Peabody Pavilion at Plimoth Plantation Wedding | Meaghan & Joe

Meaghan and Joe are married!!!  I met Meaghan in one of me early years of photography and over the course of the last 7 or 8 years (I have lost track – LOL), I have photographed several other weddings that Meaghan has been a part of AND done a big family session for Meaghan’s whole family:) As soon as Meaghan and Joe got engaged and she contacted me, I was not only SOOOO excited for the two of them, I was just SOOO excited to get to be there! I know Meaghan (and her friends and family:) and I knew it would be a perfectly planned but still laid back day and also a fantastic party! It turns out that Joe, his family and friends, are such a perfect fit too!

The day started at a house that Meaghan’s parents had rented and it was perfect! Right down the street from Plimoth Plantation and beautifully updated!

The day started out with heavy, heavy rain AND whipping winds but as the day moved on, it all cleared up….these Rosaries from Meaghan’s mother may have had a little help in that;)

Joe and the guys were diagonally across the street at a hotel on the ocean and the winds were whipping:)

Back at Meaghan’s, everyone was ready and it was time for the dress:)

Due to the crazy weather from the night before and into the morning, our original plans had to be changed…the ground was just too muddy and soaked:( It wasn’t a problem at all though – we just found spots that allowed us to stay on solid ground and that started with their first look just outside the house’s door!

Love the playfulness of their first look – perfectly them:)

After the first look, we all headed to Plimoth Plantation! I had scoped out the grounds that morning and found a few spots that would keep us out of the mud and they worked out beautifully!

These are Meaghan’s nieces and nephews looking adorable:)

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I am in love with this barn at Plimoth Plantation AND it worked out great with some dry ground!

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Meaghan and Joe were so excited for the llama! We got a few photos with the animals, but the llama didn’t want to come out to play with us outside – LOL!

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You could see the hotel that Joe got ready at across the water at the venue!

The ceremony began and was officiated by Meaghan’s oldest brother:)

Their ceremony kicked off the happy celebration with Meaghan and her dad laughing and talking to everyone coming up the isle – it was perfect:)

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The love and laughter continued throughout the ceremony – especially with Meaghan’s aunts!

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These two cuties were giggling, because they were showering me in rose petals, as I took photos, just a second before:)!

I included these two photos, because Meaghan and Joe loved this moment – she mentioned it in her answers below!

LOVEEEE when you can get a beautiful silhouette at a ceremony:)!

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Their #pilgimparty was fully complete with some surprise pilgrims during cocktail!

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The speeches kicked off with Meaghan’s dad and every single speech was AMAZING!!!

After dinner, Joe danced with his mom and Meaghan and her dad kicked off the party with a surprise match up! It started off as a typical dance but then they busted into a choreographed mix of fast ones!

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Meaghan and Joe wanted a party – and that is just what they got:)

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Meaghan and Joe – congratulations to you both!!  SOO happy for you and I wish you the best as you settle into your new home!!

Vendor Info

bride’s dress |  David’s Bridal in Westwood -Kelly 🙂

bridesmaid’s dresses | David’s Bridal in Westwood

hair | Janelle (Beautiful Faces by Janice)

make-up | Janice (Beautiful Faces by Janice)

florist | Roche Brothers – Michelle Clifford was amazing!

ceremony/reception venue | Peabody Pavilion at Plimoth Plantation

cake | Veronica’s Sweetcakes

Dj |  Sheldon with C-Zone Entertainment

Songs

introductions |  David Bowie “Modern Love” and the Theme from Top Gun

first dance | The Lumineers cover of the Talking Heads “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”

father/daughter | Surprise mashup done by Sheldon of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” with some Rolling Stones, Sugar Hill Gang, and C+C and the Music Factory thrown in

mother/son |  Rod Stewart “Forever Young”

last dance | Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”

Bride & Groom Questions

Most memorable moment of your day:
J: Mother Nature being awesome for five hours and giving us perfect weather after a day of wind and rain!
M: It’s a tie! The surprise mashup dance my Dad and I did which my matron of honor Jen was amazing. Poor Jen had to endure multiple lessons with us because we are such bad dancers but my dad was right, it got the crowd going! The last song also sticks in my head.  I had a moment to take it all in and see everyone dancing and jumping up and down in unison singing their heads off – was such an amazing moment knowing we threw a fun party!
Favorite detail:
J: Surprising everyone with pilgrims walking around in character at cocktail hour.
M: Joe’s sister Kim made all of the signs – she is so incredibly talented! And my Aunt Val made our table seating chart, which came out so beautiful. I am beyond thankful for them to help with those details!
Advice for future brides and grooms:
J: Listen to Heather Chick. 🙂
M: Stuff happens that you can never plan for, but having your family and friends by your side is all you need. They all have your back and help make the day extra special.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
J: Speeches. All three of them brought the house down.
M: The ceremony. We kept it casual and lighthearted which allowed for some amazing moments to happen, whether it was our niece, the flower girl running around (at one point I saw her run up to us and make the Shooter McGavin finger point to her dad and then run back to her seat), my twin aunts acting out their reading, to Joe making me both cry and laugh during his vows – I think it set the tone for the night!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
J: Maybe stay at a different hotel, hah?
M: I would have gone to bed earlier the night before, hah!
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
St. James Club Morgan Bay in St. Lucia

One thought on “Peabody Pavilion at Plimoth Plantation Wedding | Meaghan & Joe

  1. A year in the planning; a rehearsal dinner that opened up the “celebration; an incredible venue with a beautiful announcement of love between two special people; the three acknowledgements from personally involved party members; a very rewarding ( crazy) dance which I think set the tone for the evening; incredible food served by professionals, who were courteous and smiling; bartenders who had fun; a disc jockey who really got it and we had a 5 hour party the will last longer in our memories. It was the beginning of two lives that will keep our family alive and loving! THANK YOU HEATHER CHICK !!!

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