Friday, April 16th, 2021


Sydney Lauer and Jeffery Wantz Wed at Kingsmill Resort

Sydney Lauer and Jeffery Wantz were recently married at the beautiful Kingsmill Resort. Over 108 guests from across Virginia and Maryland, and from as far away as New York City and Southern California, spent the weekend at one of the East Coast's premier resorts, celebrating the nuptials. On Saturday afternoon, the ceremony took place beneath Kingsmill's famed Seven Trees with a spectacular view of the James River as its background. Following the ceremony, guests gathered for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the balcony of the James River Ballroom. Dinner was later served in the ballroom, followed by dancing. At the end of the evening, guests moved upstairs for a fun-filled afterparty in Kingsmill's Moody's Tavern.

The gorgeous wedding party on the beautiful day.

Shopper Writer Sean Fitzpatrick and Abby Snell with brother-of the bride, Nick Lauer, at the reception.

Guests included Jonah Ross Grinkewitz—producer of WHRV’s Heresay and host of Lyrical—with his fiancée and lifelong friend of the bride, Lauren Crum

Actress Elizabeth Roley Crockett from Travel TV's These Woods Are Haunted.

Bill Canady—of Canady and Branch Complete Car Care in Portsmouth—here with his wife, Debbie—performed the ceremony.

Grandfather of the bride, Bob Lauer, and uncle of the bride, Mark Lauer.

Chesapeake's Marty Williams and his wife, Kathy, were among the guests

The proud parents of the bride: Robin and Chris Lauer.

The happy couple cut their wedding cake in Kingsmill's spectacular James River Ballroom

Sydney and Jeff Wantz enjoy their first dance as husband and wife.

Shopper editor Rob Lauer with Carey Whitley