I will not be bridezilla …

Still saying the daily mantra – I will not be bridezilla, I will not be bridezilla.

So we went down to mangy brewery on the weekend, as we were out along the East Coast and it was not that far away from where we were.  We decided to go and have a look just so we could tick it off the list as being a very bad idea.

Surprisingly not as bad an idea as I had thought.  We can hire out the venue and they were very accommodating and said yes to pretty much everything we asked for, which also raises some concerns, but no doubt that is another issue.

Once we started looking around and took all the pub-people out – with my mind powers of course – it definitely had promise.  Listen after 2 – 3 glasses of wine anything can start to look promising.

We are pretty much guaranteed rain, hail, sleet and howling wind on the 17 July, so any chance of anything outside is going to be a far off dream.  They have a great outdoor ampitheatre that looks out over the valley and will be stunning on a good weather day – but we need to be realistic and realize that we are probably going to have our ceremony inside propped up against the bar if mother-nature has anything to do with it.

Fortunately the venue has these great medieval looking (circa 1995) black chandeliers which we can put great big candles on and two huge fireplaces.

So we are going to light the place up like Guy Fawkes day and have a really warm snug thing going on, as we battle to drink our wine against the elements.

If the weather is good, that is great, and it will change the dynamics slightly as we will be able to pull open all the fold away doors and have it spilling out onto the outside grass area, but we need to plan for bad weather and then be surprised if it is anything but.

I spoke to a guy this morning, and I actually heard him catch his breath when I said that we are planning a wedding in Cape Town in July …. you know when you get a sneaky sensation that you are doing something that is against your better judgement and the weather report, but you go along and do it anyway?

This may well be one of those moments ……

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  1. This post and the previous one … about the Brewery venue, the wine glasses in the palm of your hand, the red wine soaked lamb and buttery mash, the no dancing and rather sitting around a big warm log fire … it’s making me wish I was your best friend so that I could be there! DAMN … you are going to arrange one awesome wedding. I did a very small (18 people), VERY informal (picnic) reception with a 5 minute “ceremony” in a forest. LOTS of champagne, white chocolate wedding cake, no dancing and lots of mooching around (under the influence of the *lots of* champagne). I still wore, despite the very informal setting of the wedding, a beautiful white wedding dress. All I know is that different is AWESOME when it comes to weddings. I can’t wait to hear how yours turns out 🙂
    Have a look at my wedding pics … http://www.andreacarlylephotography.co.za – she was AMAZING and (then) not too expensive. Good pics are the most important part, as far as I am concerned 🙂
    Happy planning and ENJOY BEING BRIDEZILLA! I think it is inevitable at one point or another, but you will only be allowed to behave that way once in your life 😀

  2. Sounds great to me – snugly while raining outside. Could make great pictures.

  3. Joyce

     /  March 29, 2010

    Just remember, this is the one and only time in your life when no one is going to judge you for looking like a meringue (well, we won’t tell you that we are sniggering behind our cream-coloured napkins), so you might as well go ALL OUT!!

    • Kennith

       /  March 29, 2010

      No Baby, less is more, remember the spreadsheet I showed you, do not listen to Joyce…

      • Joyce

         /  March 30, 2010

        Kennith, I don’t think a nurse outfit qualifies as a wedding dress!

  4. Nicky

     /  March 29, 2010

    When are you going to tell us how exactly this engagement came about??

    • reluctantmom

       /  March 29, 2010

      You are right, next blog post I will do that. Try not to get too excited …..


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