August 13, 2016.
Without a doubt, I knew it was going to rain and most likely thunderstorm at some point during Brian & Morgan’s wedding day. I went into the day prepared for that. I had even picked out locations to do portraits that were pretty much all sheltered from rain. However, after a torrential downpour during the getting ready process, the skies lightened and the rain went away leaving us with a perfect window to get all the portraits done before the ceremony. Despite the window of gorgeous misty light, the coordinator at The Quechee Inn, Michelle, made the decision to move the ceremony under the tent. The maintenance man even went into the woods to chop down a bunch of birch tree branches to hand-make an arbor for Morgan & Brian’s ceremony. And after the arbor was all put together and decorated by the amazing florist, Petals Floral Design, it looked incredible!! I think we were all thankful the coordinator had made the rain call because as soon as the ceremony started, the rain came back and didn’t let up for the rest of the night.
Brian and Morgan are evidently loved by their family and friends. It was truly a joy to be a part of their wedding day and get to witness their love for each other and the close bonds they have with the people who surrounded them on their wedding day. They even found special ways of incorporating their loved ones into the ceremony. Morgan’s close friend Megan officiated the wedding, and did an incredible job! Her father blessed their wine toast, Brian’s father read an Irish blessing, and Brian concluded the ceremony by stomping on a glass (that took a few tries) and kissing his beautiful bride.
Once the reception got going, there wasn’t a single moment when the dance floor was empty. Even after dinner was served there were still guests tearing it up on the dance floor. The Pat Roddy Band definitely kept the energy alive!!! It was so much fun singing along to their fun music and seeing everybody dancing the night away despite the rain and roaring thunderstorm that seemed to be doing a dance of its own across the night sky.
Congrats Brian & Morgan!!
Venue: The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm
Coordinator: Michelle Campbell from The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm
Ceremony time: 5PM
Photography: AbiElaine Photography
Florist: Petals Floral Design by Michelle Boleski
Pies: Lou’s Bakery
Band: Pat Roddy Band
Dress: W2 Watters from Chamonix Bride, Rhineheck, NY
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew