Kelsey and Dan @ Hotel DuPont ~ mkPhotography ~ Delaware Wedding Photographer

From the Bride:

A Black Tie Traditional Wedding at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, DE

We met in 2010 while in college. I attended the University of Delaware and Daniel attended Drexel University. We had mutual friends and first noticed each other on Facebook. We decided to meet in person and the night before our first date we talked on the phone for four hours! Dan took me out to dinner the next night, and it was clear that our chemistry was undeniable. Dan asked me to be his girlfriend on our second date and we have been inseparable ever since. We seem to be complete opposites and we bring out the best in one another. Over the years, we have become best friends and have developed a bond that is truly once in a lifetime.

The Proposal: November 17, 2012
The night began with a night out in Philadelphia. Dan took me to an Italian restaurant followed by a comedy show. After the show ended, we decided to take a walk around the city. As we were walking by Love Park, Dan suggested that we take a picture by the LOVE statue. Just before the photo was taken, Dan got down on one knee and proposed. I screamed out of shock and excitement, and of course, I said yes! The night ended by celebrating with all of our closest family and friends.

What was your “perfect wedding” vision?

I wanted our wedding to feel luxe and grand while still incorporating traditional pieces with a classic feel.

What are three unique details that you infused into your decor?
– I loved our guest book that we created with our photographers. It was an album of our favorite engagement photos. I loved this idea because this is a guest book that we will not get tired of looking at!
– On our memory tables, we displayed wedding pictures of our parents, grand parents, and great grand parents. I loved this idea because it allowed our guests to familiarize themselves with our families.
– My favorite detail of the day was the live event painter who painted our first dance throughout the night. Our guests absolutely loved watching her create this stunning portrait from a blank canvas. It is also a keepsake that we will treasure forever. We will remember the most special day of our lives and all of our closest family members who were there by our side.

What was your most memorable moment?
Dan surprised me with a hysterical garter removal dance. He made his way over to me dancing to Milkshake by Kelis, and he came out from under my dress with the garter, wearing sunglasses, and a cigar in his mouth!

What song did you do your first dance to?
We did the rumba, a choreographed number, to John Legand- All of Me

What was on your menu?
Appetizer- lobster bisque with chive garni
Salad- spring mix with sherry vinaigrette, crispy pancetta, figs, date, blue cheese
3 Entrees- Pan seared sea bass, NY sirloin steak, or chicken imperial
Vegetarian- penne pasta with swiss chard and shitake, tomato basil cream
Dessert- crème brulee with berries and bananas foster flambé

Any DYIs?

Wedding favors (mini champagne bottles with a custom wedding tag tied with a ribbon and a straw. The custom tag incorporated our wedding colors and the Love Park sign, which was where Daniel proposed to me.)

Venue: Hotel DuPont
Flowers: Beautiful Blooms
Cake: Hotel DuPont
Entertainment: Silver Sound
Videographer: Tweed Video
Dress: Galia Lahav Haute Couture
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection
Headpiece: Maria Elena Headpieces
Bridesmaids dresses: The Dessy Group
Rings:Billig Jewelers
Hair: Thrive Salon, Cherry Hill, NJ
Make up: Currie Salon & Day Spa-Jess Moss
Invitations: Remember Me Stationary
Event Painter: Event Painting by Katherine
Favors: DIY

You can see images from the fun engagement session at “Greenville Country Club” HERE

You can see more photos from this wedding: HERE

See the wedding VIDEO from Tweed!