The couple’s vows reflected the intimacy of the setting.
“For the longest time I didn’t think you were out there,” Mr. Sydnor said. “Someone so selfless and caring, so beautiful inside and out. From our first date, I could see that in you and every day since, I’ve felt my love for you grow deeper. I promise to never let that love stop growing.”
“You have one of the sweetest souls and a smile that makes any day the best day,” Ms. Jamison said. “You have shown me the true meaning of patience, commitment, and love, and I fall more in love with you every day. You are my best friend, my partner in crime, the love of my life. Through whatever life throws our direction, like the year 2020, I will always be at your side. I love you.”
On This Day
When Nov. 7, 2020
Where The Virginia House, Richmond, Va.
A Bittersweet Affair Mr. Sydnor had been looking forward to his grandfather, the Rev. Clement Adkisson Sydnor III, marrying him one day. It would not come to pass. His grandfather’s health began to fail and he died several weeks before the wedding. The groom’s brother, Clement Adkission Sydnor V, who is known as Quint, was his best man.
Sweet and Spicy As temperatures dipped to the low 60s throughout the night of their wedding, the couple wanted to offer a special drink to keep guests warm. It was named in honor of the bride’s family — the “hot Jamison cider.” It contained Jameson Irish whiskey, cinnamon, an apricot gummy and ginger.
Delayed Honeymoon Mr. Sydnor and Ms. Jamison opted for a mini-moon getaway following their wedding. Their true honeymoon will be delayed until international travel becomes feasible once again. They plan to travel to New Zealand, which is considered to be an extremely accessible country.