Morgan, from Huntington, and Patrick, from Barboursville, met during a trivia night at The Union Pub & Grill in Huntington.

Mary Morgan Hess & Patrick William Hensley | Huntington | 12.31.17 | Photographed by Jenny Reese Photography

Morgan was playing trivia with her sorority sisters, while Patrick was out with his friends, and he wanted to impress Morgan by giving them answers they didn’t know. Ever since that night, trivia and fun facts have been a big part of their relationship.

After years of dating, Patrick and Morgan bought their first home together. He wanted to surprise her and waited for Morgan to get home from work. When she arrived, Patrick used Lola, their teacup Yorkie, to help him with the proposal. He placed with a ring around Lola’s collar with a note that said “Let’s make our dreams come true together?” Morgan said yes, and Patrick suggested going out for dinner to celebrate.  When they arrived at one of their favorite restaurants, their families were there to surprise Morgan and celebrate with them.

The ceremony was filled with joy, love, and personal touches. The bride wore a floral lace Galia Lahav gown with a plunging V-neck front with sheer lace and a long train. The groom and groomsmen wore traditional suits.

One of the bride and groom’s favorite moments of the day was when they exchanged their first look. It was a special, romantic, and intimate moment that they will never forget.

The bride was escorted by her father, and the couple were married by their cousin. The reception was New Year’s Eve-themed. The couple shared their first dance to an acoustic version of “Latch” by Sam Smith.

There was a New Year’s countdown at midnight, completed with a champagne toast. The couple honeymooned at Walt Disney World. They currently reside in Huntington, where Morgan is a teacher and Patrick is an entrepreneur.

Bride’s Parents
Becky & Ron Hess
Groom’s Parents
Cathy & Gary Hensley
Photographed by
Jenny Reese Photography

The Boutique by B.Belle Events, Charleston
Meagan Perdue, Chrysten Lee Salon, Huntington
Makeup by Leslie Midkiff, Huntington
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire
Men’s Wearhouse, Charleston
Marlene Sims, Cincinnati, OH
Marlene Sims, Cincinnati, OH
Sodexo, Marshall University, Huntington
Liza Hoffman, Huntington
Trifecta Productions, Huntington
Navy Studios, Huntington
Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, Huntington
Don Morris Room, Marshall University, Huntington

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