On July 12, 2008, Morgan Elizabeth Taylor became the bride of Robert F. Lucero. The ceremony was performed under the cottonwood trees at Horse Creek Cattle Company Ranch in Horse Creek, Wyo. A reception followed at the same location.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Constance Taylor of Chilmark. The bridegroom is the son of Margaret Lucero and Flavio Lucero of Cheyenne, Wyo.
The bride’s matron of honor was her sister, Susan Parsons, of Petaluma, Calif. Bridesmaids were Kate (Mitchell) Dyer of Washington, D.C. and Shannon O’Brien of Mashpee, longtime friends of the bride. The groom’s attendants were his brother, Anthony Lucero, and his friend, Mike Schaff, both of Cheyenne. Also part of the wedding party were the bride’s three-year-old nephew, Kane Parsons, and the groom’s seven-year old-nephew, Marcus Puente.
The bride is a direct descendant of one of the oldest families on the Island, and spent her summers here during her growing up years. She particularly loved her years at Pond View Farm in West Tisbury where she formed lasting friendships and memories with both horses and kids. She played flute in the Vineyard Haven Band for several summers and had the novel distinction of being the youngest band member while her grandfather, Elmer (Mike) Athearn, playing tuba, was the oldest. During her high school and college years she was employed at Alley’s General Store in West Tisbury, and as a waitress at the Outermost Inn in Aquinnah.
The couple met in Napa, Calif., where the bride worked as a graphic designer for Sutter Home Winery, and the groom was a custom furniture and cabinet finisher for Jafe Custom Finishing. The couple has recently relocated to the Vineyard, where the bride is employed as a graphic designer for the Vineyard Gazette, and the bridegroom has established his own business, RFL Custom Finishing. They are residing in Edgartown.