- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
This past weekend, I made my final trip to our Destination Wedding location. In the past months I have had some obstacles along the way. At times and even today,the I should have just eloped thought crosses my mind.
OMG!! I am six months out. And now I feel like this is really going to happen.
Overall, the trip was excellent. It was my birthday to boot. And honestly, I don’t know that I have ever had a better birthday than this one. The weather was perfect. Not one cloud, the entire weekend. The aspen trees were in full fall color. And it was beatuiful……and Lake Tahoe. Wow, I just am amazed by the awesome beauty every time I go.
We met with the personal chef while we were there. Some history, I was starting to have some concerns. She was going through a divorce the first time we met. And emails have been all over the place. Our first meeting was at the Lodge where we will be getting married. It was a very professional meeting. This weekends meeting was a little concerning for me. Some of the conversation was quite inappropriate. I think I heard the F bomb, and to so forwardly ask to be included in cake and champagne…..was a little OTT. In talking with my FH, (who is in charge of the food) he tells me, she is just like his ex wife. (YIKES!!) I didn’t really know what to make of it. I am just hoping at this point that all will be fine. She has been prompt for all of our face to face meetings, and she will be preparing food for the photographer and her assisant without charging us any more. So I guess……I will throw caution to the wind and just go with it.
Flowers…..the good news. I did meet with a florist. And seen some of her work. She was very professional, and was able to fill in the blanks of what I didn’t know. I thought at the beginning of wedding planning that I would do my own flowers. After reading so much about the cost of flowers here on the Bee……I started to get worried that it would cost a small fortune. I have even been practicing on my own with flowers. But after my last attempt of real log vases (the ones I had specially made, that ended up being beautiful…..BUT WAY TO BIG!) I have now shyed away from this idea…..and decided to pay someone to make my vision come to life. I think what I like the best about the florist was her ability to take a very small event, and help me focus on details without being too much. I have not recieved an estimate yet. So I am hopeful that is won’t be too shocking!
Wedding Cake. My dear sweet FH surprised me with a gourmet birthday cake, from the cake baker who is doing our wedding cake. I will just put it this way I cannot wait to taste our wedding cake!! The birthday cake was incredible!! I did talk with the cake baker, and will be making some changes to my initial plans. Isn’t it just crazy how our vision evolves?? I thought at the beginning that I wanted no flowers on the cake, and a simple burlap band at the bottom of each layer, with the cake topper. Well, I have scraped this idea too. Now I don’t like burlap and want flowers.
Unfortunately the photographer is in Europe this month. So I have still to meet our photographer in person. We have spoken many times by phone and email. I have seen her work, and love what she does in pictures! I am a little disappointed, as the photographer has been my biggest investment thus far. I really wanted to talk with her in person.
I guess the point to my post is this. We all have a vision in our mind of what we want. But then you are overwhelmed with the options. And oh my, there are just literally thousands of options. I don’t have a clue how this will turn out. I have opted for no DOC. I just cannot see spending money for such a small (10 invited guests) event. But at the same time, I am hoping that I will be able to just relax and enjoy every second of my wedding day. Things have been far from perfect in the planning process. I have changed my mind a hundred times on a hundred things. I still can see the vision in my mind……but I really do not know what the end result will be. I had the best weekend ever with my best friend and FH. I cannot wait to be his wife!!
I am so excited!!