Post # 1
I’ve had the week from heyall (in the south, that four letter word becomes a two syllable word! lol!) and went from having one place as the for sure reception site, to looking at three more places.
All are oceanfront/bayfront. All are great. All have that “vibe” we’re looking for, but one has a pier! And a white sand beach..and is willing to bend over backwards for us. And best part? The resort most of us will be staying at has a water taxi directly to this site! How cool is that? Taking a boat to the reception! Yea mon!
I’m almost ready to sign and I know T might just go bananas when I show him the fax I received a bit ago. Can this place do a few amazing signature drinks? Yes. Can they accomodate a special request to honor my grandmother? Yes, in fact the events mgr almost teared up when I told him my plans. (awesome guy).
And he’s got a white sand beach with a pier on it and says “not sure if you know about this (hey I’m a bee here and we ALL are up on the latest wedding ideas), but somebody used sparklers as a sendoff and the bride and groom left by boat with it covered in lights and a thank you sign they held as it pulled away.” Now THIS is my kind of event coordinator at a venue!
Is it in our budget? Double heyall yea! Can we make it crazy elegant and is the food tasty? Triple heyall yea!
Just had to come here and say hello. It’s been rough lately and this little spot of wedding planning happiness really lightens things up a bit and I’m almost back 100 percent into this again.
Btw, my grandma is doing much worse. She is home now, it’s within a week or two at most but I don’t think so. I think a week. Back with hospice, but she is blessed with two of the most amazing nurses (one day one night) and they are so loving and amazing to her, and one cried with me over the phone yesterday and prayed with me. She’s so amazing to my grandpa also. Thanks everybody for your prayers..we’re really going to need them in the near future. Grandma still does too.
Post # 3
Bellenga that place sounds amazing! A pier with a water taxi and a water sendoff! Awesome!
Your grandmother is in my thoughts.
Post # 4
Congrats on finding what sounds like the perfect venue! So sorry your grandma is worse, will keep her and you in my prayers. I’m glad you’re blessed with a good support team, I’m sure it makes a huge difference and brings much comfort.
Post # 6
OMG I am so picturing you on a just married water taxi at the end of the night with lights on it!!! MUST see photos!!!
Post # 7
Sparklers!! Hellyahhhhhhhh! Congrats!
Post # 8
Thanks everybody. We’re “penciled” in at the site now and will be sending them the moolah on monday!!!
Ahhh…it’s PERFECT! And the area he is going to give us will be flexible for weather conditions too..but the top verandah (3rd floor and open air) overlooking the bay is gorgous!!! he sent pics tonight of it to me. T is over the moon happy and the best part is the open air verandah is elegant, with lights strung overhead, and we’re going to add in some hanging lit lanterns from them too add some ‘oomph’.
It is going to go perfectly with my table design idea!!!
Food there is amazing. And the fact he can have the staff create her recipe for coca cola cupcakes as one of the going away favors for the guests is amazing. It will mean so much to my family and almost like she’ll be there.
Post # 9
We’ve got a small surprise in store too..looking at an interesting band to play for our reception too! Let’s just say “yea mon”!!!
Post # 10
Yeah!! That is so exciting! So happy for you guys….
Post # 11
Thanks my bluest buddy! 🙂
Post # 12
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m over the moon ecstatic for you!!!
Post # 13
hehe….and guess what my favorite color is? fitting huh?
PS. Sorry grandma isn’t going well, but I’m happy that she has caretakers at this point in her life that are so caring to both her and you guys. I know from experience what a huge blessing that is! Thinkin about you guys…