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We may be getting closer to nailing down a location for the wedding. I want someplace outside, that's not too formal or sophisticated-looking. More wildflowers than flower beds, if you know what I mean. So I typed in "historic sites New Hampshire" on Google (since "historic sites Massachusetts" mostly got me stops on the Freedom Trail), and pulled up America's Stonehenge. Calling it a henge is really a misnomer, but I didn't name it. It looks wild yet accessible, and the prices for rentals are right, so Wolfie and I are going over there to check it out.

Hard on the heels of nailing down a site is choosing a date for the wedding. Summer Solstice next year is on June 20, which is a Sunday. Not wanting to step on any rituals or observances, especially if we go with America's Stonehenge, I suggested the 19th. Still close enough to be Solstice-y, but off enough to not bump into rituals (I hope). Plus there's the added advantage of having a built-in reminder of our anniversary. They even let you get married in front of an alignment stone, so we could in theory, if we go for it, use the Summer Solstice Stone.

Sigh. I hope I'm not getting too carried away. It could be a completely inappropriate site. On the other hand, I'm closer to having a date set, so that's a good thing. I'll feel so much better when we have something set. Then it's on to finding a photographer. Whee.

i feel: hopeful hopeful

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skorzy From: skorzy Date: April 17th, 2003 09:41 am (UTC) (base camp)
America's Stonehenge! We visited the place a few years ago and were amused by the rocks they called "monoliths". More amusing was the "GOD HOLE!".. Seriously.. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 17th, 2003 11:03 am (UTC) (base camp)
Heh... at least they didn't call it the "Glory Hole."
perspicuity From: perspicuity Date: April 17th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
perhaps pawtuckaway (sp) state park in nh. you want rocks? that's the glacier dumping ground of the god's that is. boulders galore. not exactly easy to get into unless you walk or have a truck. rocks. big rocks. many rocks. rocks and rocks :)

how about on top of a mountain? :>
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 18th, 2003 08:37 am (UTC) (base camp)
But not everyone I know has a truck (or would be willing to take it into the bush; they use them to haul horse trailers), and I want them all to be able to show up without too much fuss.

The top of a mountain thing is a nice idea, though, if it's driveable. It's just that the thought of getting married under a roof fills me with dread.
perspicuity From: perspicuity Date: April 18th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC) (base camp)
hmmm, dread. interesting thing to have dread for.

so many people seem to be having difficulties just maintaining
an rship lately, LOTS of messy breakups in the last month or
two, and you dread being under a roof? :> hah.

very interesting. i'm sure there's a not too terrible reason?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 18th, 2003 10:18 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'm so sick of ceilings and walls, you have no idea. This winter was almost 7 months long!

To me, the traditional trappings of weddings can seem so banal and trite, and I want mine to be different (but not so different that I alienate people). I want fresh air and sunshine and something not cookie-cutter. I don't want to be bored by my own wedding.

And if this woman on the other side of the partition doesn't stop fucking SINGING, I'll do something drastic.
perspicuity From: perspicuity Date: April 18th, 2003 10:40 am (UTC) (base camp)
having the option for outdoor weddings to duck into a barn or tent is good. perhaps a nice barn wedding? :>

tell the singing person to "shut up you bitch"? that's nice
in NYC, heh heh :>

tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 18th, 2003 10:51 am (UTC) (base camp)
Hopkinton State Park has pavilions (fixed open shelters) and grills available for rental for day use by groups, for the princely sum of $35-75 a day. I want to go down and look, but that might be a way to go, too. It'll probably be nicer (and more accessible!) than America's Stonehenge.

And even if I got a site without shelter, my household owns enough pavilions (tent type) that we could work something out, including one big one that Wolfie and I refer to as "The Big Top."
perspicuity From: perspicuity Date: April 19th, 2003 01:14 am (UTC) (base camp)
oh, i'm sure, tents galore.

you know. i know a place. boston hill.

this should provide some info on where:


there's something of a "stone marker" henge thing up there, plus a nice
view of the city, it's close, and stuff. semi-public i think too.
at least for a hit and run, if not picnicings.

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