Those who follow me on Instagram know that Tarra's been doing an amazing job as coordinator this year - taking on a ton of weddings and kicking ass! This one was a doozy - I'll let Tarra fill you in:
I am so happy Noelle found The Plannery! I knew she was our kind of bride from her first email and Sean was our kind of groom too. A super friendly, kind-hearted, real, cool, down-to-earth couple. How lucky am I that both Noelle and Sean each have 4 siblings that are just as kick ass?! That's right, Noelle has 4 awesome sisters and Sean has 4 awesome brothers who made up their wedding party.
The wedding festivities took place at Noelle's family property in Warrenton, VA, which is really a slice of heaven on earth. SO not your average backyard. The vast hillside view was simply to die for. Noelle and Sean nailed it in seeing this yard as the perfect, picturesque venue for their wedding day. Sammy's Rentals brought in all the hardscapes we needed to create the respective spaces we needed.
As with any outdoor event, we had to be ready for inclement weather which did in fact come our way. Unfortunately, the storm that day was an ugly, vicious, and persistent son of gun. Plan B went into effect and a tent was brought in for the ceremony. Noelle's family was also gracious enough to open up their home to their 200+ guests as shelter from the storm.
Sure, there was some very loud and very scary thunder. And sure, there were certainly some disappointment and tears. Vendors struggled to do their jobs as the wind and rain made it impossible at times. The ceremony started nearly two hours late. Cocktail hour (in its true form) essentially never happened. But you know what? Noelle and Sean were married any darn way! Their friends and family were beyond patient and understanding about everything. They were also very helpful and supportive. I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason. There is an inexplicable and beautiful reason why all of us there experienced this amazingly, memorable wedding in exactly the way we experienced it. I honestly wouldn't have changed a thing.
Que sera, sera!
Noelle and Sean's Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator: Tarra Morgan, The Plannery
Caterer: Side Street Catering
Photographer: Breanne Furlong
Ceremony Musicians: Innocenti Strings
DJ: Pinstripe Rebel, DJ DMAC and Associates
Tent: Sammy's Rentals
Transportation: Chariots for Hire