Monday, September 22, 2008

Last one from here!

"Is there any other paper-related preparation that needs doing?"
- Mark, speaking to me last night just before I told him about one more place card.

These are our beautiful menus! Mark has made them by hand. He's also made all of our table centre-pieces and our place cards. We're moving on to order of service. If you can see in the background of this picture, our house is a disaster! We are so very prepared and so very not prepared at the same time!

I'm writing this at 6:00am because I know I will not really get another chance to write until after we are in Canada. We fly home on Wednesday. This will be followed by dress fittings, hair and make-up trials, dinners, cake tasting, flower buying, and hopefully one or two breakfasts with my parents. Mom's birthday is on the 25th (Happy Birthday Mom!) and so all-in-all it is going to be a crazy few weeks! The wedding is on the 4th of October at 5:00pm Toronto time.

I was talking to two friends last night who are coming and I got really really excited! Ever since I was a little girl I only wanted two things from my wedding day. I wanted to wear a pretty dress (check!) and I wanted to have everyone I loved in the same room. I'm wearing a lovely dress and I will have most of the people I love in one place. A few couldn't come, a few are no longer with us, and a few of you didn't fall into the "OK Meghan, you have to have MET the person in PERSON" category! - giggle - but it's a wonderful group of loved ones that will be there. I well up even now at the thought of looking out at all of those dear dear faces in one place. I'm not sure I'll be able to keep it together. But BOY am I looking forward to it!!!!!

So that's it from me until we reach Canada. (I'll try to post from there!) Give a wink in the direction of Toronto on the 4th if you think about us!



Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous job he did with those menus! I can't wait to see pictures of the big day. I'm sure all will go well and you'll have tons of sweet moments.

Just remember...this day is about you two and how you feel about each other. It looks as if you've done a great deal to make it special for all in attendance, but remember they are there to support you.

Having been married in the past...I worried far too much that day about personalities and family conflict rather than focusing on what " I and We were doing." I wasted a lot of emotional energy worrying about making everyone else happy.

Of course, you may have a family back home as sweet as the one you are creating with Mark so none the above may be relevant at all. I hope so!

Have the happiest of days and I'll send a good thought on the 4th at 5:00pm Toronto time.

Safe Journey

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo!!! I'm a bit teary just reading about you walking down the isle so avoid eye contact with me at that moment. he he.. I'm so happy for you guys and so excited that it is almost your big day! Have a safe journey home and I'll see you very soon!!!!!

Colleen (Cauliflower) (can't remember my blog password at the moment!)

caroline : my pocket said...

Just popping in to wish you the most wonderful time - exciting! Much love to you and Mark, I'll be thinking of you :)


daisies said...

have an absolutely fabulous time ~ excitement :) xo

enchantedartist said...

What a great job Mark did...:) I'm sure your wedding is going to be magic...

Can't wait to see pictures!


Livia said...

We don't know each other, but I am one of your readers, who love your words, your spirit and your whole journey.
I am a hungarian girl living in Toronto for more than 3 years now (my english is still not perfect). I've got so excited to know that your wedding will be here, in the city what became my second home.
I wish all the best for you guys, I am sure your wedding will be just wonderful. I will be thinking of you all day with a big smile on my face. :)

Brandi said...

have a wonderful time!! hooray!!!

Karen said...

How excited am I??? HOW EXCITED AM I???? HOW FREAKIN EXCITED AM I??!!!!!! WAHHHHOOOOO!! IT'S FINALLY HERE--(you guys have made me wait a long time for this!!!)

liz elayne lamoreux said...

happy wedding to you two! soak up every moment...breathe it in...and have fun.

can't wait to see photos when you get back!

pERiWinKle said...

is it that time already? oh! and it goes by so quickly!
enjoy every every minute...laugh...cry...embrace....'s all about you two!

so so happy for you! enjoy your family, canada...

oh! and enjoy mark! :-) giggle*

pink sky said...

can't wait to hear how it all unfolds...congratulations on your happily ever after! loads of love to you both. xo

From de Cafe said...

Meg, I'm gonna have lunch here in Californaia on Thurs with a toronto-canadian.

You're blog is a gift.

Good luck. No stress, right!

Tammie Lee said...

Your menus look amazing!
Wishing you a wonderful celebration and ceremony!

Vivienne said...

i'm so excited for you lovely meg
and i can't wait for tales of all the gorgeousness!

lelablonde said...

congrats can't wait to see pics :)

GreenishLady said...

I wish you both every happiness, and a beautiful, perfect wedding day. Blessings to you.