Claire and Rob’s Memorial Day weekend celebration was held on the most perfect day at their still-under-construction home outside of Staunton, VA. Not only is Claire a good friend, but I also coordinated her brother’s wedding last year so it was wonderful seeing so many familiar faces. The entire thing was a labor of love from their family and friends (from the barn raising that happened before Friday’s rehearsal dinner to the pie bar provided by guests) and I was honored to be a part of it!
There was one small obstacle during the setup and staging of the wedding that may give you an interesting perspective on the role of a day-of wedding coordinator. When I arrived on-site, a beautiful appetizer table had been placed in the middle of what would become the dancefloor later in the evening. Since the house was still under construction, the table was placed there in order to keep guests from tripping over some exposed pipes for a future kitchen island. Knowing that 90 guests would later attempt to use that space as the dancefloor, I wanted to find a suitable alternative to the large farm table. After scrounging around the house and re-distributing some decor items, I found the perfect solution. By using a few wood blocks, an upside-down 5 gallon water cooler, a few grain sacks and various floral pots and arrangements, I was able to create protection from the exposed pipes that was both attractive and functional, without using a huge amount of floor space. How’s that for troubleshooting?