Emily A. Palmer — Matthew R. Lough
Emily Anne Palmer and Matthew Ryan Lough were married on Oct. 28, 2012.
Emily is the daughter of Dr. Jeffrey and Victoria Palmer of 243 Colrain Road, Greenfield.
Matthew is the son of Mr. Steven and Deborah Lough of Ripplebrook Lane, Minoa, N.Y.
The 2 p.m. ceremony took place outside, officiated by family friend Sharlene Cormie.
Emily wore a long strapless ivory gown with beaded lace bodice and sequined train and purple shoes. She was escorted down the aisle by her father, carrying a bouquet of roses and purple accented flowers. Lou Arnold was the guest accompanist who played guitar during the ceremony.
Bridal attendants included sister of the bride as maid of honor, Rachel Palmer. Bridesmaids included friends Jessica Meese of New York City and college roommate Katie Sigeti of San Diego, CA. Future sister-in-law of the bride, Amanda Lough, was also a bridesmaid. Attendants wore royal purple gowns to accent the bride’s flowers. Flower girls were Mary and Shae Morrison, nieces of the bride, and Kylie Lough, niece of the groom. They wore matching ivory dresses with lavender sashes. Two-year-old Connor Stoehrmann, second cousin to the bride, was ring bearer.
The groom’s three brothers, Nicholas, Thomas and the groom’s fraternal twin, Daniel, were groomsmen. Best man was childhood friend Michael Baum. Andrew Palmer, brother of the bride, was also a groomsmen and sang the father-daughter dance song as a special tribute to the couple. Soloists during the ceremony included Jessica Meese, bridesmaid, and Anne Palmer and Kerry Brooke, aunts of the bride.
Flowers for the wedding were prepared by Fairview Gardens. DJ Bobby C led the after party. In honor of their families, the reception featured a memorial table. Guests attended from surrounding towns and the nation in spite of unexpected guest Hurricane Sandy.
The couple honeymooned briefly in Ogunquit, Maine, and later enjoyed a two-week African Safari vacation and trip to Cape Town, South Africa.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Matthew graduated in 2006 from East Syracuse-Minoa High School. Both the bride and groom are 2010 honor graduates of Boston University’s Biomedical Engineering program where they met at freshman orientation.
Emily is a third-year Boston University doctoral candidate in the field of Biomedical Engineering and a Senior Resident Assistant in Boston University’s Residence Life.
Matthew works as Biomedical Engineer at the Institute for Aging Research and attends graduate school.
The couple currently lives in Boston.
The bride will use the name Emily Anne Lough.