This weekend the east coast was battered by a nor-easter that pummeled us for days with several inches of rain. The threat of an ever looming hurricane just off the coast became ever present as Taylor texted me the week before exasperated about the weather and it's decision to act a fool for their wedding. Luckily we had rain plans in place an incredible vendors ready to face and tackle any challenges along the way. The gorgeous shots you see here are done by the incredible team of Steven and Rita at Bakerture Photography. Go check out their website to see more of their awesome work!
To add to the insanity of wedding week, Spencer had been re-stationed to California due 2 days after their wedding day. Movers came a few days before their wedding to pack up all of their worldly belongings, leaving them to plan the wedding in an empty apartment and fly across country a few days after.
At this point in the planning process, I felt like Taylor was more of a friend than a client so the planning process and wish to will the rain away was more personal to me than usual. However as luck would have it the last bit of mist from the Nor-Easter ended just as we were setting up that morning. I had pleaded with the bridesmaids to invest in rain boots during rehearsal, even though the rain had ended, the fully saturated ground was thoroughly muddy.
Janessa and I arrived early on Sunday morning around 7:30AM to setup and coordinate. I was literally scaling the barn walls to setup decor and make everything as perfect as possible before Taylor and Spencer walked down the aisle. I suppose I can add spiderman to my list of titles!
All in all everything turned out wonderfully. Personally I feel the our plan B was strikingly more beautiful than it would have been had we been able to conduct the ceremony outdoors. The love and happiness filled Glasgow Farm that day was palpable. I couldn't think of a better way to send Taylor and Spencer off to their temporary home on the West Coast than with a beautiful fall wedding. All pictures shown are done by the incredible team Steve and Rita at Bakerture photography. Take a peek at their page to see all of their beautiful work!
Taylor had a beautiful classic vision of fall when we first met and was confident in her vision and great taste which made my job as a designer so much easier! She brought the rich burgundy colors of fall in an elegant way and just enough rustic touches to make everything feel comfortable and beautiful. Her bridesmaids were decked out in stunning variations of maroon, wine and burgundy floor length gowns and the groomsmen were striking and handsome in their uniforms with Spencer's brother looking sharp in a tux.
Taylor and Spencer said "I do" in the upstairs part of the barn, with beautiful string lights, warm fall accents and the smiling faces of their friends and family.
Taylors mom walked her down the aisle and not a dry eye was left in the building. I've been known to shed a tear when I send my brides down the aisle, this was no exception but I managed to keep my quite sobbing to myself.
Introducing: Mr. & Mrs. Warren!
Guests enjoyed a delicious brunch menu and a mimosa bar. Followed by a delicious and gorgeous pumpkin spice naked cake.
The rest of the day was spent drinking, eating, dancing and celebrating the wonderful couple. Our wedding crasher, Edward the goat even seemed to share in the excitement of the day.
Taylor and Spencer, I wish you both all of the happiness and love in the entire world. I hope you know that once the West Coast surrenders you and gives you back to us, drinks are on me!
Thank you to these wonderful vendors for making this day run smoothly!