Wedding Feature: Morgan & Phill
Last year, Morgan & Phill said “I do!” We were so honored to play at their gorgeous outdoor wedding reception at Ashery Lane Farm, an exquisite vineyard just 15 minutes west of Minnetonka. It features it’s own private enclave of countryside elegance. Like so many engaged couples during this pandemic, Morgan & Phill did not have the wedding they originally planned. However, as plan after plan changed, love always remained.
We are excited to share their journey as a couple: how they met, how they adjusted their wedding during COVID, and how they managed to create an incredible final result filled with joy and love.
Tell us the story of how you two met.
We met through work! Morgan works in medical device sales and Phill is a physician assistant in spine surgery – our paths often crossed in clinic and the hospital. On my first week on the job, I was traveling throughout my territory meeting my doctors and the last account visited was Phill’s clinic. There was instant attraction. We continued to work together (and subtly flirt), then six months later, he finally asked me out!
What made you decide that this was the right person to be with for the rest of your life?
Morgan: There was never a specific thing Phill said or did; it was just a feeling. One day, I was out to lunch with my mom; I was telling her about the guy I had been dating. At one point during the conversation, I said, “He’s just good for me.” I think at that moment, it clicked (for both my mom and me) that Phill was the one!
Phill: I knew Morgan was the right person for me after only a couple of dates. She was the most positive woman I’d ever met, and it was easy to make her laugh and effortless to be around her. I thought that if I could win her over, I’d have a very care-free life.
What do you enjoy most about each other’s company?
Life together is easy. No matter what we’re doing – chilling at home, running errands, doing an activity, traveling – we’re always having fun together, laughing, making the most of whatever it is.
How was your experience with Bluewater Kings Band?
Our experience with BlueWater Kings Band was nothing short of exceptional from beginning to end. Upon our initial inquiry, we received a prompt response. As we had questions along the way; they were there with immediate, helpful answers. They allowed us to be in as much control of the music as we liked, but were also extremely supportive in giving us guidance when needed; their expertise was much appreciated. Prior to the big day, we had a live conversation to go over everything; this made us feel comfortable and confident that things would run according to plan. The band did an outstanding job mc’ing, dj’ing, and playing live. All of our guests were on the dance floor all night having an absolute blast! I cannot tell you the amount of compliments our guests gave us on the band, we are so glad we went with BlueWater Kings Band! Sam even went out of his way to help us with a last minute sound issue that came up right before the ceremony– he saved the day!
What was your favorite song you danced to at your wedding?
I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers
Share one special memory from your wedding with us.
One of the most memorable and exciting moments was hiding out together before the ceremony. We had already done our first look, finished all of our photos, and now it was showtime! Watching our family & friends arrive, waiting in anticipation for the biggest moment of the day – it was a thrill!
What changes did you have to make to your plans due to the pandemic?
Do you have any advice or great solutions you found that you would like to share for other couples?
Fortunately, because our venue was a large, outdoor site, we did not have to make many changes. The only adjustments made were to the reception seating chart. We were allowed fewer tables as they had to be more spread out, and we were allowed fewer people per table in order to distance the guests. The advice I would give other couples is to keep an open mind and remember what your wedding day is truly about. If some of the superficial items have to be adjusted, so be it. At the end of the day, you’re marrying the love of your life. You won’t even notice the minor details like masks or a little extra space for social distancing. You’ll be thinking only about the special moments of your big day.
Photography by Trish Burtzel Photography