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Cotton Bud

Getting Married In A Garden

January 28th, 2013 by     


Since I was very young, I have been in love with gardens. I was rivoted as I first watched “The Secret Garden.” I fantasize about someday creating my own lush, green hidaway in the backyard of my future home. This being said, I’m excited to say that the venue for both our ceremony and reception will be at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

The event coordinator, Misty, was very helpful and answered all of my questions and more when I scheduled my appointment to have a look around. The venue is reasonably priced for a wedding on a budget. I’m thrilled about the location.

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My future mother-in-law was a little disappointed at first that the ceremony would not be in a church. However, the more she looks at the pictures of the venue, the more she is getting excited.

Because the garden is so beautiful, the ceremony decorations can be kept to a minimum. I’m thinking just of adding little embellishments to the trellis that Mr. Cotton and I will be standing under will be sufficient. I can save most of my decorating budget for the reception, which I’ve actually decided to have in the garden’s indoor banquet hall. It’s a beautiful room with a glorious chandelier. I’m hoping to carry the garden theme into the indoors space as well.

Our posed wedding pictures will be taken in the tropical conservatory – a mostly glass building. There are tons of beautiful, exotic flowers and a waterfall. I’m pumped for other photo opportunities around the garden as well!

I would say that the Amarillo Botanical Gardens have captured my imagination. I cannot imagine a more beautiful place to get married.

Strawberry Bud

Venue Choice

January 23rd, 2013 by     


I will admit that I had been planning our wedding (in my head) LONG before a proposal was in the works. A girl can dream, right? When it came down to thinking about where we would have the wedding there was no clear location. I am from South Carolina and SD is from Florida, but his family now lives in Georgia, and we now live in Mississippi. There was no central location for us. I never had the dream of getting married in my hometown or in a church. I knew I wanted something a bit different. So, on a vacation to Florida with his family, the subject of weddings came up, and I casually mentioned that I loved his Aunt and Uncle’s home. I thought it would be a perfect place for a small wedding. Little did I know, his Aunt would say yes right then and as soon as the ring was on the finger, the real planning began. We will be having a small family wedding in Alabama. A location central to no one in our family, so everyone will be traveling. However, I think this will be such a special place to say, “I DO” because every time we visit them, we can think back on our special day with our family and friends and just enjoy all of those memories. The home features a beautiful lake, and we will be having the ceremony on the dock! I cannot wait to share pictures of the day so you can see just how beautiful it is there!

When it comes down to picking your venue my advice would be to make sure it fits your personality and your budget. Also, make sure you feel special about the place and that you will not regret having your ceremony there one day. How did you go about picking your wedding venue?

Maga Blossom

Our Wedding Venue

November 9th, 2009 by     


One of the first things that you need to check off your list is deciding on your wedding date and the ceremony/reception site. I found our wedding venue through Google searches and the ceremony/reception site that we will enjoy next year will be the great Maplewood Greens.

This site has a golf course, a restaurant and a ballroom. We love this place! The food is great and the atmosphere represents both our personalities. Towie Bear and I knew from the beginning that we wanted a summer wedding. That’s why we decided on Maplewood Greens because our guests will admire one of the greatest things that the Evergreen state has to offer and that is its verdure.

The following are some pictures of our wedding site. Please note that these images were taken last winter, therefore, Maplewood Greens still had their Christmas decorations displayed.

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Guest Table

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Lovely Area for Pictures

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