Tom and I have decided to have our wedding in Dallas,Tx because it is a central location for most of my family which grossly out-numbers his family. My parents recommended the Dallas Arboretum which is right by White Rock Lake and I immediately jumped at that idea because I spent a lot of time as a child around White Rock Lake. One of my fondest memories is when our family would bike the whole circumference of the lake and how accomplished I felt the first time I rode my own bike the whole way.
We are holding out that the arboretum will be open on our date, Sept. 5 2010. We are tentatively booked for the space, but the whole weekend is booked for a company outing or something. Word is that they are canceling *fingers crossed* Check it out!:
Ok, that takes care of place and now we are in need of an officiant! We are hoping to have a secular wedding with Jewish themes, maybe our own vows and some special surprises. The problem is, most Rabbis wont marry us because Tom is not Jewish OR they require us to go through Jewish courses about marriage and child rearing. The problem is, we live in Ohio and the ceremony is in Texas, making those requests damn near impossible. So, after a few phone calls and emails. I think I found a Rabbi who is perfect: Rabbi David S. Gruber. I have a phone meeting with him tonight and I hope everything goes up to my expectation. He is a previous orthodox Rabbi who now claims he is a Jewish secular humanist.
Well, that is all for now and don't worry, I'll let you know when we are engaged. ;)