Wedding and Bachelorette Party Planning

I've got big plans for my bachelorette party! I'm not even sure if I'm supposed to be planning it, but I really want to head up this operation.

As I won't be able to photograph my own wedding for obvious reasons, but would like to take advantage of the amazing props I will have collected for the big day, I am going to plan my bachelorette party as a Styled Shoot so I have a photo set to submit to some publishers when it's all said and done!

Once I have the exact directions to the property I'll map out the directions on a third invite card like these two and any last tid-bits of information the guests will need.

Last week was when we officially {finally} found our venue and chose our Wedding date! A couple days later I started creating in photoshop and came up with these Save the Date postcards.

The venue is a family friend's hunting property near Hudson Hope, BC. The land is mostly uninhabited and somewhere around 300 acres of trees and meadows along the river, so we'll have our choice of places to set up everything we need!

Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the area in the Summer time yet, but these Winter photos give you an idea of what the place is like.

If you like the fonts I've used in the invitations, I've provided links to their download sources below. 

I also created a template of the Mint Chevron Frame in photoshop. If you'd like the file leave your email in the comment section and I will send it to you!



The House We Met In

Many many moons ago, in the year two thousand and seven, I met a boy known to me as Hot Danny at a Halloween house party.

He wore a big blue wig and a plaid mini skirt, and we instantly hit it off. A few dates later we were an item.

This particular house we met in ended up becoming our home three years later. Our mutual friend was moving and the house we were renting prior to this was falling apart and making us sick! (mould!)

So we moved into the house we met in May 2011.

We've had so many good times in our teeny tiny house and made so many memories, I always want to remember how awesome it was.

Like my first "garden". Dan and I bought one of those as seen on TV roll out flower gardens and sat back to watch it grow. All that sprouted was weeds.

But the back yard was great. I'll especially miss all the dandelions.

The front yard boasted a beautiful early morning Summer sunrise which I used to see every day when I was getting up at 5:30am for work.

The first time I ever decorated for Halloween since moving out of my parents was at this place. I accidentally painted BEWARE CHILDREN instead of CHILDREN BEWARE. It still looked spooky.

The lights I hung stayed lit for about two hours and then died. Never buying lights from the Dollar Store again.

We've spent a lot of holidays in this house. A couple New Years Eve parties, birthdays, Christmas...

Our first Christmas tree was in this place! We weren't going to get a tree that year as the place is so cramped cozy, but I was out walking Dex in the forest and just ended up plucking one right out of the ground and trucking it home. We planted. It died. I never inherited a green thumb.

My skills were more geared towards this room, in my first office as a photographer entrepreneur!

On the same day I became my own boss, I also became a fiancé! This didn't occur directly in the house, but it was close enough. Danny actually took me to the park down at the end of the block where we'd always go in the Summer with the dogs.

I'm definitely going to miss our garb-orator in the new place. I'm going to have to learn how to compost, which I will need once I learn how to garden.

But as good as this place has been to use, I'm so excited to get into the new house. Just TEN more days and we've got possession!

The countdown is on!



Whole Wheat Zucchini Brownies

I don't normally put up recipes or posts about cooking - probably because I'm not the most fantastic chef in the world - but I felt compelled to share this recipe!

I had a major chocolate craving last night and I just so happen to have a Hersheys bar from a photo shoot I'd done earlier and one little lonely zucchini in my fridge. Since I only had the one I halfed the recipe, but I'll post the full recipe as you'll be happy you've got a bigger batch once you try them.

Adapted from the lovely Cookie + Kate's recipe
  • 2 cups of zucchini
  • 1/2 cup organic virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup of chocolate of your choice
  • Crushed almonds * optional

Preheat your oven to 350˚

Grease an 8" square baking pan

Grate your zucchini and soak up some of the moisture with paper towel

Beat your wet ingredients in a large bowl and then stir in the zucchini

Stir your dry ingredients in a small bowl

Stir your dry ingred. in with the wet and then add the chocolate (mine was milk choc)

Throw it in the pan and sprinkle on some crushed nuts

Bake for about 30-32 minutes, and then let cool.



We Took To The Woods

So here is my special little project I've been working on this week...

March 2, 2013 | Woodsman Engagement