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  1. Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  2. Thursday, November 14, 2019

9 Questions with 21c Bride Morgan Chawaga

21c: Tell us your proposal story.

MC: Peter reserved a private dining room for our anniversary. He’s a romantic so this was pretty standard until I turned around to see him on one knee (not so standard). I immediately burst into tears and the rest was a blur. I was so ecstatic I barely ate dinner. After dinner, we shared a few moments on the beach to ourselves followed by fireworks with the family. A dream come true.

21c: What were you looking for in a venue? How did you know you found the one?

MC: Our relationship really bloomed over our love and passion for art. We toured several venues but after our tour of 21c, we kept finding reasons to stay in the space. We admired the architecture, enjoyed a coffee at Lockbox, and compared notes on the exhibit. It was an easy decision. When you know, you know.

21c: If you channel some magic penguin-godmother magic and relive your favorite moment from your wedding day, what would it be?

MC: The first look (and first kiss) under the ice branch chandelier. Woah, baby!

21c: What was the dreamiest dish from your reception?

MC: Everyone loved the Goat Cheese Profiteroles – they were a show stopper. Can we have the recipe, please?

21c: Which detail are you most proud of?

MC: I was absolutely in love with my king protea bouquet. The florist was concerned about finding a white king protea in time for the event but somehow pulled it off. I was surprised just how breathtaking this flower truly is. Shout out to Michler’s Florist for putting a smile on my face!

21c: Which piece of art got the most Insta-love?

MC: That’s a hard one! The dollhouse sections were loved by all.

Laurie Lipton, The Haunted Dolls House, 2005. OFF-SPRING: New Generations on view now at 21c Kansas City. 

Laurie Lipton, The Haunted Dolls House, 2005. OFF-SPRING: New Generations on view now at 21c Kansas City

21c: How did your wedding reflect who you are as a couple?

MC: We were married in the Nashville courthouse and celebrated with an intimate family dinner at 21c in Lexington. Our celebration was minimal, classic, unconventional and revolved around the things that bring us true happiness in life. I am appreciative our newly united family could celebrate in a euphoric space that truly represents who we are as a couple.

21c: Do you have any tips for brides-to-be to make their day as stress-free as possible?

MC: Enjoy every second of your day. Delegate tasks and don’t fret when things don’t go “as planned”. At the end of the day, the celebration should be focused on your love and marriage – not that the centerpieces weren’t the perfect shade of blush.

21c: What did your guests love most about Lexington?

MC: I think out of town guests really enjoyed the bourbon distilleries and Keeneland racetrack. Careful, both in one day may just be too much fun.

Photos courtesy of the bride and Nicole Leoné Miller Photography.

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