Friday, November 22, 2013

we have a wedding date!



for the past two weeks or so weeks we have been talking in absolute circles about two particular venues in Atlanta that we really loved. but we have decided! and with that, a date has been set! we will be getting married Saturday, September 27th, 2014! this actually happens to fall on an off weekend for Alabama football ;) i maybe looked at next years schedule just about as soon as we started thinking about possibly getting married in September. but!! it was just one hundred percent a coincidence and fate, that the only Saturday our venue still had available in the summer/fall months was thaaaat Saturday!

sooo! we will be saying our forever i do's outside on the historic Swan House lawn. it's so, so breathtaking this place.  austin and i visited so many times over the past couple of weeks, walking the property, seeing where our reception would be, trying to envision it all. and along with every last beautiful detail of the house, we love that it will be outside. and also. i personally really loved the idea that before i walk down the stairs to meet my groomlove, i will get to have a quiet moment inside the Swan House with my dad before he walks me down. i think that moment will be a really special one. butterflies and me, the excited and nervous ones, we go hand in hand, so he's one of the best to be there with me. he's always been so good at finding the right words and reminding us to soak up all moments, little and big and i mean, i want to do just that!

on one particular venue visit of ours, austin and i walked to the tippity top of the Swan House stairs where i then had him play my dad's role and we walk down linked arms and all. hehe. when we got closer, i had him run down and assume the groom position. i'm a visual person oookay?!  plus it was just fun. i liked that we won't be able to see each other right away. because i know him. and i sure know me. and when we do meet, oohh there will be so much smiling, and hopefully!! no happy tears on my part [but if you know me at all, that's pretty much just wishful thinking]it will be special. the whole night will be special. and i can see how this wedding planning stuff can just be a whole lot. (!!!) but its comforting to just sometimes forget all the things on our long to-do list and picture all the happy things and mostly, the real purpose behind all of this.  it just makes me love my family and friends and everyone so near and dear to our hearts so much more. their excitement has been so genuine and has made us feel so loved. it will be a perfect day that September 27th!


and also. my mother dear, she has been an absolute wedding rockstar lady with all this. helping us with venues and pricing and letting me talk in circles about things i like and maybe like and maybe don't like? mom's are good like that.

9 comments:

Jackellyn @ In the waiting line said...

That location is beautiful! Looks like it came straight out of an Austen novel haha

Pamela said...

Aww the day after my birthday! Absolutely stunning place!

BKCsquared said...

Congratulations on choosing a date & venue!! That place looks like it's right out of a fairytale! I LOVE how you even thought out a special place to have a moment with your dad before he walks you down the aisle - just perfect!

xo, B
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Amy said...

So happy for you guys!!

Michaela said...

Going to be such a gorgeous day!! How beautiful :)

Sarah Burton said...

So exciting!! It's going to be so beautiful. Congrats!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Congrats! That's so exciting!

Ashlee said...

my mouth literally dropped when I saw pictures of your venue. How Stunning and what a fairytale castle to be married at!!!

Picking the Date was so exciting for us...and don't worry, I pulled up schedules of various Race Tracks to make sure my speedracer didn't have a race around the date we were thinking of. ;)

Congrats! I can't wait to hear more as time goes on!!!

BLovedBoston said...

That wedding venue looks stunning!! I'm sure it will be a gorgeous wedding and can't wait to see all the details come together!! Enjoy this fabulous time!!

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