Part I: Selecting a season
Part II: Summer is kind of far away
With doubts in our mind about a beach wedding early in the springtime, we returned to the drawing board. We would still need the option of an indoor ceremony in the event of rain (March is unpredictable in the precipitation department in Southern California), but I suddenly realized I would rather be surrounded by wood than waves. My mind moved from blues and greens inspired by the water and sky to rich browns, golds, and a variety of greens. I wanted warm colors, and an environment that felt cozy and intimate rather than open and exposed to the elements, however beautiful those elements happened to be.
With these thoughts in mind, I found my dream venue: The Rococo Room at Café Santorini. The food? Delicious Mediterranean. The prices? Better than Duke's. The view might not have been as exceptional (okay, nowhere close to the panoramic windows to the Pacific) but the location was incredibly convenient. And look at this room!
Doesn't this just exude "warm, intimate wedding" to you?
Unfortunately, D and I were not on the same page. When I told him "dark wood," he imagined trees and forests where I imagined old-fashioned libraries, and he did not.like.my choice. But just because I'm the bride doesn't mean I can have everything I want (dang it!), so I knew I had to move on. And it. Was. HARD.
Did your fiancé put the kibosh on anything that you just had to have? How did you deal with your disappointment?