- 8 years ago
So our wedding celebration is April of next year, and while I only have a few details taken care of, I feel like everything is coming together. I knew our wedding had to be somewhere in the heart of our home town, a place that would feel like home only no home I’d ever known. A mansion…yeah. That seems to fit the bill nicely for us.
I scowered the internet, poured over the pamphlets from the wedding show. But all along in the back of my head I knew…this was going to be the place for us. I only had to go and see it for my own eyes to be believe how great it could actually be.
My Future Sister-In-Law and I walked up the stairs and were immediatley taken back by how ordinary it seemed. “shouldn’t it feel like, oh I don’t know, a mansion?” we kept saying. It felt like a big house in the middle of downtown. Kiiiiiiinda weird if you ask me. Then we pushed the heavy wooden door to reveal luscious wooden floors, and hand carved lions in the fireplaces. The ceilings seemed to go on forever and neither of us could speak. It was the last thing we were expecting to see, this much beauty on the inside from what it looked like on the outside was astonishing.
And then as I walked into the main ballroom I looked up and saw a peacock. I knew then that it was perfect! You see, for months the only thing I knew about our wedding was that my SO was going to be there, I was going to be there, and there was going to be a peacock feather influence. So when I saw that beautiful hand painted bird sprawling across the ceiling my heart nearly lept out of my chest with joy! Who knew wedding planning could be so awe inspiring. Ha ha ha!
My SO came home and I took him to see our venue in person, which he had only seen in pictures over the internet. He immediatly fell in love with every aspect! The room where the groom and groomsmen get ready even has an xbox…oh dear lord. Anyway, we made our way into the backyard and before us stood the most amazing thing! I had not been there since January so it looked very different when I saw it, but now they built a beautiful gazebo in the back yard with a hill full of flowers leading up to the parking. It couldn’t get better really. It brough tears to our eyes. we got so excited we jsut wanted to have the wedding that day! We talked about it the whole ride home!!
Hand painted peacock ceilings, gazebos, hand carved wooden fireplaces…yeah. That sounds like the perfect setting for our 1940’s style wedding. I think I just might be loving this wedding planning thing after all…
Share your photos of your venue, and tell the story of how you knew “this was going to be where we got married”!