Marriage Matters Monday – Awesome Wedding Trailer!

Marriage Matters Monday presents The Mauricettes of Canada!

Just last week an engaged Facebook buddy pleaded in her status update, “To or to not do a wedding video? I love the idea, but my fiance isn’t sold. Need to convince him. Help!” Of course, Triple B was on the case. I immediately sent her a link to Tie the Knot Tuesday couple Cleo and Lyncoln’s Q&A on choosing (and budgeting for) a videographer and advised her to book one based on honest feedback from the hundreds of brides I’ve interviewed. Said buddy was very appreciative. But just this morning I realized that I never shared The Road to Mrs. alum Nadine’s wedding trailer with you! Well, here it is (newlyweds Nadine and her hilarious hubby Sean don’t disappoint). The three things I enjoy most about this wedding trailer are Nadine’s teenage son in the video (he was a significant part of the union afterall), the video switching from black and white to color as the couple jumps the the broom (it was subtle but carries loads of significance) and last but certainly not least, the inclusion of their engagement trip to Cuba in the middle. Swoon! Enjoy folks and leave me a comment with your fave parts, as well as advice for my friend on how to convince her fiance to book a videographer for their own big day.

Nadine and Sean’s Wedding Trailer

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Nadine & Sean

 Remember Road to Mrs. blogger Nadine who shared her ups and downs of wedding planning with Triple B last year? Well, she’s officially a Mrs. now! I personally know candidly opening up in her blog wasn’t always easy for Nadine but she was committed. Read, view her stunning pictures and show her and her hilarious husband Sean support of their glorious new union in the comments.

You May Kiss the Bride: The Mauricettes jump the broom in Toronto!

Bride: Nadine Gooden, 35
Groom: Sean Mauricette, 33
Occupations: Gooden: Writer/Blogger/Executive Assistant Mauricette: Musician/Entertainer/Motivational Speaker
Homebase: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Wedding Date: September 4, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto; Reception: Mariposa Belle Boat, Toronto Harbourfront
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The Road to Mrs. – I’m Getting Married Sunday!

Nadine is counting down her final days as a single woman!

This Sunday my road to Mrs. will end. I’m so ready. Ready to marry my best friend. Ready to begin the next chapter of our lives together. Sean and I can’t wait; it’s time to celebrate! 

 
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The Road to Mrs. – Nadine & Sean’s Love Shoot

Our resident bride-to-be shares her gorgeous e-session pics!

Hey Triple B! Need to relieve wedding planning stress? Try a beachside love shoot! If you know our story, then our beach location should come as no surprise. It’s where we got engaged and is our favourite place to be on a beautiful day. Last Saturday we headed to one of the best beaches in Toronto, Ashbridge’s Bay. It was important for us to have our good friend and Sean’s best man Jose Roldan capture the moment. Special thanks as well to my friend, the multi-talented Natasha Waterman for doing my hair and makeup. And I’ve been instructed by Sean to send a very special shout out to our camera, the Canon Rebel T2i which Jose used to take our photos. Yes, you read that right…our camera. I mean who sends a shout out to their camera? Sean said all the guys out there would get it. Sigh…

Enjoy the photos!

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The Road to Mrs. – When Future In-Laws Impede Wedding Planning

Nadine and her hubby-to-be keep a united front in all aspects of their wedding planning.

If you’re looking for a fluffy piece on the latest wedding trends, you’ll have to forgive me. I’ve been dealing with difficult future in-laws (FILs) so I’m going to vent and offer some tips on how to maintain your cool.
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The Road to Mrs. – Bridal Options for Short Hair

Road to Mrs. blogger Nadine is searching for the perfect hairstyle and veil. And she plans to rock her short 'do sans a weave!

Hey ladies! When planning your wedding, indecisiveness isn’t sexy. Among the many questions I’ve asked myself, two have been hanging over my head:

1. How am I going to wear my hair?

2. Will I wear a veil and if so what kind?
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The Road to Mrs. – Fitness Tips for the Bride-to-Be

Resident bride-to-be Nadine fights to keep her fitness regime in tact for her wedding day (and after)!

The most important call a bride-to-be receives is probably the one to schedule their first dress fitting. After months of waiting, I’m expecting my call any day. I can’t wait to wear it again! Most brides prepare for their dress fittings by toning up or losing weight. I’ve been doing both: increasing fruits and veggies intake, avoiding fatty fried foods and even hitting the gym a few times a week. Although I love the results (7 inches so far!), because I’m petite and slim, I don’t want to lose any more weight or gain too much muscle. So I’m switching up my routine: more cardio and yoga.

Contrary to popular belief, this lifestyle change is about more than my dress or my wedding.  I turn 35 in May so it’s more about keeping a promise I made to myself on how I wanted to celebrate this milestone. Whatever your motivation, I hope these expert tips will help you achieve and maintain your fitness goals.
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The Road to Mrs. – A Letter from Nadine

The freshly engaged Nadine in Cuba last August.

I should’ve written this post hours ago but Sean and I have been going back and forth discussing our wedding colors. OMG! Who knew colors could be so intense? Instead of trying to find colors we both agree on, I’m trying to gather my thoughts. Which brings me to the reason for this post.
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The Road to Mrs. – Long Distance Wedding Planning

Nadine and her fiance Sean don't always have the luxury of planning their wedding in the same country.

Last week Sean and I updated you on our wedding plans. Hours after our video posted on BBB, Sean headed to the UK for work. By Saturday, I sent him this Facebook message, “Mayday! Mayday! I’m surrounded by wires and trying to figure out which cable wire goes into the TV.  Missing you very much right now. When you get a chance can you send me an email with instructions? Thx!”

To be clear, I’m not some damsel in distress. I’m used to Sean’s traveling but I hate having to deal with household chores he’d usually handle, such as changing high ceiling light bulbs or moving anything really heavy. Thanks to Skype I was able to solve my dilemma, which got me thinking about engaged couples that have to plan their wedding long distance or are planning a destination wedding. If your wedding ceremony is far from home or if you and your fiancé can’t plan the wedding together, things can get sticky. Here’s a few tips that may help:

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The Road to Mrs. – Nadine & Sean’s Wedding Update Video

Triple B's Road to Mrs. blogger Nadine and her fiance Sean share another HILARIOUS video with us.

Howdy! Triple B’s resident bride-to-be Nadine has granted us another hilarious video with her fiance, Sean. You remember how funny their first one was, right? Well, be prepared to laugh some more. They’re giving an update on their wedding invitations, photographer and videographer bookings and even…speedboats. These two are a certified hoot — their chemistry is palpable. Enjoy!

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