- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
Hey fellow 06/14 brides!
My FI and I had planned on an August 2014 wedding, and were actively looking for a venue to no avail. Couldn’t find anything in the area that was affordable, AND wheelchair accessable (for his father). It was reaaaally stressing me out, I was not enjoying the search at all!
My mom called me today, and said that she had talked to my grandmother (her mom), and they had decided that having a tent wedding at my grandma’s place was the best idea.
Background: I spent SO much of my childhood at my grandparents place. They own 24 beautiful acres just outside my hometown. The Ontario garden tour stopped there every year because my grandfather kept the property imaculate and the gardens were stunning, but in the last couple of years, he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and his memory and health have gone downhill. I have always wanted to be married there (two of my aunts were), but I knew they were planning on selling the property soon and I didn’t want to push.
I guess my grandfather has recently decided that he is NOT willing to sell this year, so next summer it is. My grandmother told my mom that she was really hoping I’d get married earlier in the summer, so I could have the wedding there and they would still have time to list and hopefully sell in July/August.
Needless to say, I am thrilled! Not only am I getting married at the location that I have dreamed about forever, but my family will get to have this one last special day there before the property gets sold. I can stop looking at (far too expensive) venues, and start planning!!
Anyway, excited rambling aside… We have chosen June 14, 2014 as our date, and we couldn’t be happier!! I have my dress, and I’m excited to start planning everything else! Woo! 🙂
Edit: my formatting is off, grr! Sorry about the lack of paragraphs, I’ve tried to fix it but no such luck!