LFW Weekend Fun File
Apr15

LFW Weekend Fun File

Here’s a quick peek at some of the things we are looking forward to this weekend! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com.   Vera Bradley Outlet Sale April 13 – 17               Oh, the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale. It’s once again upon us. Go brave those crowds and get those deals! Night Hike: Frogs and Their Calls Friday, April 15 from 7:30 to 10:30         Fun and educational for the kids, learn about frogs common to the area and their calls. Then go on a hike listening and searching for frogs! What kid doesn’t love frog hunting? Metamorphosis at the Botanical Conservatory Opening April 16, running through July 17         Hundreds of live, exotic butterflies will have their home at the botanical conservatory these next few months. Learn about their lifecycle, their habits, and their homes. You can also purchase a butterfly hatching kit for fun learning at home with the kids! Wooden Nickel Record Store Day Saturday, April 16, all day           14 bands will be performing in free, all ages shows. There will be over $2,000.00 in prizes. 600 FREE goodie bags will be given away. A $5.00 contribution to the Community Harvest Food Bank will be made with the purchase of any Wooden Nickel T-shirt purchased. The North Anthony location will have Sol Kitchen food truck and a beer tent featuring Dogfish Head Beer. Do I have to comment? Conversation on Privilege Saturday, April 16 at 1 pm               Wunderkammer is sponsoring this event, along with Big Brothers Big Sisters, exploring the idea of privilege and how it impacts our world. Earth Day with Save Maumee Sunday, April 17 from 11 am to 4 pm                 A free event focusing on education and conservation for the whole family! Learn how to plant a tree, learn about volunteer opportunities, play games, eat food, and have fun! Philharmonic Family 3 — Fairy Tale Fantasia Sunday, April 17 at 2 pm               A narrator, orchestra, and stage illustrator will bring magical fairy tales to life, right before your eyes. Heartland Sings “Let’s Make a Scene: Act II” Sunday, April 17 at 4 pm               Heartland Vocal Artists will...

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Planning a Wedding in 2016?…Me Too! (Part 2)
Feb24

Planning a Wedding in 2016?…Me Too! (Part 2)

Now that Valentine’s Day is behind us, I’m sure there are a few more newly-engaged couples to join in on the wedding planning conversation. Congrats, by the way!! Before we venture into more options for your upcoming nuptials, let’s quickly recap my original “Planning a Wedding” post: 1) Andy and I are finally “taking the plunge” this year; 2) our guest list was over 400 people; 3) I shared my favorite findings regarding where to purchase a dress, rent tuxedos, and amazing bakeries for that perfect cake; and finally 4) for those who have an extensive guest list (such as mine), I shared some great venue options that can accommodate very large gatherings. Yes, yes…I am sure that most of you reading this blog are waiting for me to explain what I meant by saying “our guest list was over 400 people.” The key word is “was.” After all these years of planning our big day around trying to make everyone else happy, Andy and I have decided to compromise – a lot. It was a difficult decision, but all-in-all we just want to finally get married. We have ultimately decided to cut the list down to simply our kids, parents, grandparents, and brothers and sisters. In total we have narrowed the count down to 25 people from over 400. Now that I have explained our new guest count, let’s look into other venue options for those who have a smaller guest list: SMALL-MID SIZE WEDDING VENUES Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation has a plethora of relatively inexpensive venues! One of my favorites is the ever-so-popular Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne. This venue is a beautiful setting for intimate weddings, and they can also host your reception. A few of my other favorite gorgeous venues with Fort Wayne Parks & Rec include: Lakeside Rose Gardens, the Bridal Glen at Foster Park, and the Wells Street Bridge. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Museum in Auburn is a romantic destination with a classic feel! Besides a great indoor venue, you can choose to share your nuptials on the grand staircase if desired! Baker Street Station offers an amazing historic background and detailed scenery for your big day! This former rail station is located in downtown Fort Wayne. MUSIC I am going to take the chance to brag on the musicians that we have booked for our “big day.” Ken Preston plays guitar and Linda Kummernuss plays the violin. This magical duo from Auburn plays all original music in harmony together. Just a couple weeks ago they came to our home and played for us in person, and I had tears in...

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