The Wyatt family… where do I start? Best to start at the beginning…of Worthington Photography LLC, practically! In the summer of ’05, our first year as a full time business, Sam shot Ryan Wyatt’s wedding. Ryan and Eric’s wedding caught the eye of editors at the Knot and was published in the regional magazine. Soon after that we began working with Ryan’s mom, Sallie Wyatt, who plans weddings in the Williamsburg area. Over the years Sallie of Williamsburg Weddings and Events has become one of our favorite event planners to work with. She’s creative, detail oriented, personable and totally behind the scenes. Her events are always stylish and smooth running. Ryan eventually branched off and started her own business, Cheers! Consulting here in Richmond so now we’ve got double the talent.
We were excited to hear that Casey, Sallie’s youngest daughter, was engaged and even more excited to shoot another Wyatt wedding. Casey and Justin (or “Dub” as his friends and family call him) were married at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster Virginia on the Northern Neck. Guests entered through the main house, walked past two tents and out to the ceremony site on a point overlooking the water. The weather was beautiful, the setting was perfect and as you’ll see from the pictures, Casey was just radiant. Canoes filled with ice and beer sat on the perimeters of the tent alongside a bar serving up a cast of vodka drinks. Stations of food lined the dining tent, including roasted oysters, a regional specialty this month and any other ending in “-er”. The Reapers played while guests danced under the tent lights and into the night. Check it out:
Everything was amazing that day, as one might expect from a family of event planners. But as perfectly as the day unfolded, it was the unbridled celebration of Casey and Dub by everyone present that stood out more than anything else. Pat, the father of the bride, began his speech by saying , “I loooove me some Casey Wyatt…” A crowd sweaty from dancing cheered, whistled and whooped in agreement, ourselves included. Love, togetherness, good times and some wild stories to tell the next day: that’s what a Wyatt wedding is all about. One of the guests ribbed me and said, “I’m sure you see a lot of weddings but Wyatt weddings are the best, right?” Word.
Check out this slideshow of our favorites from the day and if you were a guest and would like to be notified by email when all the photos are available for viewing, click here. Casey and Dub, congratulations on your marriage and thank you so much for inviting us to be part of such a memorable event. To the Wyatt family: party on…