Colonial Heritage with Katie & Nick

Colonial Heritage with Katie & Nick

 

Katie & Nick’s Love Story

 

How does a young girl who started out in New Jersey and a young boy who started out in Florida meet? At a Drake Concert, of course.  June…2012.

Katie thought that Nick was really cute and personable.  She also thought that he was very outgoing and had high self-esteem.

And…he was kind of funny and he wasn’t afraid to be the center of attention, which she loved.

Nick thought….. “Daaaaaaammmmmm”

Their first few months as friends, they didn’t actually go on a date.

As true millennials, they texted and Skyped .  Of course, this was necessary since she was at ODU, and he was at Penn State.

Their first “actual” date was to the romantic establishment known as “Cheeseburger in Paradise”.

Shortly after this “first date”, Nick drove to visit Katie at ODU, and when he showed up…he had roses….then he kissed her for the first time.

Katie fell in love first…. But it was Nick who actually SAID it first.

Fast forward to New Year’s Eve, 2016.  They were at Katie’s parents “Now Famous” New Year’s Eve Party!

Nick said a “late” present had been sent to his parent’s home and they had to go out to the pool house to get it…

Then Nick started telling Katie how much he loved her and how he couldn’t picture a life without her….then he got down on one knee and proposed.

When they went back inside, everyone already knew what was happening, and the celebration began!!!!

And now in front of family and friends, it is time for another first….their first dance as husband and wife.

Formal Dances

First Dance: Katie will dance with husband, Nick
Music:  “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw

Father/Daughter Dance:  Katie will dance with her father, Jim
Music:  “I Loved Her First” by Heartland (special edit)

Mother/Son Dance : Nick will dance with his mother, Damaris.
Music:  “Mother Like Mine,” by The Band Perry

 

Music Requests

LINE DANCES – Electric Slide, etc.

Sweet Caroline

Living on a prayer

Don’t stop believing

Sugar, were going down

Bohemian rhapsody- queen

Some 90s music- backstreet boys, spice girls, nsync J

I wanna dance with sombody- whitney houston

Shape of you ed sheeran

Uptown funk

Cant stop the feeling justin timberlake

Back dat ass up

Anything contemporary, ed sheeran, bruno mars,  taylor swift, justin timberlake, lady gaga

 

 

 

 

 

Dover Hall Wedding with Nick & Nora

Dover Hall Wedding with Nick & Nora

Dover Hall Weddings in Richmond, VA

Amazing Richmond Videographers

I absolutely loved working with We Are The Mitchells during Nick and Nora’s celebration at Dover Hall in Richmond Virginia.  They were so pleasant and easy-going and their skill is amazing!!!  If you’re thinking about videography for your wedding, DO IT!!!!  You won’t regret it!!!

Nora + Nick from We Are The Mitchells on Vimeo.

If you’re looking for Richmond Wedding DJs, check out this recent wedding at Dover Hall, a private estate located near Richmond, Virginia.

This English Tudor estate and its grounds are more than just a stunning setting. Dover Hall was built to be the perfect place for special occasions, run by a team of professionals who hold service to a higher standard.

Dover Hall combines the grandeur of days past with modern conveniences, providing unforgettable experiences.

The estate’s 33,000 square feet command a majestic view of 55 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Inside, over 30 rooms—including a two-story ballroom, solarium, library, and bridal wing—invite guests to live luxuriously and leave the details to the attentive staff. A treasure trove of classical art and elegant antiques, Dover Hall is a perfect setting for events of all kinds.

First Dance:  Richmond Wedding DJs 

Dancing:  Richmond Wedding DJs 

Dancing at Greek Wedding in Richmond VA

Fun Wedding Receptions

Can’t Stop The Feeling – Ladies Dance

Nick & Nora’s Love Story at Dover Hall in Richmond VA

How does a super-nerdy girl from Connecticut meet a baseball-playing boy from Virginia?
They met in genetics class, and as you can see…it was chemistry.

Nick thought Nora was Hot…..

Nora thought Nick was “Hot”….

And Nora thought to herself…Hot and a nerd….win – win!!!!  So… it was Nora who made the first move and introduced herself to Nick.

Their first date was “Netflix and chill”…before the phrase was coined….and they watched “Crazy Stupid Love”. And their first fine dining experience was at Denny’s because the only restaurant open after 8pm on a Sunday is Denny’s.

And….Sad but true…..Their first kiss was while watching a movie…. in a nasty, dirty, college apartment…. On a futon…
(Everything Nora had ever dreamed of)

It was Nora who said “I love you” first…. Because Nick likes to take things slow.

Except for the engagement. Once he got the ring, which was purchased at the same store that his dad bought his mom’s ring….. he couldn’t help himself and proposed much earlier than he thought he would.

And he did it up right… at her parent’s river house…..candles… flowers… champagne.. wine …. Dinner and a cake from her favorite bakery.

Clearly…. The answer was YES.

I asked Nora why Nick was the perfect guy for her and she said ….

“He’s the perfect guy for me for many reasons. He makes me a better person. We always have so much fun together. We have the same sense of humor and similar interests so are on the same page when deciding what to do. At this point he knows the reasons I do things without me even saying so. He’s my #1 fan, and supports me in every way. Medical school isn’t easy in the leastbit, but we make it through with the help of each other.”

I asked Nick the same thing and he said….

“Nora is perfect for me for a lot of different reasons, but probably the most important isthat she puts up with my antics.
I’m definitely a pain in the ass, but she loves me anyway.
She’s smarter than me, she’s pretty, and makes me want to be better for her.
We share the same passions in life and I can’t wait to continue find my way with her.
And now… after waiting for three years ( and getting through medical school)
It’s time for another first… their first dance as husband and wife.”

 

First Dance: Nick and Nora will share their first dance as husband and wife
Music: “La Vie En Rose” by Daniela Andrade

Father/Daughter Dance: Nora will dance with her father, Michael.
Music: “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” by Darius Rucker

Mother /Son Dance: Nick will dance with his mother, Susan.
Music: “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney

 

Liz congratulating Nick & Nora on their wedding day!

 

Wedding Attire: Dress to Impress

Wedding Attire: Dress to Impress

What will I wear?

Have you ever received a wedding invitation that left you completely questioning what will I wear? Maybe the request for specific attendee attire is printed in a few words on the invitation, or maybe the formality of the event is socially implied via venue, location, or time of day.

Regardless, between black tie optional, semi-formal, casual and so forth, the language of wedding dress codes can feel impossible to decode. Preparing that perfectly polished outfit to have you confident enough for the dance floor while enhancing the overall style of the event is crucial for a memorable party. Weddings are photography havens; from wedding day hashtags to professional pictures and photo booths, you will surely end up in the background of several images. You’ll feel your best, knowing that you look your best.

 Our friends at T.M.Lewin, the fine London-based tailors have created a savvy style guide to help all wedding attendees navigate what to wear for the upcoming season of special occasions. Whether you’re only on the guestlist or even preparing a toast, these helpful style tips will have you appropriately prepared no matter how formal or casual the event might be. Historically, the T.M.Lewin company is well known for their timeless innovations to the coat-shirt, better recognized today as the button-down shirt or button front dress shirt. It is no question that this classic garment has become a wardrobe standard in wedding culture. Today, the historic British tailors at T.M.Lewin continue to lend their generations worth of dress code wisdom to have you styled to impress.

So ladies, if you’re like me and your job is to dress your husband or boyfriend, you should check out T.M. Lewin.  They have great prices and extraordinary craftsmanship! You and your partner will look like a million bucks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception with Elizabeth & Dennis

Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception with Elizabeth & Dennis

 

Congratulations to Dennis & Elizabeth!!!!

 

Wedding Ceremony at Ford’s Colony from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

 

Elizabeth and Dennis planned their destination wedding at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia all the way from Florida.  Thanks to the amazing hands-on service by Private Events Director, Shay Rybin and her Banquet Captain Jennifer, and all the wedding professionals involved…the wedding was practically flawless!

Check Out These Video Clips:

Enjoy these video clips of a real wedding in Williamsburg VA at Ford’s Colony.  The wedding recessional, great Aunt Sue dancing to “Celebration”, “Apache” and of course, “Uptown Funk”!  Lots of fun by everyone!

“Uptown Funk” – starring everyone!

Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

 

“Suavamente” 

Dancing at Ford’s Colony Wedding from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

 

“Celebration” featuring Great Aunt Sue!

Family Friendly Wedding Reception from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

 

“Apache” – starring the usual suspects!

Wedding Reception at Ford’s Colony from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

 

Always Have A Rain Plan

The original plan was to have the ceremony outside by the pond, but 24  hours before the wedding the forecast was very iffy to say the least. Because of this, the decision was made to go with the rain plan and have the ceremony inside the dining room.  It’s a good thing, because during the time of the ceremony it was raining buckets outside.

Special Dances

First Dance:  “At Last” by Etta James
Father/Daughter Dance:  “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
Groom/Sister Dance:  “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

Love Story

How does a girl from Fredericksburg, Virginia who is the oldest of 6, meet a boy from Philadelphia who is the baby of 7? Naturally, they meet in Naples, Florida! They had their first date on April 22, 2014 at Miller’s ale House. And even though it was love at first sight…they didn’t get engaged until about a year and a half later.

And before they could get engaged….Dennis had to muster up the nerve to call Elizabeth’s parents and ask for their blessing.

Which they granted.

So…in their apartment, with their only witness being their fur baby, Franklin….who is a miniature schnauzer….Dennis popped the question on November 14, 2015.

These two truly compliment each other…Dennis is neat and tidy…while Elizabeth admits that she is a little messy and unorganized. Elizabeth knows lots of random useless trivia facts…while Dennis has street smarts and common sense. She is emotional, boisterous and loud while Dennis is calm and more reserved.

But at the end of the day, they balance each other out, and bring out the best in each other…unless, of course… they begin debating whose sports teams are the best.

He loves the Philadelphia Eagles…and her heart is with the Washington Redskins.

Dennis loves the Phillies and Elizabeth is a die-hard Yankees fan.

Of course, they both agree on their mutual love of the Penn State Nittany Lions.

They love good food and laughter, and now on the three year anniversary of their first date…in front of their family and friends…they are beginning a new chapter in their lives….and now it’s time for their first dance as husband and wife

Wedding Professionals

Wedding Venue:  Ford’s Colony – Private Event Director:  Shay Rybin
DJ & Coordinator:  Liz Daley Events
Photographer:  Deborah Fox & Pat Wilson
Cake:  Cindy’s Cakery
Harpist:  Diana Dunnavant
Flowers:  Arlene at Morrison’s
Ceremony Chairs:  Williamsburg Event Rentals