W&L10 Feb, 2019
The story of our wedding
Long story short:
We had our first date at Gibbet Hill Grill, and once we were engaged our first choice was to get married at the other venue on their property: The Barn at Gibbet Hill Grill. The staff was amazing to work with, and understood our theme was to make things easy and fun. No extravagent decorations, no heavy lifting - simple flowers, some homemade touches to the tables, and a ton of good food and drinks.
We invited 50 of our closest friends and family to eat, drink, and dance the night away. It was the middle of February and not an ounce of snow was to be found, which was really dissapointing because we had our hearts set on a snowy, white wedding. But once we did our first look and saw each other, it didn't matter. The flower girl forgot to throw her rose petals, but immediately made up for it by meticulously covering the aisle with just the right amount; the bride walked down the aisle to a piano rendition of the Jurassic Park theme song and made the guests laugh; the groom cried reading his vows while the bride's was basically a standup comedy routine.
A wonderful photographer, who happened to be a friend, flew all the way from Chicago during his month off to help us document the day. We were honored to have him there, and so thankful that he understood that we wanted most things to be candid.
We had two hilarious and talent artists from Special Event Beauty join us at The Groton Inn to help prepare everyone for the day. They kept things light and fun, and everyone was thrilled with the way they looked.
Our cake was from Montilios and the fact that we can't eat that cake every single day is the only dissapointment to come of our three tiered confection.
Our flowers were provided by Michael at Floral Arts Flowers in Westford, and we only gave him a vague idea of what we were looking for (white flowers, some greenery mixed in, and a eucalyptus runner) and what he gave us was 110% perfection. He even placed a single blue flower in the middle of the bridal bouquet for her "something blue"!
A childhood friend who had been invited to the wedding and sadly had to decline due to travel showed up during the reception to surprise the bride on the dance floor. It was an amazing surprise, and they only wish they'd caught the moment on camera!
While the day certainly wasn't perfect, we didn't care - we had the best day of our lives.
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