your home - You? Your significant other? Is it a 50/50 selection process? What's your favourite non-wedding photo photo/art in your home? My FH moved into my...

Christine, monday 18-Nov-19 17 151
Bouquet alternatives
Leah of Wedding ceremony, On December 19, 2018 at 06:53

Our wedding is in a garden and my dress has floral elements to it. I’ve never been too keen on the idea of a bouquet from a practical standpoint (what will I do with it afterwards? How will it travel...

Monique, friday 12-Jul-19 9 152
Is anyone blogging/journaling about their process/experience
Leah of Plan a wedding, On March 9, 2018 at 13:17

Just wondering if anyone is blogging and/or journaling about their planning process. Maybe you’re more analogue and are journaling about it privately. Maybe it’s just part of your day-to-day life...

Tanya, sunday 16-Jun-19 5 77
Putting in the Work: Pre-marital Counselling
Leah of Before the wedding, On February 22, 2019 at 10:39

With less than 60 days to go before our big day, we've successfully completed 3 of 4 pre-marital counselling sessions, and I would highly recommend it. For us it's been an act of love to be actively...

Donna Yeung, wednesday 1-May-19 21 139
Wedding attention from your work family
Leah of Before the wedding, On April 10, 2019 at 20:11

My team took me out for a pre-wedding celebratory lunch today. We went to a swanky new Jamaican restaurant in downtown Toronto, and they gifted me with a bottle of Moët, champagne gummies and a gift...

Candace, friday 12-Apr-19 14 138
Marriage Mission Statement and Vision Board
Leah of Before the wedding, On March 21, 2019 at 18:32

Huzzah! We just completed our 4th and final premarital counselling session! Our assignment for that final session was to create a marriage mission statement, and vision board. We've both had a busy...

Bianca, wednesday 10-Apr-19 8 93
“...and a sixpence in her shoe.”
Leah of Plan a wedding, On April 3, 2019 at 14:45

I picked up my sixpence today from a local coin store. The something old/new etc. tradition is one of the few aspects of western/Anglo wedding “norms” that we’re keeping. The owner suggested that the...

Bianca, wednesday 10-Apr-19 11 97
Beyoncé vows and the like.
Leah of Famous weddings, On March 12, 2019 at 22:25

I don’t have the guts to actually include my favourite Beyoncé lyrics in my vows (from "Don't Hurt Yourself", and nsfWW), but it got me wondering: If you were double dog dared to do it, what song...

Erin, thursday 14-Mar-19 8 119
#Givethanks: How do you express Thankfulness & Gratitude During the Planning Process.
Leah of Plan a wedding, On March 11, 2019 at 20:18

It's all too easy to embrace stress, complaining, and anxiety in the months/days ahead of your wedding. Sometimes it even feels like it's what guests, friends, family and coworkers expect of you. In...

Allison, tuesday 12-Mar-19 6 37
Hive minds: Seeking accessory suggestions
Leah of Wedding fashion, On March 7, 2019 at 15:47

I’m gong accessory shopping with my mum and bestie this weekend at a local vintage store and thought I’d get some suggestions from the WW community first. Unfortunately I do not have photos of me in...

Allison, friday 8-Mar-19 8 82
British Columbia Roll Call!
Leah of British Columbia, On February 25, 2019 at 19:46

Greetings British Columbia pals! I from Ontario, and love BC sooooo much that I convinced my American FH to get married there. We chose Victoria over Vancouver, and if I could I would take a...

Alexandra, saturday 2-Mar-19 8 51
Signature drink conundrum - solutions wanted!
Leah of Ontario, On February 27, 2019 at 22:08

We're based in Toronto, ON but getting married in Victoria, BC. We've got our bartending service booked, and as part of their package they offer 2 signature drinks. The problem is we won't be able to...

Natasha, thursday 28-Feb-19 12 90
Solange’s wedding
Leah of Famous weddings, On May 21, 2018 at 10:24

Solange’s wedding photos make hers my favourite recent celebrity wedding. I love the baby’s breath in her hair (they look like constellations!) and the getaway bikes.

Kevin, friday 22-Feb-19 9 133
The colour of love - Seeking Rose Gold ring inspiration
Leah of Wedding fashion, On January 21, 2019 at 20:42

Seeking rose gold ring inspiration! With less than 90 days to our wedding day, Thomas and I are ready to make a decision about wedding bands. We decided to forego an engagement ring, so for me the...

Nikki, monday 18-Feb-19 6 87
Childhood photos as decor: Yay or Nay?
Leah of Plan a wedding, On February 4, 2019 at 13:40

Childhood photos as decor: yay or nay? Whether you're for or against personalizing your wedding decor with childhood photos with photos of you and your significant other, everybody loves a throwback,...

Andrea, thursday 14-Feb-19 31 333
When Life Imitates Reality Television...
Leah of Famous weddings, On January 20, 2019 at 16:09

Today’s wedding countdown giggle...🤣 Added context: My FH is American and immigrated to Canada in 2017. He’s affectionately known as “The Import”, and we’re fans of the tv show “90 Day Fiancé”....

Sarah, thursday 31-Jan-19 6 81