Sunday, November 20, 2011

Post Wedding - Pre Honeymoon Update!

Last weekend I officially became a MRS!

It was the most incredible, memorable and amazing week of our lives and we leave for our honeymoon tomorrow morning so since I've been getting a lot of questions so I wanted to share a few photos with you guys.

Thursday night we had our "Puro" ceremony which was more where I was able to incorporate the Indian side of things. My outfit a royal blue "Anarkali" style suit was hand picked and styled by my mother. I loved this outfit,  not only was the color stunning it was SO comfortable :)

 Me and my Husby. He looked so handsome in his Indian "Sherwani" suit.

Saturday was our wedding day. This was where I got to see the vision I had in my head for years come to life.  All of my DIY's were out, on display and loved by all so it was totally worth the hard work.

I walked down the white carpet with diamond detailing with my father to some classical music he has picked out especially for this day.
We were married under a glowing fabric all white floor to ceiling canopy that made me feel like a princess.
Our backdrop and head table was simply stunning and more than I could have even imagined in my head.  
Our wedding cake was done by my dear friend Jen from Custom Cakes By Jenz who did an outstanding job. This picture doesn't even do it justice and it tasted as good as it looked.
After our cake cutting we had our first dance as husband and wife to Michael Jacksons I Can't Stop Loving You.
 30 Seconds in we surprised our guests with the real deal (well the next best thing!)
A MJ impersonator complete with amazing back up dancers and costume changes during their 45 min set. They performed everything from PYT to Thriller it was seriously one of our best moments of the night.

Once MJ was done it got everyone in the dancing mood so we brought out our flip flop basket!!! The ladies thanked me for helping their feet and the men thanked me for keeping the ladies happy so they could stay longer ;)

Thank you to everyone who sent texts, facebook and twitter messages of congratulations it was so appreciated and we really felt like your spirit was with us on our big day.

We are off to the sun and sand on our honeymoon now :) xo Have a great week :)

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let The Festivities Begin! First Up Henna!

In just a few hours Ill be getting my mehndi (henna) done on my arms and legs. I'll be getting the traditional arabic style similar to the image below.

Im going to try to tweet as Im getting it done so stay tuned for pics!

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Did You Know Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day? #Equalcanada #CBias

Did you know that there are more than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes, and that number is increasing? With November being National Diabetes Month, what better time to talk about preventative measures, and the importance of managing the disease. 

I'm sure we all know someone who is affected with the disease (for me it is my cousin) and at this time there is no cure available, so having a proactive approach to the disease is the only way to properly treat Diabetes.

The 4th annual Report on Diabetes comes out November 10th for World Diabetes Day, 
which is on Nov 14th. The 8 page spread, available in The National Post as well as online, will discuss prevention and diabetes management. 

For this edition they are featuring former wrestling superstar Bret Michaels (who also stared in The Apprentice) as their cover story, he will be discussing his battle with Type 1 Diabetes.
This year, Equal is being featured exclusively as the only artificial sweetener in this publication. Equal will have a spread with a recipe (woohoo!) in the National Post on Nov 10, in conjunction with their 8 page feature for World Diabetes Day.

You may know Ive been in search of Equal sweeteners in some of my past coffee adventures and would love to see it available in more establishments as it is an acceptable part of a diabetics diet. Here's a fact for you: Substituting traditional Equal products for sugar in coffee* and on cereal* each day will save an unbelievable 20,440 calories per year.  *based on 2 teaspoons of sugar in coffee and 2 teaspoons of sugar on cereal each day I have been on more of a health kick for the wedding but also to better myself and to make sure I live better. I see how its affected my cousin and others in my life and so I will personally be donating Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Want to know how you can help? Donate to Juvenile Diabetes. 

Did you also know that Equal's website offers all kinds of yummy recipes? Check out this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that is too good to NOT try!

Well check it out and before you head to the grocery store to stock up just an FYI, Sobey’s has a special ‘Baking Flyer’ out, and Equal Suraclose is on sale for $5.99 this week!

If you would like to know more about Equal be sure to check out their Facebook & Twitter. Want to know more about World Diabetes day? Pick up your National Post or visit them online.

*This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias however all opinions are my own.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Rehearsal Dinner Scent Choice Forbidden Euphoria by Calvin Klein

Last night our families and bridal party got together for the wedding rehearsal. My fiance had picked up a new suit that day that he just had to show off which meant that I was forced to dress up so that I wouldnt look like a bum next to this man dressed to the nines!

I had curled my hair earlier that day, threw on a blazer, silk grey top and black fitted pants. Added some jewelry and a bit of makeup and as I started to put my heels on I realized I was missing something.... Perfume!!

I knew exactly which scent I wanted to wear and it was the new Forbidden Euphoria by Calvin Klein. I had tested it out a few days earlier and loved the fresh but sweet scent that has top notes of Mandarin, Passion flower & Raspberry. I spritzed it on and headed downstairs only to be met by a "wow what perfume are you wearing" from my fiance. I smiled and told him it was the scent I had recieved from Matchstick last week along with the amazing bouquet of flowers (us bloggers are sometimes spoiled!)

This CK perfume would make a wonderful xmas gift but if you want your chance to win it check out the Scent Society Facebook Page for your chance to win 1 of 30 CK rollerball scents!
Once we got past the rehearsal and onto the dinner at the Keg where my mom sat next to be and commented on the scent as well... that was maybe 4 hrs after applying it! The night went great with with only 1 minor hiccup... there was gum on my chair! YEAH I know ONLY me!... so my nice black pants are damaged but the amazing staff at The Keg in Vaughan really looked after us and are even picking up the dry cleaning bill.

Anyway we all had a great time and Im finally starting to get excited for all the wedding events that start tomorrow Eeek!!!

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Video: My Pre-Wedding Beauty Routine - Why Im Glowing!

Ive been getting the "your skin is glowing" comment a lot lately and yes part of the reason is because I'm a bride to be but the other half is what Ive been using!

Take a look at this exclusive blog only video to see what Ive been using to get that perfect pre-wedding glow ;)

FYI: Ive also been avoiding coffee for the last 2 weeks and eating cleaner over the last 4 months.

I think I've found my winning combination of products for my skin and I couldn't be happier :)

xo Farah
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Only Sexy Red Lips For My Stagette!

With under a week to go before I become a MRS I wanted to share some of the wedding related events that have happened over the last few months. The first weekend of October my girls took me away to Niagara Falls for my Stagette.

I didn't really know what was going to happen or where we were going so when we stopped in the west end to meet up with one of the girls who said she wanted to follow us down I was blown away to see my girl Michelle jump out of the car. Why? Because she lives all the way in Calgary!!! She had been working with my MOH this whole time to surprise me! Now THAT is a true friend!

It started off with a wine tour with some of my besties!

See all the wine bottles stacked behind us?! Cool huh?

Then we went for lunch followed by our check in at the hotel. There were 16 pillows in the room when we arrived... SIXTEEN! So you know we just had to do something with them, it ended up with me in the middle with one of Jenz yummy cupcakes.

Then it was time to get ready for dinner, games & dancing!
My bff and maid of honor had decided that as part of the theme we would all be wearing red lips. When I heard that I knew the perfect red lipstick... VASANTI's USA matte lipstick!
It really stood out with our all black attire and got us a lot of attention ;)

Once dinner was done we went back to the hotel to play a few games. My MOH had made the cutest personalized "survival" bags for each of the girls.

She also made us all badges to wear. Check mine out ;) So cute!

Then it was time to hit Blush lounge where I ended up getting seriously hit on as soon as I walked in the door by some guy who really couldn't stop telling me how white my teeth were LOL.  My secret? Vasanti's usa red lippy has blue undertones to it making your teeth look extra white!
We danced, drank, laughed & had one heck of a night!

I had the most amazing time and a night I will never forget! Thank you to my bff for making it all possible and to all the girls that came out and made it amazing! Also thank you to the amazing Vasanti team for providing us with my fav red lipstick ;)

Well... we are down to the final countdown now... getting nervous but so excited! So looking forward to starting this chapter of life with one amazing man!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It Almost Wedding Time!

With less then a week till the crazy & exciting wedding "week" begins I'm finding it hard to find time to be online. This means blogging, social media & emails will slow down. We also go rear ended last week and the Dr. informed me I have minor whiplash which isn't so bad some days and a bit worse others but I'm trying not to let that get me down or slow me down!

I feel like I'm on track with the organizing and planning and Ive finished 99% of all my DIY's which include My bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres, table #'s, sweet table signs, signs to use during out photography, our glitter initials, my fur wrap, favour tags, favours, place cards, my shoes and some other items that I cant yet reveal!

Here's a sneak peek at the shoes with a hidden message on the bottom ;)

Oh and we also just booked out Honeymoon woohoo! Anyone that's planned this big of a wedding can probably agree with me when I say man am I looking forward to the honeymoon!

These last 10 months of planning and preparing for this next stage in my life has really put a lot of things into perspective. I'm so excited to start this next chapter with my husband to be and so ready to leave everything else that doesn't matter behind.

Stay tuned for pre & post wedding highlights from our big fat MIXED wedding!

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