It's official - the very first Wedding Wednesday post is here!
I am really excited, yet a little overwhelmed about this new weekly post. Not because I am not sure what to talk about, but because I feel like there is SO much I want to say - and I am not sure where I should begin!
First of all, we have set a date: Saturday, October 22nd 2011. We have a little less than a year to plan a beautiful wedding - and I can't wait to get started!
The first thing I wanted to share with you is our venue. Yes, we booked it 5 days after being engaged. Yes, I might have had it in mind for months, and just needed a ring to finally go see it. And yes, we fell in love with it even more when we saw it in person.
For those of you who are familiar with Atlanta, the place is called Sandy Springs Heritage. It is this little park (or I like to call it little gem) hidden in the middle of a busy part of Atlanta. The park itself is not too big, and has a historic house, bricked areas, a covered deck, an area for a cocktail hour, and this gorgeous gazebo.
We are planning on an outdoor wedding; however the venue has a lodge style room that we can use is somehow, Atlanta is hit by a tornado the day of our wedding. I did some research, and October is not only the most beautiful month in the south, it also has the least amount of rain. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
I am confident that we are going to do something amazing with this place. I feel like we will basically have our own little park that we can set up any way we want - what more can we ask for.
Fall has always been my favorite season, and my goal was to find an outdoorsy venue. I knew immediately after looking at pictures on the website that this was it. I didn't have that feeling of wanting to look at other venues "just in case" anymore, so I knew there was something special about this place.
Our colors are a mix of Orange/Cream/Taupe/Bronze. I originally wanted Orange and Gray, but I feel like brownish tones will look a lot better with this place.
So here were are - we have our venue booked. This is such a relief, especially before I leave for France!