wedding tune

Sunday, June 14, 2015

options...

in what felt like
slow-motion,
i felt myself 
look around the vessel,
and 
(even though he said 
it would work)
i began to fear 
things might just be
a little 
tight. 

~@~

in the first installment 
of 
a lane wedding
katherine's 
wedding and reception 
was looking a little 
like this...


however, 
you may recall...

~i was anxious
about the lack of space,
(although 
katherine and zack's
wedding is going to be 
a relatively intimate one
i feared 
she was going to have 
very.little.space 
for her wedding party 
and 
no.space
for her musicians.)

but that...

~ultimately,
i decided to let the 
cq princess' staff
make it work.
(besides,
i had other things
on our to-do list,
to address
like:
reserving 
hotel rooms 
and 
transportation 
for katherine and zack's 
guests.)

~@~

given 
the galt house 
(located 
in downtown 
louisville, kentucky, 
on the ohio river) 
is the closest hotel 
to the dock area
the cq princess
would be using 
for loading/unloading 
the wedding party and guests,
it was the most logical 
choice for lodging 
for 
the wedding guests. 
when i called the hotel,
i was transferred 
(a blessing)
to their wedding event planner,
courtney kiefer.
she was immediately 
darling,
very helpful and informative.
she let me know 
quickly 
she already had a large number
of reserved room-blocks 
the first weekend of june 2016,
and,
accordingly,
i would need to host an event 
(she suggested a rehearsal dinner)
at the hotel in order for us to even 
have the option of room blocking.

after thanking courtney 
for her help 
and letting her know 
i would get back with her,
i called zack 
(given, i knew 
his parents were looking 
for a venue for the rehearsal dinner)
and shared with him what 
courtney had told me.

he asked about 
other hotels in the area.
i was a step ahead of him.
i told him 
i had a list
of all the downtown hotels,
was getting ready
to call around and compare, 
and would get back with him
my findings.

hence, 
when i ended my call
to him,
i
began calling 
the other hotels.
courtney was not 
"whistlin', 'dixie', 
when she told me her hotel
was filling up quickly...
all the others
were as well!

after calling and getting 
numbers from these other hotels, 
i decided to google,
"the galt house."
(i was curious about
the types of events 
the hotel 
hosted.)

when the search results 
appeared on my screen,
the first two option tabs 
the galt house
gave me were
"accommodations"
followed by 
"weddings."

weddings!!?!?

i hadn't thought about 
the hotel even being 
wedding
venue
option!
however, 
this discovery 
had my full attention!

~@~

quickly, i clicked on the tab,
read the blurb,
and 
proceeded to google,
"galt house wedding,"
articles and images.

oh.my.word.

the intimate wedding spaces 
were gorgeous
and 
(equally importantly) 
spacious...
enough.

realizing i had yet 
to get 
information from courtney 
and
present it 
(if doable)
to the bride, groom,
and 
father of the bride 
for their approval,
my inner goddess still
(yes, i have one of those;)
breathed 
a great big sigh of relief!

i knew...

we.had.options. 

(to be continued...)

love and God's blessings,
the mother of the bride xxx