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17 Jul

We have  chosen a reception place. If they’ll let us get married on the beach we’ll probably get married there, too.

I am posting a link to it at the end of the post and not right here because before you click anywhere to go see what it looks like, there is something you should know.

Edgewood is a big craftsman-meets-mountain-lodge-style building with floor to ceiling windows facing the water. It’s totally beautiful, and I love it. It’s got a wonderful warm mountainy feel with  a good dose of relaxed elegance. And it’s attached to a…golf course. There, I said it. A golf course. Now if you know me, you must currently be thinking I have lost every last one of my marbles. And it’s true that I have done that on a few occasions, so you have every reason to believe that is what’s behind this decision.

Yeah, my sensibilities have protested a bit.  I have not exactly envisioned marrying anywhere that has the word “golf” or “course” in the name. Golf courses are for frat boys and uber-conservatives and seniors and Scotsmen in tams, not hip, young Bay Area do-it-yourselfers like us, right? I’ve always thought you had to be somewhat superhuman to even think about getting that ball into a little hole 200 yards away (either that or I’m missing the segment of DNA requisite for the job). In fact, I once tried to hit a golf ball on an outing to the driving range with my father.  I ended up digging a little moat  all the way around the ball without ever actually hitting the little white menace. Grrrrr. That’s what I think of golf.

So I guess I’ve come face to face with the compromise part of the planning in the very first thing I’ve planned. The truth is that  there aren’t any cute shacks made of sticks in which we can get married up there. I did find an adorable church at Fallen Leaf Lake that welcomes all denominations, but I don’t think everyone would fit inside of it, which is really too bad. There are also a limited number of reception places with great food in the South Lake Tahoe area (if you’ve considered opening an elegantly rustic barn on the waterfront that serves awesome food , that would be the place…and if you can you do it before July 24, 2011 let’s talk). Anyway, that leaves about a handful of viable options, and I think Edgewood is the best one by a mile (and my mom thinks so too). No, it isn’t the sort of place I’d create if I were in charge of creating perfect little wedding nooks in the mountains. For starters, it lacks sticks. But taking the time to consider the pros and cons of this location has helped Sparky and me to clarify that what matters most to us is that we marry in the mountains we love, surrounded by the people we care about. Our “location” is really the mountains and the lake and the whole weekend–not the golf course on the other side of the building. Once we had that revelation the next step was obvious–make sure that wherever we are, we’re in a beautiful spot where we can see the lake and the mountains, and make sure that our people are well looked-after. We know that will happen at the place we’ve picked, and we feel super lucky to be able to have our celebration there.

And anyway, I’m thinking the wedding will probably make us forget the golf part …





It’s a date.

15 Jul

Sunday, July 24, 2011.



15 Mar


Elizabeth started this site to share a bit about our life (& our wedding planning, for those who are interested…) . Elizabeth is totally fascinated by several different creative/crafty-stuff blogs these days, and really likes writing; T is happy she digs that stuff, but isn’t too crazy about having his name and likeness posted anywhere on the internet…so hopefully he and she can come to some sort of compromise about what gets shared where. If she starts referring to him as “Sparky” or something like that, you’ll know why.



ps: if you’re as obsessed as Elizabeth is with making stuff,  (and possibly get some insight into some projects she likes and/or might be working on for the wedding), you can visit the separate wedding craft blog she made at