So, I know myself pretty well. When I fall in love with something, I have to have it! Thats just me, I know when I like something, and I know when its just ok. Well picking a venue was no different. I had seen seven degrees back on PW back in August when I was helping a friend look for a venue. I tucked the venue away, hoping that soon I would be planning my own wedding and I could go see the venue. So two weeks after I got engaged I went to see Seven Degrees. I loved it! I had to have it. Except there was one glaring issue, it was over my budget!!! When I say over budget, I am not referring to just the ceremony reception budget. I am referring to my entire budget and it was not just a little over, it was WWAYYYYY over! I was devastated. Yep, I cried I was so disappointed. After, I started to hit the books, websites, magazine, and every other source I had to find another venue. I visited a few but the truth was, I just wasnt feeling it. I was super sad. A few weeks go by and FI says, lets go look at one more venue. It was my second choice based on the internet so I was willing to give it a fair shot. Once I got there, I realized the venue was gorgeous but it just wasnt for me. When I asked FI what his thoughts were he said, "its meh, and not Seven Degrees" after days of debating he finally said the words I needed to hear. We negotiated, worked hard, and now I get my dream venue, Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach! I am stoked!