Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Blogger That Ate My Blog

I wrote a fabulous post earlier and Blogger ate it. Something about scheduled maintenance, blah, blah, blah.

Well, it seems they've got the site up and running again, so here's my second attempt at lettin' ya'll know that we found a wedding venue!!! Woohoo! Sometimes it's funny how things just fall into place. As you remember from my last post, our heroine was feeling distraught and sad over the fact that little progress had been made in the wedding planning dept...

Yesterday, Wendy and I went to see Cocoanut Grove. Yes, the Cocoanut Grove that is housed on top of the Boardwalk. We'd gone there a few times before and each time, whomever had the keys had already left for the day, was sick, baking break, washing socks or any manner of things that prevented us from viewing the facility. We were supposed to schedule an actual appointment, but never got around to it.

When I arrived in SC yesterday, it was around 4:00 and we decided to take one more chance that maybe the "guy with the keys" was there. Sure enough, Michael had the keys and was happy to show us the space. Initially I'd not been overly excited about the Cocoanut Grove because I had visions of a "carnival wedding" and a certain essence of tackiness. Things that might be great for the boardwalk but bad for my wedding.

It turns out, however, that my trepidation was needless. The space is really beautiful. There are two spaces available for rent. One is called the "sunroom" because the ceiling is made of glass and can be opened up. Both have amazing views of the water and plenty of space for dancing.

As we walked away, we both knew that it would be the right place for us. It just seems fitting. Wen and I have had some great afternoons at the boardwalk... playing pinball and skeeball, eating ice cream, praying for veggie corn dogs, riding the Cave Train and watching the sun set. It seems appropriate to have our wedding in the community she has called home for the past 10+ years.

I know that it will be hard for her to leave SC. It truly is a special place and because we've shared so much time there, a wedding at Cocoanut Grove will hold happy memories for both of us. The next step is meeting with their wedding coordinator, determining the available dates and simply picking one!

It's great when things fall into place. I'm going to leave open the possibility for that to happen more often!


Blogger Supa J said...

Congratulations on finding a place to have your wedding, woo-hoo is right girlfriend! that is absolutely fabulous!! I'm happy for you both! What a wonderful day it is going to be, and it sounds like a very special place and perfect spot for your special day. Amazing....

10:43 PM  
Blogger heather said...

congrats! and, i've never been up in the coconut grove but i've been to the BW many times so i'm very curious! i think it sounds like a great location. :-)

8:23 AM  
Blogger keri said...


The wedding I attended at the Cocoanut Grove way back in 97 or 98 was in the Sun Room. It's awesome. The whole place has lots of history and a very nostalgic ambiance. Good choice!

4:37 PM  

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