hi! yesterday we were super busy getting ready for our meet & greet party. we had our parents, grandparents and wedding party over for a late dinner. it was nice to have everyone together. there were so many people i feel like i didn't get to talk to everyone but i think we all had a fun time. here are a few photos.
those are my bridesmaids & maid of honour :)
also, my awesome friend alex came and took photos so i will have to share those once i get them...hopefully she got ivan's groomsmen, haha, i was not a good picture taker last night.
today i am going to pick up my wedding dress! it came in super early! i am really excited to have it :)
i never wear lipstick...but i'm going to start testing it out in case i decide i want red lipstick for the wedding. it feels so weird, i need to get used to it. keiko has some great lipstick tutorials.
just a quick note to let you know that i will be closing up my ♥elycia shop for a little while. i have a few big projects that i am working on and i also want to reevaluate my shop. it will be a temporary hiatus but if there is anything you just have to purchase do it before friday!
Edit *just to clarify...my blog will stay as active as ever! i am not taking a break from that :)*
i am determined to use these skates this spring. i haven't worn them since i bought them almost 10 years ago. my old band played a halloween show and i wore these skates as part of a costume...i think i was just a person on skates, haha, not much of a costume. (note: i didn't wear the skates while i was playing...although that would have been cool!)
i hate wasting awesome vintage finds...i must use these again! do you have anything awesome you bought and need to use more?
just a few shots from our show on friday night. it is sooo fun to play again. i know one of my band mates recorded the show (audio only, sorry!) so maybe i will be able to post a song for you guys to listen to. i'll get on that :)
did you guys have a fun weekend?
this week we will be planning for our wedding party meet and greet party. is that a confusing party title? haha. i am in brainstorming mode for decorations. i will show you my progress on saturday!
i know the blog world is FULL of amazing photographers. i thought maybe you guys could help me find some wedding photographers to look into...pretty please? hehe. finding the perfect photographer is high on our list of things to do!
if you are a wedding photograher who would be willing to travel to Burlington on June 25, 2011, or if you know of some awesome wedding photographers in the Hamilton/Burlington area leave me a link in the comments or send me a quick email at loveelycia[at]hotmail.com. i would really appreciate any suggestions! (that beginning part totally sounded like a commercial, hehe)
here are some super pretty wedding shots that i love...
i am crazy about the colour of the egg beater. the hardest part for me when i think about the tattoo i want is what colour to get. this is up there on my list for sure!
i am really excited about our show tonight! i have to figure out what i'm wearing, haha, i'm such a girl.
oh yeah...if you were thinking of coming to the show tomorrow night, please don't. it is cancelled. apparently we were double booked with...ahem...UFC. how embarrasing. they told us we could still play but i don't really think the UFC crowd would appreciate a band interrupting their evening. haha.
music has played a huge role in my life, especially when i was in highschool. being involved in music really helped me to find my place in the world and figure out who i was. make sense? anyways...
the other day i pressed play on my mp3 player and wrote down the first 3 songs that came on. i thought it would be fun to post them and talk a bit about the music i ♥ and why. here they are...
1. the beach boys - i get around
i love the beach boys. they are definitely one of my all time favourite bands, hands down. their music is so beautiful and i am continually impressed by their singing abilities. when i was probably about 9 i got my first beach boys cd. it was actually one of the first cds i owned! this song in particular was one of my favourites...i learned all of the words and i remember singing along to it word for word in a department store.
2. veruca salt - victrola
veruca salt was the band that made me want to be in a band. i loved their music so much and i loved that the band was fronted by girls. when i was in grade 8 my friend and i spent many, many hours in my basement playing air guitar and singing along with veruca salt.
3. sekiden - 1 + 1 = heartache
(they don't have a video for that song so here is another one of their songs: STAY)
sekiden is a band from australia that my band selexa played with once upon a time. i loved their music then and i still love it now. i think you will like it too. i'm not sure if they are still together but you can stop by their website to hear some of their tunes. their songs are really cute and fun.
*a little side note on selexa - we don't really play together anymore (although we are all still good friends) but we are in the process of finishing up our album. it will absolutely be finished before the summer, haha, it has been a long process! i ♥ our music so much! is that weird to say about your own band? i don't care, it's true. anyways...i will definitely share some with you when it is finished. and a side note to the side note...my friend alex actually came up with the name for us.*
it is time for a giveaway! mindy of m.sartin designs makes really pretty knit wear, go check out her shop! here's mindy to tell you a bit about herself...
hi, i'm mindy from m.sartin design. in my sweet shop you will find a collection of couture crochet cowls, scarves, neck cuffs, mittens and beanies.
my blog is the story of my creative adventure through fear and doubt as a working artist. i strive to inspire others to create and to gain an appreciation of clean, simple quality design and above all else, to trust the creative process.
stop by any time for tidbits of inspiration from my project 365 photos to posts on designers i love who inspire me. there are tons of new things to come this year, so please drop by and leave me a note i'd love to meet you. xo! mindy
so here's the giveaway!
How to Enter: *don't forget to leave me your email address in case you win!*