Holly and Paul's Wedding Preview

Paul proposed on January 26th at the Blue Bayou restaurant inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.  Our waitress brought out Holly’s ring (an antique from the 20’s) on a platter inside a miniature treasure chest.   The day at Disneyland was perfect since a major storm was expected; there were no lines at all and the rain didn’t actually start until long after we’d left the park!

Video taken on a prior trip to Conwy in 2003

Our wedding will be on March 10, 2009 at Conwy Castle built by Edward I in North Wales (click satellite for an aerial view!).  Dinner after the ceremony will be at Shakespeare’s / Dawson’s restaurant in the Castle Hotel where we (and likely the rest of our party) will be staying.  Partial dress spoiler alert! and these are Holly’s wedding shoes (serious.) View Larger Map
Our trip over to the UK will start with a stay at Hampton Court Palace.  We’ll be having a party for friends at one of the local pubs, likely The Albion, and then a dinner for family across the street from the palace at The Mitre.  After our stay in Conwy, we will be heading to Edinburgh for 4 nights for our honeymoon.  We’ll be staying at The Bank Hotel, an inn which was converted from a former bank building at a fantastic location right on the Royal Mile.  We’re looking forward to checking out Edinburgh’s famous underground vaults and hopefully taking a day trip up to Rosslyn Chapel.  Holly is also excited about spending 4 days listening to bagpipe music, as she’s one of only a handful of people in the US who actually likes bagpipes.
We’ll be rounding out our trip with a stay in London for a few nights, at the Cumberland Hotel, where nothing is planned in stone yet except for a night out to see Spamalot in London’s theatre district.

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BTW that's Paul at Conwy Castle.