As a wedding planner herself, Megan had seen hundreds of venues long before planning her own big day, but when it came to choosing one, there was really only one choice that she helped build into the winter wedding of her dreams.
At a Glance
- Winter wonderland vibe | New Year’s Eve wedding
- Snowy seaside views | Collaborative planning
As a wedding planner, Megan admits she’d been scoping out potential venues for a long time. But every time she walked into Wychmere Beach Club for an event, meeting, or wedding, she got goosebumps and knew it “just felt right.” The venue’s vast windows framing the ceremony and reception also gave the couple’s winter wedding beautiful seaside views of the Atlantic, which they wanted regardless of the temperature outside.
The Big Little Things
On the day of their scheduled tastings, a nor’easter blew in, covering the Cape in whiteout conditions. Their planner, Brooke, called to let the couple know that she’d be happy to reschedule, but that the staff would be there if they chose to come since the couple lived close by in Brewster. Undeterred by the snowy conditions, the couple was also too excited to cancel. In a bit of serendipity, the tasting not only had them over-the-moon excited for the culinary elements of their day that Longwood is known for, but the freshly fallen snow gave a sneak peek of what the seaside venue would look like on their New Year’s Eve wedding evening.
Involving the Bride in the Details
Megan was excited to be involved in every step of the process of preparing for her big day. But Longwood staff wanted to make sure she got to enjoy her engagement, not double as both planner and bride! So they strategically brought her in when they knew she’d value being involved – such as installing the wedding furniture a day early so she could see it in person – but kept her out of the smaller details. Megan said it was those types of thoughtful touches that solidified her love for the venue and the team that was “200% dedicated” to their big day.
Help from our Friends
Photos | Joe Mikos | Oak Bluffs, MA
Florals | Lilacs Florals | Marston Mills, MA
DJ &Lighting | Danny Walsh | South Dennis, MA
Guitarist | Nick Pangakis | Yarmouth, MA
Hair | Jeanne Beardsley | Marston Mills, MA
Makeup | Andrea Kooharian | East Falmouth, MA