Amanda and David began their wedding day with a fun bus ride through the streets of historic Leesburg. With all of their bridal party in tow, and a cool 30 degree day to offset the blue winter sky, we started off at the courthouse to take a few group shots. Everyone was a little bit chilly, especially the two flower princess girls but they were all good sports and smiled for the camera. The stark white columns provided an interesting chance to get some private moments of Amanda and David practicing their vows or talking about the weather.
The next stop was a welcome respite from the cold at the Tuscarora Mill, a quaint restaurant and bar in the heart of Leesburg. The wedding party all imbibed with drinks and the fearless bride had a Flying Dog Pale Ale to kick off the party to come.
The final stop ended at Dodona Manor, the final home of General George C. Marshall who is recognized as the organizer of the Allied Victory in World War Two. The bride, Amanda and I conspired for something “fun” for the boys to do which ended up being a quick snowball fight on the grounds of the manor. The groom, David seemed to have a force field around him because none of the groomsmen or his son could get a decent shot!
The fun spirit of the day continued through the ceremony held in a room at the Sterling Doubletree Hotel. The officiate for the ceremony was a family relative and kept the mood light. The brief ceremony ended with a sweet kiss and then on to the reception…..
The wedding party walked into the ballroom with the background music, the Rocky Theme. If that couldn’t be topped, Amanda and David walked or waltzed into the room with Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” blaring! This really set the tone for the party and eventually everyone hit the dance floor especially the little kids who really loved being in their party gear. There was one little guy wearing a stylish silver vest who couldn’t stop moving the whole night!
David and Amanda provided special cigars as favors for the guests and I’m sitting on my back deck right now enjoying one. All my best to David and Amanda, a beautiful couple with an exciting future ahead!
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