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hey say ev­ery pot has its lid. For Moira Hen­nessey and Dustin Camp­bell, that’s also true of plas­ticware. Af­ter not one but two groups of mu­tual friends tried to get them to­gether, Moira, a clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist in Cam­bridge, Mas­sachusetts, brought cup­cakes to a bar­be­cue hosted by Dustin, pres­i­dent and CEO of a Bos­ton-based in­vest­ment firm, in April 2014.“We had so much fun,” she says. “At the end of the night, I ac­ci­den­tally left the top to one of my con­tain­ers.” Smit­ten, Dustin saw an op­por­tu­nity and e-mailed Moira, of­fer­ing to re­turn it—over drinks. “It was so not about the lid that I for­got to bring it!” he ad­mits.

Moira didn’t mind at all. “We were just in­sep­a­ra­ble from that first date,” she re­calls. Within six months, each of them was pre­par­ing a pro­posal, though Dustin got there first, drop­ping down on one knee dur­ing a morn­ing run. Moira said yes, but went ahead with the scav­enger hunt she and her then-5-year-old daugh­ter, Aoife, had or­ga­nized to pop their own ques­tion. “In truth, my—now our—daugh­ter won him over even be­fore I did,” she says.

The plan­ning moved as quickly as their courtship had. They set a date six months af­ter Dustin’s pro­posal and booked the first venue they toured: the Mas­sachusetts Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art (Mass MoCA), in a re­stored 19th-cen­tury fac­tory lo­cated among the rolling hills of the Berk­shires. Just over a year af­ter their first meet­ing, they gath­ered 140 loved ones for a week­end of hik­ing, yoga, farm-to-ta­ble fare, and a civil cer­e­mony with vows they wrote them­selves. A touch of drama was added when flower girl Aoife lost the rings—mo­men­tar­ily—in the lay­ers of her mother’s epic Lazaro gown.

After­ward, guests sipped cock­tails on the pa­tio be­fore strolling through the art-filled gal­leries to a din­ner that in­cluded salmon, orec­chi­ette, and kale salad. When the cou­ple kicked off their first dance and an ex­cited Aoife ran over to join them, they did an un­re­hearsed three-per­son jig. It wasn’t the night’s only sur­prise. Later that evening, Dustin handed Moira a wrapped box; in­side was the plas­tic lid, framed for pos­ter­ity. — Sara Mor­row SOURCES Lo­ca­tion Mass MoCA Event plan­ning and de­sign Lau­ren Wells Events Cater­ing Mezze Cater­ing and Events Flow­ers Pollen Flo­ral De­sign Pho­tog­ra­phy Cambria Grace Pho­tog­ra­phy Sta­tionery Alexandra Yeske Desserts Lick­ety Split; Union Square Donuts Mu­sic The Good­time String­band Rentals Rentals Un­lim­ited; True North Event Rentals Bride’s gown Lazaro Bride’s shoes Bad­g­ley Mis­chka Hair and makeup Leather and Lace Artistry Flower-girl dress and shoes Al­fred An­gelo Groom’s suit, shirt, and tie John Var­vatos Groom’s shoes Ecco See The Guide for more ven­dor sources

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