The Best-laid Plans June 17, 2012
It was to be the wedding of weddings—a full year in the planning.
A ceremony and full reception for 200 guests at one of New England’s most historic estates.
Not a single detail was left unattended: the invitations, the menus, the flowers.
The bride, Rebecca, and the groom, Joe, were beside themselves with excitement and anticipation.
Then, just days before the celebration, the estate was suddenly closed due to a fire code violation.
At the height of wedding season, Joe, Rebecca and her parents began an 11th-hour scramble.
Rooms for 200 guests arriving from here, there and everywhere.
A beautiful site for a big tent. A chef to create a wedding feast never to be forgotten.
Was it possible that a wedding created in just a handful of days could be more beautiful, more
elegant than any bride ever dreamed of? More thrilling, more fun than a groom could wish for?
As dawn approached and the last strains of music wafted across the magnificent grounds of the
Chesterwood Museum, Joe and Rebecca embraced in the joy
that this wedding was beyond perfection.