Good morning and happy friday to all. I am new to the board and would like to introduce myself. My name is Jeanette and I just recently got engaged on the 15th of December. I have started some light planning (More like phone calls and pricing gathering,) I am planning for a November 2014 wedding so I'm allowing myself adequate time to have everything how I've always wanted. We're looking at a budget of about $8,000. Unfortunatley for me, all the venues i've looked into are around the same price as my budget. lol I want an outdoors wedding. DIY, Vintage/glam style. Nothing over the top. I've considered Cauley Square and also Spanish Monestary. I'm actually going to the Spanish Monestary this weekend to check it out. They book WAY far in advance. 2 weekends in November 2014 are already booked. Does anyone know of any othe hidden gems? Homestead area? Farm, house, etc? Any suggestions would be appreciated.