Anna and Lucas were married on June 2, 2012 at Rosemont Manor, an incredibly beautiful historic venue in Berryville, Virginia with fantastic food provided by Celebrations Catering. This was such a special, intimate celebration -- Anna and Lucas clearly had put so much thought into the planning, and their guests had a blast. Check out these stunning images from Rebecca Watkins; she did an amazing job of capturing all the emotion and fun of the day!
We love that Anna and Lucas did a "first look" before their ceremony. What a great opportunity for them to spend a special moment together before all eyes were on them!
Wonder what song was going through their heads as they shared a special dance before the ceremony? For the ceremony itself, Anna and Lucas chose a wide variety of Vitamin String Quartet covers -- the prelude music included VSQ's version of tracks by The Pixies, Florence + The Machine, The Violent Femmes, Foster the People, Fun, Cee-Lo and more. They then used the group's covers of U2's "All I Want Is You" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the processional and their cover of Kanye West's "Good Life" for the recessional. Coolest ceremony soundtrack ever? Quite possibly!
After a custom mix of tracks for the introduction of their parents, bridal party, and the couple themselves -- including songs by The Black Eyed Peas, Dropkick Murphys, Biz Markie, Queen, Kernkraft 400, ZZ Top, Darkess and LMFAO, the couple's "official" first dance as husband and wife was to Ben Harper's "Not Fire, Not Ice." We loved the uniqueness of their choice! Later, Anna and her dad danced to Ray Charles' "If I Could," and Lucas and his mom took a spin around the floor to Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Over the Rainbow."
Our DJ, Van Petty, had an amazing time spinning for Anna, Lucas and their guests!
One of the biggest hits of the evening was when one of Lucas' ushers surprised the couple with his karaoke-style rendition of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby." Evidently he's known for slaying this song at karaoke whenever they hang out. Anna and Lucas loved it!
After a super fun last dance to James Brown's "Get on the Good Foot (Part 1)," the couple departed amidst a beautiful sparkler sendoff from their families and friends. It was a perfect end to a perfectly spectacular wedding!
Congratulations, Anna and Lucas, and thanks again to your wonderful wedding vendors for making the evening so outstanding!