As we pulled up to the beautiful Glen Roy Plantation in Gloucester, Virginia we were greeted by a magnificent peacock running across the lawn. It was one of the rather unexpected but beautiful features of the property Logan’s family has been restoring for the past four years. We learned that these impressive creatures conveyed with the house since, once a peacock has established a home, you can’t move him. I can understand that sentiment, being rather anti-U-Haul myself. Besides, who could blame them for wanting to stay at Glen Roy with its beautiful view of the water? Sam and I have never really tried wildlife photography but hey, if this wedding thing ever falls through its good to know there are other possibilities!
A single, grand tree stands behind the house on the expansive land that reaches out to meet the bay. This old tree was featured on the wedding programs and it became the backdrop for the ceremony. While guests sang Ode to Joy I hustled up several flights of stairs and through a crawl space to reach a widow’s walk on the top of the house for this shot of the ceremony:
Usually the processional is all about the bride and groom but Sam caught this glance between Joey and his father:
A tent was set up on the back of the property in front of the dock where guests meandered to watch the water throughout the night. Courtney Spencer of Merriment Events designed the event and coordinated the day. As beautiful as everything was, it was Logan and Joey’s friends and family that made it memorable. Her bridesmaids gave the most creative toast I have seen with a slideshow auction of items (and foodstuffs!) related to the couples’ history together. And Logan’s father, Jay, surprised them with a light display with their initials on the far side of the field. And talk about a party… the couple hired our personal favorite band, the Jangling Reinharts, whom we have loved since they played our best friends’ wedding in 2008 (we really need to get out and see you guys play outside the wedding circuit!). There are too many crazy party pics to include here but I’m thinking this one sums it up pretty well: