2010-02-03

Family Time – Part 2

All right, I'm back. I'll shape up and fly right. 

As I started to say back HERE

After the matinee and lunch, Gwen, Cora, and I went to view the wedding site again, and meet with the coordinator, Cassi.  As we talked to her about the general plan, we were in for a bit of a shock: it appears that we are getting about double the indoor space that we thought.  We had no idea we were getting the upper room for dining.

SCORE!

And unlike when we were there the first time, I didn't forget to take pictures.

Or video.

The place is gorgeous.  We aren't really going to have to decorate it all that much.  Why waste money on decorations, when no one will be able to take their eyes off my stunning bride?

And as always, Cora and I made some on the spot decisions with comfort and ease.  But every question we answered seemed to raise more detailed questions.  But those are even easier to tackle.  Mere details.  Focusing on the big picture.  And the wedding is just a detail.  An important detail, but a detail.

The big picture isn't GETTING married to Cora.
The big picture is BEING married to Cora.

After that meeting, we went back to Cora's house, where her mom joined us briefly for dinner.

How do I get out of this Mickey MOuse outfit?We wrapped up the evening with the Gwen and I the sofa making a "Cora sammich" while watching Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean I & II.  Good flicks.  I hadn't seen them before.  Johnny Depp seemed to be having a lot of fun hamming it up.

Oh, and don't give me attitude about movies I haven't seen.  Do you know my bride-to-be has never seen the two greatest "House" movies of all time?  I am of course speaking of "Animal House" and "Road House".

Obviously, we both have some gaps in out cinematic resumes.

10 comments:

whatigotsofar said...

last year my brother had a wedding
the hall had an upper dining area balcony type thing
never used it
except for photographers going up there to take you know like shots from an above type angle

but consider the following, if you've invited older people or people in wheelchairs and such, you don't want them going up and down stairs

JenJen said...

I think that Animal House my husband's favorite "film" which gets the quotes because any flic with Belushi popping a moouth zit shouldn't be called a "film"

SkylersDad said...

That is a beautiful place you have found! I think you better hold off on all the plans until Cora sees Animal House.

You need to know for sure ya know... ;^)

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

I haven't seen the second one either, but the first Pirates of the Caribbean is awesome! :D

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

I haven't seen the second one either, but the first Pirates of the Caribbean is awesome! :D

Scope said...

whatigotsofar - Dining area is the where the food will be served, so I have no fear it will be used. The dance floor? It may only get lightly used. And there is a ramp between the two levels/

JenJen - Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

SkylersDad - Seal the deal first. Seal the deal first.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit - The second one was really just the first half of the third movie, and really doesn't stand on its own well (Think 'Empire Strike Back'). But seeing them back-to-back made it feel like one and make sense.

Cora said...

Gah! See, I wish I'd known this post was here earlier (my fault, not yours) 'cuz maybe then I'd have remembered we're talking "details" and taking it step by step rather than wasting an entire day feeling overwhelmed by everything all at once.

You make everything better. Can you teach me how to do that sometime? ;-)

Cora said...

Oh, and hey - when I'm in Chicago later on, I'll let you fill my gap.

And we could watch the "House" movies too.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

That's a great location! It will be beautiful!!

Sassy Britches said...

Gorgeousness! Look at the lovely view! That will be even prettier in July! Most. perfect. wedding. EVER.

P.S. I've never seen Animal House, and I only saw Roadhouse a few years ago because it's my brother's favorite. INTENSE. (However, Sam Elliott? YUM.)