I've been getting a lot of questions about how my wedding planning process is going, so I thought I'd start a little series on all of my own fun wedding details:) One of the first things Jay and I did was pick our reception venue, because at the point we got engaged, we decided we were going to get married in less than a year from that date - oh, our wedding date is 10.2.10 by the way....CAN'T WAIT! Anyway, it's CRAZY how fast things book for weddings, so we knew we had to get a jump on the location. The one thing we knew for sure was that we wanted to get married in center city Philly - we met there, started dating there, and got engaged there....so it was the perfect choice:)
I went back and forth between two places....there was the Fuel House (the house they had the Real World in when it was in Philly)....which is an amazing, contemporary location for your wedding - and there was the Top of the Tower, which was right in Center City, and had STUNNING views. Ultimately I went with the Top of the Tower, because the views sold me - as soon as I stepped off of the elevator and saw the views through the floor to ceiling windows, my jaw dropped and I was sold....I just knew THAT was where I wanted to get married to my best friend. I feel like this city is so much a part of us as a couple, that I can't think of a better place to have our wedding:)
So here is a picture of the city sky-line, the brown-ish building on the left is where we're getting married, on the top floor:) And the little white building on the right is where I used to live when I was in the city - looking at this picture makes me TOTALLY miss living in the city....it was so much fun living there. Jay and I already decided that when we retire we're just going to buy a condo in the city and live the city life again:)
As if you can't tell, this picture was taken WEEKS ago, because now all of Philly is covered with ugly brown snow. I'm SO sick of all the snow we've been getting, and how gross and grey it looks outside....I can't wait to see green grass and blue skies again!