Caroline & Michael @ Greenville Country Club ~ Delaware Wedding Photographer

Reception ~ Greenville Country Club
Cake ~ Liz Marden
Video ~ Society Hill Studios
Flowers ~ Wild Thyme
Entertainment ~ New Power Soul
Bride’s Dress ~ Vera Wang
Bride’s Shoes ~ Jimmy Choo

Reconnect Thursdays:
Last summer we had the pleasure of capturing Caroline and Michael’s beautiful day. Thanks to all the great vendors and to the special horsey guest!

From the Bride: Mike and I met in the fall of 2004 at the University of Delaware. Mike was in his senior year, and I was junior. We were neighbors in an apartment building that had one of the best locations on campus. Little did I know that it wasn’t the location on campus that made our building so perfect, but it was the boy next door.
Gradually, Mike and I would look for more and more excuses to interact with each other, borrowing household items, tech support, baked goods, etc. By November we didn’t need to look for excuses anymore, and Mike finally asked me out. We quickly became inseparable, and the excitement continued to grow until it came to a screeching halt in January when Mike was leaving to spend two months abroad in Italy. We burned through international calling cards and eventually made it to the end of the two months holding onto the same feeling of excitement that we had when he left.

Mike and I spent the entire spring semester on cloud 9. It flew by quickly and, before we knew it, Mike was graduating and moving to New York City while I returned to UD in the fall. Determined to see each other often, the frequent Grey Hound and Amtrak trips between Wilmington and NYC were exhausting. Although I was now a senior, I still needed to finish up some requirements the following year. Another year of traveling back and forth to see each other was out of the question. Mike packed his bags and moved to Wilmington.
Fast forward to the summer of 2007. Mike and I both made the move to Hoboken, NJ. We spent our first year in Hoboken in a TINY apartment. We laugh about the size of it now but couldn’t wait to get out of it at the time. After a year of living in extra close quarters, we found the perfect apartment in Hoboken and settled into domestic bliss.
Two years later, in 2010, we planned a summer trip to drive down the coast of California. Our first stop? Napa. Mike planned a group wine tour, so we could save some money while enjoying the day without having to worry about driving. Our driver arrived and informed us that the rest of the group canceled. It wasn’t until we were eating lunch at the first vineyard that I realized we never were supposed to be on a group tour. And, at this point Mike was asking me to marry him! We were sitting in the middle of a vineyard, surrounded by mountains and rows of grapes, under a crystal clear sky. Everything was perfect and, of course, I said yes!

After our trip, we couldn’t wait to start planning. We had three wedding necessities: one location, a band, and an amazing photographer. We wanted a unique place that was different from any other venue we’d seen in the past. Greenville Country Club was that place. Its classic beauty speaks for itself. I always said I would never have an outdoor wedding and depend on the weather. After seeing Greenville, I did the complete opposite- a garden ceremony and a tented reception. I wanted our wedding to be classic, romantic, and timeless. We had the perfect venue, so I needed to add the perfect details. I wanted to select details that wouldn’t make me laugh in 20 years when I look back at photos. Sure, I love hot pink, but there’s a good chance I wouldn’t feel the same about fuchsia bridesmaids’ dresses in the future, so I stuck with basic black and added pops of pink with flowers. I can’t think of any detail that wasn’t exactly how I envisioned it. Looking back, I wouldn’t change a thing.