There is no doubt in my mind that we had the best wedding we could possibly have dreamed of for us. The Natural Bridge hotel and confrence center was very accommodating for us and all of our out of town guests. While my parents would have liked us to have the wedding nearer to our homes in Northern Virginia, we strongly believe that the Shenandoah Valley is the most beautiful part of Virginia and the only place we wanted to get married. We fell in love with the bridge on our first visit down there, it’s sort of a forgotten natural wonder. I think the heyday of the hotel may have been in the 1960’s as things don’t seem to have been updated since then, which is fine with us. The main hotel has a certain charm to it of an older elegance and the staff are very nice and will go out of their way to help. Maybe it’s because we were the bridal party but we never heard a word about our whole wedding taking over the cottages and partying late for 2 nights. At one point we even joined forces with the noon wedding and partied into the night. It was an incredible experience and the hotel was great about it.
5 Months and counting till the weddingLife
This weekend we did a trip down to the Nautral Bridge to taste some food for the reception. It was amazing. We looked at the Jefferson Ballroom again, they had it set up for the prom so it was similar to what we were going to have. It looked really good. I’m super excited about it.Â Now I just have to get to work on the invitations.
Save the Date – Mark and Laurel's Wedding 2010Art, Projects
We’re still deciding on the color scheme, but I think the design is almost finalized. I don’t really see the point of save the date cards, It’s not like we’re inviting so many people that we couldn’t just call a couple of them and tell them to spread the word. Also we’re still going to send you an invitation in about 6 months so this is really just some sort or reminder that we’re serious about this whole thing.
I’m not sure that Laurel will let me get away with making the invitations so non-formal so this was my chance to really have fun.