On Monday night I drove up to Riverdale, CA with my aunt and cousins so that my aunt and I could continue on to Calistoga on Wednesday. We visited the wedding sites, ordered the cake, met with the caterer and finalized a bunch of details. Here are a few pictures from the trip...
Here is the view looking towards the ceremony site. These tall sequoias in the Petrified Forest will be the natural backdrop of our beautiful outdoor wedding. Everything was so green and vibrant when we were there on Wednesday because it had just rained, I hope it will still be as vibrant in 36 days!
This is the outside view of the cuter than cute Tucker Farm Center. It even has yellow trimmed windows!!! Perfect!!!! When you drive up it is quaint and cute and just so perfect, exactly what I was hoping for.
Here is the inside, it looks plain and the floor definitely needs to be redone but that just adds to the country charm. Everything, and I mean everything is wood in there and it has an old museum musky smell to it (my sister will love it, she'll say it reminds her of Disneyland). Just imagine it filled with beautifully decorated tables, antique chairs, a chandelier hanging from the ceiling and friends and family watching as a happy couple dance for the first time as HUSBAND and WIFE! (tears already)
If you can't tell I am getting very excited and this trip to Calistoga to finalize details was really productive. Each time I drove under the canopy of trees that line HWY-29, which runs through the Napa Valley, and saw the beautiful grape vines and picturesque towns I got butterflies from excitement. I know that it is going to be so much fun and so beautiful that now I can hardly wait. It is 36-ish days till "I Do" and I still have 3 weddings, 1 50th birthday and 2 big bridal shows!!! When will I have time to finish everything and still have a moment to relax??? I don't know the answer to that one but I do know that each day I get more and more emotional just thinking about May 16th. I can't even describe the feeling I have in me, it is butterflies, anxiety, fear and LOVE all wrapped up in one ball twirling in my stomach and aching in my heart.