Patricia and Robert @Hotel DuPont ~ mkPhotography, Delaware Wedding Photographer

It all started with a Wink! A ‘’ wink. After numerous emails, Trish agreed to meet Bob for their first date at the Pour House in Collingswood NJ and 6 hours later they left each other knowing that a special journey was about to take place!

Bob first swept Trish off her feet on Valentine’s Day when he flew to Florida to surprise her while she was working (they had only been dating a month!) They spent their first year together traveling from the Vineyards of California to the beaches of Key West. While traveling and falling in love with each other they also grew a love and fascination for wine which took them on a tour throughout the Garden State experiencing over 40 beautiful wineries! Their last stop took place in January 2014 in Cape May, NJ at Willow Creek Winery, where Bob proposed.

Trish happily agreed to spend the rest of her life with her Prince Charming and together they began planning thier dream wedding. They chose Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, DE for its sophisticated architectural décor and timeless elegance. Trish and Bob filled the Gold Ballroom with blush tones and touches of gold glitz to add a festive element to their Christmas time wedding. High and low flower arrangements as well as gold Christmas trees surrounded by gold mercury votive candles gave a romantic glow to the tables. Trish wore an Allure Couture ball gown adorned with Swarovski crystals and pink/gold Kate Spade heels. Guests toasted with the “Mistletoe” (their blush signature drink), enjoyed culinary masterpieces, and danced the night away to an 8 piece band!

“It truly was a magical day and mkPhotography perfectly captured every detail of our fairytale wedding!” reports Trish. Her vision for their special day was, “A Romantic and Elegant wedding with a touch of Christmastime Glitz and Glamour!” They had gold Christmas tree centerpieces, Trish’s handmade gold birdcage for the cards their guests brought, and gold Ferrero Rocher chocolate and hazelnut candy at each place setting.

Everything on their gift table was DIY: The card birdcage we mentioned, guest book, B&T Initials, Signature Drink cards (placed at bar) and “in lieu of favor” cards. Guests enjoyed a menu that included Chicken With Crab Imperial, Beef Tenderloin with Seasonal Fish, Risotto with Pear and Walnuts.

Trish’s most memorable moment of her wedding was: “Standing with my dad before walking down the aisle; hearing the bridal party processional Christina Perri – ‘A Thousand Years’ being played instrumentally on the piano – I started bawling!”

Some Details:
Venue: Hotel Dupont
Video: PSH Cinema Studio
Flowers: Hoffman Design Group
Music: EBE Entertainment – Monte Carlo
Hair and Makeup: Your Day Your Way
Shoe Designer: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Jewelry: Nordstrom
Invitations: The Paper Trail – Haddonfield, NJ
First Dance: Lady Antebellum – Just a Kiss

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