Thursday, April 16, 2009

There are a lot of reasons

why it has been so long and we never actually had a chance to discuss our wedding plans.  First, 4 days after we got engaged over a weekend in Santa Barbara, our landlords informed us that they sold the house in 4 (!!!) days and we had 45 days to move.  Naturally, it took us about a month to find a place and move.  Then, it was the move itself and the stress of unpacking and settling in the new apartment.  After that, after another unhappy day at work, I decided that it was time for me to quit.  The last 2 weeks at work were very stressful and unpleasant and took up a ton of my energy.  Next day after I quit, Tom got involved into a big litigation with the case going into trial, meaning that it has been 5 weeks of him working non-stop, coming home at 2am and leaving at 8am, and not taking any days off. 

So, it is obvious that with all the craziness happening in our life wedding plans have not been our first priority.  We have talked in passing about possibilities but have not taken the time to sit down and plan.  We do share though a desire for an intimate, fun and special event that will have our families united and everyone in attendance playing their own part.   

One day, Tom asked me to tell him what my dream wedding would be without any considerations for expense.  

The wedding of my dreams takes place at a very small but gorgeous winery sitting high on a hill in Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara.  We would have around 50 persons attending, with a permission from the owners of the winery to dance and drink as long as our guests can stand up.

My next dream wedding happens to be in Greece, Italy or Croatia, where we would rent a villa that could accommodate most of our guests, and the celebration would take place on the terrace overlooking the sea, with everyone sharing a festive meal at one huge table.

I have also thought of an ideal elopement that would probably happen somewhere in Northern California, and not in the form of a package deal, but planned by me and Tom.  

So, I am growing inside me the seeds of three possible wedding scenarios.  It is quite exciting to see which one will actually become reality.

We will see.  When we actually have time to sit down and talk about our wedding plans :)

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