Apart from that our drive was fairly smooth sailing. It took several hours to get to the Washington DC area, and it was only at the very end, when we got off the highway in Alexandria, Virginia, that we got turned around trying to find our hotel. And then turned around again as we set out for Mount Vernon - you'd think it would be impossible from there to miss the signs leading you to the home of George and Martha Washington. But we made it in time (just)!
Delores and Quoc's shared love of all things historical inspired their colonial-themed wedding, with historic costume for the wedding party and traditional ballroom dancing like you may only have ever seen before in the miniseries of Pride and Prejudice. One of the most unique and memorable weddings I've been to, not to mention a lovely evening to catch up with friends who we see far too infrequently.
Starting the procession into the garden
The wedding vows
The married couple
A very modern iPhone metronome on an old-fashioned harpsichord
Delores lifted her skirt to reveal her old-fashioned silk hosiery
The musicians (harpsichord and violin) along with a caller to guide everyone in the unfamiliar dance moves