- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
We’d had many conversations of eloping and we have too many friends who’d be peeved if we do, so I’m sharing what I’d normally share with my gf’s on fb here :))
We are farmers and live in the middle of nowhere, but also have a house in a very touristy place full of wineries. As im about to give birth and need to be close to medical care, I’m currently at the latter place and FH is on the farm. He comes over when he can and on the weekend after having dinner at a stunning place, he asked the staff about weddings there.
although its beautiful, it didn’t take my breath away so before he left on Tuesday we decided to check out a couple of wineries. One wasn’t too bad but there was nothing spctacular about it. The second we went to, as we drove through the gates – to me it was like putting on The dress – my breath was taken away and i was speechless. No more looking for me!
Seeing we hadnt actually planned anything before then we left only basic details with them, but after going over their website and fb page – i just Had to visit again. So off the kids and i went 🙂 No change in feelings, and armed with a few more thoughts i was able to run our needs past the owners who are extremely flexible seeing we’re only a small party and at this stage we’re looking at a Friday afternoon.
we’re going the whole hog – dressing for the occassion, professional photographer, flowers, cake and the rest of it. The winery owners are happy to be our witnesses, we’ll have our ceremony and ask that immediate family arrive for a “get together” at a time just before our photos are done. They’ll be none the wiser because we all enjoy getting together. They’ll obviously twig when they see dress and suit lol but then we’ll have a nice meal, do the cake and whatnot.
i will certainly miss the giggly gf’s i had at my first wedding, cant imagine how I’m going to do up my dress on my own (i think One friend might have to be in the loop lol but she’ll be great for looking after our bub who will be 3 months old)
this is second time round for us both and after stressfull full on first times trying to please everyone, we feel that this will be solely about us and we can kick back and enjoy :))
the place is The Lakeside Winery in Denmark WA.
Thanks for letting me spill!!