MCKENZIE ELLIS MORICONI & MATTHEW ADEN TOWNSEND
April 15, 2023 | Private Residence | Scott | Erin Wilson Photography
Love is truly blind, or in McKenzie and Matthews's case – Love is a blind date! The couple were first introduced by their close friends on a blind date, and they’ve been together ever since! The first night McKenzie met Matthew, she knew he was the one.
“He told me he was a fan of musical theatre and that was it for me,” McKenzie said.
McKenzie didn’t want an extravagant proposal, so Matthew began hatching a plan with a few of their closest friends for after the New Year. He ended up proposing at her house in front of her close friends on New Year’s Day in front of a few loved ones – we think Matthew understood the assignment!
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Q & A
Q: What was your favorite moment of the day, and why?
A: “The whole day was truly amazing,” McKenzie said. “I really loved every moment of it. I got to spend the whole day with literally every person I love. The reception was the best part of the entire day, and I think everyone would agree!”
Q: Where did the inspiration for the hanging tulips and flower-filled dance floor come from?
A: “I actually didn't know what the tent would look like on the inside before the day of the wedding,” McKenzie said. “I decided early on that I wanted to be as surprised as the guests were, so I wasn't aware of the flowers on the floor or the hanging tulips until about an hour before the wedding. Anne-Claire, my mom, and Chris Norwood and Christina Day (Tipton & Hurst) decided on those after looking at multiple Inspo pictures and utilizing their overall talent.”
Q: Tell us about your wedding dress!
A: “We went to Nardos in the morning, and I fell in love with this pearl top,” McKeznie said. “We actually met with Nardos herself and she sketched the dress while I was describing what I wanted. At the final fitting, we decided we wanted pearls on the bottom of the dress as well. They were literally sewing pearls on the dress two days before the wedding. It turned out perfectly - it was exactly what I wanted.”
Q: What was your most worth-it splurge?
A: “I loved absolutely everything about the reception,” McKeznie said. “I would do it all over again tomorrow. I don't think I could pick one thing, it was all a "worth-it" splurge to me.”
Q: What surprised you about planning a wedding?
“Planning isn't my forte and I could tell early on that there were going to be so many meetings,” McKeznie said. “My mom knew I wouldn't enjoy that part so she came up with the idea to surprise me. I truly had no idea until about an hour before what most of it would look like.”
“We chose to get married in a tent at my father and stepmother’s house in Scott,” McKenzie said. “It sits right on the lake. I have so many great memories from growing up there. It just seemed like the perfect place.”
WEDDING DAY SURPRISE
“I decided early on that I wanted to be as surprised as the guests were, so I wasn’t aware of the flowers on the floor or the hanging tulips until about an hour before the wedding,” she said.