Monday, January 4, 2010

Finally!

Right after Hunter proposed in October, I moved back to Virginia, started a new (and challenging) full time job, kept my part-time job, experienced two deaths in the family, two major snowstorms, two major holidays and about five sets of house guests, all while trying to find the time (and energy) to travel around the state looking for the perfect wedding venue that matched our style and budget. It's been a rather difficult and frustrating process, both for myself, my mom, and Hunter. Not only was it hard to balance wedding planning with busy everyday life, but no matter where we looked, we couldn't seem to find a place that had most of what we were looking for and that just felt right...

Well, after several months of trying to find the venue for our wedding, we've finally booked a place and set the date! I'm happy to announce we'll be getting married July 30, 2010 at Stone Manor Country Club in Maryland.




It's a beautiful outdoor setting that includes a large tent for the reception, which was key for us, since we knew we would need a large enough covered space in case of both inclement weather or the hot July sun. With this venue, we can plan the casually elegant summer evening affair that we wanted.

I'm super excited to have this peace of mind and to be able to tell people the actual date of our wedding. Now I can move forward to the fun things: photography, dresses, food, invites, favors... I can't wait! With only 7 months to go, we have so much to do!

6 comments:

dinagideon said...

By the way, Congratulations on getting married!!! I must have missed it!!!

And you certainly have had a challenging year...wow.

It is great that you are back in VA, I am sure NC misses you!

But you crossed the river to find a wedding site? Just kidding!!! It looks BEAUTIFUL. Wow!

Have a nice monday. Don't work TOO hard...

dinagideon said...

I meant congrats on getting engaged, must drink coffee before writing comments. :)

Jessamyn and Jordan said...

it's gorgeous, bets!! and i know it will be even more beautiful, too, once you get your hands on it with all your creativity! it was great seeing you this weekend. we're so excited for both of you.

Betsy said...

Thanks for the sweet comments Dina! It is a little funny that we searched high and low all over VA and then found a place in Maryland... I don't really mind though since we have a place!! :)

Betsy said...

Thanks Jessamyn :) It was great to see you and Jordan this past weekend and hopefully it won't be too long before we meet up again!

Jessica said...

Looks beautiful, Betsy! I am sure you must be very relieved to have this part of the planning behind you ... now you can focus on the details (and you've got a knack for that!). Enjoy this time. It goes by quickly.