Wedding Mania

Yesterday marked the 4 month countdown of our wedding.  I can’t believe how fast the time is going by!  (I apologize to all the English teachers of the world for the preposition at the end of the sentence).  Yesterday, Steve and I met with our wedding venue Historic Cedarwood in Nashville to finalize all the details of the ceremony and reception.  We chose flowers, food, decorations, table linens, invitations, and music (I use the term “we” here very loosely.  Steve was basically there for moral support.  Although he did pick out our table cloths, some of the food, and the monogram for our napkins.  Great job, love!)  It’s so great to have a venue that takes care of everything except the photographer and minister!  Makes my life so much easier not to have to run around town to several different places to get everything I need done.

We’re getting married at a beautiful antebellum house on several acres that was built in 1835.  Luckily they have several rain options in the small chance that it rains on our wedding day.

Here is the front of the house.  The reception will be under the covered patio on the left.

The ceremony site is right behind the patio.

I don’t think I could have pictured a more beautiful setting.  Planning everything yesterday just made it all so real!  I can’t believe I’m going to marry my best friend in 4 months!

We also booked our honeymoon cruise yesterday!!!  We almost didn’t get the cruise we wanted.  Princess cruise lines has a limited number of cruises to the Caribbean during the summer, and the only one that happened to be close to our wedding was July 28 leaving from New York.  That was perfectly fine by me since I had never been to New York!  Steve and I would drive up a few days early and stop along the way to see the sights.

Yesterday, when I went to book the cruise, much to my dismay it said “No cabins available” for our July 28th cruise!  Oh no!!!  The next Caribbean cruise wasn’t until Sept 29th, and I didn’t want to wait over 2 months after our wedding to finally go on our honeymoon.

Luckily, both Steve’s brother and sister in law work for Princess.  They were able to open up a reservation just for us on the ship we wanted.  Phew!  What a close call!  I was so grateful!

Now we just have to wait 4 more months until we are man and wife!  It can’t come fast enough…..well,  as long as I can lose these last 10 pounds, that is. :-)

  • Brittni Banks said:

    I can't believe you and I are planning our wedding's at the same time. I'm getting married May 21st but we have been doing it all ourselves. Sometimes I wish that I would have found a nice site to handle it all for me, but I know that it will by our perfect day. We are getting married on my families ranch here in San Diego. Your venue looks absolutely beautiful. Congrats again on getting married (in four month) :)!!!

    • That's awesome! I'm sure it will be a gorgeous wedding. Congrats! Only about 2 months for you! It's coming up quick! :-)

  • Pam Pentland said:

    It's going to be beautiful, Joanna, and I am so excited for you both. Love and hugs!

  • An absolutely stunning wedding site! If I could have my wedding all over again, it would be somewhere like this. *Sigh* :)

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