wednesday wedding update!!

Stop the presses ladies and gentleman!
We have OFFICIALLY booked our date!!!
The deposit has been sent and confirmed as received!!!
Whoo hoo!!!
I cannot tell you what a relief that is!
Although I'm sure those of you who are already married can relate.

So - about our venue;
First- I have to give a shout out to my lovely high school friend Elisa for helping me find this location. Seriously - I owe this girl a cocktail or two because I was in full on PANIC mode and she helped figure out what the best place was for our budget,answered all my ridiculous questions and helped clarify the 'wedding lingo' that was used!
THANK YOU Elisa!!!!

The venue :
On July 25th, 2010 we will be joined together in holy matrimony at the Rancho Capistrano located in beautiful San Juan Capistrano!!
The facility is primarily outdoors and fits the vision I had for our wedding.
Very old school Spanish Hacienda with fountains and a brick courtyard, a rolling hillside for the ceremony and stately accommodations for the bride and groom to get ready in.
Of course we had (the highly opinionated) Sweet Pea when we took a tour and she loved it and so did Babe. There is a wonderfully serene energy about the place and we could feel it.
Not too mention that the pricing was AMAZING and they are able to offer us the Hors d'Oeurves buffet that I was desperately wanting.
Also since we are marrying on a Sunday in an earlier ceremony the reception will be over at a decent time and allow our guests to still enjoy their weekend before returning to work/home on Monday. ( Bridezilla who?)
Y'all I am so excited and am simply counting down the days.
There is so much to be done!
It's all in the details right ladies?
So now I have to find the time after work and on the weekends to work on those. But since I have such wonderful friends and family I am sure I can get some help in those areas.
I also need to figure out a way to make a cute hair piece with feathers and a birdcage- esque veil.
So if you have any ideas - shoot them my way!
oh and as a side note to all my 'crafty' friends......please believe I will be bending your ear about sprucing up and personalizing the venue even more!
Thanks to all for your support and encouragement while I was stressing out!
And for answering my questions too!

On a related note - I have somewhat solved the bridal shower concern.
We will have an engagement party next summer!!!!
(yes I know we will have been engaged for quite some time by then but hey I'm new to all this and it's our world so just roll with it)
This way we can still celebrate with all those whom we are unable to invite to the actual ceremony due to our financial constraints as well as those who may not be able to attend due to prior engagements!!
Problem solved!


  1. Okay, so your venue sounda AMAZING! Oh, if I could do it all over again...I'd skip the whole church wedding/hotel reception and do something completely different. Oh, what a difference 10 years makes! I'm not so crafty, necessarily, but if I think of anything I will shoo it your way! Congrats on the concrete plan!!


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