Tuesday, June 14, 2011

katie + chris | 4.9.11

I was so thrilled when a previous little league teammate of mine, Katie, reached out to me to help plan her wedding last summer. Katie and her fiance, Chris, had been winners of the 2010 Christiana Hilton Free Wedding Giveaway where they won a variety of services by some of Delawares talented local vendors! We were a little late to the punch, but we were so excited for the opportunity that Katie and Chris were extending to us, and the new vendor relationships that we would be forging! Katie and Chris held their ceremony at the St. Margaret of Scotland RC Church, with the reception following in the Christiana Ballroom at the Christiana Hilton, and after party in the Hunt Club! I could not imagine any other way to kick off our 2011 wedding season. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Yandell!

The girls at Gloss Salon, where Katies sister Jamie is a stylist, came to the suite for the morning for the bridal party hair and makeup. Their work is amazing, and it was fast and efficient! Katie had one request, that her sister Jamie style her up-do for the wedding. It was elegant, beautiful, and we could not have thought of a better sister, MoH, or stylist to pull off that creation!
Katie and Chris decided upon a movie premiere themed wedding complete with popcorn, red carpet appearances, movie ticket escort cards, and a popcorn bar with ten different flavors! They even tied their theme into their florals by using white hydrangea in a tall square white vase by Creations for Celebrations so that it resembled popcorn in boxes... it was the small things that brought their theme to life! They were so fortunate to have Dave and Donna Shoemaker of Life Images Inc. documenting all of these great ideas by Katie.
Katie and Chris also went to stationery designer, Greenleaf Paperie, for their custom invitations and they absolutely loved every inch of them, as did we! Hands down, our favorite detail to the wedding was the three tiered ice sculpture with the tulip vase topper and custom monogram by the Christiana Hilton team. The staff at the Hilton was nothing short of A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Oh, and did we mention that each table was a theatre number with a coordinating movie playing? Yes. Pair of movie tickets given away by the bride and groom at each table? Double YES!
Dana McDonald from WSTW rocked the house all night long, and even prompted some impromptu table dancing by Katies uncle (which we hear is a family tradition at Gallagher weddings!). Everyone rushed the room, and needless to say, we enjoyed it! Peter Marroni and his crew from the Wilmington Photo Booth Co. also kept the party going all night long. I have to admit, I freeze when I get in those things (and I feel like I am the crazy one of our bunch)... but no one else did! The bridal party even used the props for their bridal party entrance.

Enjoy the detail pictures below, because there are so many fun ones and I really had difficulty choosing!

nicole brennan  .  302.545.0412  .  nicole@lovelygirlsevents.com  .  wilmington

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