Monday, October 29, 2018

Our Visit To Durham

We finally arrived at our daughter's house and unloaded all the "stuff" we had brought with us.  Unfortunately most of that same stuff came home with us!

I brought my wedding dress because she wanted to try it on. 
 It was a beautiful dress but pretty dated.  
She will not be wearing it (I didn't think she would, though).  
Does anyone know a place that takes these as donations?

One of the fun things we did while we were there was to visit the venue where the wedding and reception will be taking place. 
 It's called the Cookery.

This is the room you walk into upon arrival.  
It is where the cocktail hour will be held after the wedding.

From where I was standing if I did a 180 this was the other view of the same space.

We walked through an outdoor area into the ballroom.  
This is where the dinner and dancing will be held.

See those two large doors?  
The bridal suite (for getting ready) is behind them.

Bridal suite view one. 
(windows are looking into the courtyard where the wedding will be)

Doing a 180 this is the rest of the room.

This is the courtyard where the wedding will be held.

On Saturday it was game day.  Max was all set in his MSU green and white.

We were not watching the game because we were shopping for the wedding dress!!!

This is all I am allowed to show.  It was as we first walked into David's Bridal.  
The dress is a secret.

We headed for home on Monday morning via the New River Gorge. 
 I learned that the New River is one of the oldest rivers in North America.

I believe this bridge is the largest single span in America too. 
 It was pretty spectacular.

We stopped for a photo.

As we were driving along the mountains we happened upon Cathedral Falls.  So beautiful!

We walked along the slippery rocks to get close to the falls.  So fun!

We spent the night in Marietta Ohio at the Lafayette Hotel.   
It was a beautiful old hotel right on the river.  Take a look at that ship's wheel on the ceiling!

This was the view from our room.

Isn't this a cool old hotel?

Next up will be the spoils of the trip.  Or at least most of the spoils.  



Dolores said...

It looks like a wonderful venue for a wedding. Glad the bride found her dress. It is an important component to the wedding.

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

It looks like the perfect wedding spot. I have heard folks using pieces of the dress for a slip or gift bag.

Judy in Michigan said...

Maybe save it for a christening dress? She will be a lovely bride. said...

A national organization, Threads of Love San Antonio, TX uses wedding dresses to make burial gowns and to line small caskets for deceased premies and stillborns. Not all TOL will take the gowns, and I don't know where you live. There are similar organizations, Forever Angels of Virginia, etc. You might search around for these.

KaHolly said... Accepts donated gowns and donates the proceeds to cancer. Looks like a grand trip. I like that you included some pictures of yourselves. Waterfalls are so amazing!

BarefootThunder said...

Is there going to be a ring bearer? Maybe part of your gown could be the pillow... And save the rest for future grands. Pieces for dress up? Christening gown?

c said...

Gorgeous venue. Are you aware David’s bridal has filed for bankruptcy? Be careful they will close and dress/money down will disappear. Fyi

Unknown said...

That is a beautiful dress. Looks like a Gunnysack by Jessica dress? do you remember them? So romantic. I hope you find a good home for it.

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