Kingsmill Resort was the venue for Stacy Casey and Russell Hines on June 16th. The evening began with a 5pm ceremony. Pre-Ceremony music consisted of Adele, Tracy Chapman and Dave Matthews (Stacy is a huge DMB fan). The family was seated to “Heavenly Day” by Patty Griffin, the attendants entered to “Lover Lay Down” by you guessed it Dave Matthews, and Stacy and her father walked in to “Crash” by who else, Dave Matthews. Stacy and Russell’s vows, as well as other poems and readings used during the ceremony were sealed along with a bottle of wine in a time capsule which they will open on their 10th anniversary. The wedding party made their exit with a fun recessional “Say Hey…I Love You” from Michael Franti and Spearhead. Beautifully done!!
Cocktails were on the James River terrace and the guests entered the James River Grand Ballroom at 6:45p for dinner and dancing…and did they dance! The floral decorations were done by Elgin Morris of Williamsburg Floral, the entire room was draped in white by Big Top Entertainment and Kingsmill A/V installed uplighting behind the drapes for a beautiful lighting effect. Keith Cephus photographed the entire event and should have some interesting photos for Stacy and Russell. My apologies to the videographers, I didn’t get your card.
Stacy and Russell’s first dance was “Steady As We Go” from DMB, followed by the Father/Daughter Dance “My Little Girl” from Tim McGraw and a special Mother/Daughter Dance “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride. Russell and his mom danced to “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones. Other highlights were a Dinosaur Groom’s cake, see pics below, and a 20 minute fireworks display over the James River.
So…to Judy and Art Casey , Donna and Melvin Hines, and of course Stacy and Russell Hines, thanks for letting me be apart of your special day. I had a great time and look forward to keeping in touch in the future. All the Best!!