Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's here! It's here! It's here!

Here's the teaser from our videographer. We did not choose this music (not rock and roll enough for us) but we did have a say in the music for the final video.

You can see it on facebook or on our videographer's website.

Please contact Jawad directly at for quoting as I know his prices have been adjusted since we snagged him.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Dress Shopping as done by a Rockstar Bride

The dress process for me was .. whatever. Anyone who knows me, know that I hate shopping when I:

1) I don't know what I want
2) I know what I want but I can't find it

By the time I went dress shopping, I already knew the dress I wanted.

Let me take you through my wedding dress process:

Step 1: Look through wedding magazines. The first wedding magazine I bought after Jer and I got engaged, was a Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine. I flipped through the magazine and earmarked all the dresses I liked.

Step 2: Go back through the dresses I liked and logon on to each dress maker's website and mark, in the magazine, the store and phone number to the store.

Step 3: Keep going back to that one dress, that for whatever reason, keeps drawing you in. This was the picture of "that dress".

Step 4: Call every store in the GTA and ask if they carry "that dress". FAIL

Step 5: Take a trip out to a few stores with your maid of honour and mother and try on every freaking style possible. Fish and Chips before the dress search is a must.

Step 6: Call every store on the website and ask if they carry "that dress". SUCCESS! result: 1 store in Windsor, and one store in Waterdown.

Step 7: Make an appointment with The Coach House Bridal Salon to got try on "the dress".

Step 8: Stop in a couple of more stores, just in case.

Step 9: Grab your maid of honour and mom and take a trip out to The Coach House Bridal Salon, first stopping for fish and chips.

Step 9:Try on "the dress" and hear from your maid of honour, "That's it. That's your dress" and reply with "I know".

Step 11: Entertain your mother by trying on more dresses, just in case.

Step 12: Order "the dress"

Step 13: Contact your bridesmaid with the mother-in-law who is a costume designer, to see if she can hook you up with her mother-in-law for alterations. "Please shorten and make me less booby please". SUCCESS!! (pic below is before the alterations)

Step 14: Day of the wedding, put the dress on and look DAMN HOT standing next to your hot and crazy Newfie friend. SUCCESS

And that's the story of how my dress, my poor partied hard in that it's dirty, holey and missing gems dress came to be my rockstar bride dress!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Slidey Sliderson

One gift to Boy Wonder and me we got at the wedding was a "surprise" slide show given to us by Mama-V and her hubby Daddy-V.

I say surprise cause we knew it was coming BUT not what they were doing. Normally not a fan of slide shows (many reasons not needed to be stated here), I knew that if these 2 were behind it, it would be fab. How right was I!

Mix of emotions overcome each time I watch it:

Embarassment - gawd, those bangs!!
Lust - Yes, i said Lust (hee hee). Seeing my boy as the hottest rocker ever
Horror - is that me singing? KELLY!!!
Delight - my gawd I love this man soooo much and you an actually see that in my eyes

See for yourself!

** For brides/grooms needing a wicked slide show like this **
Email me and I'll hook you up with the V's.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This is how to boogie

I'm my father's girl.

As my largest fan when I danced as a kid, it was only fitting that we do something special for our father/daughter dance.

Our secret weapon, by bridesmaid Robin, dance studio owner and award winning choreographer.

** picture by Greg Tjepkema**

Robin choreographed a number to the temptations "My Girl" that contained many snaps, spins, and star jumps. Here are some pictures of us busting a move.

Ya, we were AWESOME!!! Hopefully I have some of the dance on video that I can share on another post.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Review of my flowers

Now that I'm married, I can finally show you my stunning one of a kind flowers made by Princess Lasertron

NOTE: Click picture for better quality

These are my flowers

Jer's Button-niere

Other button-niers for the brothers

Aren't they stunning!!! I can't wait to see pics from Greg how fantabulous these look the day of. Best part, is I get to keep them forever!!

Cool, Green & Shady

Now, the bridesmaids, groomsmen and the family got flowers by Cool Green and Shady. Amber was a dream to work with, and delivered way beyond my expectations. She found pods that looked like buttons!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS!! She knew how much I loved my bouquet and created the perfect compliment.

Here's a picture of the girls with flowers. Cort is going to die when she see's her rockon/loser pose. hahaha. I heart Cort. This was taken by Greg

If you want quality flowers and quality service, Megan of Princess Lasertron and Amber from Cool Green and Shady are you gals to call!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Almost like we know what we're doing

I'm back from our honeymoon feeling well rested. We slept an average of 12 hours and watched about 3 hours of CSI: NY .. a day :)

Wanted to post a couple of more teaser pics from our friendographer Greg Tjepkema

This week, I will take you through my PERFECT wedding attire and fill you in on who made me so friggin hot! I'll also share some amazing dancing pictures and talk about Rockstar Hubby's gift to his Rockstar Bride :)

So stay tuned!!!

PS - Tomorrow is Rockstar Hubby's bday. My gift to him, a tattoo. Well, pay for him to get a new tattoo. Ya, I'm awesome

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"I now pronounce you ..."

"...Rockstar Wife!!'

It's true, I'm now married to the love of my life, Rockstar Hubby :)

The day was perfect. Couple of hiccups, including running behind 45 minutes (leaving me to stress just a wee bit), but all in all, it was a success! I wanted to post a couple of teaser pics of our day.

These I stole from my friend Nancy.

My father and me

Jer and me signing "the" papers ... so much more than joint insurance :)

And this is from our photographer Greg. Notice the wicked "button-niere" Jer's wearing!! Yay Princess Lasertron

I'm off tomorrow and will be back next week. Once back, I will show you some more.

I can't believe I'm married!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My last post as a Rockstar Bride

Tonight is my last post until after the wedding. Holy frig! Did I just say that?

The rest of this week will be super hectic (crappy way to spend my vacation) but it is completely worth it. I can't wait to return and show you all the good stuff I haven't been able to share (ie. hair trial, button bouquet) and other little tidbits.

I will however, show you some pictures of our engagement session with Greg. These are my favourites. Enjoy!

Friday is the day I become a rockstar wife. Wish me luck!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Tito Jeremy

Yesterday Jeremy went over to Rocker Boy's house for the date. See, Jeremy and Rocker Boy were heading to get hair cuts. When Jeremy got there, Rocker Boy came to the door yelling "Tito Jer".

Tito is the Tagalog word for Uncle. Tita means Aunt. So I am Tita Ali. It's pretty cool.

I asked Jer to get a picture of him and Rocker Boy, but, it didn't happen. Jeremy + Kalen + haircut = chaos!! Kalen also decided against a faux hawk, instead asking for a skater dude haircut. Yes, my 2.5 year old was quite specific ;)

Here's Uncle Tito with Rocker Boy last summer.

And last Halloween.

I wish we had pics of Tito Jer with Jake "the Snake" (Rocker Boy's side kick) but I can't seem to find. But here he is sporting a faux hawk in the pool.

I love my nephews. They rock pretty hard.

6 days!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Don't miss me too much!!

Today is my last day of work for 2 full weeks!! Woo Hoo!!

As everyone knows, the last day is great but also crappy cause you have to tie up every loose end before you turn on the "Out of Office" on your email.

I promised Adam I would make him a CD of some of my classic songs.

Here is his top 3 songs:

"Table 5" - Alison's version
"Spider Pig" - Alison's version
"do do do" - random do do do's

Here is Adam.

Here is me and Adam fighting.

Meet Andrew, he's my friend and my co-worker. He's helping with some of my larger projects while I'm away. What a nice fella (AKA sucka!),

This is the message I left on my white board if people come looking for me. Well, with Andrew and Adam's help.

Good bye work! Good bye naked people in the Sheraton Centre. I will not miss you.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Practice Rocker Boy!

Rocker Boy is the coolest 2.5 year old I know. Click here to watch him practice his important role on Nov 14th.

TIP: Turn down the volume as I can be loud

Tonight is my night off. Wine, bath and Grey's. Can't wait!

8 days!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I'm so tired.

I wish I can just curl up into a ball and sleep for about 17 hours.

I is tired wurk tooƂ hard

To sleep and wake up knowing everything was done would be awesome.

Ya, that would be pretty darn cool!!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So Kelly, what did you see?

These pics were captured through the lens of Mama-V-to-be

The gang minus a few girls who met us at the bar. UPDATE!! I just noticed the penis straw in the shoot. THANKS JANE, KELLY, MARG and HEATHER!!

Our true feelings about the night ahead of us. Look us Gracies!!

I sure am cute!!

The Ally's. This is Ally's first Staggette. I think she'll be back for more!


10 DAYS!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Girls, Girls, Girls

Saturday was my staggette hosted by my wicked wedding party.

The place, Pantages Hotel. Stunning boutique hotel provided as a gift from my friend Robin.

This was the room.

This was the room full of food, drinks and GIRLS!!

All in all, there were 17 of us. Yep, 17 hot ladies out and about. I don't have pics from the bar as I was told not to bring my camera. So, I am patiently waiting for 17 girls to send me some pics.

11 days!!