A Sneak Peak at our Engagement Photo Session with Alyssa Martin

With 105 finished & edited engagement photos to choose from, I had a hard time picking which pictures I would share with you as a sneak peak! Alyssa Martin Photography did such an amazing job capturing our essence that my fiancé and I want to frame all of them. Here are 8 of my favorites! I can’t wait to share the rest with you.Turquoise Compass Engagement Continue reading

Suggestions for a Turquoise Honeymoon Destination?

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Due to the fact that we’re getting married on a tropical island, we won’t be doing a honeymoon right away. Technically, our dream turquoise wedding is a wedding and honeymoon in one; however, we’d still like to go on a honeymoon at some point after the wedding. At this point, we’re hoping to depart to a turquoise destination for some relaxing in the sun during our first 6 months of marriage. We’ve talked about a few locations like Mexico, Greece, and Thailand, but I’m wondering if you have any budget friendly honeymoon suggestions. Is it possible to go to the Maldives, Tahiti, Fiji, or alike on a shoe string budget? Is resorting to backpacking our only option? We’d love to have some luxury, while staying local and saving money. I’m wondering if any of you planned a money saving holiday that you could recommend to us. Continue reading

Guess that Dress: One Step Closer to the Big Reveal

San Lilies Bridal

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Guess the Wedding Dress Contest in partnership with San Lilies Bridal where I bought my wedding dress. Thanks to San Lilies, I’ve finally found my perfect wedding dress–one that makes me feel like a Disney princess! According to my youngest brother, it makes me look like one too. It was so much fun for me to see what people thought I picked based on what they know about me. Although no one who entered the contest guessed the dress number that Serenity Bridal indicated as closest to my wedding dresses, there were a few guesses that came pretty closer. Due to the fact that the wedding dress I chose is a limited edition dress (are you surprised?) there are no photos of my specific dress online. However, there is a dress online that is almost identical to mine. There was one person who guessed closest to that dress.

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Get Your Monthly Dose of Tranquility with Harmony Box

Harmony Box

I was so excited to be one of the first to receive Harmony Box’s first shipments of their yoga and wellness subscription box. Harmony Box is a Canadian premier yoga and wellness subscription box providing subscribers with a monthly dose of tranquility. Each month, subscribers will receive a box delivered to their door filled with one of a kind products for lovers of all things yoga, health, and wellness. Since the majority of online subscription boxes are American, it’s difficult for Canadians to take part due to the high costs for shipping to Canada (in addition to the subscription costs). Viola!–Harmony Box was born. Not only is Harmony Box Canadian, they have made it their goal to support Canadian companies whenever possible, while providing the highest quality of products in each box. It’s a great way for subscribers to be introduced to new and unique Canadian companies and their products, while proving authentic publicity for artisans as well. Their aim is to provide a service to likeminded Canadians who are interested in enhancing their healthy lifestyle with uniquely Canadian products. Continue reading

So You’re Getting Married in the Dominican Republic!

Dominican Republic
Of course our friends and family were not surprised when Corey and I decided to have a destination wedding in the Caribbean. The perfect wedding in my mind is one where I can walk down the beach to my husband to be. The sand is where my toes belong. When we first started looking at the variety of destinations in the Caribbean we were overwhelmed. They are so many places to choose from! We finally narrowed it down to a few and started weighing all of our options to see which one seemed the most practical and the best fit for us. After looking at what feels like every venue on each island, we finally agreed on the Dominican Republic for our turquoise inspired beach wedding. Continue reading

Double the Pilates, Double the Fun

Bodywise Yoga Studio

Bodywise Yoga StudioBodywise Yoga Studio started offering double the amount of pilates classes last month and it has been a huge success! Every Tuesday and Thursday you can immerse yourself in the world of pilates with Sasha Rooney, co-owner of Bodywise Yoga Studio and certified pilates instructor and massage therapist. Bodywise Yoga Studio currently offers mixed levels pilates classes every Thursday evening at 5:30-6:30, and a beginner pilates on Tuesdays at 5:30-6:30. Both classes are open to everyone regardless of level. Those with advanced experience in pilates will benefit from the focused and attention to detail beginner classes on Tuesdays. Beginners to pilates can work at their level or try intermediate poses during the mixed level classes on Thursdays. Pilates is for everyone. See you at Bodywise Yoga Studio this spring to get your pilates groove on and get your body ready for the summer season. Continue reading