The dress. Tanya and I both braved the world of internet shopping for our dresses. Mine, I paid $120 dollars for and bought sight unseen off the JCrew website and had no alterations done except to have Marc's mom make me a sash for my waist. Tanya braved Bluefly for her adorable short Vera Wang dress, sight unseen, no alterations. Let's hear it for internet wedding dresses!!
The shoes (see above photos). My Fluevog wedding shoes cost me 3 times the cost of my dress and were the first thing I purchased, I had to design the whole rest of the wedding to match them and aside from marrying Marc, was the best decision I made about that whole day. Tanya, wanting to be as tall as her hubby on the big day, sourced out these drop dead gorgeous orange Nine West skyscrapers. That's right, on her wedding day she picked fabulous orange shoes. Love it! Seriously, it really is all about the shoes.
The venue. Tanya got married at the Arowhon resort in Algonquin park. Marc and I came within a millimeter of getting married here but caved cuz we wouldn't have been able to have Bailey and Mina be a part of the wedding. It's so pretty and can see from Tanya's photos that it would indeed have been gorgeous. It's really small and intimate and exactly what we wanted. Word from Tanya is that the food is insane for anyone that might be looking for a great getaway.
The flowers. We opted to revive the forgotten gardens that came with our backyard as opposed to spending tons of money on flowers we'd never use again. The result is a garden that will last hopefully as long as we do. We did have bouquets and centerpieces but we made them ourselves from the buckets of sunflowers we bought in bulk from a drugstore flower store. Tanya opted for letting nature take the credit too. After all, when you're in Algonquin Park, nothing you do could be prettier than what's already there. Small gorgeous bouquet -- so perfect with her dress (see last photo below).
The tattoos. Tanya is ballsy and chose her wedding date on the inside of her lip. I chose the inside of my wrist. What can we say? We're girls who are not afraid of committment!!