Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wedding Wednesday #4 - A perfect venue

The big day is just 3 months and 2 days away.... the clock is ticking by quickly....

This past Saturday we traveled to where the wedding will be held, the home of the groom's parents.  It is 100 miles south of us... and a ferry ride away.  Saturday was a beautiful day here in Washington.

While the men (father of the bride, father of the groom and the groom) all toiled under the hot sun with paint brushes, the women headed a little further south to Port Orchard.  We met up with the rental company to go over items and actually see and touch what we are renting for the wedding.  The things like tents, glassware, plates, linens, chairs, tables, etc.  After we finished our meeting we headed off for a few hours of antiquing... my kind of antiquing that is!  I love antique "malls" full of all kinds of odds and ends.  It's always like a big treasure hunt.  I found a couple of great items for the wedding.

Afterwards we headed to lunch on the water.

We finally returned home to enjoy a bit of time around the pool (yes, they even have a pool!) before dinner.  I, of course, couldn't resist some shots of the actual wedding site.

These stairs will be where the bride comes down... we plan to have white roses in white IKEA pots and lanterns lining the stairs.

Speaking of the bride to be... unbeknownst to her, I took a quick shot, with her in it... of the view!

This is what the guests will see as they face the spot where the ceremony will be... pretty fantastic huh?  Do you think they'll even notice the bride and groom?   We're looking at ideas for something simple in an "altar".

Looking back up towards the house... this is where two huge tents will go side by side.  Got to plan for rain even in August.

And I couldn't resist a candid shot of the father of the bride (my husband) and the groom to be....

Since it was such a beautiful spring Saturday, we did have little wait for the ferry home.... Kingston, WA is a quaint little place to wait... and our luck?  We just missed getting on an earlier ferry... the car in front of us was the last one stopped... but it was karma since he had crowded into the ferry line at the intersection shown below.  Do you think people that "crowd" in a car would also do it in say... a grocery store?  I mean it is the same thing, right?

And this little gem?

I've been looking at perpetual calendars on etsy and eBay for quite some time.  One just like this just sold on etsy for $28.00 (including shipping)... this guy?  $7.95!  My daughter actually spotted it since I had been showing her these on etsy/eBay.  Yep... I plan to use it for the wedding... a cute way to mark the day... perhaps a shot with the wedding rings?  Other ideas?

It's almost the weekend, our weather is still fabulous, I can hardly wait.


  1. What a setting for a wedding . . . the altar might need to be the view . . . bride, groom, wedding party, officiate and the view . . . something flat they walk up on, designating place . . . Hmmmm . . . not sure, I will think on it!

  2. What a beautiful view. Whatever you do it will be fabulous with that setting. How exciting!!

  3. A garden arch covered in white lights, white flowers and ivy vines, entwined with gauzy white ribbon? What a wonderful place for a wedding! I joined the Portland Yacht Club specifically so my daughter could get married there, as only members can have events there. :-) It was September but we still had sunny weather. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. What a beautiful setting! And I love your little calendar!

  5. Oh your little calendar is so sweet...I may have to look for one too! Your wedding plans are so wonderful, and such a beautiful couple!..getting excited!

  6. This is going to be a spectacular wedding! That view is beautiful, and all the vintage touches are going to be great!


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