Gathering the dearly beloved among the dearly departed

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Gathering the dearly beloved among the dearly departed

Post by Willow » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:54 pm

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ ... amily/home

Tying the knot over the plot

How many more cheesy puns can you come up with for people who get married in graveyards?

I can't help but think this is ingenious. I can see why it would creep some people out but I actually find graveyards quite peaceful. Either way it put a smile on my face.
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Post by Windwalker » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:07 am

Graveyards are beautiful. Well, the old ones, anyway... I can't be having with this new shiny nonsense. Give me old-school crumbling grey tombstones any day. Preferably with some ivy and an inscribed winged skull.
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:30 am

Wow. Really interesting. A little creepy, seeing the pictures, but very neat.
Ms. Tremblay eventually reconsidered. She was married on July 7 in the cemetery chapel and left her bouquet at her father's grave.

"I wanted my dad to be a part of the ceremony," she said. "It ended up meaning a lot to me."
Awww... Okay, too sweet.

I want my wedding at Minter Gardens. It is a beautiful, giant garden, with winding paths, hills, and so much to see that it takes at least four hours to see everything (you walk slowly, of course. Such a peaceful place...) The wedding "area" is really beautiful, too. No indoors box with stained glass for me. When I celebrate, I celebrate in Nature's church!
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Post by Kitsune » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:40 am

That's gotta be expensive, CHL... But if you want you can help me find great places like that for my day! :lol:

No graveyards for me though... [-X
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:40 pm

No, really not that expensive! I've been checking out the prices, and it is anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 (including buffet, etc) and the chefs are very willing to make special meals. Plus $2.50 per person attending.

Add dress (which I'm going to make!), etc. it goes up, but I think that Minter Gardens is where I definately want ^_^
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Post by davisherm » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:39 am

Sapphire and I got married in the Yaddo Gardens.

http://yaddo.org/yaddo/YaddoGardens.shtml

It didn't cost too much, but we had to keep the guest list pretty small.
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Post by Willow » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:21 am

Wow, those are really nice Davish!

We are getting married in my fiance's parents back yard, they have a very big and lovely house.

The reception is actually in an officers mess. It is a nice old historic building and since my SO's Dad is a retired major we get it for free.
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Post by davisherm » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:15 pm

Willow wrote:Wow, those are really nice Davish!

We are getting married in my fiance's parents back yard, they have a very big and lovely house.

The reception is actually in an officers mess. It is a nice old historic building and since my SO's Dad is a retired major we get it for free.
Free eh? Gotta love those fringe benefits of miltary service.

Yeah, the Gardens are really nice. Sapphire's spent a fair amount of time there and just absolutely loves it, so it made perfect sense.
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Post by Willow » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:10 pm

Well, he does pay yearly dues...but oh well, he can eat there whenever he wants. And the bar is really cheap so it will help out too.
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Post by Kitsune » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:34 am

$3000 including Food is pretty damn good! For most park or open areas here in Calgary, it's $3500 just to rent, usually minimum 75 guests and all food and drink is extra. Except for the devonian gardens... They charge you about $1000 for every extra hour above the first three... :-? It's insane over here!
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