Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Pictures at the Marvimon House

I was trolling for wedding news a few weeks ago, and found these lovely pictures of a wedding at the Marvimon House, a very unique space in Los Angeles. I tried sending it out earlier, but the post never made it through, so I figured it I'd try it on my blog. http://cheninboutwell.com/weddings/jen-patrick-the-marvimon-house.html

This isn't a wedding that I coordinated, but it's such. a cool. VENUE. The photographer is Chenin Boutwell in Laguna Niguel, and she's truly talented. I can't wait to work with her one day.

Here's a question that I just answered on Wedding Wire. I just came up with this solution, and now I REALLY, REALLY want someone to do it:

Big gap between our ceremony and the reception
We are having a very small wedding of close to 35-40 people and our ceremony will take place at a beautiful Boathouse but it opens to the public at 12 so we only have the time from 10am to 12pm for the ceremony. We decided to take everybody to the botanical garden which is across the street for pictures and relaxing time. But there still is a long time between the ceremony and the reception even if we start it at 4pm with light refreshments.

My answer:
My wedding (lo, so many years ago) was about the same size, and it was great, because we were able to get a group picture of everyone, and shots with each of our guests. That will kill about an hour.
What you might think of doing, and this is off the top of my head, is maybe providing a list of local places they can visit/hang out? Or, in lieu of favors, give a Starbucks card with each wedding program (with directions to the closest one), or if there's a local bookstore, a gift card for it, so they can go there and relax until the reception? We're not talking about a lot of money, just enough for a coffee and muffin, or enough for a magazine. You an even pull in your wedding date and give them cards in the amount of $6.69. Which is probably less than your favors will cost apiece.
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