When we arrived, a horse was running around the track out back and I thought, What a cool spot for a wedding! Jeff set up his guitar outside on the patio for the ceremony and cocktail hour; the ceremony was held on the lawn under a canopy made of birch trees with the stone walls of the museum visible in the background.
Inside the museum, Megan did an amazing job of decorating to complement the slate blue walls, crisp white trim and horse paintings on the walls, softening it up to achieve fresh, country elegance.
Tables were decorated with gray napkins (to match the bridesmaids dresses) and multiple bud vases with assorted pink, white, peach and yellow mini roses and lilies. Orchids were tucked into the cupcake display and white paper flowers hung from the ceiling. Guests were given succulent plants in tiny pots with flags stuck in them that also doubled as place cards.
COOL GUESTBOOK IDEA
Instead of signing a traditional guest book, guests stamped their fingerprints as “leaves” on a Guest Tree and signed them, instead of a traditional guestbook. Thoughtful Megan even provided a hand washing station to wash away the ink afterward!
The bridesmaids wore elegant gray gowns and carried designer clutches in pink and apple green. The flower girl wore an adorable apple green dress. Megan was gorgeous in her bird cage veil, her hair drawn up into an elegant twist with a white feather hair piece over her ear.
During the toast, Megan’s sister and Matron of Honor spoke straight from experience, and from the heart. “Always remember: you are the problem I choose to have…When given a choice between acting out of fear or acting out of love, choose love and it will get you through every time.”
Megan and Ciaran chose a song by Mick Flannery, “Safety Rope,” for their first dance, a fitting tribute to Ciaran’s Irish heritage. One of my favorite moments was the bridesmaids’ “Thriller” surprise dance; they jumped up to the dance floor and followed those famous zombie moves, much to everyone’s delight.
It was a gorgeous day, impeccably planned and filled with love. Thanks for inviting us, Ciaran and Megan! Have an amazing honeymoon in Hawaii!
Catering by Pamela’s Traveling Feast
Ceremony Officiant Amazing Ceremonies
Photos by Dave Robbins Photography
Video by Hello Super 8