Sunday, February 6, 2011

Keep It Classy Orlando

The search is over! Groom-A-Saurus Rex and I finally found a venue willing to host our nuptials (for only a very large fee) – Ceviche in downtown Orlando.

Ceviche is a Spanish-style tapas bar with gorgeous private event space upstairs. But, of course, we opted to get married in the bar. Mom will be so, so proud! Okay, I know what you’re thinking – a bar? What kind of wedding is this? Well, an awesome one, of course. But, also I feel it’s important to point out that this bar is much, much classier than what it used to be in the 1800s. You know, back when it was a brothel.

If you think about it, getting married in a bar seems a lot more respectful than getting married in a brothel. Perfect logic there. And, if you need more justification than that, I’ll also point out that the wood in this bar was brought in from an old church in New Orleans. So, really, this is a church wedding. And it’s located on Church STREET! See, totally holy.

One little problem though – the church the wood came from kinda burned down and, rumor has it, the ghost of a priest who hung himself in that chapel still haunts this venue. I don’t mind much, but I’ll be really peeved if an uninvited ghostly guest hogs a spot in any of the wedding photos.

Here's a few shots we snapped on a recent visit. Great set of stairs to the reception - nothing creepy about them at all.
And this is the upstairs bar for the reception. No silly, this isn't the bar where we're getting hitched - don't be crazy! That bar is downstairs and is clearly a much more sophisticated drinking establishment.
Wait... What's this? Whoa - check out that orb in this mirror. Might this be proof of the ghostly priest? Spooky!


  1. You are such a good writer. I think it is interesting that the style of the wedding venue and your layout for the blog kind of match.

    Also think i can see you behind the ghostlike pic in the mirror.

  2. Hmmm... Is that me? I wasn't sure ;)