4th of July

Anna & Zack: Wed White & Blue!

Anna & ZackJuly 4, 2015

Anna & Zack's patriotic wedding

Anna and Zack met while attending UVA through a Cru Christian Fellowship and spent their early dating days going aqua-caving with friends. Yes, you could definitely say they're adventurous and fun!

Zack is in the Air Force, and Anna’s birthday is July 4th. This is one of the most patriotic families I have ever met. So…. they made plans to marry on their favorite holiday – the 4th of July!

The ladies started off wedding day with a bridal brunch at Oakhurst Inn and immediately started getting ready with hair and make-up done by Jeanne Cusick of Cville Makeup. The ceremony was held at the UVA Chapel, with music provided by Cville Ceremony Sound.

Guitar and vocals by Tyler Limmard and the bride’s sister, Emma Vogelsinger, added special emotion to the songs. Jay Mendenhall, a friend and minister to the family, traveled from Oklahoma to officiate the ceremony.

in vineyard

The reception and evening celebration was held at First Colony Winery, and it was a perfect summer evening. The BBQ Exchange served an amazing meal, and everyone’s holiday favorite – PIE – was provided by Albemarle Baking Co. DJ Andy Wilfong of Party Masters started off the night’s dancing with “Party in the USA” and ended with “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Wedding party in garden

Our favorite part of planning was creating this fun and inspirational theme. Flowers were DIY by Anna’s mom, Melissa, and friends. We all contributed subdued red, off-white & blue accents. The guests took home adorable jars of the family’s homemade blueberry jam – with a note, “Thank You for Jamming with Us!”

Happy anniversary and birthday, Anna & Zack – and Happy 4th to all!


Photo credit: Sharon Phillips Photography

Vendors UVA Chapel First Colony Winery Oakhurst Inn The BBQ Exchange Albemarle Baking Co. Cville Ceremony Sound Emma Vogelsinger & Tyler Millard Jay Mendenhall Andy Wilfong, Party Masters Jeanne Cusick, Cville Makeup Sharon Phillips Photography Barb Wired – Barb, Iris, Vicki & Katie