Wow. What a week. I thought with it being spring break and all I’d get so much done. Turns out, not so much.
We did get one thing done. And that thing was find and book a location for our wedding.
Say hello to Glorietta Bay, where if you will be attending our splenderific (splendid + wonderful + terrific) day, you will be staring out at if you look the OSF and I as we vow it up.
Yes, if you’re lucky, one of those white wooden chairs will be yours… on November 13th!
I found this place on Tuesday, on a 10 Greatest Places to get Married in San Diego website. I was a bit skeptical at first, as this is a community center reception hall which tend to not be fantastic… and sometimes are painted funny colors and have linoleum floors. But this one is the Coronado Community Center, and since public building niceness is directly related to property taxes extracted from homeowners in the area, let’s just say they’re not doing so bad at the Coronado Community Center.
Here’s what the outside patio looks like at night.
Oh, yeah. Better come prepare to party.
Jenna drove down with me to check the place out on Wednesday, and we both loved it.
Chris and I are very excited about this. We’d been talking with our guy over there, Steve, who’d let us in on the only available dates from here through November: July 23 (Friday, and really, really soon), October 31 (Sunday… and Halloween), and November 28 (Sunday, and sooooo far away). We were bummed about dates, but we were beginning to come around to Halloween… until the next day (Thursday) we called again and Steve told us November 13, a Saturday, had just become available.
Chris had Friday off (sort of), so we spent the day finishing up some work at his office (while I looked up wedding blogs on his co-worker’s computer – sorry, Erin, for signing you out of Facebook!), going to Robbins Brothers twice (see the ring fiasco story coming soon), getting lunch, and finally getting to Coronado at 3:45 where we were supposed to meet Steve at 5:30.
We had some time to kill obviously, so we wandered around checking it all out. Eventually we went to talk to a couple guys manning the main desk, and turns out they could answer most of our questions about the room anyway, and took us on the deluxe tour. Then Steve showed up for his shift, and he turned out to be this guy who’s our age, about to get married himself, and goes to Flood. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer or more helpful guy.
So… we got our place! A little later in the year than we’d hoped, but at least that part’s done. Now the rest of the planning can commence.
Here’s Chris in our future wedding spot:
November 13, people!