Wedding Update

The chapel is booked!!!  The ceremony will be at the Victoria Wedding Chapel in Waterford, MI.  They have a website for those who want to check it out:  http://www.victoriaweddingchapel.com/  Here’s a couple of pics of the Chapel, both the indoors and the outdoors:

It’s absolutely beautiful!  It will accomodate up to 50 guests.  We haven’t booked a reception site yet.  That’s to come.

The date of the wedding will be Saturday 25 October 2008 at 1 pm.  Ideally, we’d like to have it outside.  However, October in Michigan is well…October in Michigan!  There’s no telling what the weather will be!  It could be a beautiful, sunny, warm Autumn day or it could be a blizzard.  lmao!  So, if the weather’s good enough we’ll have the wedding outside, otherwise it’ll be inside in the chapel.

We’ve also decided to forego the unity candle part of the ceremony in favour of a sand ceremony.  We really like the symbolism of it.  There are typically 3 glass containers, two filled with sand each a different colour and an empty one.  Each colour of sand represents both the bride and groom.  You alternate pouring the sand into the empty container to show how your lives have mixed to become one, while still maintaining the essence of who you are.  We will be able to add a fourth container so that Hannah Rose will be able to pour in her own colour of sand as well.  I’m really excited about this!  I really wanted something to include her in the ceremony not least because we’re becoming a family. 

 There is a lot more to plan and get ready for!  But I’m not feeling as overwhelmed about all the planning as I was prior to getting the ceremony site booked. 

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4 Comments

  1. 14 January 2008 at 10:06 pm

    oh my!! gorgeous place and love the sand ceremony!!!!!

  2. johnswife04 said,

    15 January 2008 at 1:19 am

    Beautiful! 🙂 I love the sand ceremony. It sounds like the wedding is going to be just perfect.

  3. Christopher L. Akerley said,

    24 January 2008 at 10:04 am

    Who’s this guy you’re marrying, anyway? 🙂

  4. bren said,

    24 January 2008 at 11:21 am

    Oh–just some guy I met on the internet!


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