photos of our wedding venue via my iPhone
Setting the date was not exactly the easiest decision for us. John and I have been engaged since December, and we took some time to enjoy our engagement. We also had a lot of discussions involving where the wedding would be. John is from Chicago, I am from Kansas City, and 90% of our friends and family reside in the Midwest. Obviously, John and I live in California, so the decision about the location of our wedding (and the venue) was really tough!
It was hard to imagine planning a wedding back home when I live here in California. Traveling back and forth would be time-consuming and add travel costs to the overall planning budget. Although wedding costs are cheaper in the Midwest, we couldn't say no to the beautiful place that is California. We live here, got engaged here and decided to tie the knot here, where we will start our lives together. Therefore, we chose a venue overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Solstice Canyon in Malibu. Solstice was the first hike that we did when we moved to LA, so the venue location has special meaning to us.
I also want to announce that starting this week, I will begin to share lots of exciting wedding details & the planning process every Wednesday. I want to know from you what you want to hear about along the way... I am happy to share! I am sure I will need advice from you as well.. this is my first experience going through wedding planning, so any advice you have is greatly appreciated!
With that said, I would love to know, if you are married, how did you decided on the location of your wedding? Was it easy? Was it hard to pick one city over the other? Were you happy with your decision?