Gone, but Not Forgotten! | Tara & Roxanne
Well, it’s only happen once before in 7 years, but I was unable to attend the marriage of Tara and Roxanne at Keswick Vineyards on Friday, October 27, 2017. Of all the weddings I had to miss, why did it have to be this one????
Tara and Roxanne have a long relationship with Keswick Vineyards. They joined our wine club back in December of 2012 and have had the bragging rights as part of the winning team that created our 2015 Consensus wine! All of us were so excited when they chose to get married at Keswick Vineyards. Well, who would have known that our son Eric would pick the same date to get married... in Michigan! So, not only could Al and I not be here, but also our other son, Brian, who works the weddings with me besides being our Wine Club Manager. He was now going to be the Best Man. Stephen, our Winemaker, was also being eyed by Tara & Roxanne to be their officiant because of the long relationship and friendship that they share with him. Stephen did get to be an officiant that day, but it was for Eric’s wedding instead.
Obviously, with all of us being gone, we continuously thought about Tara and Roxanne’s wedding day as we celebrated in Michigan. I was so happy and thrilled to hear when I got back that their wedding went off without a hitch and they were so happy with everything. What a relief! (and yes, I did call that night to make sure everything went well).
Tara and Roxanne recently shared with us some of their wedding photos and I can see why they were so happy with everything. The two of them look amazing! Mother Nature provided them with a beautiful fall day and even included a beautiful sunset. As I look at their photos, a part of me is sad that I missed their day. We all really wanted to physically be there, but it just didn’t work out that way, but we were definitely there mentally.
Special thanks to the following vendors who made their dream wedding so special: Caterer: C&O Catering, Photographer: Zoeica Images, DJ: Mark Allen, Florals: Blue Ridge Floral Design, Desserts: Carpe Donut, Transportation: Easy Riders Bus Company, Rentals: MS Events, Hair: Wendy Bouldin, Make-up: Gohar Ayvazyan Beaver, Officiant: Kwasi Mitchell.