Retro Wedding Fun Time

Saturday, November 16, 2013

This past weekend, I attended an out of town wedding (okay, slightly out of town, it was about 45 minutes away from me in Chatham, Ontario) with my boyfriend Logan. It was the first time I met his extended family and it was quite a hoot! I didn't take pictures of them (because that would be weird) but they are a bunch of pranksters. I see where Logan gets it from. They spent most of the night pulling my leg and laughing at how gullible I am.

Later in the night, we retreated back to where we were staying, the bride, Stacy's house (or was it her husband to be Donnie's house? I wasn't sure. Either way it doesn't matter.) The ladies stayed inside and drank copious amounts of wine (and juiceboxes for me) and the men partied outside in the shed. However, the one bridesmaid, Melinda is in my camp and is not a frequent drinker. She uh... got tanked and went outside to try to party with the gentlemen. My boyfriend, a bouncer, tried to throw her over his shoulder bouncer style, and being too drunk himself, dropped her into a bunch of tools. So the matron of honor had a black eye for the big day. Oh, and my boyfriend also fell asleep completely naked (being drunk, he lost his clothing piece by piece throughout the night. I urged him to at least sleep in his boxers but he didn't seem concerned.) Sleeping on the basement floor in an open area with 3 teenage children, girlfriends sleeping over, and bridesmaids crashing for the night made for lots of laughs in the morning... because I'm a total covers hog.

Now for the wedding itself, I was in LOVE with the location. It was at the Retro Suites and the place is totally up my alley. I took a few pics but realized mine are really crappy compared to what the Retro Suites has posted on their Facebook and business page so I decided to borrow some of their's. Check this place out!

retro suites, Chatham Ontario, hotel, inn, accomodations, vintage, tourist
retro suites, Chatham Ontario, hotel, inn, accomodations, vintage, tourist, art deco, back doors

We actually never saw the front (that's the back pictured above) but it looks pretty cool.

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retro suites, Chatham Ontario, hotel, inn, accomodations, vintage, tourist, front entrance

My boyfriend and I are thinking maybe for our anniversary next year we'll go here. They have a bunch of different themed rooms and it seems really fun. Who would think that someone would intentionally travel to Chatham?

Suzanne Amlin, Logan Payette, Modcloth, Prettiest of All Dress, wedding wear, pink dress, A Coin For the Well
Suzanne Amlin, vintage bicycle print, art, Modcloth, Prettiest of All Dress, wedding wear, pink dress, A Coin For the Well
Suzanne Amlin, Logan Payette, Modcloth, Prettiest of All Dress, wedding wear, pink dress, A Coin For the Well, Mel shoes, pink jellies, Melissa

Outfit Details
Dress - Prettiest of All Dress - Modcloth
Shoes - Mel Shoes
Necklace - vintage
Coat (further down) - Miss Patina
Jeans - Stitches
Purse - vintage

Suzanne Amlin, Logan Payette, A Coin For the Well
Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well
Suzanne Amlin, A Coin For the Well

I don't know about you, but at weddings I take tons of selfies. I just don't know what to do while I'm sitting there. I look like crap in these. I didn't even try to edit them to make myself look good. I wanted to show how tired I was. I had my dog earlier in the week and he's a pro at keeping me up. So no sleep while he was visiting.  I didn't get much sleep with the drunken shenanigans (my boyfriend crawled into bed at about 5am and then the ladies were up at 7am to start getting their hair done.) I was so, so tired. But I'm pretty sure I always am at wedding. Most weddings, I sneak out and nap in the car.


I amused myself for awhile with the jelly beads from the centerpieces (what IS this?) and then looked terrified when my boyfriend caught me. Haha. I think this should be my Facebook profile picture. I still have my Wednesday Addam's look posted as an homage to Hallowe'en.

Logan Payette

We didn't take many photos of the bride and groom (seriously, most of the camera were of my boobs.) I am narcassistic. And Logan's a pervert.

Retro Suites, lobby, Union Jack couch, flag, purple couch, Chatham Ontario, tourist attraction
Photo Credit - Retro Suites
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Retro Suites, Chatham Ontario, hotel, inn, tourist attraction, lobby, desk
Retro Suites, Chatham Ontario, hotel, inn, tourist attraction, nutcracker
Photo Credit Retro Suites
Retro Suites, Chatham Ontario, hotel, inn, tourist attraction, lobby
Photo Credit Retro Suites
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Retro Suites, Chatham Ontario, hotel, inn, tourist attraction, lobby, milk machine, retro, art

Right before leaving, I snapped some shots of the lobby. They have so many cool things! The red thing in the Retro Suites photo was this really old flip book type thing. It looked pre-1900s. You cranked it and it would flip images of a girl dancing. So cool!

That's all for me! Talk soon!


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7 comments :

  1. Firstly, what an amazing location for a wedding! It looks so beautiful!
    Secondly, your dress is so pretty - you look so fabulous! I bet you were the most stylish guest there! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  2. That location looks so neat!! I love retro stuff. And your dress is beautiful!


    ~Bristol

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  3. such cool photos! it all looks so fun :)

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  4. Every time I see that Modcloth dress, I go back and forth about ordering it, lol! Nice to see it out in the wild, so to speak! Super cute on you! And Retro Suites looks fantastic, I so need to stay there. Forever.

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  5. That place looks so cool!! Love your dress!

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  6. This place is adorable! I wish there was something like that where I live! New follower - Whit from Raspy Wit

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