Monday, October 15, 2012

Wedding at Moraine Farm

Our sixth and final wedding of 2012, Megan and Jeff's, was marked by a picturesque fall setting at Moraine Farm complete with rustic touches at every turn, Chinese lanterns enveloping the tent space in a warm orange glow, and seasonal food from Moraine's CSA and other local farms. Located in the town of Beverly just 30 minutes north of Boston, it felt light years away from the city. 

The overcast day made for good lighting and everything was just begging to be photographed, from the wooden crate water station to the cranberries floating in mini mason jars, to the dried hydrangea arrangements lining the aisle. Festive fall colors, notably pops of bright orange blended well with the natural setting, highlighted by green fields, pretty foliage and a weathered serpentine rock wall overlooking Wenham lake.
Passed appetizers included impeccably fresh, briny oysters with a green apple mignionette, brie puff pastries with raspberry jam, remarkable pumpkin bisque dotted with creme fraiche and toasted pumpkin seeds, herb crusted lamb lollipops and delicate bites of quail. We drank St Germain cocktails and sipped on local beer including Pretty Things Jack D'or and Allagash White. 

Our meals were wonderful, and truly in tune with the fall season. The salad featured slices of pear and sprinkles of goat cheese. My entree was a Kurobuta Bone-In Pork Chop topped with a fall hash consisting of roasted apples, rutabaga, chestnuts, and pork lardons, alongside parsnip puree and caramelized brussels sprouts. The dessert bar provided guests mini bites of sweet treats: candy corn cupcakes, eclairs, s'mores tarts, and apple cider doughnuts!

Every detail was original and inspired; local food, St Germain and mini desserts are some of Megan's favorite things. Their happiness was contagious at every moment, it was a beautiful and fun celebration. Congratulations to the wonderful couple!

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! Megan's wedding was a blast, and I am sure she will love reliving it through this post when she is back!

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  2. definitely looks like a wonderful day for them! congrats megan and jeff :)

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  3. Love the table setting details and Meghan looks beautiful!

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Great post, I'm so happy for Megan and Jeff!

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  5. You took some beautiful photos! Megan looked like a movie star - so pretty!

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  6. What a gorgeous wedding! And the menu sounds outstanding.

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  7. everything from the food to the bride looks gorgeous. I really love her dress. It fits her like a glove

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  8. Gorgeous...the lanterns, the bride, her dress, your outfit, the food! Just gorgeous.

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  9. So beautiful! Lovely post and beautiful photos of what sounds like a wonderful evening. Megan looked beautiful!

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  10. Looks like a seriously beautiful wedding! I also can't believe you went to so many weddings this year!

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  11. Thank you for taking such gorgeous pictures! I love seeing some of the details from that night! And thank you so much for coming! xoxo

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  12. What a wonderful recap! Megan's wedding was just beautiful - the details were unforgettable. I can't believe you had SIX weddings this season!

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  13. It looks like no detail was overlooked- so pretty and the food sounds amazing! Congrats to Megan!

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