Saturday, July 30, 2011

More than one reception?

So, I can't seem to convince Britton that a reception/party in Kenai is a good idea - which after looking at my facebook friends and who still lives in Kenai, I'm kind of starting to agree.  If you think it's a good idea, you should let us know.   Would you travel to Fairbanks just for the reception?

I want to be able to celebrate with everyone in my life, despite the fact that we are having a smaller ceremony.  Our ceremony location only has capacity for 75 people, so the current plan is to host a larger reception after.  However, there are sooo many people in our families alone, that may or may not be able to come to Fairbanks for just the reception, so I think we might hold three?
There will be the main one here in Fairbanks right after the ceremony.

Then, I'm thinking since I want to see the Fourth of July Parade in Kenai, that it would work to hold a Kenai reception/bbq/potluck right around then for all of our family and friends in the Southcentral area.

Then, I think it would be nice to include all of the Oregon/lower 48 family and friends (plus leave Alaska in the summer time, say what?!) and so we could have a big bbq/potluck reception down in Albany (?) a few days later.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Would you go to either the second or third reception if you couldn't make it to Fairbanks?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Ceremony Location

I'm super stoked!! We're 99% positive the ceremony is going to be held on the Sternwheeler Tanana Chief!! There are just a couple little details we have to figure out!! - Like if our friend's wheelchair can get to the deck so he can watch the ceremony too, but I'm sure we'll figure something out.

Brunch on Sunday was as amazing as I remember and Britton was pretty impressed too.  The river (while not the Kenai) is pretty, but we think the ride might be a little too short to enjoy the reception.  So, our plan is to have the ceremony and cocktails and the group pictures that we want (assuming the lighting is good) on the Sternwheeler with limited guests (since the upper deck can only hold 75 - and that might be standing room; another detail we need to look into) and then go elsewhere for our reception, have a BBQ and invite the whole world - well, okay, all the people we know :)

If you are in Fairbanks, I highly recommend spending the $40 for the Sunday Brunch Cruise - and I would be willing to go again.  :)  My friend and mentor Cara was bummed when I checked-in on Facebook saying we were looking at a wedding venue and didn't think to invite "mock" guests... I wish I had thought of that - it would have been with more people we knew. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A date (the romantic kind)

Britton and I have a date to have brunch on the Sternwheeler Tanana Chief this weekend.  Right now, it feels like a prime location to have our special day, and while it's not on the river of my choice, I have decided that at least it's on some body of water. 

My grandparents go on a dinner or brunch cruise every year for their anniversary, and I had the opportunity to join them in 2008 when I was staying at their house after I had surgery.  I may or may not have been on my pain killers, so I make no promises to all of the memories I have from the trip, but I think it will make a great location.  I just hope Britton agrees!  Then we can start putting deposits down, and I'll start looking for my dress!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Did you know...

It's practically impossible to decide things the first time??  or even the Second time??

We've chosen another date! And this time, I think we're sticking to it :)

June 30, 2012!