Atlanta Wedding

Jared VanAlstyne and Kristy Minor are planning a wedding in Atlanta, GA while living in Brooklyn, NY.
This is their web-log of how it all went down.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Get ye to Church

Progress so far:
Wedding Date: CHECK
Reception Site: CHECK
*****Ceremony Site: CHECK! (almost...)

So, we were having a very difficult time finding a place to have our ceremony with all of the limitations we are running with:
Sunday Wedding, Close to Midtown Atlanta, Flexible Music/Ceremony Requirements, Possibility of importing our own minister, allowing non-members to use the sanctuary. Oh, and not expensive too, please. Initially I thought these weren't too many things to ask. Perhaps I'm a bit more high maintenance than I first thought.

Huh. I'm high maintenance.

Of all the places that said, "yes" to a majority of the above, we were able to successfully narrow it down this past Friday and we've (finally) made our decision. Druid Hills United Methodist Church is our site of choice, and by the Grace of God, we're going to get married there. (yay!)

So far, this has probably been our most difficult decision in the whole process. I was convinced that we hadn't found the right one and was determined to find a less expensive option. I was also surprised to discover that so many churches have so many restrictions when using their facility. Have churches been burned so much by abuse by non-believers, or non-members? It certainly presents a cold face to people looking to have a 'church' wedding. Is it the right 'face' to present to our communities? At the end of the day, what is more important, the sanctity of the sanctuary or the call to be the light of the world.

A special shout out goes to the Terrell's who gave me all the advice they had concerning churches in the Mid-town Atlanta area. Thank you Cindy. Congratulations on your wedding!

And we would be blind and deaf (yes, and quite dumb) without the eyes and ears and time that has been loaned to us by Kelly and Sandy. Your efforts are like water to flowers: essential for progress, the more we get, the more beautiful you make us feel. Many Thanks.

I'll be booking the church maybe before I officially visit the Church in May. Maybe. Probably.


  • At 9:49 AM, Blogger Lindsey Morrow said…

    Very nice. Very nice. Weddings are gettin high tech.

  • At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Susan VanAlstyne said…

    I love your writing!!! This will be a great way to get to hear your thoughts, and all teh details. Thanks so much. Susan VanAlstyne

  • At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Grammie Jeane says "hi" and that you are very poetic (permission given by GJ).

    Great to hear that pro-gress is being made.

    I think you're on the right track.

    Let us know how you are doing in the preliminary testing, lab exercises and review sessions.

    I'm certain you will 'always'? treasure the wisdom of the process.

    Keep looking up!!

    Love, Anonymous


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