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Brantwyn Estate wedding portraits of Cassie & Robert |Wilmington, Delaware

In the final installment from this gorgeous wedding, I’ll just let the images speak for themselves…

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Hotel venue: Hotel DuPont – Wilmington, Delaware

Hair & make up: Gloss Salon – Wilmington, Delaware

Dress: Tara Keely / Kleinfeld Bridal

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Earrings: BHLDN

Kilt: 21st Century Kilts

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Dessy

Ceremony & reception venue: Brantwyn Estate – Wilmington, Delaware

Caterer: DuPont Country Club – Wilmington, Delaware

Cake: DuPont Country Club – Wilmington, Delaware

Flowers: Flowers by Yukie – Wilmington, Delaware

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Officiant: RK Walker

Wedding coordinator: Karie at Simply Perfect Weddings – Middletown, Delaware

Brantwyn Estate Wedding Photographer – Leslie Barbaro

Brantwyn Estate wedding of Cassie & Robert |Wilmington, Delaware

A bit about Cassie & Robert’s meeting and proposal, more photos and some advice from the couple below…

How did you meet?

We met through a mutual friend (and groomsman).  Cassie thought Robert had awesome glasses and a cute accent but that he might be too grumpy.  We went to a party the night we met, drank lots of whiskey (Robert is Scottish, after all) and almost set fire to the kitchen we were chatting in. (Long story.)

 Who proposed and how?

Robert proposed while we were watching Jeopardy and drinking red wine on our couch after Cassie had just completed a super stressful assignment for school.  It was a COMPLETE surprise, Robert had previously been very clear about not wanting to ever get married, so Cassie saw the ring and the first thing she said was “What is that??”  Eventually the shock gave way to extreme happiness, of course.

Brantwyn Estate Wedding in Wilmington Delaware

How did you choose your venue?

We toured 5 venues in the Wilmington area (so we’d be close to Cassie’s grandma) and both had a gut reaction to Brantwyn, which was the last place we looked and definitely not our first choice on paper.  We were so happy we went to see it in person, we both really knew right away.

Brantwyn Estate Wedding in Wilmington Delaware

What was your favorite part of planning your wedding?

We really loved working together towards a common goal.  Robert made an incredibly detailed spreadsheet early on in the process and it made it easy for us to cooperate and communicate about all the details.  Cassie was in charge of falling in love with things on Pinterest and vetoing a wedding drone.

 What was the most challenging part of planning your wedding?

Cassie is in law school and Robert works full time—there never seemed to be enough time in the day!  And by the time we got close to the wedding, for each thing we crossed off our to-do list it seemed like 3 things we hadn’t even considered had to be added.

Do you have any advice for other couples who are planning their weddings?

Google Drive is your friend—the spreadsheet is key.  Make a budget but know that sometimes you’re going to blow it.  Trust your gut—every decision we made based on an emotional reaction was one we’d definitely do the same way again.  We found that being organized, chipping away at it piece by piece, and deferring to each other when one had a stronger opinion than the other (which definitely worked both ways for us) kept us from fighting too much about it, even as we got stressed in the days leading up to the wedding.  Also, do a wedding hashtag–it was so fun to see photos right away on Instagram and Facebook and easy to look at them all in one place with the hashtag!

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Check back tomorrow for our final blog installment and some gorgeous portraits of Cassie & Robert and their wedding party!

Hotel venue: Hotel DuPont – Wilmington, Delaware

Hair & make up: Gloss Salon – Wilmington, Delaware

Dress: Tara Keely / Kleinfeld Bridal

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Earrings: BHLDN

Kilt: 21st Century Kilts

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Dessy

Ceremony & reception venue: Brantwyn Estate – Wilmington, Delaware

Caterer: DuPont Country Club – Wilmington, Delaware

Cake: DuPont Country Club – Wilmington, Delaware

Flowers: Flowers by Yukie – Wilmington, Delaware

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Officiant: RK Walker

Wedding coordinator: Karie at Simply Perfect Weddings – Middletown, Delaware

Brantwyn Estate Wedding Photographer – Leslie Barbaro

Hotel DuPont wedding preparations of Cassie & Robert|Wilmington, Delaware

Cassie & Robert’s vision of their wedding day was “relaxed with fancy clothes” and Brantwn Estate was the perfect venue for their celebration. We started our day at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware where the hair and make-up artists from Gloss Salon did a fantastic job on the bridal party…

Wedding photos at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

Then it was on to Brantwyn Estate with an ideal location for the dress photo. The color of the walls even fit with their rose and metallics color theme…

Wedding photos at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

The stunning bridal party…

Wedding photos at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

Details of Cassie’s Tara Keely gown and a sixpence for her shoe…

Wedding photos at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

Beautiful bouquets by Flowers by Yukie…

Wedding photos at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

I love these black and white images of Cassie just before she saw Robert…

Wedding photos at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

The first look, with Robert wearing an awesome kilt by 21st Century Kilts…

Wedding photos at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

Check back tomorrow for photos from the ceremony and reception, a bit about Cassie & Robert’s story, and their advice for other couples in the midst of wedding planning…

Wedding photos at Hotel DuPont in Wilmington Delaware

Hotel venue: Hotel DuPont – Wilmington, Delaware

Hair & make up: Gloss Salon – Wilmington, Delaware

Dress: Tara Keely / Kleinfeld Bridal

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Earrings: BHLDN

Kilt: 21st Century Kilts

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Dessy

Ceremony & reception venue: Brantwyn Estate – Wilmington, Delaware

Caterer: DuPont Country Club – Wilmington, Delaware

Cake: DuPont Country Club – Wilmington, Delaware

Flowers: Flowers by Yukie – Wilmington, Delaware

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Officiant: RK Walker

Wedding coordinator: Karie at Simply Perfect Weddings – Middletown, Delaware

Brantwyn Estate Wedding Photographer – Leslie Barbaro

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