How can you find a location that will match your theme? I say it’s easier than you think. You just have to think away from the typical church and hotel ballroom (although both of those locations can be transformed into something magical!).
Search all sorts of places from wineries and historical buildings and sites. Any place that you come across that feels special to you should be considered.
Make a note of the architecture, color schemes, and amenities (i.e. bathrooms, kitchen, changing rooms) and photography settings. Does this location evoke a mood that resonates with you? How well does the site fit into your dream vision? Make sure you take a physical tour of all prospective sites since there is nothing better than seeing it for yourself.
Make certain that after choosing your site that the feel of the area is comfortable at the time of day you want. You do not want the sun to be beating down or blinding you or your guests. You also need to consider the time of year you are planning and the climate of the location.
Many of the locations will cross over into many themes and you can make any site work for you, depending on the actual look of the building, but to help you out. I am compiling a list of locations and the themes that each location can fit into (at least the themes that I have mentioned before).
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