Well - here I am - newly engaged - and already I have my dress picked out (thanks Momma!).
Years ago I found out about these new websites for a Honeymoon Registry - there are a few out there, but I really loved the ease with setting this one up. Kind of reminds me of that old TV show: "champagne wishes and caviar dreams"....only - its Honeymoon Wishes and Hawaiian Dreams!
The fact that this website allows you to create a blog and photo album, along with the registry just made it a win win and I think its such a great idea to keep guests informed, and to let everyone know how the planning is coming along.
It has always been a dream of mine - Eileen, the Bride to Be - to have a backyard wedding. Since 50 Richard Road is no longer available to us for use (and the new owners kinda ruined our backyard, I mean, lots of us know how my Dad used to keep the yard so pristine and perfect ) - Vince and I decided to have it at my cousin Rich's home in the hills of San Jose, CA. It is truly a gorgeous location - way up in the Morgan Hill area, and the view is just immense. *see picture
**The actual address is in San Martin (which is a suburb of San Jose/Morgan Hill).
As a lot of you already know - Vince and I decided to have a small ceremony in Provincetown, MA on July 21. So yes, we are legally married now. I have coined the phrase "when you meet THE right man - why not marry him twice?" ....and its true.
When initially planning the wedding, and where to have it - we were torn between the beach, and my dream backyard wedding. Also - after being together for over 6.5 yrs - we realized we wanted to be able to enjoy some of the legal benefits of being married now, as opposed to waiting until next year. So - we came up with the perfect solution. An East Coast - West Coast Wedding.
We already had our Provincetown vacation planned - as it is something we do every summer with our best friends and neighbors Michael and Johnny. But this year - it was part of the planning to have my best friend and Maid of Honor Michelle, along with my brother and his wife, as well as my cousin and her boyfriend join us for a few days....so, we got to thinking: Why not have a quick small ceremony here, on the Cape, in Massachusetts - that way, some family, and family of friends (9 ppl in all) will be be there to witness this day, and paperwork can get rolling in the state we both reside in? Perfect!
So we made a few phone calls, scouted out a few areas, and found a place called Suzanne's Garden to have our small 7 minute ceremony. It was a picture perfect day - with pictures at the garden and nearby beach, and we wouldn't change a thing!!!
Now we are in the throes of planning our dream backyard awesome fantastic you're-going-to-be-talking-about-it-for-years-to-come-California-Wedding-and-Reception!!!! We can not wait!!!!