So it was a battle between the Convent (Beau's choice) and Margan wineries (my choice). We both lobbied hard for our choices but in the end the winner was Margan.
I am so excited to be having our wedding there as I feel it already has memories for us and has an amazing backdrop of the mountains where I would one day like to have a property.
We have decided to have a morning wedding. We will be married at 11 am and then have a lunch - consisting of canapés and champagne, 2 courses and then our wedding cake for dessert. We are inviting about 60 guests. We invited 130 to our engagement party but just can't afford to have that many for our wedding. Also a lot of those guests were far- flung family that we never see or have any contact with. I felt bad inviting them to the engagement party knowing that they would not be coming to the wedding - but everyone else seemed to think it was ok.
We are getting away with just having who we want at the wedding because we are paying for it ourselves. My father has remarried and had children with my step-mother so I don't expect him to offer anything (not that I want him too - I don't even know if I can ask him to walk me
down the aisle). Also my Mother wants to pay something toward the wedding but she has already bought my dress. We want to feel like we don't have to do what other people want or invite them because of this or that.
I can envisage it will be difficult though.
To make myself feel better here is a picture of my wedding gown. Not very vintage - and not at all what I thought I would go for but I love that it's not white. Which is making it hard to select wedding colours for flowers etc and the Beau is refusing to look at it (he is very traditional about things like that). Any suggestions?
La Sposa, Pronovius "Paradiso" gown in Chardonnay