Megan & Dave
eastern shore, virginia
Restauranteur Dave, owner of local favorites Handsome Biscuit and Toast, and his bride Megan, who works at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, are both extremely active in, and show their love for their community. So when it came time to have their wedding, these two wanted to slip off to somewhere remote that felt like a destination but still close to home; a place where they could relax, share a family style dinner al fresco with their nearest and dearest, and dance the night away to soul and garage favorites. Enter the Eastern Shore. Mimosa Barn to be exact. A gorgeous historical property which was once a flower farm, Mimosa Barn is set on the Eyre Hall Creek, offering sweeping waterfront views.
Opting out of a traditional bridal party, Megan invited some of her closest friends to join her in getting ready at the A-frame barn, which houses a gorgeous apartment that overlooks the creek. The morning was filled with nonstop laughter.
Dave and Megan expressed hilariously quirky (and incredibly sincere) personal vows before exchanging wedding bands made by Anna Lorich Akers of Lorak--another nod to local artisans--just before sunset, keeping the space simple with only large urns filled with white blossoms by Marissa Digirolamo of Studio Posy.
Food is an obvious passion for the couple (Dave even whipped up the day's signature cocktail hours the morning of the wedding!) and cocktail hour showcased roasted Chincoteague oysters with toppings such as chorizo and cornbread stuffing, pickled grapes, and chicken and waffles butter by chef Kip Poole and The Crop Foundation. Then it was off to dinner set under the stars, complete with a telescope set up so that guests could get a closer view of the exquisite full moon.
The evening ended with heartfelt speeches, last dances, and a ride through a shower of sparklers on a tandem bike.