I called The Ledges January 3rd (which is the first day they take reservations for the year) and booked the shelter. The Park Ranger said that it was a good thing I didn't want June 10 or 17 because they had already been booked earlier that day. So I'm glad that I didn't procrastinate on that one.
The Community Room with kitchen at St. Cecilia should be finished and ready for us. They have all the goodies we want including pancake griddles.
Jeff ordered the etching stuff so we can etch the wine glasses.
Now the biggest problem is finding a photographer. Jeff and I have been calling around and every time someone says they are booked we ask for a recommendation for another photographer. We have contacted 16 photographers and so far we have found three people who would be able to do our wedding pictures.
- Maggie - the former assistant of Distinctive Images (which has gone out of business). She's supposed to be sending us a CD of her photos. (I don't know how much she'll cost.)
- Mark Kegan - who looks awesome, but is really expensive ($2,600)
- Craigola - who is a nature photographer who sometimes does weddings and is moderately priced ($800).
I keep looking at Mark Kegan's website and I love his images. Of friends who have gotten married recently, they have spent at least as much for their pictures if not more. I am trying to keep this a financially happy wedding so I don't know what I think yet. If anyone has opinions or suggestions I feel the need for group support on this decision.