WE HAVE A VENUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the end, it really wasn't that hard of a choice. The more we thought about it, the less we could imagine having the wedding anywhere but Catalina.
We had a great experience with the coordinator when we went to visit in September and loved what we saw. But the thing that really sold us is how amazingly unique our wedding would be there. It is the foundation for the kind of wedding that we and our guests will never forget.
Since I've already given you guys an intro to Catalina, I'm going to keep it simple and get on with the gratuitous photos :).
When you get off the boat, you walk into this:
As our guests continue toward the ceremony, they'll catch a glimpse the Banning House, the hotel where we will be married.
In all likelihood, the view as we get married will be here:
Though if we can figure out a way to do it, I'd love to have this as our background:
This will be where the guests sit:
And I don't have pictures of the reception space, so how about some views of the island?
*All Personal Photos
So, it only took us about 10 months to find a venue. How long did it take you? How did you know you'd found "the one?"