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Do You Obsess Over Your Venue, Too?

stalk, obsess, politely observe….it’s all the same thing, right?

Our venue, The Cliff House Hotel has impressed me once again.  We’ve just heard that The Cliff House has been awarded one Michelin Star!  What an amazing accomplishment!

The executive chef, Martijn Kajuiter, is known for his sourcing of local food.  The Cliff House also has its own garden where they harvest most of their produce.

It’s about creating an experience for your guests and I definitely want to tie this into the night. I am so excited to be working with Chef Kajuiter on designing my menu.  A menu that is sustainable, local and most importantly, amazing.

I’m even more excited and more proud to get married at The Cliff House Hotel! Has anyone “politely observed” their venue and got excited when good things have happened? P.S (Yes, I do follow them on twitter…yikes!)

Congratulations to Chef Kajuiter and The Cliff House Hotel to a much deserved award!

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Our Wedding- Getting Ready, The Ceremony and (Pre)Reception

Are you ready for some fun!

The day of our wedding was surprisingly calm.  I didn’t have a care in the world and just felt happiness.

{I admit, the night before I warned everyone that no one is to be stressed or freaking out on the big day or else they would be escorted back home!}

Here are a few shots of us getting ready! I put on my father-of-the-bride soundtrack and got to work!

Our civil ceremony was scheduled for 10:00AM. We arrived at 9:45am and the lobby was already filled with our family.  At this point, everything was starting to hit me.  I was excited yet a little nervous.

I remember thinking to myself, “I need to feel like a bride. Do I feel like a bride? What does a bride feel like?” Then I realized that I was being silly and to just be in the moment.

The actual ceremony lasted under five minutes! I was so happy to have my cousin Hannah there to be my stand in “Maid of Honor/Ring Bearer/Jr.Bridesmaid.” She even matched!

We had  a little time between the ceremony and lunch so we headed back to my house.

As you know, Ger’s family was unable to attend this ceremony so we were lucky enough to talk to all of them on skype.  They had a toast in our honor while we admired the beautiful flowers that they sent to us. I’m so happy that they were included on our special day.

After talking to Ger’s family, we opened up a few games of Wii Sports and did some bowling! How many people can say that!? It was nice to have that down time to feel a bit more normal.

all images from personal collection

Our morning was just beautiful, low key and perfect.  Everything I wanted!

It didn’t hurt to have champagne at 10:30 in the morning, either!

Come back next week for more details about our reception!

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I Interrupt This Regulary Scheduled Tablescape Friday to Share Some Exciting News!

Have you heard? Martha Stewart Magazine {Winter 2010 Issue} has featured their first Same Sex Couple!  What a big moment!

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Hopefully there will be many more to come by 2011!  Congrats!

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A Big Thank You to WeddingChannel!

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Thank you to everyone that followed my posts as I was “Blog of the Week” on WeddingChannel.

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Candid Thursday- Red Hot

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images via Snippet & Ink {source} via Jenna Walker Photography {source}

Can you get more candid then this? Congratulations Ria & Jesse!

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Tablescape Friday: Wedding at the Parker

Wow Wow Wow.

I was stalking Bonnie Tsang’s Blog and came across this amazing wedding at the Parker Hotel! What a perfect wedding to be featured on Tablescape Friday.  Take a look at the way the glow of the candles extenuate the oranges and creams.

Be sure to check out more photos of this wedding here, here and here!

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via Bonnie Tsang Photography {source}

Thank you for sharing, Bonnie!

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When Wedding Bloggers Wed

Don’t you love when Wedding Bloggers tie the knot?

Day to day, you follow these amazingly creative people through daily inspiration, DIY projects and their own planning process and it ends up feeling like a good friend getting married.  I love when these bloggers invite us into their lives and especially into their Wedding Day.

Sarah of Classic Bride is no exception.  I’ve been following Classic Bride for a while and it’s just amazing to see how all of her inspiration and ideas came together. Take a look at her stunning wedding that was featured in Wedding Style Guide!

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I absolutely love Sarah’s cake and all of her hand picked details.

What other bloggers do you love following through their wedding planning?

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