Friday, September 23, 2011
Welcome to Married Life...
Just a quick update to let you know I survived! Wedding successful. What an adventure it was...
Two weeks prior to the wedding, we were still hearing the same story from Killington Resort... "We believe we could pull it off, we could make it work, but you have to take the chance that your guests will be able to get here." (Oh, and most of their golf course is destroyed, and Route 100 to get to many of the fun things is obliterated.) That Monday, just under two weeks to go, we came to the conclusion that we had to make a decision. People were asking, I was going crazy. My Killington coordinator was trapped on the other side of the broken road... It is far better to move a wedding, and then the roads get opened, than not move the wedding, and oops, day comes around and no roads are open. With the information we had, we decided to move it.
Luckily, my parents are members of a Country Club in Massachusetts sometimes referred to as a "wedding factory". They know what they're doing, and let me tell you, they do it well! Plus, I could still have my outdoor ceremony. So we made the decision, started planning the menu, contacting vendors, etc.
There was just the small matter of my wedding dress. It was with the seamstress in West Rutland, VT. We could get to our place in Killington. Then, the only thing between us was, well, a missing road... So we journeyed the "Woodchip Parkway" (seriously, Google it), borrowed a car on the Rutland side, picked up the dress, and carried it back across to the Killington side. Dress rescued, we focused on Massachusetts.
I was incredibly blessed in that all my vendors will willing to make the move with me. They all felt so badly that they made my life beyond easy. If you're in the Vermont area planning a wedding, I HIGHLY recommend Just Weddings florists, Aaron Topfer DJ, and Jay Ericson photography. Our cake baker was coming from Mass anyway, and a younger colleague of my mom's recommended a friend for hair and makeup who did amazing work for half the price!!
I will give you the day in full detail soon, but for now, crisis survived, weddings CAN be moved with two weeks' notice, and well, I'm married!!