Hey Mon, Shannon & Jason are married!
Congratulations to Shannon and Jason who were married at the beautiful Keswick Vineyards located just outside Charlottesville on Saturday, September 9th. With the couple living in New York, planning from a distance was something they had to do. Shannon was very fortunate that her parents lived locally and spent a lot of time helping to ensure that their daughter had her dream wedding.
As Shannon was about to leave her bridal suite to head to the ceremony location I saw her father waiting in the man’s cave. I asked if he had seen his daughter yet? He replied, “no”. Well, I knew this was one of those moments that we just had to take a time out and make it happened. I quickly got Shannon situated so when her father opened the door to see her, he simply couldn’t believe his eyes. His reaction was priceless and I only wished I could have snapped a picture of his reaction. It’s those moments that make doing weddings so special. You can see by my photos just how beautiful Shannon was in her dress. Her bouquet was definitely my favorite feature of this wedding. It was the perfect compliment to her dress.
Shannon’s Mom is Jamaican so it was important to incorporate some of her heritage into the wedding day and what better way to do that then with rum. Family members made Jamaican Black Cake cupcakes and a Rum Cake besides the couple having a traditional wedding cake. Hey Mon, it was delicious!
Guests danced the night away under Asian lanterns hung over the dance floor. And what better way to end the night then with a sparkler departure to their get away car.
Thanks to the following vendors for their exceptional service: Event Planner, Keswick Vineyards; Caterer, Harvest Moon; Cakes by Rachel, DJ John Garland, Photographer, Robert Radifera; Florist, Secret Gardens; Officiant, Rabbi Annie Bornstein; Musician, Eve Watters; Hair & Make-up, Charlottesville Makeup Artist; Transportation, A Goff Limo and Lighting by Skyline Tent Company.