Wedding Wednesday: Our Venue & Date

It’s official, SL and I are getting married…like for REAL! We chose our wedding and set the date! After an exhaustive search of numerous one venue we decided, chose a date and booked!

Emily & Scott

October 2, 2015

Willowdale Estate

willowdale estate

(Photo by Bharat Parmar)

We are so excited! Willowdale has everything we wanted, it is a bit secluded but easy to go to, it has woods, a river and has space for both our ceremony and the reception. Now that the hard part is over its on to the fun stuff…dress shopping, color scheme selection, bugging my maids with millions of questions…I can’t wait!

Another reason Willowdale is awesome, they sent us these yummy treats last night.

Willowdale cookies

Homemade cookies! Since the wedding is still forever away, 464 day to be exact, I won’t feel guilty at all about devouring all of these. Sorry SL…not sharing this time.

Keeping it short and sweet for today! Happy Hump day my friends.

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The Wedding Planning Begins!

Last week, my mom, SL and I visited our first potential wedding venue! Willowdale Estate holds tented weddings in the spring, summer and early fall and weddings in their mansion in the winter. SL and I are looking at spring or fall 2015 at found Willowdale to be absolutely beautiful.

willowdale estate

(Photo Source: SMP Picture Gallery)

The venue offers both ceremony and reception areas as well as a separate area for cocktail hour. SL and I are looking for all-inclusive type spaced like this because neither of us are sold on getting married in a church.

On our tour we met with the Sales Manager and she gave us a whole bag of goodies before we even got started! Free swag…LOVE IT! Each part of the tour was stunning. The mansion was built in the early 1900s by Bradley Palmer who drew his inspiration from the Mansions and Castles of Aberdeen in Scotland. I think I am a little bit Scottish and SL’s name is Scott so there is definitely a connection there.

inside mansion

(Photo: Bharat Parmar Photography on Willowdale’s website)

The outdoor ceremony area and tented reception area were beautiful as well. This is definitely a contender! Before we left, the Sales Manager gave us a list of open dates they had for the months were are interested in and there plenty on both Friday and Saturday nights!

As we were leaving we saw a deer checking us out! I hope he/she approved of us and makes an appearance at our wedding if we choose this venue.