June 20, 2009 is our wedding date! I’m so excited 🙂 It’s one of those dates that just feels right; maybe because it’s a round number and easily divisable (I’m weird like that).
We are getting married at the Church in the Valley (http://www.churchinthevalley.org/) around 4 – 4:30 pm (haven’t decided completely yet) and following it with the reception at Acker-Moore (http://www.acker-moorememorialpost.com/). The church is in the middle of Cuyahoga National Park (http://www.nps.gov/cuva/ and http://www.cvnpa.org/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahoga_Valley_National_Park) so there will be great opportunities for pictures unless it rains really bad. But it’s June, so I doubt we’ll have problems. Particularly cool right nearby is the Everett Road Covered bridge.
The inside of the church is in a deep red, velvety look. The aisle and pew seat pads are all done in that color. The rest is a nice medium wood. I’ve been a little concerned about picking wedding colors because I want a color that will look good and not clash–inside and outside! I’m all big on matching. Brian’s sister and I went to a wedding show the other week, and we’ll probably go out to look at bridesmaid dresses soon so that I can see colors. Since I’m not too set on anything, I’ll probably pick colors according to the dresses I like the most… haha. Flowers can match anything, especially in June, so I’m not too worried about that.
Acker-Moore is a nice reception hall, only about 4 years old. It looks brand new and there is plenty of space for everyone. We are going to be getting our own catering, which is probably going to be Totally Cooked, where Brian’s friend Jen works. We’ve heard wonderful things about their food, and hope to get a few discounts since Brian has helped Jen out numerous times himself. Brian’s had their food before and agrees that it’s really good. We’re probably going to have a chicken buffet dinner.
I’ve been debating out doing my own centerpieces. I will wait until I start getting pricing from florists though before making that decision. We also plan on making our own wedding invitations since I like paper and design so much, and we will be making our own website that I will start designing and Brian will build–as soon as we pick colors!