Mini-Break! SFO!

Mini-Break! SFO!

OCT 08

I’ll be the first (maybe not the first) to admit, blogging daily and taking care of an infant is pretty darn hard! Yet somehow, before Liam was born, my husband and I decided it would be nice to plan a trip to San Francisco because we love big cities and the ocean. Despite the fact […]read more

Personal Snapshot: Pretty Pink Ombre Florals

Personal Snapshot: Pretty Pink Ombre Florals

MAY 25

I bought these pretties home for a party we were hosting this past weekend and I loved them so much I decided to take some snapshots and share them on the site. You can’t really tell, but half the stems are light pink while the other half are a deep fushia. It’s kind of sweet […]read more

Find me on Pinterest!

Find me on Pinterest!

SEP 26

Do any of you have pinterest? I’ve only just begun pinning for the past couple months or so, and yes, I’m hooked! For those who don’t have it, Pinterest is a way to pin images to virtual bulletin boards. There’s also a large database of images and you could literally spend hours browsing through them. […]read more

Personal Update!

Personal Update!

MAY 03

First comes wedding…then comes……HOME! Jason and I are building our first home together out in the semi ‘burbs and we’re right in the thick of choosing all the goodies inside. So if you’re just curious, are feeling a bit “nesty” or plan on building a home as well, check out our blog Bumpy Road to […]read more

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers!

OCT 12

If you remember recently, I visited Seattle a month ago. And oh boy was the Pike Place market a plethora of inspiration. If you’ve ever visited, you’ll know that there are a line of stalls filled with fresh flowers that are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. They’re full of color and different variations, arranged in luscious bouquets for […]read more

Personal Update: Vancouver

SEP 27

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting rainy Vancouver with my amazing friend Ashley for a measely 24 hours…ONE DAY! But it was probably THE most productive day because we were there to attend a letterpress workshop run by Manna over at Modus Press. I’ve been a fan of letterpress for a LONG […]read more

Personal Update: Thank You Cards

SEP 17

It’s FRIDAY! I am super excited for this weekend. I’m heading to Vancouver with my friend Ashley for a letterpress class. SO excited. But enough of that, I have a mini confession to make. If you asked me what the hardest part of my wedding to conceptualize, it would be the thank you cards. I […]read more

Personal Update: Guest Favor Details

Personal Update: Guest Favor Details

AUG 23

Happy Monday! I was going over some of my wedding photos and realized that I hadn’t shared the chocolate yummies that were found inside my green favor boxes. I remember sharing with you the time when I first received the chocolates, but not the overall product. As you know, I had the chocolates done by […]read more

Wow!

JUL 09

I started this blog back in March 2008 because I was always interested in weddings. But then I got engaged five months after (no connection there!) and it turned into a blog about inspiration and also about my wedding planning escapades. So I am soooooooooo thrilled and surprised that I was made a finalist in […]read more

Personal Update & DIY: Menus

Personal Update & DIY: Menus

JUL 07

I thought I’d give a litle post on how easy it is for you to create a chic, modern menu for your wedding reception. To be honest, the menu itself should have been the easiest item to create, but when you’re wedding a-type like myself, it’s the designing that takes a lifetime. For my menus, […]read more

Personal Update: Our Wedding Photos!

Personal Update: Our Wedding Photos!

JUN 29

Our fabulous photographer, Jessica Fern Facette, surprised Jason and I with a peek of our wedding day photos last week. We are soooo ecstatic with how they turned out and I’m so excited to share them with you. If you’re looking for a photographer, you most definitely have to give Jessica a call because she’s […]read more

Personal Update: The Cupcakes!!

Personal Update: The Cupcakes!!

JUN 23

I guess it’s time to share the details of my recent wedding, as I’ve been pressured to hurry up! My amazing friend Wilmer Bong arrived at the venue before the guests and got some stunning shots of the tables, cupcakes, and sign in table. The images from my photographer Jessica Fern Facette will be coming […]read more

Personal Update: Ceremony Prelude Tunes

JUN 22

Now that I’m back in the thick of things, I thought it was time to share some more details of my wedding for all those who care! If you’re at all interested in the songs I chose as the prelude music, read on. Prelude songs are those that you play while the guests are arriving […]read more

Personal Update: Last Minute Details…

MAY 21

The day has finally come..and I mean FINALLY. I’ll be away from the blog for the next two weeks for the honeymoon, so I thought I’d share some of the projects and details that I just finished recently. While I won’t be blogging everyday, I’ve scheduled some amazing posts for so you still have some […]read more

Personal Update: The Chocolates

Personal Update: The Chocolates

MAY 17

Jacqueline from Jacek Chocolate Couture just dropped by with the chocolates for my wedding favors. AH! I literally squealed when I saw them. Here’s a sneakpeek at what one half of the chocolates look like (sorry, the color might be a bit off due to the camera, but they’re a dark grey shimmer). I’m planning […]read more

Personal Update: Dress #2

Personal Update: Dress #2

MAY 16

For those who don’t know, I consider myself a CBC – Chinese Born Canadian. But having lived in Canada my whole life, I sort of lost a sense of my Chinese heritage and it took the wedding for me to realize that I don’t know much about it. There have been SO many traditions and […]read more

Personal Update: AGH!

MAY 12

So many things in so little time. Actually, I’ll be honest…even though I’ve been running this little blog for the past 2 years and the fact that I’ve been engaged for 1.5, I am literally the most ‘last minute’ person ever. Horrible, I know! Sadly, I don’t have photos to show you of my progress, […]read more

JACEK Chocolate Couture

APR 28

I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce a new sponsor of Wedding Obsession – JACEK Chocolate Couture (pronounced Jay-seck). The chocolates are hand crafted in Sherwood Park, AB by a local artisan chocolatier. JACEK Chocolate Couture offers a contemporary twist on high-end chocolates. Jacqueline Jacek is an Alberta based entrepreneur, who launched her line […]read more

Personal Update: Banff & Hair & Makeup!

APR 26

I am soooo sorry for this late post. I rarely get away from a computer, but this weekend, I did just that. My AMAZING bridesmaid Ashley surprised me with a trip to banff filled with food, shopping and manicures. After posting the recent engagement session and weddings in banff, it was finally a thrill to […]read more

Personal Update: Crunch Time

APR 22

I have to apologize since it’s been a while since I’ve posted a personal update. This upcoming month will be a complete whirlwind with last minute details, fittings, appointments, confirmations – just about everything that every bride goes through when they’re almost to the finish line. So in advance, I have to let you know […]read more

Personal Update: The Ceremony

APR 13

Second Stop: Ceremony Location – Convocation Hall (University of Alberta) This historic music hall on campus, built in 1915, was the ultimate ceremony location for us, since Jason and I met while studying at the University of Alberta. I could only faintly remember the room when I was nine for a music concert, so it […]read more

Personal Update: Chocolates!

APR 12

This past weekend went by SO quickly and it was filled with none other than wedding related appointments. I really wonder what I’m going to do with myself once this wedding is over! Over the next week, I’ll be sharing with you a series of personal photos taken either by myself or Jason with a […]read more

Personal Update: The Dress!

Personal Update: The Dress!

MAR 18

Yesterday I spoke with a freelance writer for the Calgary Herald about wedding blogging and through the conversation I realized I have yet to post about my dress! With just 10 weeks to go, the time for getting the dress altered is fast approaching. From what I’ve learned, alterations should be made no earlier than […]read more

Yes..No...Maybe so? Advice please!

Yes..No…Maybe so? Advice please!

MAR 10

My name is Melissa and I am a wedding-oh-holic. You know you are obsessed with weddings when you literally visit home decor stores at least once every 2 weeks and when you’re out you can’t help but notice anything that’s part of your “color palette”. I swear, Jason is going to take my credit card […]read more

Personal Update: The (Cup)Cakes!

FEB 28

It’s been a while since I’ve updated about my own wedding…I guess you could say so much has happened since then. After visiting three cupcake shops in Edmonton, we can FINALLY cross this off our list! We are so thrilled to have booked Cake Couture, a relatively new (less than one year) shop who have […]read more

Our Labour of Love – The Invites

JAN 28

FINALLY the time has come. I got off my butt and got those invites done, with the help of my mother (thanks mom!), crafty soon-to-be mother-in-law, and my MOH. They were definitely a labour of love because countless hours were put into designing them and our hands/brains were tired after putting about 80 together. There […]read more

Busy 3x over

JAN 25

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Lots happened on my end, which included meeting a florist, putting 84 invitations together, tasting yummy cupcakes and starting a registry. Phewf! So despite my lack of time, I’m trying to put together this quick note on the blog, leaving you with images of the outside of […]read more

Holey Etiquette!

JAN 18

I’m currently finishing up the designs of my invitations and boy, has it been a wild ride. Who knew how much etiquette there was to consider when inviting people to a wedding! Mind you, majority of my guests probably won’t even know there’s a ‘proper’ way to do things, so in the end, I decided […]read more

Save the Dates Update

OCT 28

As promised, here are some snapshots about my progress on the save the dates! If you missed my previous post with the card prototype, click here. The coffee table was literally a mess, as I had 3 paper cutters, cardstock, pencils, rulers, tape, envelopes all over the place. But they’re done, so I’m slightly relieved. […]read more

My DIY Save the Dates

My DIY Save the Dates

OCT 13

Double dose of a personal update? Indeedy! I thought some of you might be interested in seeing one of my DIY projects that I spent all day Saturday doing. Anyone who knows me well, understands that it’s one of my dreams  to do invitations for a living, so naturally, I was thrilled at the chance to create […]read more


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