Real New England Weddings: Tim White & Scott MacKenzie

June 30, 2012, Lord Thompson Manor, Thompson, Connecticut.

real new england weddingPhotos by Hitched Studios

When Tim White and Scott MacKenzie happened upon each other at a house party in 2008, both had a sense of déjà vu. Perhaps that stemmed from the fact that they’d already met—at a bar the night before. “I bet you don’t remember my name,” Tim said, to which Scott replied: “Timothy Wallingford White.” A romance began to develop, and soon the two were living and working together. After two and a half years, Scott decided to propose to Tim while on vacation in Florida, arranging for a plane to fly by with a special message one morning. The only problem? They both ended up sleeping in. Luckily, Scott roused Tim just in time for the plane to pass over their heads with a banner that read, “Tim, will you marry me? I love you, Scott.” Tim, still groggy, said how nice it was that another couple with their names was getting engaged. “Then I looked at Scott and his puppy-dog eyes, and I felt this twinge that started in my heels and went all the way up my spine.”

Tim and Scott were married at the Lord Thompson Manor during a weekend-long celebration last June. Their raucous, no-holds-barred reception featured a vodka bar and a Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatic performance. “We wanted a little surprise around each curve,” Tim says. “It was magical,” Scott adds.

real new england weddingKnowing that Scott’s proposal to Tim involved a plane, the owner of Lord Thompson Manor presented them with a wooden jet on the morning of their ceremony.

real new england weddingScott’s proposal inspired the wedding’s travel theme. Any checks left in the card box (a suitcase) went toward the couple’s honeymoon, a two-week Mediterranean cruise.

real new england weddingTim hung more than 100 paper lanterns from the trees. The LED lights inside them glowed as the sun set after the ceremony.

real new england weddingTop left: The couple offered guests refreshing fruit-infused water. Bottom left: Fresh fruit, on hand for snacking, also matched the wedding’s orange and blue color scheme. Right: Ryan Zoeller, a special-events designer at Winston Flowers, created the table-scapes. For the centerpieces, he placed manzanita branches in high vases and hung orange lilies from them, which reminded Tim and Scott of “funky Cirque du Soleil clowns.”

real new england weddingTim and his a cappella group surprised Scott with a performance of Scott’s favorite song, “Stand By Me.” Tim and Scott hired acrobats to perform a balancing routine for guests after dinner.



Suits: J.Crew
Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Cake: Tiers of joy
Invitations: Big Wheel Press
Table Settings: Ryan Zoeller, Winston Flowers
Videographer: Boston Wedding Films
DJ: DJ Blackout
Acrobats: Matthew Cusick and Ken Berkeley, Kenimattix


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