Today's blog features our second event at the Brantwyn Estate in Wilmington, DE, and we have to say that we are really starting to love this venue! Amanda and Harry's wedding was a fall explosion, with lots of foliage, pumpkins, corn, and greenery. Her love of color and enthusiasm for her decor are only part of what made us fall in love with this bride - she was gracious, inspiring, and her big heart was easy to see in her attitude and generousity.
Femina Photo & Design provided this amazing imagery for us to share - we love how the photographer snuck the couple out during the reception for them to have beautiful photos, with light only from the hanging lanterns in the trees.
Please enjoy this beautiful fall wedding, below!
Amanda's Bride Diaries
What was the most standout, "Wow!" moment of your wedding day?
The entire event was WOW but I think our vows and the scenery and string quartet at the ceremony take the cake. Harry says the biggest wow moment was when I walked down the aisle. I exited the beautiful house of the estate and walked the long walk with my father. The string quartet played Coldplay's "Yellow". It was perfection.
We know things don't always go as planned...Were there any entertaining wedding bloopers?
One of our guests accidentally locked the groom and some of our family and friends in the bar room! Harry had to practically break down the door to escape. Whoops!
Any wedding toasts that made you laugh til you cried? Cry your eyes out? Gasp in shock?
Every single one of the speeches made us cry - Harry's dad gave the most heart touching toast. Not a dry eye in the house!
We don't judge! Did you have any Bridezilla moments of weakness?
Bridezilla? Me? No way!
Did you have a wedding planner? If so, what did he/she do to make your day run smoother? Did they fulfill your expectations?
Harry and I were the wedding planners. We were great. 4 stars.
Cake or cupcakes? What was the flavor and theme?
We had one tier - it was chocolate with raspberry preserves. We also served cupcakes: red velvet with cream cheese icing, marble cake with chocolate ganache and a fall flavored cupcake - cinnamon with a fresh cream icing.
We always try to bring your floral dreams to life...did we succeed? In what ways? Is there any room for improvement?
Our floral arrangements were OUTSTANDING. The guests were in awe of how beautiful everything looked. I LOVED the trees at the entrance, and the ceremony space. It was truly magical.
What song really got the party started?
Our guests were on the dance floor before dessert was even served! That floor was packed the entire night. I think the most memorable moment was when the DJ played "Jump Around" and I turned around to see Harry's mom jumping up and down in her 5 inch stilettos.
Who were your vendors?
Dress: Matthew Christopher
Hair/Makeup: Saiko Beauty Bar
Entertainment: Scratch DJ
I cried the day after our wedding because I was so overwhelmed with how beautiful and perfect it was. I credit you ladies for a great deal of that!