Wednesday, February 27, 2008

wedding update

well, there's not much to update. i'm still trying to nail down a venue which will also determine the date. i feel like no progress has been made and that i can't move forward on anything else until i get this step done. i'm such a theme party person that i want to wait for the venue to decide on the theme. pretty nerdy , i know.

so option 1: the green farm barn at denver botanic gardens at chatfield.

super cute right? this site has limited availability in the fall due to other events so we'd be looking at a friday evening wedding. it has a bathroom and a sink inside and not much else, but you do get the outdoor patio plus the lawn areas. they also provide a wedding package for $1300 that gives you this as well.

the polly steel nature center which is a cute little farmhouse that they suggest for your getting ready giggly girls area. full kitchen for warming up things, keep coats and bags in here, another bathroom.

this is the first place i thought of since it's close to the house, and we worked out a down home, country farm theme. potluck reception, picnic blankets on the lawn, fiddlers, drinking tea out of mason jars. bonus is that the corn maze is going on to offer some fun and games for attendees. so a bit pricey but a lot of fun. i like this idea because the fiancee and i come from country farm backgrounds and it's a bit of a homage to our roots. i also love the casual, relaxed aspect of it. the fiancee doesn't mind the cost so much as he knows i am trying to be very budget conscious, but i still cringe at the price tag, espicially when i start adding up all the other things that go into the wedding. my wedding coordinator/gay husband tells me that even with our pie in the sky plans, we are still having a wedding well under normal costs.

so, that's option 1. more to come and as always, comments are appreciated.


Melanie said...

Well, I'm all for any place with a "getting ready giggly girls area". I haven't been prone to much giggling of late, but I'm certain when the time comes I will be able to muster up as many giggles as the occasion requires, especially if you are going with the whole "open bar" thing. I believe I stated that I was opposed to the idea of wearing gingham, but after further thought on the whole "country barn" thing, I would be amenable to just about anything, up to and including: a pink-checked gingham dress, daisies in my hair, and line-dancing to "Turkey In The Straw". You and Mike could get married in your living room or at Pizza Hut and I would still be super-excited to be there. Have fun and don't let the stress get to you. Love ya and talk to you soon!

Shawn Marie said...

I have no problem with gingham! Sometimes the first thing that comes to your mind is what stays and everything else has to own up to it or surpass it. The struggles here would be hauling everything in- but a blank canvas can be exhilerating! How far in between is the giggly girls place to the barn? And is it right in the gardens so anyone who has entered the gardens can stroll on to your weeding? These would be my concerns. Probably not yours, but mine.