well, i'm bored and i just got back from planning some parts of my wedding so i figured i'd share.
we're having the ceremony and reception at a beautiful historic inn (unfortunately they don't have a website). weather permitting we're having the ceremony in the gardens/courtyard in back. it's so pretty, it's beautifully landscaped and there's a little gazebo and trellis. if it rains we'll be moved into the "living room" of the inn, that's also where we're having the dinner so i hope it doesn't rain! it's a gorgeous room though. everywhere else we looked the dining rooms were really dark and poorly lit, and they had a lot of dark heavy wood decorations. this one is so bright and airy and i love it.
and i chose the menu!
there will be a cocktail hour with domestic and imported cheeses and a fresh fruit display, as well as a fresh vegetable and dip display (i guess this is what the guests do while we do pictures?)
passed hors d'oeuvres
-fried hickory smoked chicken ravioli with ancho drizzle
-scallops wrapped in bacon
-cucumber and smoked salmon canapes with dill cream
-tomato crostini with fresh mozzarella and basil
appetizers (guests get both)
-new england clam chowder (duh!)
grilled filet mignon with bearnaise sauce
jumbo lump crab stuffed sole with lemon cream
now i just have to decide if i want lemon or raspberry filling for my cake. my mom and brother are making it, they used to own a bakery that was known for it's wedding cakes. i'm leaning towards lemon but my mom is trying to push me towards raspberry. she says lemon is too summery...?
well, that's it. i'm just excited and it feels good to get some of this stuff taken care of.
oh, and not only did we pick the busiest weekend in the fall tourist wise (columbus day weekend, we get a lot of people here to see the foliage), it also happens to be parents weekend at the boarding school in town. that means all the hotels here are already booked so none of our guests can stay in town, that includes the inn so there goes our plan of staying there for our wedding night.
That sounds really pretty. I do wish they had a website though.
Great menu. My mouth is watering just reading it!
Lemon technically is 'summery'. I personally had raspberry filling. Well, actually, My first/third layer was raspberry (my choice) and the second layer was strawberry (my dh's choice). But, if you would rather have lemon, have lemon! No one is going to care. Those 'rules' went out the window a long time ago!
i'm glad the food sounds good! i'm a very picky eater so i had a hard time choosing.
i wish they had a website too, christy! who doesn't have a website these days?
rach, i live in exeter! you're cousins must be smart (and rich)! phillips exeter is the boarding school and i'm sure all the bed and breakfasts around here are full. i'm sure they'll be able to find lodging a few towns over and up by my parents, it's just that i know nick's family wanted to be in town.
the cake is going to 3 tiered, so i think i'm going to ask for 2 lemon and 1 raspberry. i'm not a big fan of cake anyway so i guess i don't really care, but if i'm going to have some i'd rather have lemon.
Sounds like the cake will work out, then! Good luck with the dress, it'll probably be a big relief to have that all figured out.
My cousins are both in their 30s now and graduated from .Exeter in the 80's. I have a .W.a.s.p-y family. They went on to .Cornell after that, which is near where I'm originally from. So they are indeed smart! I'm sure .Exeter was expensive back then but the cost of tuition and room and board must be through the roof now. I want to visit .N.H!
Sound yummy! Doesn't it feel good to get some things done. I'd go through phases of planning and then not even thinking about the wedding. October was perfect for a wedding. It was kinda chilly over here, but I had a night wedding that was inside, so it didn't matter.
it does feel good to get things done because i'm a major procrastinator and i hate planning. now that we've locked some stuff down it feels like there's no turning back, no more postponing. not that i'd turn back since we're already very happily married, i just mean no more putting it off, it's time to get it done!
betsy, i can't even imagine planning a wedding for the number of guests you had. i'm so glad we're doing small and simple.
actually my mom is doing most of the planning and making all the calls (and paying all the bills!), i'm just telling her what i want. i still can't wait until it's over though.
we're going to register soon! we don't need much since we bought all new stuff when we moved last september, but i'm still really excited!
We were married in a church (i'm catholic) and had the reception in a big ballroom type building and it wasn't a sit down dinner. It was buffet-style. I had the good ol down the bayou wedding food: jambalaya, chicken wings, white beans and rice, shrimp dip, crab dip, finger sandwiches, veggie/fruit/cheese table, etc. We partied until 4 a.m. After the dj stopped playing at 1:30, we pulled up my cousin's truck and turned up the radio. We actually had a good bit of friends stay until 4 and a few followed us to my parent's house to finally eat some wedding food. Jesse and I hadn't eaten all day and we had a lot to drink. Bunch of coon @sses. lol Our wedding video was hilarious!