Getting engaged is one of the most genuine/best moments someone can have in their life. The high of happiness you get is one of the best feelings in the world and that feeling lasts for such a long time.
For women (or at least in my case), it was one night of just enjoying the moment together with Ryan, then the next day I woke up and was in instant plan mode. We went to my parents for breakfast to tell them the news, then went to the cabin to tell Ryan’s family. The second we got back into the city I went to the mall and started buying all of the bridal magazines I could find. The hunt for inspiration had started. I knew that I had time(2o months exactly) to plan, but in my mind, the sooner the better to be done planning.
Last February a co-worker asked if I could help out his daughter with a project for her photography class. The project was to do a photoshoot with a couple that she did not know personally.
I was a little hesitant at first and knowing that Ryan isn’t the biggest fan of the camera didn’t help.. but I figured it would be a lot of fun and decided to give it a shot. Janelle wanted to do an outdoor shoot, so we decided that a fun outdoor activity that we could do would be to go skating at the Forks.
She is absolutely amazing by the way. I was nervous that I would be shy, but she was so sweet and easy to talk to. We chatted the entire time that we were doing the shoot and I would book her in a heartbeat for anything in the future.
Here are a few pictures from that day at the forks, that I thought I would share!
Ps, It was a COLD day. I couldn’t feel my toes or my face and we were only outside for an hour and a half! Gotta love Winnipeg.
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Every January Winnipeg hosts the Wonderful Wedding Show for two crazy days. It is beyond overwhelming and I found it totally exhausting. I attended the show in 2014 and 2015, so I wanted to share my thoughts/tips.
At 2:15 on Saturday June 13th I became Mrs Jordyn Audino. It was the moment I had been thinking about for years and being in the moment was so special. I get a lot of anxiety when it comes to certain situations, and just the thought of being “on display” that day was enough to make me want to puke. Most brides dread the thought of tripping while they are walking down the aisle, but my fear was having all the attention on me. Even thinking about it now gives me some anxiety! I knew that I would have to pull it together and put my big girl panties on that day to be as calm as possible. To be honest though, the second I saw Ryan, no one else in that room existed. I forced myself to have tunnel vision. And for anyone else who feels the same way I did, tunnel vision will be your saviour!
Here’s a fun fact; Ryan and I were engaged for 20 months. In those 20 months, I had a LOT and I mean A LOT of people giving me wedding day/wedding planning advice. I took majority of it to heart and if I believed in that person’s theory, I would put it to the test.
The birth of our nephew – he is the first baby on both sides of our families so he is extra special. My husband and I are both extremely obsessed with him!
Got married!! June was one hectic month for us, but SO worth it. I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off for the first two weeks of June trying to wrap up all of the details for our wedding, and then the big day was here before I knew it. That day I swear was only 5 minutes long.
I want to start by explaining why I’ve made the decision to start a blog.
Ever since I was little I have been obsessed with fashion and makeup. In all of my baby pictures I am wearing some sort of a dress with accessories and started “experimenting” with red lipstick at the age of 2. Okay, maybe I just wanted to draw on my face with it, but hey! I was definitely intrigued at a young age.
When I started elementary school, my dad worked seasonal so he was always home with us kids, and would get my brother and I ready for school every day. He would do my hair and pick out my outfits. Needless to say, the second I got on that school bus in the morning, I would have a change of clothes in my backpack ready to go, and that pony tail my dad would put my hair in, was gone in .5 seconds. (SORRY DAD! The truth is coming out..)
Now as an adult and in the world we live in, everything is so accessible and based around social media, or the internet. Of course I will admit that I am one of those girls that is addicted to social media. But who are we kidding, aren’t we all? I find myself constantly scrolling through the same 3 apps over and over and over. Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.. Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest..
Then one day, I happened to stumble upon The Sweetest Thing blog and my life truthfully changed. I found myself going to Emily’s blog every single day, seeing where she got her outfits from. Her life looked/looks so perfect! Truth be told, I have become obsessed. Her style from her makeup, to hair, to outfit is always so amazing.
From there I started discovering more and more blogs that I adored, but within those blogs I always ran into the same problem. Every single one that I follow is from the States! Now.. the problem isn’t where they are from, it’s that the fashion/lifestyle side of them doesn’t always match up with what our world is like here in Manitoba. Also, a lot of these blogs are for higher end designer purchases, and of course I am guilty of day dreaming that I can own the bag or own the shoes they are showing off, but let’s get real. Not all of us can afford these fancy things! So the idea came to me to start a blog and find products that 1- Suit our climate and 2- are affordable!
I will do my best to post regularly, and I hope you enjoy!