Emily & Scott: Upper Weyanoke Plantation Wedding (Part 2)

I mentioned in a previous post that I have known my great bride Emily since 1993...and I thought i'd divulge a bit more into our relationship and the details of their big day. So, here we go... I met Emily's brother Chaz in the 7th grade at Independence Middle School. We quickly became amazing friends that have lasted throughout my life thus far. We have shared life's ups and downs together and I'm honored to consider the Wagner family as part of my own family. After college I went back to my alma mater to coach cheerleading and Emily was on my squad...I still pictured her as little "Emmy" then so you can only imagine how excited I was (and how old I felt) when I got a call that my girl was getting married...Of course, I was more than honored to help her plan the big day!

Emily chose the Upper Weyanoke Plantation in Providence Forge, VA as the backdrop of her beautiful wedding. This amazing plantation has sprawling grounds right on the James River and is nestled about 20 miles outside of Williamsburg. Their ceremony took place under a beautiful large tree followed by a tented cocktail hour and reception just a few feet away. Scattered thunderstorms threatened this outdoor ceremony...but we were able to squeeze in a very intimate ceremony after a brief shower. The weather cleared up beautifully as the night went on and turned into an absolutely amazing night.

Emily & Scott's friends were a blast! The dance floor was full all night with the help of Rodney Charles... the great catering of A Catered Affair was an absolute hit! (the catering manager there is a sorority sister of mine and an all around fun gal! thanks Michelle!). I couldn't end this post without mentioning my favorite memory of  the night...Emily's brother Chaz (my old pal) caught the garter and our mutual friend Sarah caught the bouquet. The hilarious part of this...Chaz and Sarah had a pact to get married when they turned 30 if they weren't yet taken...looks as though both have a great significant others now, at the age of 29. So fun!

It was a great feeling to be surrounded by a family that you love so much...with friends that still make you laugh until your sides hurt after all these years. Here are a few images from my old friend Charles Koeppen... (another pal since'93).

Our guests were greated by a traditional Fife & Drummer...a necessity at a plantation home, don't you think?

A few getting ready shots. Below is Ruthie, Extraordinary Maid of Honor. 
Did I mention her toast was hilarious?

I think this is the prettiest picture i've ever seen of Mrs. Wagner. Who also happens to be one of the strongest women I know!

Emily's father passed away in 1999...
Mr. Wagner's Brother, Uncle Tom was honored to walk Emily down the aisle. 
Did I mention Em's mom made this bouquet? So pretty! 
Mr. Wagner was a pilot before his passing...below is one of the two hats that we used to 
commemorate his honor. 

This cake tasted so good! It as from CarrotTree Kitchens in Williamsburg
Now that's a sunset! 
I love an engraved wedding band...I don't think this is done too often anymore...but this reminds me of the inside of my loves' ring... his says "Until Forever Ends"...Scott's simply says "Forever"... timeless!
You can definitely tell we set up in the pouring rain. I look a bit crazy! (L to R), Antonia Christianson, Emily Wagner Richardson, Charles Koeppen, Scott Richardson. 

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1 comment:

K. said...

You did an excellent job at Emily & Scott's wedding. You were professional & it seemed like you never stressed, even after they moved the ceremony back & forth. I like the website & the blog. I hope we get a chance to work together in the near future because you do good work.

Kirk Allen
Red Weasel Media


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