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It was now up to MacKnyght to let others take the lead when it came to arranging their special day celebration — a piece of advice she gifts to future brides. "Let people help you," says MacKnyght, the last name the cou- ple took after their marriage. "This was especially important for our sec- ond wedding in 2011, as most of the major details and decisions happened while I was in Iraq," she explains. Although the couple had already had a simple civil ceremony on horse- back at Tarrant Ranch in Texas in October 2009, their "blessing ceremony" at the Babson College chapel and reception at the Wellesley Country Club marked the official starting point as a married couple. Other than lots of emails, the bride had to trust her mom and grandmother to do the legwork, send her information, and move full speed ahead on things once she made key decisions. While some might shudder at the thought of this hands-off approach, MacKnyght welcomed it. "It was honestly a relief," she explains. "Delegation, and letting go, really helped me enjoy my wedding and not be so stressed out," she says. "A bride should be able to fully be in the moment on her day and enjoy each part of it, rather than worrying about details. I am very much a type-A personality, nor- mally the one who's in charge and making everything happen. But for this, it was such a luxury for me to be able to take a back seat and let other people drive." 135 s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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