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Wedding on the Brain

Allan is visiting me in Winthrop this week as he has spring break. This means a few things: 1. I’m eating far more complex meals that take more than 10 minutes to create start to finish, 2. I’m eating less chocolate and getting more hugs, and 3. we’ve figured out what we’re doing for the wedding, finally!!

Allan loves the idea of a brunch following a quick officiation in a park. So, we’re going to talk to the managers of the Sea Dog in Bangor, Maine to see if we can rent out a room for about 30 people, family, and have their brunch buffet on a Saturday morning. Then, in the evening we’ll get our friends together and see if we can get a table for 15 at Woodman’s in Orono, Maine and if we can hire a jazz band to play in the evening.

The brunch will be sunny, relaxed, family-oriented. We’ll have little pansies in pots for wedding favors, chocolate shapes (haven’t decided yet) on the table, and lots of story telling and all that other family stuff.

And then, in the evening, we’ll let loose and have fun with the friends at the best bar in town.

Part of the reason we had so much difficulty in planning the wedding is that we couldn’t rectify planning for family with planning for friends. Planning for friends would allow us to do everything we’d like and then some. Family is harder because there are so many people who do not engage in our liberal, progressive lifestyle and who would not enjoy the type of event we’d plan. So, we realized the best thing we could do is have two separate festivities.

After the two shindigs, we hope to wing off to Europe, England?, for a week of touring. We’d love to see the gardens, as many as we possibly could, and see as many sites of literary heritage as possible. I’d love to have photos of me at the historic homes of the Romantic poets to bring into my classroom this fall. It would help build my reputation as an English teacher. šŸ™‚

If we don’t go to Europe, we’re thinking of heading to the northwest to see the red wood forest, Mt. Rainier, Seattle, and some of the other places we’ve been wanting to visit for a long time now.

The great thing is, I’d be checking a ton of things off my 101/1001 list either way!

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4 responses to “Wedding on the Brain

  1. Jen March 3, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    sounds like a wonderful wedding plan! congrats!

  2. LittleWit March 4, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Your wedding sounds absolutely lovely. I can’t speak for England as I have never been but I can highly recommend the Pacific Northwest. It’s beautiful out there, much like Maine and I think it looks like Christmas all year round with their giant evergreens. If you are in the Seattle area be sure to check out the islands as well as the mainland. There are some gorgeous spots hidden around there.

  3. Patty March 4, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Your wedding plans sound lovely. Remember this above all else: this is your and Allan’s day – no one else’s. Your plans sound great.

    I love England, myself. It always seems like such a magical place to me. Perhaps that’s because I grew up on so many children’s stories written by British authors. DH is from Vancouver Island and that area of the continent is stunning as well. Either way, you will enjoy yourselves!

  4. Amy March 16, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Sounds AWESOME!!!!!
    Did you pick a date yet?

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