Does anyone get married in a church any more? We have not been to a church wedding for over 10 years now.
A short list of places we’ve gone for weddings:
A camp (our daughter)
Girls’s school turned event center
An almond orchard
Beside a river
An old farmhouse
Outdoor event center (2)
Country club (2)
For a brief moment when Terry and I were planning our wedding, we thought of the chapel in Yosemite. But we wanted to get married in February when there is snow on the roads and we didn’t want guests to have to put on chains. So we got married in the small chapel of a church in the town where we live. For 21 years, while teaching at the inner city high school, I drove by the chapel every day on my way to work.
So, tell me some of the places you’ve gone to attend weddings.
We’ve all been chomping at the bit for Easter break to arrive. Ten days away from the madness. We ended the week with an evacuation drill because what looked to be an explosive device had been discovered in a stairwell. Fortunately, this time, the police decided it did not look like it would explode so we didn’t have to wait around for the bomb squad and their robot to come out. The weather has turned cold and windy so it was not pleasant to stand out on the field, waiting for the all-clear, like it had been the last time one of these things was found.
Today hubby and I are heading to a small town in the foothills for the wedding of a girl we have known since before she was born. This wedding is taking place in a church, indoors. This will be the first wedding in a long time that is inside of any building. We’ve been to weddings at a church camp, by the river, in a park, two that where next to a lake, in a rose garden (at least AT a church), in an almond orchard, on a golf course, at a country club, and one in a courtyard in Carmel. Most of these weddings have been out of town, one as far as Vancouver, Washington. OH, but that one was indoors. Everyone seems to want to married out of doors. Why is that?
The little dark-haired girl in the back is getting married today. The older girl on the left is my daughter who is now 8 months pregnant. The little red-haired girl is a doctoral student in Virginia, an expert in Shakespearean theater. How wonderful to have been a part of these amazing lives.