August 23rd has historically been a popular date for weddings. My parents were married 41 years ago on that date. We have good friends who were wed on that date a couple years ago. And last year, I was part of this rustically modern, rose gold infused, rainy yet perfect, party at the zoo.
This was my first daytime wedding and I really loved it. Carrie and Brian were wed at noon, followed by cocktails and games on the covered patio, lunch in a modern ballroom suspended in the trees and then desserts, mingling and live music by Lindsey Lou and the Flatbelly’s.
At approximately 11:30 that morning, I heard my first crack of thunder. That’s not a happy noise a half hour prior to an outdoor wedding ceremony. But one of the best part of hosting a wedding at The Bissell Treehouse is how you still get the feeling of an open air, lofty and wooded space with the protection of an awning. The slight drizzle turned into pouring rain, droplets made their way through the trees, the thunder boomed and Carrie walked down the aisle. I think it was probably the most romantic rainstorm of all time. The trees sang a chorus as Brian and Carrie pledged their love to one another.