It looks like we have our venues!
I should knock on wood there – we’ve verified that both locations are available on the date we want (November 15). We still need to turn in applications and deposits, but it all looks good, so we feel good about moving forward to send out electronic Save-the-Dates (perhaps you received one that led you our website, which led you in turn to this blog!).
So, barring unforeseen circumstances, the ceremony will held at the Rose Garden at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.
The Rose Garden first opened in 1928 – four years after The Culver Hotel, where we will be having our reception following the ceremony.
If our wedding had taken place in the 1920s, our guests might have been able to travel from the ceremony to the reception on the Santa Monica Air Line of the Pacific Electric trolley system (also, we would have been married for 85 years now and you would have missed the wedding).
Since our wedding is in 2014 and not 1929, you haven’t missed it, and you can get from the ceremony to the reception on the LA Metro Expo line, which follows almost the same route as the old Pacific Electric Santa Monica Air Line.