Getting Married In A Garden

Posted by cotton on Jan 28, 2013

Since I was very young, I have been in love with gardens. I was rivoted as I first watched “The Secret Garden.” I fantasize about someday creating my own lush, green hidaway in the backyard of my future home. This being said, I’m excited to say that the venue for both our ceremony and reception will be at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

The event coordinator, Misty, was very helpful and answered all of my questions and more when I scheduled my appointment to have a look around. The venue is reasonably priced for a wedding on a budget. I’m thrilled about the location.

My future mother-in-law was a little disappointed at first that the ceremony would not be in a church. However, the more she looks at the pictures of the venue, the more she is getting excited.

Because the garden is so beautiful, the ceremony decorations can be kept to a minimum. I’m thinking just of adding little embellishments to the trellis that Mr. Cotton and I will be standing under will be sufficient. I can save most of my decorating budget for the reception, which I’ve actually decided to have in the garden’s indoor banquet hall. It’s a beautiful room with a glorious chandelier. I’m hoping to carry the garden theme into the indoors space as well.

Our posed wedding pictures will be taken in the tropical conservatory – a mostly glass building. There are tons of beautiful, exotic flowers and a waterfall. I’m pumped for other photo opportunities around the garden as well!

I would say that the Amarillo Botanical Gardens have captured my imagination. I cannot imagine a more beautiful place to get married.