Jun 20, 2009
We ended up going with the first reception place we saw; we visited others but kept coming back to this one. It's a nice, newer VFW with a beautiful bar area (you have to get your alcohol from them, but everything else was perfect!) This is a stock photo from their website; unfortanately you can't see a lot of the hall which holds 250 people.
We spent forever finding a ceremony site, going back and forth with doing it outside. I called a lot of parks! But in the end, Brian and I are getting married in a little, non-denominational church that holds about 175 people. We are allowed to bring in our own officiant which was important to us because we are using my old boss, who worked with Brian also, so he knows us very well.
The proposal was a complete suprise on a Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7, 2008. We drove out to Blue Hen Falls and then hiked our way off the beaten path to Buttermilk Falls. The day was gorgeous and sunny and the moment was priceless. We were alone next to the falls and were taking pictures.
I like to say that had I known the proposal was on way, I would have done two things: set my camera’s self- timer to 15 seconds instead of 10, and I would’ve dressed nicer. However, the photo captured a beautiful moment without either of those things, and I wouldn’t change it.
Brian likes to say that he proposed in the woods so that if refused, he could leave the alone without anyone seeing. But when he got down on one knee and held the ring and asked the question, there was never any doubt about the answer.