Mercheley Beuns had her suspicions when her beau Kevin Morgan spent the day away, which was very unlike him. Little did she know he had been out asking her parents for her hand in marriage and had planned a sweet proposal in the comfort of their own home. 

Dedicating a little over the next two years to planning their wedding, Mercheley and Kevin wanted to create a wedding experience that best captured their essence as a couple. The couple knew from the beginning that they wanted to take a unique approach to their special day. “We went bold and chose nontraditional wedding colors,” explains the bride. “The theme of my wedding was rose gold, blush, and black, but I would refer to it as rose gold dipped in black love.” 

Electing a country club in Westchester, New York, to host their special day, the couple loved that the venue was not only beautiful, but it also ensured the safety of their 145 guests since Covid was still in full swing. A stunning arch, lush with rose gold-toned blooms and foliage, stood tall in front of an arched bandshell backdrop, where the couple shared their alfreco “I dos” and were married by Kevin’s childhood pastor. 

Mercheley was gorgeous in an embellished off-the-shoulder mermaid gown as she made her way down the aisle to meet Kevin, who donned a deep blue suit jacket for a pop of color. Bridesmaids wore blush floor-length gowns and held bouquets of white roses that tied in beautifully with the bride’s bouquet of white florals. 

“The most memorable part was the fun we had... We had so much love and joy in the room.”

The reception layout was impressive, featuring dreamy details throughout the space. “My husband is more introverted than I am, thus the ceremony was meant to be quiet, calm, and intimate, whereas the reception was meant to be more extravagant and loud – more my personality,” notes the bride. In fact, Mercheley opted for a fun, couture look for the night of revelry, changing into a beaded one-shoulder gown paired with an embellished headpiece. 

Family and friends found their seats at modern tables with mirrored elements for a sit-down dinner service surrounded by wow-worthy details. Some centerpieces showcased rose-gold trees with white- or blush-toned orchids and ivory roses that towered over the tablescapes, while others were adorned with glass candelabras showcasing chic black candles alongside rose gold accents. No detail was overlooked. 

Having great music throughout the evening was also essential for the bride and groom. Paying tribute to their Haitian and Bajan cultures, Mercheley and Kevin ensured their night was lively with Caribbean music. Another unique element was Mercheley’s choice to have a mother-daughter dance as well as a father-daughter dance to honor both of her parents. 

Loved ones took delight in blackberry cake tarts, enjoyed slices of a four-tiered white wedding cake, and danced the night away. “The most memorable part was the fun we had,” reveals the bride of their joyous wedding celebration. “We had so much love and joy in the room.”