As soon as we showed up to capture Brooke and Jeff’s wedding day… we started laughing and didn’t stop the whole day! This sweet couple, their wedding party, family and friends were all so much FUN. The wedding party was hilarious! Brooke also had two good friends do their hair and makeup. It was like hanging out with old friends all morning. Everyone was warm, kind and laid back.
We love real moments, it’s our favorite thing to photograph. And this day was full of real, emotional, joyous, genuine moments. From the boys all going to McDonald’s with Michael before the wedding, to Brooke and her bridesmaids drinking champagne in the car heading to the ceremony, Jeff reading vows to their two sons, popping 12 bottles of champagne all at once, the most gorgeous light ever for portraits, their oldest son not too thrilled about eating green beans to the meaningful and special wedding party toasts.
Wesley College in Dover, Delaware has a courtyard surrounded by brick buildings. Brooke and Jeff were married in front of one of them, with tall columns towering over head. After the ceremony, everyone headed to Maple Dale Country Club for the reception. It was such a beautiful night with a soft breeze. Most of their guests enjoyed mingling on the outdoor patio with their cocktails.
These two had their first date at the Jetty, a dockside bar in Kent Island, Maryland. As soon as the reception was over, everyone loaded up in a huge party bus (including Michael while I followed behind in our car) and drove to the Jetty. We took a few photos of them dancing in the moonlight on the dock between two posts, the exact same spot where they sat together on their first date years ago. It was like everything coming full circle.
Team of professionals who made this beautiful day possible:
Ceremony Venue – Wesley College
Reception Venue – Maple Dale Country Club
Photography – The Beards
Wedding Dress and Groom’s Attire – The Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist – Jenna Lafermine with J.La Salon and Spa
Makeup Artist – Ashley Spangler
Videographer – Digital Memories Videography
DJ – Ben Somers
Wedding Cake – Emily Warren
Rentals – Dover Tents and Events
Bridesmaid Dresses – Brides 2 Be by Hope
Photobooth – Philly Photo Booth