Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: The Venue!

In these last few Wednesdays before the *BIG DAY* (14 Wednesdays, to be exact, but who's counting?!), I thought I'd go back and re-live some of my wedding planning drama fun with you all, since I have not had this blog throughout my entire planning process! I'll tackle one aspect each week....I thought I'd go in the order that things happened since our engagement. 

So, today, I'll start with....our venue! 

The church was the easy part...
My dad is a Presbyterian minister, so I always knew I wanted/had to get married in a Presbyterian church. Preferably, a pretty white one. Lucky for me, my friend Mallery, told me about a super amazing (and pretty and white!) Presbyterian church that she was getting married in. We started going, loved it, joined, and now we are getting married there!

{super cute, right?!}

Next decision...was where to have the reception.
First, let me preface this by saying, I feel like my mom and I looked at almost every possible reception venue in Charlotte. Ok, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration...but I got about 3956727 emails from different places, and when my mom came down to look with me, we went to like 10 different venues!!!

We checked out....

Whew! I am exhausted just remembering everything!! 
Mind you, we looked at all of these over 2 days...and it was CIAA weekend! If you're not from Charlotte, CIAA is this basketball tournament they have uptown and the traffic IS INSANE. Like, we were over 45 minutes late to our appointment at Bentley's! By the end of it, everything was running together, and we ended up asking the same questions 39174 times!

We finally narrowed it down to Bentley's (I'm glad I didn't cancel that appointment...the owner waited almost an hour for us, and had 2 glasses of wine waiting for my mom and I when we got off the elevator!) and Roof With A View. 
After agonizing about it for a week and making a pro-con list (because that's what I do...make lists...I'm a dork), we finally decided on Bentley's! Surprisingly, it was about the same price as Roof With A View, but with a bit more of a *wow* factor!

I'm so excited to have my wedding there!!! It's completely gorgeous, with floor-to-ceiling views of Charlotte! (Although, I'm a little afraid of heights, so I just won't get too close to the windows!)

Come back next Wednesday when I discuss another exciting aspect of wedding planning!! WOOHOO!!

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