Sharon and Matt’s Wedding @ Greenville Country Club

From the Bride:

My husband Matt and I met on New Year’s Eve 2008 in Wilmington, Delaware. We both had no other plans that evening for New Years, so Matt decided to join his brother, and I decided to join my sister, which was coincidentally at the same private party. Little did I know that by the end of the night, my brother-in-law was going to introduce me to my future husband. We instantly hit it off, and a few days later he called and asked me out on our first date! Everything with us quickly fell into place, and it was as if we had known each other for many years.
Almost exactly three years later, we had another memorable evening on a cold January night. Matt and I decided to go to Longwood Gardens one Saturday to see the winter light show. It was a bitter cold night (probably the coldest night so far that year) and it had snowed a few days before. Everyone who knows me understands that I am not a fan of cold weather or winter in general. I would much rather be at the beach in the summer heat than in the cold or snow. We walked around and checked out the outdoor lights, but since it was so chilly we had to limit the amount of time we spent walking around outside. Of course I wanted to leave due to the extreme cold, but Matt insisted we explore the main fountain garden. Finally I agreed, and we trekked through the snow to the center of the garden. After a few minutes, Matt told me how much he loved me…then got down on one knee in the snow and asked me to marry him. I was completely shocked, but of course I wholeheartedly said yes! Later that evening, Matt revealed to me that he intentionally waited to propose to me during the height of winter so that he could give me a reason to love the winter weather again. He was absolutely right, and now I always think back to that amazing moment whenever I start to feel down about the cold winter months. We were lucky enough to have our wedding photographers (MK Photo) capture some amazing photos of us at the exact location of our engagement during Longwood Garden’s light exhibit the following winter.
When planning our wedding we knew that we wanted to have a romantic outdoor ceremony and reception. Matt and I both share a love for nature, so we knew that we wanted to find a location that represented that shared passion. We absolutely fell in love with our venue, Greenville Country Club. We instantly felt the historical house and beautiful estate was the perfect setting to begin our life together. Luckily, the rain held off until after our ceremony, and we were able to enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the garden space. Even though we were getting married on the official first day of fall, I decided against using traditional fall colors for our wedding. Instead, we incorporated monochromatic shades of purple and aubergine to our venue with various arrangements of hydrangeas, roses and orchids. I wanted the space to feel romantic, whimsical and vibrant. To add to the romantic and cozy feel we also used plenty of floating candles and votive clusters throughout the tented reception. For extra splashes of color, my florist used colored vases and glass hurricanes that I had collected over the past year on some of the tables, and the perimeter of the ledge framing our reception space. In the end, our wedding turned out to be everything that we had dreamed. From our outdoor garden ceremony to our reception of dancing under lit Japanese lanterns, everything was perfect to us. We could not have asked for anything more for our new beginning as husband and wife.

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A big thank you to all the wonderful vendors that made this day possible!

Reception Venue: Greenville Country Club
Video: AOV Productions
Flowers: Quill’s Bunches
Music: Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys, LLC
hair and Makeup: Gloss Salon