Wedding Blitz

1 Nov

Hey everyone,

I’ve been out of the loop for a while again. Lots of busy work with school between attending classes, teaching a class, marking assignments, doing projects, and working on research. On top of that, we’ve finally started wedding planning!

I’m not sure what happened but somehow we’ve gone through the stage of thinking about a wedding to actually planning one. 🙂 It only took us about six months. 😉 It’s exciting though to finally have a goal. We ended up hearing about an amazing location in the HRM so when we called and found out that they had two dates available for Summer 2014, we jumped on it. We chose to have our wedding on August 29th, 2014. It’ll be a Friday wedding but it’s the Friday before the long weekend in September. Everyone we’ve talked to seems on board so I’m glad it’s not going to be a problem.

We actually put the deposit down on the venue before we even saw it in person. In pictures it looked very beautiful, right on the ocean which was something I really wanted. The best part though is that the deposit is 100% refundable if we cancel three months before the date, and the deposit is actually a security deposit we get back anyways. It seemed like a no brainer to book the venue and then see it. I’m so glad we did it that way! We had a viewing on Monday and it was really beautiful in person. It would have been very disappointing to have seen it and then have no dates available anymore. 

The building is almost a century old so it has a rich history. They’ve done a lot of renovations to ensure it stays in shape, and they just put in new hardwood this summer. It’s really quite nice! Beautiful archways, lots of natural light, and you can’t beat the ocean view (it’s literally right on the ocean). 

I’m so grateful that we were able to book in this venue. We had a viewing for another place, which was also beautiful, but it was six times the price! This venue we chose was really reasonable and it gives us the opportunity to book our own caterers, and things like that. 🙂

On Tuesday we have an appointment to meet with a potential caterer which is also exciting. By booking such a reasonable venue, we’re going to be able to devote more money to delicious food and drinks. The caterer seems great. We have heard a lot of positive reviews. The nice thing is that they have also worked a lot at our venue so they know how to maximize the space and serve delicious food there! I’ve spent a lot of time checking out different caterers in the HRM and they seem like they have one of the more reasonable fees AND the most options available for food. Most of the wedding menus I looked at had very few options and most had no vegetarian options (vital for this wedding!). 

It’s funny how this time last week the wedding was still a vague idea in our head. A week later, we have a venue and are going to be meeting with caterers!  


One Response to “Wedding Blitz”

  1. Ginny Hall 11.02.2013 at 3.18 PM #

    Wow! I am really excited for you Ali as I know Shannon is to be part of the celebration. From Shannon’s point of view, you and Sean are the neatest people ever so it will be a good match. Sounds like great plans are in place to formalize a happy future. All the best.

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