Monday, July 6, 2009

Out of State Nuptuals

Well, there are a few more weddings I need to post about to close up my spring season. And what a season it was, lucky you! I start with my June 13th wedding of Krista Kilbourne to Rory Dowdell. What an adorable couple. And don't even get me started on their dogs! I love dog people. Anyway, this wedding held a special place in my heart because I have worked with this family before. This was the first of 4 weddings I am working on for a former bride's sibling. It's an honor in general to be asked back and a treat to get to plan something completely different than the first time. And this wedding was exactly that.

I worked with the groom's sister on her June 2006 wedding at the Ronald Reagan Building. That was an 8 week planning process and everything was modern, colorful and pretty intense. I had a little bit more time to work with Rory and Krista, who started off their planning about a year and a half before the wedding. The couple live in Florida and the bride is from Pennsylvania, right over the DE/PA line. Given the bride's intense medical school schedule, there was only a small window of time to have the event and what seemed like a while to plan it.

The venue was the historic Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, DE. The bride had her heart set on this beautiful, traditional hotel with gold detailed ballroom. Carl Alan of Carl Alan Creations in Philadelphia, created a romantic feel with flowers in brown and shades of pink with a very traditional look. The table settings and chairs added more dramatic look to the gold that adorned the ballroom walls and ceiling.

Laura Novak, of Laura Novak Photography, was the perfect fit with the couple to capture Krista and Rory's big day. She had traveled to Maine with them last summer to capture some engagement pictures the couple them used for their save the dates. Guests were served a fabulous 4 course meal with cake to follow as they danced into the night by the sounds of the Source. Jenny Lehman was also on hand to catch every exciting and emotional minute on video. Thank you as well to our ceremony and cocktail musicians from Elan Artists and our lighting crew from Digital Lightning.