During the past Canadian long weekend, a close friend was getting married in Vancouver but I had other commitments back home in Toronto, thus resulting in an extremely short trip to Vancouver. I went to the airport in my dress for the wedding.
Gold H&M Pleated Jersey Dress sz S ♦ Burberry Marystow Trench sz 0 ♦ Gucci MocaTess Flats sz 7
My outfit for the wedding
Gold H&M Pleated Jersey Dress sz S ♦ Amrita Singh Sag Harbour Necklace ♦ BCBG cuff
Louis Vuitton Sunset Boulevard ♦ Jimmy Choo Zero Metallic Blue sz 6.5 ♦
My hairdo definitely did not last the flight unfortunately, it suffered excessively loss of volume.
I was so rushed going to the airport because I had a group meeting in the morning, that I realized when I got there that I didn’t finish altering my dress (needed to be shorter), I had to trim it in my airport washroom! Do you notice where the bottom edge is uneven?
The gold jersey dress was a bargain $15, though it was too large, the alterations were relatively simple and my mom took it in at the sides and moved the belt up. I was suppose to trim the bottom, the bottom edge is an open seam. The dress, surprisingly didn’t wrinkle too much!
I didn’t check in any luggage, just brought a few items.
- Laptop (and work not shown) for doing work on the flight
- Trench and cardigan because Vancouver is a lot colder than Toronto
- Amrita Singh Sag Harbour necklace to wear at the wedding
- Jimmy Choo evening shoes
- DSLR, kit lens and 50mm (inside Louis Vuitton Trevi PM)
- Louis Vuitton Sunset Boulevard clutch, didn’t even bring my full wallet!
- Makeup bag and makeup touch-up bag (probably could have been consolidated!)
- Wedding gift (which was a cheque in a red envelope)
- And of course, my passport
My 16 hour schedule was as follows (all times in PST):
3:00 PM – Arrive in Vancouver, BC
3:00 – 3:15 PM – Walk and arrive at airport waiting area and wait for the free hotel shuttle
3:30 PM – Bus arrives
3:40 PM – Arrive at hotel and check in luggage with concierge
3:40 – 4:00 PM – Mingle and catch up with friends
4:00 – 4:30 PM – Wait for ceremony to begin
4:30 PM – 1:30 AM – Ceremony and reception. Eyelashes need retouching 3 times!
1:30 AM – 2:20 AM – Late night wonton mein at Aberdeen Centre
2:30 AM – Arrive back at airport
2:30 – 3:00 AM – Clean off makeup, wash face, brush teeth at airport washroom
3:00 – 3:15 AM – Find a comfy bench, while walking around airport half blind, removed contacts and did not bring glasses
3:15 – 3:45 AM – Found a hard bench upstairs, tried to nap, but it was too cold! Kept wondering why I didn’t bring a change of clothes or pants at least!
3:45 – 4:00 AM – The search for another softer bench begins
4:00 – 5:00 AM – Found a slightly cushioned bench near Gate A, tried to nap, but too many employees walking into work
5:00 AM – Gates to security open, proceed to security screening
5:15 – 6:30 AM – Arrive at departure gate and try to nap on bench
6:30 AM – Boarding begins!
7:00 AM – Flight departs, until next time Vancouver!
By the time I was back in Toronto, I was exhausted and I do not recommend the above itinerary to anyone!
A few photos from the wedding. I missed the bouquet and garter toss, but my friend took photos for me (hence blurriness).
Every single wedding, no one is grabbing the bouquet or garter. And every time I recommend to the bride and groom to stick a $100 bill in the bouquet/garter, people will definitely try to catch it and it would make a great photo op! To this day no one has taken my advice. The $100 cash gift is just pennies compare to the ten thousands they spent on the wedding! Don’t you agree?
And the shoe game…I have yet to go to a wedding where they did not play this game!
If you’re in Toronto area, one of my blogger friends is hosting a social on June 13th. Details below. I’m definitely looking forward to it! Click the poster below for more details and ticket purchase.
Have a good long weekend American friends!