Love at first shout is the best way Benedict Goggins explains his first time assembly Stephanie Johnson. When strolling right into a dorm room one night, Benedict didn’t anticipate that the girl he was about to scare would later be his finest good friend and real love. “‘Who’re you?’ have been the primary phrases I ever heard from Stephanie,” laughs Benedict. “To today, I can nonetheless hear these phrases ringing in my ear, not realizing at that second that whereas I wasn’t searching for love, it was most actually searching for me.”
As time did its half and their relationship met new heights, Benedict knew he wished to spend the remainder of his life with Stephanie. With the assistance of Stephanie’s youngest sister Madeleine, Benedict popped the massive query on New Yr’s Eve, and the wedding planning quickly started. With the assistance of their household and trusted planner, Amy Champagne, Benedict and Stephanie have been excited to convey their imaginative and prescient to life in simply seven months.
Wanting to remain true to the couple’s personalities, their planner helped design the day to realize a romantic and intimate night across the bride and groom’s “Father of the Bride” theme. “The week that we acquired engaged, we ended up watching Father of the Bride with our household, and as quickly as we noticed the scene with the entire twinkly lights, all of us had a twinkle in our eye pondering this ought to be the inspiration for our marriage ceremony,” shares Stephanie.
Realizing how vital their choice could be in selecting a wedding venue, the couple elected GrayBarns as their quintessential Connecticut escape for his or her marriage ceremony weekend. Regardless of the bride’s preliminary dismissal of a barn wedding, Stephanie was overjoyed with their alternative as they have been in a position to not solely have each the ceremony and reception on the identical grounds but in addition host each their households for the weekend with breakfast, drinks, and many love.