I don’t think that I mentioned that my sister got engaged at the end of the summer. Engagements are joyous by their nature, but for our family, for my parents in particular, this has been long anticipated. It is a little complicated by a few factors: my parents live in Atlanta and the wedding will be in the Boston area, the bride & groom prefer outdoor locales and my mother prefers guaranteed good hair weather, my sister is furiously studying to graduate from graduate school in NYC and her fiancee is living here in Boston, and, as it turns out, there is no perfect place to get married.
So, despite these obstacles, the search was on for a place, a very-close-to-perfect place to host the wedding. During the meet my family dinner his folks recommended one spot as a place that seemed to meet the criteria. It took a couple weeks, but a visit to Glen Magna proved to be last venue look needed. The estate has a beautiful old house, adjacent orchards, and some lovely gardens (where the wedding will be) and a million cool nooks–basically making the photographer’s job so much fun. But the most excellent spot on the property is a giant weeping beech tree. Actually five trees that have been grafted together to form one huge natural canopy. It is enchanted. See for yourself.
And while you are at it, can you please cross your fingers for a breezy, sun-filled, 0% humidity day on August 22, 2010? We would all appreciate it.