The Belle Voir Wedding of Vernard & Terri
Every event has a theme and every event has a vibe. As couples prepare for their big day I always express that a wedding should be “fun, yet classy”. This is the general theme of most events, “let’s have a great time but keep it family-friendly “. Some events lean toward “silly” fun and others lean toward “classy” fun. Vernard and Terri’s wedding (and reception) at Belle Voir Manor in Bucks County was falling off the edge of “classy”. From the three-piece suits to the sparkler-draped closing, this was one couple who hit all the right notes in “keeping it classy”.
This past summer was one of the calmest and nicest (temperature-wise) seasons we’ve experienced in several years. Our bride and groom picked the perfect venue to take advantage of the perfect weather. Utilizing a blend of piano-covers and pop love songs, the ceremony was a sun-bathed scene of love. Belle Voir allows for a three-room event of elegance; a brick-lined aisle for the ceremony, a classically decorated cocktail room and a crown-molded reception area. The venue only enhanced what was destined to be a memorable evening.
Vernard and Terri’s wedding also presented me with a unique opportunity. I may have twenty years of event experience as a Wedding DJ, but until now I’d never been asked to pick the first dance song for a bride and groom. Torn between a seldom-used, but amazing love song “So Beautiful” by Musiq Soulchild and the newest John Legend song “You & I”, this couple left the decision up to me. In the end, I selected the track by Musiq Soulchild to ensure Vernard and Terri would have a song that would be only “theirs”. Knowing that the John Legend song would likely become the next “great wedding song”, I wanted this couple to have a moment that was only for them to share.
The dance floor rocked for hours to some old-school hits by artists like K7, Marvin Gaye and Soul For Real, and a few choice line dances (The Wobble). The night was highlighted by the sparkler exit from our newlyweds, which has been capture beautifully by our photographer Nicole Leigh. As always, it’s a pleasure to work with great wedding professionals like Nicole, and the superb staff at Belle Voir Manor.
Congratulations, Vernard and Terri! Best of luck on life’s greatest adventure.
Images courtesy of Nicole Leigh Photography
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