Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oxon Hill in the Spring

I told you Mama Brooch and Mr. B visited our venue not long after we picked it, but I couldn't bethere because I had to work. Well, I finally had my chane to check it out and ironically, it was exactly one year and one day before our wedding! It was my first time being there since we had found it, more than 6 months prior and can I say it was sooooo much better than I imagined it? Yay!

It's really hard to describe the feeling I had pulling up. I was really, really anxious all morning to get there and when we finally did, I just felt overwhelmingly proud and like I wanted to show off all the little details of it all! My two best friends (the FSIL and MOH) went with me. They were so sweet to take off work and show such enthusaism about seeing it! We went out the night prior (it was a girl's night out and one of my other bridesmaids was there), they slept over, and the next morning we headed to over into Oxon Hill. Just like me, they were pretty impressed pulling up. I'll never forget my FSIL saying, "oh wow!" I can hear her saying it now!

I had this whole debate about whether we'd walk in the front door or walk around the house to the garden (which is how our guests will do it the day of our wedding). They said they wanted to do it the they everyone would and so we decided to walk through the garden. I'm so glad that we did! I was speechless when we turned the corner! I was beside myself looking at all the flowers, lush green trees, and potomac river in the distance! And of course, the look on their faces was priceless. That's when my MOH said, "oh wow!" 

I made a total fool of myself too, because I yelled out, "Look at all the eff-ing [yes, I cursed] flowers!!" Just when I did, an older lady walked around from behind the house! I smacked my mouth with my hands and gasped! I was so embaressed, but hey, I was excited! See there were no flowers in November when we found this place. Everything had literally come to life and it was beautiful!

The visit far exceeded my expectations. It was really, really cool to be at the venue exactly one year and one day before my actual wedding too, and the place looked better than ever! I'm sorry to gush with even more pictures of our venue. I know you'll get tired of them soon, but hopefully there is an Oxon Hill bride loving me for it!

*Photos by me*

Did you find out things about your wedding venue that you loved after you picked it?


JEM - Aqua Bride said...

Oh my goodness, it is absolutely gorgeous. Like you, i've only seen my place in the winter so a trip there is pending since that's also where we'll do our engagement shots. Fingers crossed.

Alaysia Marie said...

Wow, your venue is so fabulous!!! What an amazing garden. Best wishes to you in your planning and married life :)
thanks so much for following my blog!

Lauren said...

Goregous venue!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

How sweet to have a nice surprise like that! It will look fabulous. :)

Cupcake Wedding said...

its stunning. I love that you cursed.

Faith said...

your venue is absolutely stunning! i love it! congrats on finding such a gorgeous location!

Charlie and Tango on a Sunday said...

That is a gorgeous venue - I can see why you're in love with it!

I love the surrounds of my wedding venue but am finding some frustration in the escalating price of decorations, mostly due to 'extras' that you'd think would be standard.

I've also learned that you get treated a lot differently after you've signed the contract!


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