Wedding Wednesday: the venue

Thursday, January 17, 2013

{ I am not committing to Wedding Wednesday, it's just ironic that this post fell on this day. Booyah!}

When Flip and I first started looking for a wedding venue, I was dead set on a place with a stone chapel. The idea would be that we were to get married in the chapel and have our reception outside. Reality knocked, and since I decided that we would get married in October, because it’s my favourite month, we went against this. October is almost always soaking wet. The irony is that we are now getting married outside and still in October, just not at above mentioned venue.

Also, I never really realised the importance of a budget, until I got a ring on my finger. And then the stress started. I felt like running away, eloping, if you may. “Flip, why can’t we just get married in a court and spend all the other money on a honeymoon, or the house?”

But every girl dreams about her wedding day, plans it from age four, so I wouldn’t be doing myself a favour by eloping. I would begrudge it. And Flip is traditional and old-fashioned, so getting married in a court was out of the question to him.

Soon, we came upon our venue, had a look {first and only wedding venue we had a looksee} and chose a date. Twelve October Twenty Thirteen.

We had to revisit it again this weekend, as the venue planned to plant some Jasmine over the gazebo we would get married under {I am highly sensitive to smells and Jasmine triggers some ugly allergies in me}, and they were planning on moving it to another spot I chose. I almost went Bridezilla on them. Does the drama ever end?

Here is a sneak peek of the venue.


PS: Linking up with Joelle from Something Charming.

15 comments:

Odette said...

Your wedding venue is gorgeous.

ExMi said...

it looks soooo purdy!

Johlet said...

Stunning venue!!!
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Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

Amazing place! It looks very Mediterranean, almost like the south of France! :) I'm hoping everything turned out well and that you worked out a solution for the jasmine. Happy planning! xo Nikki

Jenny said...

Looks like a great spot!

Valerie Price said...

This is a gorgeous venue...so naturally beautiful!

Gloria said...

Congrats on choosing a date - so exciting! Your venue looks absolutely gorgeous!

Lindsay Kauffman said...

That venue looks so beautiful! Trust me, I know the drama that comes with planning a wedding and realizing there is such thing as a "budget"...but, it will be completely worth it!

Stephanie said...

That venue is so lovely! Is that a peacock, too? That's awesome.

Punctuation Mark said...

such a beautiful place!!!

Carrie said...

oh my gosh it's beautiful!!! i'm sure planning a wedding is super stressful but you're doing a great job. :D

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CharlieW said...

Love it!!

Sam said...

Hi dear, I am so glad you decided not to elope! Imagine how much fun drama you would escape, lol. The venue looks so beautiful, I love a garden type wedding, and this place seems so charming...and theres a peacock! And theres a fountain...so many good photo ops here!

Sam said...

HI Meg, please ignore my last comment, my eyesight failed me on the bird, haha...Firstly, I am so glad you decided against eloping...imagine how much of drama you would missed out on. Secondly, the venue is so beautiful with so many great photo ops...love the fountain...hope the weather holds up and you have the sunniest October day!

Jessica said...

Gary & I got married here too! You will not be disappointed. The staff are amazing and the food out of this world! Good luck and enjoy. ♥

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