Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bridal Talk Tuesday: Ceremony Site

Life with Elizabeth
Happy Tuesday girls! I'm so excited about another Bridal Talk Tuesday!

Today, I decided I wanted to write about our ceremony site. While the reception is undoubtedly the most fun part of the wedding and I do love a good celebration, the ceremony is the most meaningful.

I've been fascinated by weddings my entire life. I first remember the "magic" of a wedding ceremony when I was about thirteen. Before this time, I'm pretty sure I only noticed the pretty dress. I attended my cousin's wedding and she and her fiance had been engaged for over a year and a half. They had put off the wedding because her brother, another cousin of mine, is a missionary and was working in Guatemala at the time. She really wanted him to be present for the wedding so they decided to push the date back to help accommodate this. By the time the wedding day came, boy were they ready! They were so excited and so ready to be married that they cried through their vows. It was one of the sweetest things I've ever seen and I've remembered this moment for a decade. Most of all I remember thinking, "Wow! I hope I love someone like that one day."

And guess what? I do! I love my fiance more than I can put into words and I am so excited to marry him next August!

When we began planning our wedding, deciding on a ceremony site was very difficult. We needed to be near a nice hotel for out of town guests, within close proximity to the airport, and I wanted our reception and host hotel to be in an area that provided entertainment for the many guests traveling from far away.

My family lives in a suburb of Charlotte and I spent many Sundays dreaming about getting married in my home church. We're expecting around 100 out of town guests so I worried that the thirty-five minute commute to my home church from Charlotte would not work. Finally, though, we worked everything out, and budgeted for charter buses to transport out of town guests roundtrip from the reception site and host hotel. This made me one happy girl!

Here are some pictures of the church I grew up in and where Corey and I will be married:

What is your dream ceremony site? An outdoor garden wedding, church wedding, a historic mansion?

Want to join the Bridal Talk? Link up here! You can write about any wedding related topic or about your own dream ceremony site. Just make sure to grab the button at the top of the page and link back to Life with Elizabeth. I comment on all link-ups but make sure to share the wedding love by visiting at least one or two other blogs in the link-up!


  1. what a beautiful church Elizabeth!! i love it!

  2. Beautiful church. I've actually seen it in person from when I lived in the Charlotte area during college!

  3. Oh wow, this is going to be just so beautiful! I'm getting married in a church too. I chose a church because even though getting married outside was alluring, both of us wanted to be reminded that God will be the center of our marriage. :)

  4. Oh my goodness, Elizabeth! These photos are incredible! I can't believe you get to get married in that gorgeous church!

  5. ELIZABETH!!! This church is absolutely stunning! Gosh...you're so lucky to be getting married in a church like this....WOW! Beautiful.

  6. we got married outside at a plantation house. it was the BEST for us...we loved it! btw, i'm a new follower :)

  7. i can tell you REALLY love your fiance and i can't wait for your wedding! your church is beautiful.

    ps-i'm a new follower and i love your blog, so far :) i can't wait to read more.

  8. beautiful beautiful church! can't wait to see pictures of YOU there getting married :)

  9. Your church is beautiful. It will be a beautiful wedding.


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