Welcome! I'm a newlywed who started this blog to document the planning of our September 2010 wedding, and ended up addicted to blogging! Follow our journey through life as we try to find the way to our "perfect" marriage. Happy reading!
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Being the kind of person that never takes anything for granted, and coupled with my "plan B" approach, I feel that I need to discuss a very important ingredient to a successful wedding. Weather.You may be wondering why that's a concern. Beautiful island, 320 days of sunshine per year, nicely warm in September but not uncomfortably warm.... So why am I worried?
I do NOT intent to jinx my own wedding, but I do want to discuss plan B. This year September was not that great and you never know with the recent climate changes what's in store for 2010. At the moment we are planning to hold our dinner reception outside in the Olive Courtyard. A beautiful setting of marble stone flooring with rows of olive trees overlooking the Mediterranean sea. For us to be able to hold our dinner there we need to secure a minimum of 40 rooms, the ones that surround the courtyard, so that we can keep the music playing until late. Contrary to our parent's opinion, Chocolate Lover and I expect that we'll have that number of guests actually staying at the hotel. After all, most of our friends' remarks upon hearing the low rate we secured were "there's no chance in hell we are missing out on an opportunity to spend the night at Aphrodite Hills!".
But back to the weather thing... Simply put, if mother nature does not cooperate we can move indoors in the adjacent banquet room. I'm guessing we can make that call a couple of days ahead of time based on the weather forecast (yeah good luck with that!) but at least it's an option. Thankfully the hotel's kitchen staff will all be engaged with our wedding so they can't book a second venue for the night, hence the availability of the banquet room.
To all of you reading. Close your eyes. Think of a beautiful outdoorsy setting overlooking the Mediterranean. Repeat after me: "Sunshine. Clear Skies. Sunshine. Clear Skies."