Wednesday, June 13, 2007

This Indecision's Bugging Me

I always revert back to my dream, who doesn't??

This is where I always wanted to get married and where we were booked in to get married on October 22nd 2005 (until we found out we were pregnant with Phoebe!).






More detail can be seen here (please take a minute to check it out so you get a full feeling for what I am dreaming of).

Mum and Dad's place would have sufficed but nothing else is appealing very much. Blair is keen on the rugby clubrooms and he thinks we should change the date to suit. I can see his point, as the club us quite rustic and only costs $100 to hire and jugs are only $7 a pop and we can bring our own wine with a $4 per bottle corkage and it would cost us no more than around $4,500 and that includes food! For 70 people. And that doesn't include the input Mum and Dad may make.

Mt Potts is $300 to hire, is 2 hours from Christchurch in the middle of the Southern Alps and is $59 a head for a buffet dinner, dessert, post ceremony nibbles, and coffee and after dinnner mints later on. That includes all the linen and setting up of the whole function etc. People would have to stay the night either there (at $60 each) or head back to Staveley or Methven or somewhere which would be at least half an hour's drive in the deep back country. But really, I don't give a fuck cos I LOVE the place, and it was where the Edoras part of Lord of the Rings was filmed and it has a special feel!!

13 comments:

Hilly said...

I really want you to get your dream wedding, dang it!

Whoever I want to be said...

Hey it is your wedding I can see why you would want that place it is awesome. I hope you get what you want. It is such a special day...

Jaxx

Arron's Kiwi Girl said...

Bloody gorgeous spot, Jules.

You're the bride. Do what YOU want. It's not about your family!

Mellisa said...

Most people would make a weekend of it and enjoy staying away for the night ..... book it .... you are only doing this once .... aren't you??!!
Just read the menu .... sounds really nice .... Do what you and Blair want .... don't worry too much about others ..... whoever doesn't want to come ... you don't have to pay for!! lol ....

Christine said...

Wooowwwie thats just beautiful -I would probably want it too!

Wanna_B_slim said...

Absolutely gorgeous... fk everyone else..I agree with Mel... and if you warn them now they can start friggin well saving and get a baby sitter...
I'd go... if it was one of my friends.. and I was invited.. i would make every effort to go.. so yeah Do it do it do it

Jo said...

GO.TO.MT.POTTS!!!!!!!!!!

xo

Helena said...

Mt Potts is breathtaking mate - although Fiji is gorgeous ... elope! screw all of them LMAO

Kate said...

I love that place! It looks gorgeous! It's your one and only chance, and you've been engaged for ages, why not have the dream wedding? (I know, all those reasons you listed, but if people want to be there, they will find a way!) - and compared to Auckland prices that is soooo cheap (but it still looks so lovely!).

Chris H said...

I say: go for it, book Mt Potts, if people want to attend your wedding they will come and pay to stay wherever they need to. You only get married once (all going well!), and it is YOUR day afterall. If you love the place that much, and it is your dream wedding venue, then you should have it and have no regrets later.

m said...

Those pictures make me want to go back to New Zealand pronto. It is such a beautiful country.

$60 to stay the night sounds cheap to me. $59 a head is a bit high compared to the others, but get married where you want to.

Anne said...

Well what can I add! You have to do it!! Your other two options just don't match this one. It's your day.

I also liked Leenie's bit of input about Fiji!

ombites (mary) said...

Gosh, this is really exciting reading your posts about the wedding! You only get married once (you know what I mean) so do what you guys really want to do I reckon :-)

x