We've seen an old mansion in Delaware called Andrews House. The hard wood floors, the fireplace, and the beautiful staircase were all things that caught my eye. And because it is used as a place to care for those in need during the week, I felt good about supporting such a wonderful and important mission. Yet, when we went in, it was beautiful, but obvious that it would not meet our needs.
Last week we looked at the Council for Older Adults here in Delaware. And I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the room was - and how informative the event director was. And again, our money going to help a worthy cause makes me feel warm inside.
The last place I looked at (so far) was Brookshire. Haven't been inside yet... Just looked at the web site.
I continue to look at venues... and I'm starting to form a picture in my head of this day...
|Arriving at HRSJ|
|Walking down this aisle|
No matter the beginning, the reception tables will be draped in white linen...a cobalt blue table runner will call hold a floating candle and gifts for our guests.
Our guests will arrive to a warm and inviting space. Casual yet elegant. Inviting. No bling. Music from our world - R&B, Jazz, Line Dancing Music. Aromas of the delicious meal to come will waft through the air.
The sounds of happiness, joy, peace & laughter will fill the air. Lots of "how are yous" & "hmmm good food" and probably some "lord have mercy, I thought we'd never get here!" will be said.
And when all is said & done, Don & I will look around at our family & friends. We'll see them having a good time... And we will say "Yup, it was worth it".
That's my vision... Two people destined to be together. Two people with friends and family supporting their every step. Two people who are declaring their love before God and all. Two people wanting to say "Thank You" to our loved ones with a party. A party that is casual, elegant, inviting.
And at the end of the night... two people who will look at one another and say "Yup! It WAS worth it!"