Bridal Style: Wedding Planning So Far

Don't worry, this blog won't turn into a Bridezilla-tainted place. But that being said, it has been 2 months since I announced our engagement, and when I'm not thinking about work or the blog or plans for next weekend, my attention is focused on planning our big day. I've got some fun wedding/bridal content in the works, which I'm kicking off with a status update on how our own nuptial planning is going. More details after the jump!

1. Our engagement announcement on Instagram. Hopefully we can keep these happy smiles on our faces and the stress at bay.

2. Our big day is happening at Chambar in August 2015. We were at their hardhat media preview the night the boy proposed, but surprisingly I didn't think of it as a possibility until after I'd started Googling Vancouver wedding venues. After another hardhat walkthrough and some emails back and forth, we put down the deposit. I haven't even been in the finished space yet, but we have a meeting with Chambar's event planner this weekend and I can't wait to see it.

3. I had to get my ring resized, and ever since I got it back I've discovered just how many clumsy movements I make with my left hand. On more than one occasion I've clipped a wall or a desk with the ring, then gasped and checked to see if it was okay. Any other brides-to-be who can relate?

4. No dress shopping yet, but while in San Francisco I snapped up the Kate Spade earrings I plan to wear as well as bridesmaid gifts. These drop earrings will go with any dress and hairstyle, providing just the right amount of face-framing sparkle.

5. Picking my maid of honour was a no-brainer. We've been friends since grade 7, and for a time she lived in my condo building with her then boyfriend, current fiancé. She now lives a 10-minute walk away and is in the process of planning her July 2015 nuptials, for which I'm a bridesmaid, so we pretty much talk weddings and watch Say Yes to the Dress whenever we hang out. I joke that our fiancés will be completely sick of us by the time the weddings actually happen.

6. Pinterest is a veritable rabbit's hole of inspiration, but I still like good old-fashioned bridal magazines. After all, when else can a girl read these without looking like a crazy person? So far my faves are The Knot and Martha Stewart Weddings: They're just the right mix of aspiration, inspiration, and practical advice.

I still don't have a photographer or a dress, but I've got a hashtag! (Priorities, right?) You can follow wedding updates as they happen on instagram/sololisablog under #colingandco.

P.S. I promise the other wedding-related posts won't be so me me me.


  1. Chambar would be an AMAZING venue! Will you do the ceremony somewhere else?

    Can't wait to see all your wedding planning come together!

    1. Nope, the ceremony's going to be on the restaurant's rooftop patio! We just saw the finished venue for the first time this weekend and are so happy with our choice.

  2. I laughed when I read that you have a hashtag! "Priorities, right?". That's so funny.

    Keep these status updates coming. I like reading them.


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