Melinda Marries Chris!


On April 20, 2013, I was privileged to be a part of the nuptials between Melinda Cole and Christopher McNeil. This wedding took place at one of my favorite venues, Vic’s on the River. This fine Savannah restaurant hosts many weddings on its top floor which features a commanding view of the Savannah River. I am also interested in the history of this building. Some years ago, during some renovation work, they found some sketches on one of the walls that dated to 1865! They drawings were made by Union soldiers, and they detailed battle plans/maps of General Sherman’s campaign. What stories those walls could tell if we allowed them to speak! Vic’s on the River Website


On this particular day, we were here for the special wedding of Melinda and Chris. There are several things that made this wedding particularly memorable for me.

First, due to this couple’s unique history, there were bag pipes! The sound of bagpipes are familiar in Savannah- especially around St. Patrick’s Day!


The bagpipes for Melinda and Chris’ wedding gave it a unique flavor – a piece of Scottish culture which I know helped many of Chris’ relatives who made the long trip from “across the pond” feel right at home.

A second thing that is memorable is the feeling of love that exuded from this couple. There was a warmth to this gathering that was palpable.


The wedding cake proudly displays the “M” of the newlywed couple’s shared surname. Joey and his staff at Vic’s saw to every detail so that everything ran smoothly.


There also was another special association for this wedding… Melinda’s hair and make-up was done by my wife, Michelle’s, company: Amazing You Bridal Hair and Make-up. Although both my wife and I do a large number of weddings independently, occasionally (like on this day) we are on the same event. Doesn’t Michelle’s team help make the bride beautiful? Click here to see my wife’s website!

Thank you so much Melinda and Chris! I am honored to have been a part of your wedding, and I cherish the memory!

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Chris and Melinda McNeil!



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