For anyone hosting a wedding at home, please allow me to share some simple advice. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. The secret to a tented wedding is to have a great Plan B….with a generator, a back up generator, and a dream team of vendors who smile through it all.
Below, we started building the tent Tuesday just as the weatherman announced tornado warnings in the area. Who ever heard of tornados in the Hamptons? Well, just the threat. And in all honesty, not the first time I’ve had to put up a tent in threatening weather. The sun came out Friday night, just in time for the ceremony rehearsal.but on Saturday the clouds returned.
Father of the Bride was obviously concerned.
But the lovely Lindsay remained unfazed… The vendors continued to work their magic….
and the bridesmaids continued to toast the happy couple. who were able to take their photos outdoors as planned.
Even with the “plan b” tent, the ceremony was just magical.
Nearly 50 big umbrellas helped smooth transition from ceremony to cocktails and reception. As long as the 16 foot custom bar was ready to serve their 200 guests, all was well.
Despite the weather outside, all was dry and welcoming inside.
Their tent was rocking! And not just because of the wind and rain.All’s well that ends well. Congratulations Lindsay and Tony! Thank you for trusting us with your big day!
Special thanks to the amazing team of vendors who were calm in the storm. NY Tent, Luminous Designs, Claire Bean, Cloud Catering and Groove Society and Element Music.