Thursday, May 09, 2013
I decided to take May off of work and school so that I could really get down to planning my wedding. I wanted to have a venue by the end of this week. And I have one! Wedding and reception venue in one for convenience.
They didn't have an opening in October, but they had one in September, so we will be married September 21st. This is actually kinda great, because that will be our 11 year anniversary. We were originally aiming to have the wedding around his fall break, but I guess that won't happen.
The venue is about as "medieval" as we're going to get in south Georgia. The chapel has an old feeling, as well as it should since it was built in the early 1800s. It has medieval-esque lamps hanging from the ceiling and stained glass windows. While we originally wanted an outdoor venue, the chapel is fully accessible for my groom, while the outdoors is kind of rolling.
The entire wedding party will be in medieval costume. I'm making mine and my future husband's. My mother and father have theirs. I have my matron of honor, and at least two brides matrons (I may have one more, I need to confirm). I also have one flower girl/junior bridesmaid and a ring bearer. My father has agreed to be our officiant, we have gotten him a friar's robe.
We are encouraging our guests to dress in full costume as well. My mother has bought an outfit, and my future mother in law is sewing hers and her husbands.
My mother in law's friend is doing our flowers (carnations and ivy).
Things are definitely falling into place.
Pictures to come soon.