Despite the city's proximity to the Silicon Valley, computers are not on the minds of all the residents in San Jose. Bridal issues remain foremost in the minds of many San Jose women. They think about what type of flowers they want at their wedding. They inquire regarding the best bakery to use for the making of a wedding cake. They visit the mall and examine china patterns, deciding on one for which they will then register their preference.
All of these concerns need to be addressed, but they all come second to taking a close look at locations in San Jose. Bridal issues such as those listed above seem unimportant unless a future bride has determined where she wants to get married. If a San Jose marriage is not going to take place at a church, a mosque or a synagogue, then the city still offers a number of other options.
For example a future bride might want to consider the Heritage Rose Garden in San Jose. Bridal events scheduled for the spring, summer or early autumn could take place outdoors, and they could take place at the Heritage Rose Garden. The Garden provides a romantic setting. It contains 3,500 different types of miniature roses. The Garden is opened 7 days a week from one half hour before dawn until one half hour after dusk.
For women who like the idea of a garden wedding, but who expect their wedding in San Jose to require only a limited amount of space, a possible location exists at the Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn. That Inn is surrounded by gardens. The couple that had their wedding at the Inn would no doubt spend their first night in San Jose. Bridal plans for a honeymoon would probably include making reservations for the most romantic suite at the Briar Rose.
Future brides might choose instead the second of the two bed and breakfast inns in San Jose. Bridal parties would no doubt enjoy being part of a wedding that took place at the Hensley House. This inn contains 550 feet of meeting space, plenty of space for a small San Jose marriage.
There is one house that one would not choose if planning a wedding in San Jose. That is the Winchester Mystery House, a large mansion in San Jose. Bridal planners look longingly at that house with 160 rooms, more than enough rooms for a wedding. Those planners know about the unusual features at the Mystery House. Those features do not mesh with wedding day festivities.
If a future bride is planning to marry outside of her parents' religion, and if that has kept her from wanting a church wedding, then she might consider taking a ride down Willow Street. There east of Lincoln Avenue is what looks like a small church in San Jose. Bridal planners could benefit from learning more about that "church." It is really not a church at all; it is the San Jose Baha'i Center.
A review of the teachings of the Baha'i Faith shows that its adherents espouse the "oneness of all religions." Baha'is believe in progressive revelation. They recognize all of the world's religions as the fruition of teachings brought by a messenger from God. The San Jose Baha'i Center could serve as an excellent location for an interfaith wedding.