Nissley Vineyard Wedding

If the 3rd time’s a charm, then what do you call the 4th time? Ask Sam and Roslayn Macquard. That’s how many wedding dates they had. Thankfully I got to be part of the last date, and it was an absolutely stunning Nissley vineyard wedding.

Rosalyn is a vintage dancer, WWII reenactor, hairstylist, and model. Sam is a college graduate, Army officer, and is most recently starting his own podcast geared toward men’s mental health and living life to the fullest.

These two make quite an exciting pair, and their wedding was one of the liveliest I’ve ever photographed.

Their wedding was beautiful, fun, and full of celebrating! Nissley Vineyard wedding venue is down a country lane bordered by tended vines and sunny meadows.

Add to that the 18th-century mill and Miller’s House, and a winding creek, and you have a photographer’s dream. We got so many beautiful photos around the grounds. And that’s not even the best of it…

Imagine a 1920’s lawn party, complete with so many vintage details, you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Many guests were dressed for a garden party, in flowing dresses, classy hats, suspenders and bow ties.

Swing dancing, a 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Tudor Sedan as a getaway car, and fabulous music playing made this vintage wedding extraordinary and incomparable.

There were so many unique things about Rosalyn and Sam’s wedding attire. Rosalyn re-designed her dress from David’s Bridal, sewing in Sam’s army name badge into the back of it. For her, something “borrowed,’ she used Sam’s great grandmother’s clutch and brooch.

She carried a vintage handkerchief and wore a vintage locket with Sam’s photo in it. She completed her look with fabulous bright red heels that peaked out from under her dress and looked amazing.

Much to their delight, the army just released their new pinks and greens, switching back to WWII uniforms. Sam got his just in time for their wedding. They both looked incredible.

Dancing was a priority for Rosalyn, as she had at least 25 of her dancer friends in attendance. The garden party-style reception and sparkler sendoff were the perfect conclusion to this incredible couple’s wedding adventure. And the getaway car was the best!

It was such an honor to be part of your special day, Sam & Rosalyn. Your wedding was such a joy to capture.

Associated Vendors

Cake Designer: House of Clarendon
Caterer: Dickey’s BBQ Pit
Apparel: David’s Bridal
Event Venue: Nissley Vineyards
Photographer: John Malloy Photography