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Outdoor Tent Wedding Reception with a Stormy Surprise

Beachfront Ceremony and Reception Private Home in Mississippi Michelle Boyd

We were recruited by the Brennan family to plan their son's wedding ceremony and reception on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the family's property that had been washed away years before in Hurricane Katrina. We worked to build a site plan that included landscaping, grading, and tenting the property for the reception of over 250 guests. The week of the event, an unseasonably strong tropical wave turned into Hurricane Nate, and was set to strike our location the day of the wedding. We moved the entire ceremony and reception to start a day earlier, picking up bus loads of destination guests from the airport and driving them directly to the wedding, salvaging the celebration and preserving the memories for this family and their historic property.