09.08.12 Mother of the Groom
You are the answer to every mother of the bride and groom. Meghann knew Bay Harbor would be beautiful and be the perfect backdrop for her and Dylan’s wedding….the problem was that they told me it was booked for Saturday. Ta Da, Nicole’s first magic, the wedding was at Bay Harbor on the Lake Lawn no less.
The whole barn thing made me nervous right from the beginning. It probably didn’t help that I saw it the first time in January with Carl’s cars and boats stored in it. After our visit in June, I really wasn’t feeling a whole lot better. Is the tent big enough? What about the bathrooms? What about these ugly buildings all around? The ground is uneven and people will fall. None of us had heard the band and will it be too loud for people to mingle? Are there enough places to sit in the barn? Ta Da, Nicole second magic, the placement of everything was perfect…bean bag toss, the bar was beautiful with the billowing table clothes, the draping in the doorway of the barn, the welcome station as we entered from the field.
The tables under that wonderfully large, roomy tent was spectacular. The row of lights lining the tent, the food stations, the microphone for the toasts was clear and loud enough for everyone to hear and the pies were a huge hit! The food was delicious, my personal favorite was the salad.
The band owned that barn! Moving the lounge furniture into the barn was genius. The lightening, sofa, random scarves, lamps…stunning. That entire corner of the barn glowed.
Clearly the concern for seating on my part was a non issue because people were either dancing, at the bar or sitting on the stools, tables and comfy furniture. The pictures on the wall…heartwarming. Ta Da third magic, I just couldn’t see how you were going to make that barn turn into the vision Meghann had described with such detail right from the beginning.
I cannot begin to express my profound gratitude for making me look like the most gracious and competent host. For taking all of Meghann’s creative ideas, merging them with yours, while addressing my “what about this” and turning it into Meghann and Dylan’s dream wedding. It’s all you baby and I answered every compliment given to me with, “we couldn’t have done it without Nicole”.