- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
I’m back after a few days of contemplation, a massive meltdown followed by a period of wedding ambivalence and avoidance, after having for a THIRD time change the location of our wedding and reception. From an oil spill (so sad) and having to deal with relatives and their schedules and demands, we came to a conclusion!
And it is imho, the best decision ever! I will STILL get to use my gorgeous seashell bouquet and boutinierre I had made and this time, our wedding will be OUR way! It’s going to be a combo familymoon (my son is coming with us since we can’t do both a separate honeymoon and family vacation due to our schedules) in the caribbean! It is looking like we’re going to have possibly a wedding in either St. Thomas or St. John! I’m looking now for the right particulars as it may be just the three of us there for the wedding! We’re super excited!
Now we can jet into our destination on a wednesday or thursday, have a luxurious honeymoon and magical intimate wedding on or near July 31 , and then we’ll fly back to Atlanta the following wednesday or thursday. Meanwhile, our out of town friends and relatives (and my bridesmaids) will descend onto Atlanta either wednesday or thursday as we return home! We’ll spend a few days hanging out in Atlanta, pretending we’re tourists, going to the aquarium, maybe a Braves’ game, and having fun just visiting with them!
On the original wedding date, August 7, we’ll have our wedding reception at one of our favorite restaurants. That’s going to be the big kicker right now. Where? We have 3 favorites in mind, one being Canoe of course! I also want to have an acoustic guitar player there for our guests, the cake (the fancy schmancy cake we’ll cut) and possibly show a video (on a screen) our island wedding for the guests! If possible we may have our minister from our church stop by and give a special blessing!
So…the end result is us having OUR wedding the way we want it! I always wanted an intimate wedding, and this way we can have just that! So here it is! The Belle n GA Wedding 3.0 version and I love it! The extra savings from the amount we’d spend on the ceremony we can put towards a fabulous familymoon and can also do our official couples’ honeymoon this winter (St. Lucia)!
T is very happy! I’m also excited as my stationer will begin work on the new invitation suite we’re going to do! The plan is to have a combo wedding announcement and invitation to our reception! It’s definitely not going to be traditional, but will look amazing! She’s fantastic and I just got off the phone with her!
Sometimes life hands you lemons. It’s the end result that counts.
I love Georgia. We love Georgia. Now we can have a wedding reception in our comfort zone, have it our way, use my awesome floral friendor, and have fabulous food and drinks for our guests!
So far, Canoe tops my list as a possible site for our dinner reception!