Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg, Virginia
A week before the wedding, it seemed that Louis and Tammy’s wedding day was going to deliver a torrential downpour. Of course, in Williamsburg…you can’t count on any weather report until the day before.
The wedding day turned out to be the most PERFECT I’ve seen so far this season. The sky was clear and there was a pleasant breeze off the river. The gentle sounds of harp and piano music filled the air as guests arrived. Tammy was escorted down the aisle in a breathtaking bridal gown by both her mother and father to a guitar quartet version of Pachebel’s “Canon in D”. Officiate, Janell Nickols presided over a personal and warm wedding ceremony where Tammy and Louis wrote their own vows acknowledging their lazy days together on the couch, home improvement projects and supporting each others dreams. Everything that connects them. It was touching, humorous and full of love.
Two Rivers Country Club, which always looks beautiful was made even more so with multi-tiered flower arrangements by Jennifer Litterst from My Favorite Things. Charlie Little, of Cakes by Charlie created a gorgeous confection in white that by all accounts was delicious! Guests enjoyed playing in the photo booth provided by Photo House out of Richmond, tablecloths and overlays were provided by Williamsburg Event Rentals, chairs were provided by ABZ Rentals out of Yorktown, transportation was provided by James River Bus Lines and Carey Transportation, and out of town guests stayed at Spring Hill Suites/Marriott on Richmond Road.
Liz Daley, of Liz Daley Events served as Wedding Planner, Master of Ceremonies and Disc Jockey mixing Motown, Rock, Disco, Michael Jackson and Usher. After a gorgeous sunset and amazing meal….the dance floor stayed packed.
After cutting the cake, there was an “Anniversary Dance” where all the married couples are invited to the dance floor and one by one they are eliminated until only the “longest” married couple remains. Amazingly, there were five couples who had been married more than fifty years, and half the couples had been married at least 30 years. Amazing!!!! (and the five couples married over 50 years had some fantastic advice for the newlyweds….especially Louis’ grandparents who have been married 57 years!!!) Tammy and Louis were surrounded the entire evening with shining examples of how to have a long and happy marriage.
Near the end of the night, a very interesting combination of “spin the bottle” and a “dance off” competition organically combusted on the dance floor which was very, very entertaining!
The evening finished with a fabulous 1980’s “sing-a-long” party including “Summer of ’69”, “Africa” , Take me Home Tonight”, “Your Love”, “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Don’t Stop Believin'”! The big finale was Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York Theme” which was a crowd pleaser for both the young and the old.
Tammy and Louis had a special private dance to “You and Me” by the Dave Matthews Band before they left the club through a tunnel of sparklers!
The entire day was captured by Carol Hayes, of Carol Hayes Photography. What a wonderfully warm and talented woman! Can’t wait to see all the pictures, which she will be sharing with me shortly, putting my snapshots to shame.