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Part III: And finally, about today…

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

We spent the entire day in the Hamptons and had a blast. First we went to Atlantica where we got to see the tent (for the cocktail hour) for the first time. Last time we were there it was April and still too cold to put it up. We saw photos and liked it, but in person it was amazing. We sat out on the deck listening to the ocean, feeling the breeze and watching the fabric of the tent billowing around us. Even though it was a hot day, it was very comfortable under the tent. (more…)

Finished with pre cana

Monday, July 21st, 2008

This weekend Pete and I had pre cana at the Brooklyn Diocese. Friday night there was a liturgy that was very similar to what our wedding will be like (minus the vows, ring exchange etc). The priest gave a really great homily, that Pete and I both enjoyed. Because we were at an interfaith pre cana, he said we are all there for a reason; somehow our journey has led up to the point that we decided to marry in the Catholic church, but we should not look at it as coincidence or chance. Those words made me feel very welcome and secure. Sometimes I find it really hard to paraphrase the words that led to feeling I walk away from church with, but I guess that’s the best I can do. (more…)

We booked the church!!!

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Today was the day I have been the most nervous about for a long time. During tax season, Pete didn’t have time to help with much of the wedding planning, so I did as much as I could on my own and tried not to bother him too much. One thing I really wanted us to decide together though, was the location of the ceremony. As the end of tax season grew nearer, I scheduled appointments with priests at nearby churches. I have visited a few on some of my previous trips to the Hamptons, but Pete had not seen the one church I loved more than any other. I was scared to get my hopes up until I knew for sure that Pete liked it and that we could have the wedding there on our date. I feel so relieved and excited now because Pete also loved the church and the priest was a great. We have reserved the church for our wedding date! It’s really really real now!!

242 days till wedding

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Today we officially decided to book Atlantica for our wedding on September 21, 2008…only 242 days away! It’s so exciting to finally have made a decision. I spoke with the owner and she e-mailed me a contract to sign. Tomorrow I will mail her a check for 1/3 of the cost. Yikes! (more…)

The Ceremony

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Today we spoke to a Catholic priest from the neighborhood. He told us that if both the bride and groom are Catholic, you must be married in the church. If it is an interfaith marriage, then the priest can come perform the service at another location, however, it must be indoors unless the Bishop gives special permission. So if we do decide to do a beach ceremony instead of a church ceremony, we will have to find out if it is possible to move the ceremony inside to the ballroom or else we will have to try and get special permission to have the ceremony under the tent on the deck like they typically do. Hmm…