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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…)

Hors d’oeuvres galore

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

After Laura was fitted for her dress, we rushed home and drove out to Atlantica for the hors d’oeuvres tasting – 52 hors d’oeuvres in all! We also got to try all the options for the stations, the champagne & wine and the cakes & fillings. (more…)

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…)

Peter’s Impression

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Today I drove out to the Hamptons with Pete and both of his parents. Pete really loved Atlantica and the surrounding area. It has a park like feel to it. We even saw a heard of deer running around. I’m so glad that he seems to like it as much as I do! (more…)

The Big New York Wedding

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I took a break from wedding planning for the majority of the day. I’m starting to feel a little overwhelmed about all the possible details to look into, but still very excited. I did about 10 hours worth of web design work today, which is really important because I have not one, but two projects that I have to have results by Monday! Today Pete was very supportive of me. I’ve been a little anxious about how my family is reacting to the Big New York Wedding. (more…)

Trying to pick a date

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Today I put a hold on Atlantica for Sunday, September 21st! I’m really exited and Pete said he agrees that September will probably be better than August. I checked the average weather for the date (70 degrees) and there has been no rain on that date for the last couple of years, so I’m really starting to feel like this could be the end of the mad hunt for the perfect location. (more…)

Atlantica & a Castle

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Today I went with Pete’s mom and looked at Atlantica in Westhampton Beach and Oheka Castle in Huntington. I really loved Atlantica. When you enter the lobby, you are on the ground floor. There is an adorable space for the rehearsal. Then you go up a staircase and as you walk up the backside of the ballroom is revealed, with panoramic views of the ocean, right from the ballroom. (more…)

First day looking at wedding halls

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Yesterday I made a lot of appointments for today; our first day of looking for locations for the wedding reception! We drove 300 miles from Long Island to the New Jersey Shore, trying to find the perfect place for a beach wedding. Most of the places we saw on Long Island are not exactly beach. They are on the Long Island Sound, or on the south shore, which is sheltered by barrier reef islands. Neither of these locations have the crashing waves that I am longing for. New Jersey has the crashing waves I want, but it doesn’t have that magical feeling of New York. (more…)

How shocking

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

This week I did tons of research on wedding halls. I was surprised to realize that there aren’t really any locations on Long Island that are on the beach. My favorite place so far is called The Pavilion at Sunken Meadow (State Park). (more…)