Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cantigny Gardens: Tanks for the Memories

(Sorry for the bad pun - I couldn't resist!)

So, the other day my sister and I loaded up the kids in her car and headed out to Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton.

I had never visit before and it's a place I've been meaning to check out for ages. I was especially curious to see the gardens, since I have a wedding scheduled at Cantigny for next June.
My interest was piqued when I saw the wedding pictures of one of my couples who had stopped there for their photo shoot.

Well, it certainly didn't disappoint! I'm so glad that this was one of the few times I actually remembered to bring along my camera. As you can see, I snapped lots of pictures!

The kids had a ball, climbing on the tanks surrounding the First Division Museum. We also wandered around the museum, which was fascinating. Whether you're a history buff or not, the exhibit was awe-inspiring.

I had no idea this co
llection even existed! There are exhibits that range from World War I to Desert Storm, with another instillation about Iraq.

It was very informative and definitely emotional. H
aving several good friends and family members who've served in the military, it certainly touched my heart. It was also a great learning experience for the kids.

After the museum, we had a chance to wander around outside a bit, but not as much as I would have liked.
So, we'll definitely have to go back again.

I'm really excited about officiating a wedding here. It's the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony. The
ns are breathtaking!

If you've already found your
wedding venue, Cantigny would be an ideal spot for photos.

And who says you can't sit on a tank in your wedding dress?!?