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Bride’s Attire: Claire’s Boutique Flowers: Petal Pushers Floral designs by Alexis Hair and Makeup: All Dolled Up Nikki Wilson Music and Entertainment: Bill Scheivert Disc Jockey Photographer: From Vera with Love Transportation: About Town Limousine Service Special Touches: Matthew and Jacqueline’s love story started out as two friends whose love blossomed into that of best friends & soulmates. Matthew proposed to Jacqueline on 12/24/14 in her favorite spot, her walk in closet. The wedding plans started immediately and the choice of vendors were all referrals from friends. The bride and groom established strong relationships with each of their vendors who became more like friends by the end of the event. This is especially true of Vera, the photographer, who had spent quite a bit of time with the couple getting to know them prior to the wedding. 140 friends and family came from Canada, England, and across the US to share this day. The wedding was a beautiful blending of two cultures with dozens of personal touches and intimate speeches. This was a night to remember by all. There was not a dry eye in the crowd. The couple were so in love and made the most of their evening at the Executive Banquet and Conference Center. 13


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BRIDAL SHOWS ARE A GREAT WAY TO MEET LOTS OF WEDDING PROFESSIONALS IN EVERY CATEGORY ALL AT ONE TIME. THE SHOWS TYPICALLY DRAW BIG CROWDS, WHICH CAN MAKE MEETING YOUR IDEAL WEDDING VENDORS A CHALLENGE.

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HERE ARE A FEW SIMPLE TIPS TO AVOID BECOMING OVERWHELMED • Look for a list of vendors prior to the show so you can decide who you absolutely want to meet. This will make wandering the aisles more efficient.

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• If you find vendors you like, make sure to give them your information and request a follow-up meeting. With all of the information that is going to be given to you at the show, you don’t want to accidentally forget who you really want to pursue to work with you. • Print your name, address, phone number, email address and wedding date on labels so you don’t have to spend a lot of time filling out information forms. Just peel and stick! • Create a wedding-only email address so that you don’t have to deal with all of the follow-up email in your regular email.


• Wear comfortable shoes. After walking the bridal show floor for an hour or two, you will hate your high heels. • Carry two bags with you. Put the information that interests you in one bag and the information that doesn’t interest you in another. You will be relieved not to have to sort through a bunch of papers after the show, and it will help ensure that you don’t misplace something important. • Bring along your mom or a friend or two so they can help you remember all the great ideas you’ll find at the show. • Don’t forget a camera! Photos are a great way to trigger your memory about things that interested you, and you will capture some great memories from planning your wedding.

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Sep 11 • 1st Annual Doubletree By Hilton Bridal Show Sunday at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Doubletree by Hilton Concord Pike Rt 202 4727 Concord Pike • Wilmington, DE www.bridalevent.com info@bridalevent.com Sep 25 • Harry’s Fall Bridal Fair Sunday at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Harry’s Savoy Grill 2020 Naamans Road • Wilmington, DE www.harryshospitalitygroup.com


October Oct 2 • Heritage Shores Club Bridal Show Sunday at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Heritage Shores Club 1 Heritage Shores Cir. • Bridgeville, DE www.heritageshoresgolf.com jbrown@heritageshores.com Oct 16 • The Annual I Do Delaware Bridal Showcase Sunday at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Embassy Suites, Newark 654 S College Ave. • Newark, DE www.bridalevent.com info@bridalevent.com Oct 23 • The Chester County Bridal Showcase Sunday at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Mendenhall Inn 323 Kennett Pike Rt 52 • Mendenhall, PA www.bridalevent.com info@bridalevent.com

Oct 30 • Once Upon A Time Bridal Show At The Fountains Sunday at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fountains Wedding & Conference Center 1800 Sweetbay Dr. • Salisbury, MD www.eventbrite.com bowsbasketsandmore@gmail.com

November Nov 6 • The Bridal Event At Maple Dale Country Club Sunday at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Maple Dale Country Club 180 Maple Dale Circle • Dover, DE www.mapledaleclub.com gm-mdcc@comcast.net

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January Jan 8 • 11th Annual Wilmington Downtown Bridal Sunday at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Doubletree Hotel Downtown Wilmington 700 N. King Street • Wilmington, DE www.bridalevent.com info@bridalevent.com

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Jan 15 • 99.5 WJBR Mid-Atlantic Wedding Extravaganza Sunday at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Chase Center on the Riverfront 815 Justison Street • Wilmington, DE www.wjbr.com midatlanticwedding@gmail.com

Feb 17 • Bride And Groom’s Night Out - Bride FREE Online Friday at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM CHEER Community Center Georgetown 20520 Sand Hill Rd • Georgetown, DE www.cheerde.com jlodge@cheerde.com

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Mar 5, • 9th Annual Middletown Bridal Expo Sunday at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Middletown Memorial Hall 27 W. Green St. • Middletown, DE www.middletownbridalexpo.com info@middletownbridalexpo.com

April Apr 23 • The Annual I Do Delaware Bridal Show And Expo Sunday at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Christiana Hilton 100 Continental Drive • Newark, DE www.bridalevent.com info@bridalevent.com


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When Hiring Your Wedding Officiant

The person who presides over your wedding ceremony holds a particularly important place in your big day. If you’re not getting married by a long-time clergyman in your family’s place of worship you’ll need to hire an officiant you likely won’t know. Here are some key things to consider when making the decision about which officiant to hire:

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1. Your level of comfort with them. This is probably the most important thing to consider. You want to make sure the potential officiant’s personality fits well with yours and that you feel he or she is taking your wishes into account. 2. How flexible they are. Some officiants have a standard ceremony and they don’t want to deviate from it. If you like their standard ceremony, that’s not a problem. If you want something more customized, you’ll want an officiant who’s more flexible. 3. The number of weddings they’re officiating on your wedding day. Officiants often preside over more than one wedding a day. If your officiant is one of them, find out how close to your ceremony time any other ceremonies might be performed so you’re aware of possible time constraints. 4. Their fees and what those include. You’ll want to make sure you can afford the officiant of your choice. Find out what their fees include, such as pre-marital counseling and conducting the rehearsal. 5. What other couples have to say about them. The best way to find an officiant (like any vendor) is by word of mouth. Review testimonials and go into any interviews prepared. 6. Whether or not you’re inviting them to the reception or rehearsal dinner. It’s a nice gesture to invite your officiant to either the rehearsal dinner or the reception. If you do, you’ll need to account for an extra place setting (or two, if the officiant is allowed to bring a guest). 39


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Edgar and Macio married in San Jose, California at the beautiful Dolce Hayes Mansion, where their love story first began. Two years prior, at Dolce Hayes Mansion, Macio attended Edgar’s 40th Birthday party as a friends plus one. After meeting, the pair immediately hit it off. That night their relationship blossomed after they shared their first kiss. Four months later they departed for a tropical vacation in the Caribbean. After an 8-course tasting menu, Macio arranged for a ring box to be placed on a plate of crushed ice and orchids. With the ocean, the sunset and the cliffs surrounding them, Macio asked Edgar to marry him. It was one perfect night! Fast forwarding to their wedding, it is no surprise that the love they have for one another manifests through their wedding photographs. If their love story wasn’t enough, the two hosted a Veuve Clicquot Lounge before the ceremony, the couples favorite brand of champagne. 41


Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion Photographer: Clane Gessel Photography Cinema + Video: AVR Films Linens: Fine Linen Creation Floral/Decor: Designs by Edgar Wedding Cake: Jen’s Cakes 42

DJ/Lighting: Gatsby Entertainment Group Tuxedos: Tom Ford Shoes: Gucci Rentals: Allure Events Lounge: Veuve Clicquot


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TO ASK YOUR GIRLS TO BE BRIDESMAIDS By Samantha Crotty

Asking your girls to stand beside you on your wedding day is a big deal. Especially with so many different ways to do it. We’ve seen crafted boxes filled with sweet goodies, ring pops, fortune cookies, I mean the list goes on and on. In fact we’ve covered this topic in the past multiple times. So why do it again you ask? Because asking your besties to be your bridesmaids is an ever-evolving door. A door that needs fun and innovated ideas constantly. In this Facebook group that I’m a part of, I asked brides what ideas they had used to ask their bridesmaids the big question. The one that stood out most, because I haven’t seen it overly done, were longsleeve jersey shirts with custom Lily Pulitzer print names on the back. Liz Moll ordered the jersey from Pink Anchor Shop on Etsy. She requested that Stacy (the shop owner) add “EST. 2016” to commemorate the year each girl acquired their new title. So personal and perfect! 44


Now I’m sure you’ve seen proposal boxes all over Pinterest and the internet. You may even consider these ideas to be a bit overused. However this is a great way of giving your girls g super p p something personalized. Which they will love.

Labels with Love Now I am completely obsessed with these bottle labels! Whether you want to include them in your proposal box or have them at a bridesmaid luncheon, they add the perfect touch. They work on regular wine and champagne bottles, plus mini champ bottles.

Han’made Designs Nothing beats something personalized. Especially when you’re popping the question to girls. Just take a look at this adorable ivory tote made by Han’made Designs from Etsy.

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THE TRUTH BEHIND COMMON WEDDING TRADITIONS + RULES There are some rules that are meant to be broken. Even if you’re a traditional bride you might not always want to go by the book. Who even wrote that book? This is your wedding; be the author of your own fairytale. Here are just a few wedding traditions that’s okay to break.

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It’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. Truth: Traditions are constantly changing and it’s not bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the ceremony. The bride has to have someone escort her down the aisle. Truth: You don’t HAVE to have someone walk you down the aisle. Everything has to be perfect. Truth: Is anything ever perfect? You need assigned seating. Truth: It’s okay to allow your guests to sit wherever they please. You have to have an even number of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Truth: No, not true at all. You have to wear all white. Truth: Don’t feel obligated to wear bright white.

You have to have a garter and bouquet toss. Truth: This is a tradition that reveals who is getting married next. Rain is a bad thing. Truth: If you’ve learned anything from Luke Bryan it’s probably “Rain is a Good Thing.” Hiring your life-long friends as vendors is a good idea. Truth: You might think this is a good idea because it could save you a few bucks, but I don’t recommend it. Save the top tier of your wedding cake for your one-year anniversary or celebration of your first born. Truth: This is a common tradition among many newlyweds; however, storing your cake in the freezer for a year or more might not exactly make your taste buds water. To find out more about the truths behind traditions, be sure to visit Head Over Heels to continue reading. Trust us, you will want to read the rest!

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PWG PERFECT PROPOSAL SPOTLIGHT:

Katie + Dustin • July 18, 2015 We here at Perfect Wedding Guide were thrilled to have so many fabulous entries for our Show Us Your Ring Contest! Four winners were selected for the spotlight, with one lucky winner getting a spotlight in our print publication. The big winners were Katie and Dustin, who got engaged in a rather unique and adventurous way. “Dustin and I are true adventure-seekers. When he offered to take me sky-diving for my birthday, I didn’t think anything of it. I was so excited to try something new and experience such a thrill. Well, little did I know, Dustin had planned the thrill of a lifetime! That morning, he surprised me with our cute, matching KC shirts; he claimed it would look great in pictures during the jump. He was so nervous in the car, driving to the small airport, but he played it off as being nervous to jump! After taking our training class and waiting for what seemed like an eternity, we boarded the small aircraft. I never thought that I’d be cramped in a plane with ten other men when my boyfriend would pop the question, but it was so perfect. He held out the gorgeous ring half-way up our ascent, we sealed my answer with a kiss, and minutes later, we were jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet! What a rush! After landing, we retrieved the ring from the pilot, and I could not stop smiling! I am forever on cloud nine! “ - Katie Congratulations, Katie and Dustin! Thank you so much for submitting your engagement story to us. We hope to see many stunning photographs from your upcoming wedding! 48


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Whether you want to admit it or not, you’ve definitely envisioned yourself as a princess on your wedding day. The idea that most likely stemmed from watching Disney movies. The great news is you don’t have to be cliche when it comes to adding that princess touch to your big day. What do I mean by that? I simply mean you can add simple touches without picking out that yellow ballgown that is an exact replica to Belle’s. Let me show you more in-depth of what I mean. 57


My personal favorite, and the favorite of many, is Cinderella. When it comes to planning your Cinderella inspired wedding, think about utilizing the color blue in your decor items, picking a venue that is resemblance to a castle, select glittery shoes or select a old English style font for your wedding invitations. A great example of this can be seen in this image captured by RebeccaMarie Photography.

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Another great Disney princess to draw inspiration from is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Think of using Belle’s love of reading by using books as your table numbers, having your bridal party wear pale yellow dresses, using red roses in your centerpieces or on your wedding cake, of beautiful glassware to signify Mrs. Potts and Chip.

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Who doesn’t love the little mermaid? Similar to all Disney movies, a young girl meets her dream man but faces a large obstacle that keeps them at a distance (she lives in the ocean and he’s a human). But through love and a little help from her Father, they end up getting married and living happily ever after. But how can you add this idea into your wedding without wearing a shell bra and dying your hair red? Easy! Ariel and the Little Mermaid are all about pastels, the ocean and seashells. 60


Using Tiana as your wedding inspiration is fantastic! Solely because of the New Orleans touch you can incorporate. The most obvious thing to include is a Louisiana location, think one of those stunning column lined Plantation homes. Then add in industrial lighting that hangs or simple bulb lights, lots of green and cajun food will add to the theme as well. All of these elements will keep the Princess and the Frog in your mind without going overboard.

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Beautiful Songs FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE AS A MARRIED COUPLE

By Shannon Grogan

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If you and your future spouse already have a “song,” choosing your first song to dance to as a married couple will be a breeze. If you don’t have a song or your song isn’t really meant for dancing, you might be able to use one of these romantic song options: 1. “Amazed” by Lonestar 2. “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles 3. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong 4. “All I Want is You” by U2 5. “It Had to be You” by Frank Sinatra 6. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift 7. “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat 8. “Never Tear Us Apart” by INXS 9. “You are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker 10. “Lucky Man” by The Verve 11. “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion 12. “Crazy in Love” by Beyoncé 13. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie 14. “At Last” by Etta James 15. “Everything” by Michael Bublé 16. “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boys II Men 17. “Wild Horses” by The Sundays 18. “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds 19. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley 20. “I Knew I Loved You” by Savage Garden Be sure to visit Head Over Heels for even more song options. Whether you’re looking for first dance songs or Father/Daughter songs, we’ve got quite a few to choose from. 63


HOW TO DRINK AT A WEDDING & AVOID BEING “THAT GIRL”

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We are currently entering wedding season and if you’re like me you have 4 save the dates on your refrigerator. With weddings, come receptions. With receptions, comes alcohol. We’ve all seen the girl that should’ve been cut oƤ three drinks ago. You don’t want to be her of the one that is falling all over the place and puking in the background of pictures or the reason the bride thinks her reception was ruined. Make it to the rest of your friend’s weddings without being embarrassed of the amount of alcohol you had at the last one. Prepare yourself. Food is the best way to soak up all the alcohol you’re going to be drinking later. Start your day eating a high-protein breakfast and drink plenty of �uids (water, not bellini’s, mimosas, or Bloody Mary’s).

Stay true to you. Know what you drink and stick to it. If there is liquor and you don’t normally drink liquor, don’t let a wedding be the place you try it out. If you like wine, drink wine. If you like beer, drink beer.

Drinking is not a competition. Your tolerance might not be as high as your best friends. Know your pace and stick to it! If your bestie is going to a bar for her next drink, don’t feel obligated to keep up. Also realize that wine has a higher alcohol content than most beers.

Equal parts. For every glass of alcohol drink a glass of water. This will keep you hydrated allowing you to take a few more trips to the bar.

Take care of the bartenders and they will take care of you. Yes the bartender will get paid a nice percentage of the bar tab but you’re an adult and they are dealing with a lot of drunk people. Consider dropping a nice chuck of change at the beginning of the reception and the bartender will make sure to take care of you the rest of the night.

Go for the gold. But BE. CAREFUL. This isn’t the Olympics, this is a wedding. When popping the bubbly, remember it will get you when you least expect it. So don’t over do it! So hot it hurts. No, really. If you know you will be sitting outside for the wedding ceremony in the dead heat of summer, you are going to need to hydrate. If you don’t, you will be hurting. If you plan to beat the heat, be sure to drink a lot of water.

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Engagement announcements. Average cost: $150 plus postage. Not every couple opts to send out formal engagement announcements, but it’s generally expected if you’re having a larger wedding with a lot of guests who will likely be attending.

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Save the Dates. Average cost: $125 plus postage. You’ll want to choose a theme that reflects the overall feel of your wedding. Some couples opt to get engagement photos to use on their Save the Dates, which will add to the cost by at least a couple hundred dollars.

Invitations and Reply Cards. Average cost: $255 plus (extra) postage. This is the stationery item with the highest swing between costs. Some couples go the ultra-simple DIY print-it-yourself route while others go to custom stationers and design one-of-a-kind invitations brushed with gold leaf. Price these out carefully, accounting for more postage due to heavier weight.

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Ceremony Programs. Average cost: $110. Today’s couples are getting creative with their programs, sometimes making them into custom games or keepsakes. These types of programs can as much as double the average cost.

Place Cards. Average cost: $84. If you’re doing anything beyond a typical folded card with the guests’ names printed on them, such as placing the cards in special stands or having a calligrapher write the names, the cost of your place cards will definitely increase. It should be noted that Statistic Brain combined this expense with that of table names.

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Thank You Notes. Average cost: $94 plus postage. Next to the wedding invitations, these are among the most important stationery items you’ll buy. Keep them within your wedding theme and send them within a few weeks of when you receive a gift. Don’t forget that you’ll need thank you notes for any engagement or shower gifts as well as wedding gifts.

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GLOSS SALON Stay Relaxed. Have Fun. Feel Beautiful. Gloss stylists specialize in wedding day hair and makeup. We offer in salon and on-location services. Gloss strives to not only offer quality service at an affordable rate, but also a great experience. Our wedding coordinator is available anytime to answer your questions and concerns. Contact Gloss to start planning your wedding day beauty. 302-737-8080 276 East Main St. • Newark, DE 19711 www.salondelaware.com Glossgirlwedding@gmail.com

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Home of the TLC’s Cake Boss: Next Great Baker Champion, Chef Dana Herbert is recognized nationally for his creative and delicious work at Desserts By Dana. Desserts By Dana is the winner of numerous awards such as the Best Of Delaware, Peoples Choice, Top 100 Bakeries by Brides Magazine, and Top Ten Cake Designers in America. Does this by Dana specialize in weddings, birthdays, special events, and desserts.

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Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, and Wedding Receptions. Caffe Gelato’s award winning event planners, culinary professionals, and hospitality experts will make your special events even more special. Caffe Gelato is a preferred wedding caterer at Buena Vista, Bellevue, Blue Ball Barn, Delaware Theater Company, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Elk Manor Winery, and also private residences.

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COURTYARD NEWARK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

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NEWARK SOCIAL CREATIONS Conveniently located off Main Street in Newark, we have a private room to host your special occasion, from engagement parties and bridal showers to birthdays, baby showers, and business functions. We offer rental space that can accommodate up to 75 people. Call today for a private room rental quote.

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DARING CELEBRATIONS & CEREMONIES, LLC I am a progressive, non-denominational officiant, inspired by the people I meet! My natural, humorous personality comes with intense sincerity noted by my clients. I value your beliefs and embrace your individual style with ceremonies based on who you are and your outlook on life. I create celebrations and ceremonies for all. 302-438-8092 Serving DE, MD, PA, NJ www.DaringCelebrationsandCeremonies.com RevLDaring@gmail.com

WEDDINGS WITH LORRAINE I specialize in personalized, civil, non-denominational and Spiritual wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, Christening and Commitment ceremonies. A simple yet elegant ceremony may be performed at your location. Your ceremony will be unique and memorable, with the perfect blend of tradition and individuality that is right for you. 302-449-1892 Serving DE, MD, NJ, PA www.WeddingswithLorraine.com LRozanski@verizon.net 107


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BELAK FLOWERS

When you are planning an event be sure to schedule a floral consultation with Barb. Belak Flowers is the preferred florist for multiple venues. In 2015 we provided flowers for over 145 weddings. Awards include: Best of the Knot, Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award and recognition by Teleflora. Confirm your date early to be sure that it is not booked! Evening appointments are available.

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CLEAN DELAWARE

Clean Delaware Inc. offers portable restroom rentals for every venue! Our team will assist you to choose the number of restrooms you’ll need to the type of restroom that fits your budget and style. A special event calls for our Silver Lining restroom trailer with flushing toilets, heat/ac, sinks with hot/cold water... compact yet elegant. The beach to the great outdoors let us bring the comforts of home to your wedding.

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BLUE SKY FLORALS Beautiful flowers, custom made to fit your personality, are a phone call away! I will be your guide to help you create the flowers you love. Reliable expertise is what every bride should have for her “Perfect Wedding Day”. Please contact me to schedule a consultation.

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REGAL RESTROOMS LLC Our VIP mobile restrooms add the “finishing touch” to any upscale, outdoor occasion. We offer a variety of sizes and decors that are certain to impress. Our luxury mobile restrooms are equipped with AC/heat, lighted mirrored vanities, and all the comforts of home. Make your special day even more remarkable with Regal Restrooms, LLC, and experience the finest in luxury mobile restrooms. 302-328-5009 • 800-654-8533 Serving DE, MD, and PA www.regalrestroomsllc.com celina@regalrestroomsllc.com

TWISTED VINE WEDDING & EVENT FLORALS The Twisted Vine is a professional florist with a focus on personal attention and quality. This allows us to fully invest our time to our Twisted Brides. We do three to five events per weekend and once you contract is signed your date is locked on a very exclusive calendar. 443-206-0203 Servicing DE and MD www.twistedvinefloraldesign.com admin@twistedvinefloraldesign.com 113


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Five Reasons Grooms choose Savvi Tuxedos by Collars ‘n Cuffs. • Largest collection of colors and new styles for tuxedos and suits • Grooms are offered a fashion try-on service • Have a Tuxedo Fitting Party • Convenient tuxedo Pick up service • Coast-to-coast fittings for out-of-town groomsmen – get fit there, pick up here! 302-654-3322 714-716 N. Market St • Wilmington, DE www.collarsncuffsonline.com collarsncuffs@verizon.net 116


BEADS BY CAROL Carol compliments the style and grace of your wedding with designer bead jewelry that are heavenly creations for you and your bridesmaids’ gowns. From crystal to luxurious pearls, Beads by Carol adds an extra touch of beauty that touches your heart and those who love you.

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NEWARK ALTERATIONS AND DESIGNS When searching for wedding alterations, look no further! We provide quality, professional bridal and wedding party alterations customized for you. Wedding gown preservation, bridal veils and handmade accessories for sale. Our goal is to make you look beautiful. We guarantee our work. FREE Estimates. Call for an appointment. 302-388-1125 280 E. Main Street, Suite#113 • Newark, DE Market East Plaza www.NewarkAlterationsAndDesigns.com 117


THE RESALE BOUTIQUE The Resale Boutique is proud to be the oldest and most distinguished consignment shop in Delaware. We consign and carry women’s formal, career and casual wear, including shoes, jewelry, outerwear and accessories. Many of our items are name brand and everything is in mint condition and in style. We also feature a full service bridal salon, complete with stunning, wedding gowns at a fraction of the retail price. 302-764-3646 818 Philadelphia Pike • Wilmington, DE 19809 www.resaleboutique.net shopandconsign@aol.com

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A WORLD OF TRAVEL FEATURING APPLE VACATIONS

With 60 years of experience, A World Of Travel and Apple Vacations are your destination wedding and honeymoon specialists! Begin your new life together or write the next chapter in a storybook tropical setting at Secrets Resorts & Spas. Each wedding and honeymoon package is thoughtfully designed to make your special time together special. So relax, dream big, and let A World Of Travel do all of the work!

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BETHANY TRAVEL/DREAM VACATIONS

We pride ourselves on our personal service and attention to detail making your honeymoon or destination wedding the best ever. We are a Sandals Preferred Agency and can match any legitimate internet offer and our cell number is provided should you need assistance while traveling. Testimonials available, let us do the work and handle the details! We look forward to assisting you with your Dream Vacation.

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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT WILMINGTON-BRANDYWINE

Conveniently located off Interstate 95, the Courtyard by Marriott-Wilmington Brandywine is in close proximity of restaurants, museums, gardens and wedding venues. Your guests can enjoy a hot breakfast, dinner, or evening cocktails in our Courtyard Bistro. Your wedding guests can relax and unwind in our refreshing indoor heated pool and hot tub. Please contact the Sales Office at 302-479-9236 to schedule a site tour. 302-479-9236 320 Rocky Run Parkway • Wilmington, DE 19807 www.marriott.com/ilgbw stacieann.bailey-brown@interstatehotels.com 124


CREATIVE TRAVEL, INC.

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REHOBOTH BEACH HAMPTON INN

Our hotel sits in a resort town that may seem like it’s straight out of a movie. With a history of attracting tourists that dates back to 1873, Rehoboth Beach features beautiful boardwalks, shady town streets, bandstand concerts, saltwater taffy and wide, sandy shores. Five miles away, guest will delight at Cape Henlopen State Park, a place of family fun, bird watching, hiking, biking, disc golfing and swimming beaches.

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BELOVED 11 TRAVEL Travel is our pleasure. Beloved 11 Travel is a homebased travel provider specializing in destination weddings and honeymoons both on land and sea. Sheila Mills-Kennedy, owner/founder for 8 years has provided professional travel service to anywhere in the world. CertiďŹ cations in Sandals and Apple Vacations, the Caribbean, Canada, and the USA. Member of CLIA, the cruise line industry. 800-557-9170 Servicing DE, PA & NJ www.beloved11travel.info beloved11travel@yahoo.com

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Make your wedding date memorable with our “Perfect Pairings” of 60 ML Ultra-Premium Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Barrel aged Balsamic Vinegars. Designed for your special dates with customized pictures, wedding colors, design and decorations. Perfect for special guest, parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen and wedding guest. A different wedding thank you that is healthy and tasty and a stand out item to highlight that special date. A beautiful days ending! 302-478-1409 Talleyville Shopping Center 3629 A Silverside Road • Wilmington, DE 19810 www.fusionstasterschoice.com 129


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BILL SCHEIVERT DISC JOCKEY

Your Wedding, Your Way! Award Winning Disc Jockey Entertainment at its finest. Photo booth, lighting, monograms, live piano, on line planning forms and request lists. Over 300,000 of the best dance songs in the world to keep you and your guests on the floor. Call today to find out why I have hundreds of on line reviews, dozens of endorsements from other wedding professionals, and thousands of satisfied brides. 610-859-0105 Servicing Philadelphia and Delaware www.billscheivert.com billscheivert@yahoo.com 131


DJ GAETANO ENTERTAINMENT

Knowledge • Experience • Integrity When searching for higher level entertainment Gaetano has earned the reputation of being one of the most elite wedding Djs in the area. With his professionalism, high energy style and mixing skills, music will flow seamlessly throughout the night. Gaetano offers online event planning, up-lighting, monograms and photo booths. Gaetano will deliver the exact style and presentation needed to exceed the highest expectations! 610-637-2828 Serving Phila. NJ. & DE www.djgaetano.com Djgaetanobosco@gmail.com 132


TAKE THE LEAD DANCE STUDIO

Pictures and video will capture the smile of a bride as she gazes into her groom’s eyes while they glide across the floor on their first dance. The joy and happiness revealed in front of family and friends will be a testimony of two people confidently enjoying the first of many dances as a happily married couple. Learning to dance with your spouse is a gift you give to each other once and you will continue to enjoy well after your special day. 302-234-0909 320 Lantana Dr. • Hockessin, DE 19707 www.TaketheLeadDanceStudio.com info@TaketheLeadDanceStudio.com 133


AFFINITY ENTERTAINMENT With an affinity celebration, your wedding-day dreams will come to life. Each is as unique as you are. We offer: Decorative room up-lighting; Your first dance on a cloud; Light monogram; Reception coordination; Personal consultations & more…The results will be historic! Memories you’ll want to tell your children about. 302-423-1608 • 302-674-2464 Post Office Box 1921 • Dover, Delaware 19903 www.affinity-entertainment-de.com alex@affinity-entertainment-de.com

DANCE MOVES & MANNERS For the special day for our Wedding couples we provide “First Dance” instruction and tailor the dance routine to your needs, style and abilities. Whether you prefer a slow dance such as Waltz, a rhythmic tune such as hot Salsa or sassy Cha-Cha, or a fusion of a few dances, we will create a mesmerizing first dance for you! 302-222-3755 Serving the Delmarva Peninsula www.dancemovesandmanners.com Yvonne@dancemovesandmanners.com 134


DREAM TEAM ENTERTAINMENT LLC We create fantastic events! Our DJ/MC team delivers superior performance all night. Personalize and customize your event with our great staff. Don’t miss out on our amazing photo booth or custom lighting designs to perfectly enhance your event. We are not your average DJ - we are your Dream Team.

443-350-1991 MD, DE, NJ, PA and Destination Weddings www.dtedjs.com james@dtedjs.com

ENTERTAINMENT FACTORY Voted Wedding DJ of 2015. Brides just like you are looking for professionalism, quality, and affordability. Let us create memories to last a lifetime with music owing seamlessly throughout the night. Choose dance lighting, up-lighting, monograms, spotlights and more. Instant quotes online. Use Promo Code: PWG2015 to receive $50.00 off. 302-824-1428 Serving DE, MD, PA, NJ and destination weddings www.EntertainmentFactoryDE.com info@entfactory.net 135


J AND B ENTERTAINMENT Dynamic DJ Duo helping to make your special day MEMORABLE! We provide music of all genres, dance lighting, up-lighting. Emcee Services and Karaoke. We will work closely with your wedding planner/cater/photographer to make sure Your Day is something AWESOME that you and your guests will talk about for a long time to come. Serving DE, MD, and VA. 302-604-1325 • 302-337-0381 Servicing DE, MD, VA jandbentertainment@yahoo.com

OHS ENTERTAINMENT “Area Couples Discover Unique Ways to Make Their Wedding Receptions The Talk of the Town” Congratulations on your engagement. Your upcoming wedding reception is a once in a lifetime event. Your wedding memories will last a lifetime. Would you like to guarantee that your reception is unique, unforgettable, and fun? 1-888-433-1957 P.O. Box 1211 • Hockessin, DE 19707 www.ohsentertainment.com info@ohsentertainment.com 136


SHREWSBURY STRING QUARTET • We perform at over 200 weddings and events each year • We offer a wide repertoire of lighter classical selections, show tunes, Beatles and popular/modern music Ceremony pricing: Quartet $775.00 • Trio $650.00 • Duo $525.00 Call, text or email for a free demo CD. We now have a group located in Lewes, DE. 609-932-0697 Philadelphia • South Jersey • Entire State of Delaware www.stringquartet.us info@stringquartet.us

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C.M. BAKER PHOTOGRAPHY

CMBaker Photography has been serving the Delmarva area for over 20 years. With our two person team, we guarantee to capture all the beautiful moments of your special day. We will also print and display several 8 x 10 wedding images, on-site, that you can take home with you at the end of your day. Contact CMBaker Photography to help create photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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CREATIVE IMAGE ASSOCIATES

Creative Image, a Reader’s Choice and First State Favorites award winner, has captured the romance and details of wedding days all over Delaware and the tri-state area. We are specialists at listening to your unique requests and look forward to reecting your personality and passion in the multitude of memories we capture!

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ESCUDERO PHOTOGRAPHY

We offer 2 professional wedding photographers to capture your entire wedding day from start to finish. All of our packages include the full resolution of all edited wedding photos. Our popular photo booth rentals include props, an album, two attendants, and a flash drive of all the photos. Our services can be packaged together or separately. Any of our services will leave you with unforgettable memories.

302-389-8593 229 Gum Bush Rd. • Townsend, DE. 19734 www.escuderophotography.com katherine@escuderophotography.com 141


LINTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Butch and Carrie Linton feel privileged to share with you one of the most important days of your life. It is our job to capture the emotions and events of the day in the most honest and creative way possible. We are honored with the task of recording it in a way that allows you to relive those moments each time you look at your photographs.

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BLUEPRINT PHOTOGRAPHY Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life. Capture it with perfection with Blueprint Photography. With a blend of photojournalistic and traditional styles, your wedding images will be priceless. Free engagement sessions with every wedding.

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FOSCHI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY We strive to capture moments filled with romance, joy, laughter and love on your special wedding day. Our team is professional, creative and most of all fun! We offer photography and videography packages that are customized just for you. All of our photography packages come with a DVD of high resolution images with copyright release. Call today to schedule your personal consultation! 302-529-1339 • 302-529-7171 2107 Naamans Rd. • Wilmington, DE 19810 www.foschiweddingphotography.com foschiweddings@comcast.net 143


FROM VERA WITH LOVE As one of Delaware’s most experienced wedding photographers Vera LaMarche has a solid reputation for reliability and great customer service. Mixing classic traditional photography with a modern flare she captures each wedding as a unique and individual love story to be treasured for generations to come. 302-388-8100 Servicing DE, MD, PA and South Jersey www.fromverawithlove.com vera@lamarchephoto.com

KELLY PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY I was married in 2001 and it’s still one of the best memories of my life. My job is to make you feel the same way. I blend traditional and contemporary photography styles to give you amazing and unique photos. If you love pasta and romantic comedies… I’m your guy!

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KERRY HARRISON PHOTOGRAPHY I am a storyteller. Celebrating the most important times of your life, whether it be a wedding, an engagement, a anniversary. I have a passion for storytelling and put my whole heart into every image I make. I am an artist. I LOVE what I do! Let me tell your story.

302-494-4141 Wilmington, DE (& everywhere!) www.kerryharrison.net info@kerryharrison.net

RISHELL’S PHOTOGRAPHY 3-Time Wedding Photographer of the Year Starting $499.00 up to $200.00 off on Dec. thru April or any Fri. or Sun. weddings Digital negatives included. Keith and Sheila Rishell have been creating lasting memories through beautiful and artistic photography for 38 years 1300+ weddings.Our wedding photography emphasis on customized preplanning and unobtrusive wedding photography. 302-545-7891 Delaware • New Jersey • Pennsylvania • Maryland www.Rishells.com Rishells@aol.com 145


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MEMORABLE EVENTS BY PEGGY Allow us to create a Memorable Event for you. Whether it is an Engagement Party, Bridal Shower, Wedding, Civil Union, Sweet 16, Graduation or Anniversary Milestone, every detail will be taken into consideration to ensure your event runs smoothly. It is our mission that your day is memorable, stressfree, and clear of issues that could distract you from what is important, your event celebration. 302-690-1677 Servicing DE. PA. NJ. MD. www.memorableeventsbypeggy.com Peggy@memorableeventsbypeggy.com

WED ALERT As one of the most popular & fastest growing wedding planning directories on the Internet, WedAlert.com provides customized information on a local and national level, making wedding planning easier & more enjoyable. WedAlert.com’s mission is to match the local bride & groom with wedding professionals in their area. 201-996-1980 952 Main Street • Hackensack, NJ 07601 www.WedAlert.com kristine@wedalert.com 147


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BETHANY BEACH OCEAN SUITES & 99 SEA LEVEL

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This exquisite oceanfront hotel with 112 suites offers Ceremonies on the Beach, Receptions on the Outside Veranda and Lavish Dinners in the Blue Water Ballroom making it the most sought after venue along the Delaware coastline. Add the upscale restaurant (99 Sea Level), Oceanova Spa, and heated indoor salt water pool and you arrive at modern style with soothing natural elements. Could this be the Wedding of Your Dreams? 302-539-3200 99 Hollywood Ave. • Bethany Beach, DE 19930 www.bboceansuites.com weddings@bboceansuites.com 150


BETHANY BLUES CATERING

Bethany Blues offers custom packages that suits your party or event needs. Specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners, private parties for the office, birthday or holiday, allow us to provide you with a memorable experience with family or friends. Don’t forget about beach parties! Off site or in house options available.

302-644-2500 18385 Coastal Highway • Lewes, DE www.bethanyblues.com jessicabblues@aol.com 151


BOARDWALK PLAZA HOTEL & VICTORIA’S RESTAURANT

Celebrate with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop at this Victorian landmark hotel on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. The perfect spot for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and intimate wedding receptions. This charming oceanfront setting is certain to impress – think white lace table linens, candle-lit settings and gold-rimmed charger plates. Ask about romantic accommodations, too!

800-33-BEACH 2 Olive Ave. & Boardwalk • Rehoboth Beach, DE www.boardwalkplaza.com reservations@boardwalkplaza.com 152


CAPE MAY LEWES FERRY

Your special day deserves to be stunning. Say “I do” to spectacular sunsets, dazzling Delaware Bay views, and unique natural settings. Whether you prefer an intimate indoor affair, an outdoor boardwalk venue beside the water, or a gala event on one of our expansive greens, our wedding professionals will help you plan an unforgettable day in a truly magnificent setting. Magical Ferry Tale memories begin here! 609-889-7286.

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CHEER offers two upscale turn-key picturesque venues to host your wedding reception. (Georgetown and Milton). Create the wedding ceremony and/or reception you’ve always dreamed of using our venues. Our dedicated team will ensure that the room is ready, with a set-up to include tables and chairs, the day before your wedding day. Simply add your special touches to express your style. Chef Paul, proprietor of Lighthouse Catering, is very experienced and will customize a unique and affordable menu. Say “I Do” with CHEER 302-854-9500 20520 Sand Hill Rd. • Georgetown, DE 19947 www.cheerde.com jlodge@cheerde.com 154


CHESAPEAKE INN RESTAURANT & MARINA

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Make your wedding a day to remember in our breathtaking waterfront ballroom at the Chesapeake Inn. A beautiful outdoor ceremony at Pell Gardens, an elegant reception under the stars, a weekend getaway at the Shipwatch Inn, all within walking distance of one another! Also, receive 10% off your rehearsal dinner with the Chesapeake Inn or at our sister restaurant La Casa Pasta, only 15 minutes away in neighboring Newark, DE. 410-885-2040 605 2nd St • Chesapeake City, MD 21915 www.chesapeakeinnbanquets.com banquets@chesapeakeinn.com 155


CHRISTIANA HILTON

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Imagine... Your wedding day held at an elegant estate, where old world charm and modern convenience combine in perfect elegance. Hilton Wilmington/Christiana offers two ballrooms. Each unique in their own character and beauty. The outdoor courtyard with it’s flowing fountains and charming rose garden is ideal for ceremonies and outdoor receptions. Everyone deserves a fairytale wedding. Let us create yours. 302-631-1546 100 Continental Drive Newark, DE 19713 www.hiltonchristiana.com LMarkiewicz@hiltonestate.com 156


CLARION HOTEL-THE BELLE

“It’s Your Day, Your Way” We specialize in customizing our wedding packages to your specifications to give you the day of your dreams. Our Golden Belle Ballroom accommodates over 350 guests and features access to our outdoor courtyard. Our Charleston/Savannah Room accommodates up to 90 guests in a more intimate setting. We also offer specialty Bridal Suites and discounted group overnight accommodation rates for your out of town guests. 302-428-1000 1612 North DuPont Hway • New Castle, DE 19720 www.clarionbelle.com sales@clarionbelle.com 157


DOUBLETREE BY HILTON WILMINGTON

Located in north Wilmington, the DoubleTree Hotel is the perfect venue for your wedding day! Our Concord Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests and our Canterbury Ballroom can accommodate up to 150 guests. Our on-site wedding coordinator will assist you with every detail to make your day memorable. Allow the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton make your wedding dreams come true!

302-351-5505 4727 Concord Pike • Wilmington, DE 19803 www.doubletreewilmington.com Jeby.Abraham@hilton.com 158


DOUBLETREE HOTEL DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON

Your wedding day should be exactly as you’ve always dreamed. At the DoubleTree Downtown Wilmington, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of wedding package options to ensure your every desire is met. Our experienced wedding professionals tend to your every need through the planning process so you’re able to enjoy every detail of your special day just as much as your guests! Wedding dreams come true at DoubleTree Downtown. 302-661-4364 700 N King Street • Wilmington, DE 19801 www.wilmingtondowntown.doubletree.com stacey.bradley@hilton.com 159


ED OLIVER GOLF CLUB

• Accommodates up to 190 guests • Indoor & Outdoor Ceremony Spaces • On-Site Catering Team • All-Inclusive Packages • Endless Photo Opportunities Our dedicated and professional event planners are available to help you create your dream event down to every detail! Call today to start planning your event. 302-571-9041 800 N. DuPont Road • Wilmington, DE 19807 edolivergolfclub.com weddings@edolivergolfclub.com 160


EMBASSY SUITES NEWARK-WILMINGTON SOUTH

Located in Newark, Delaware and with over 10,000 square feet of flexible banquet space, the Embassy Suites Newark-Wilmington South is the perfect wedding reception venue with our cascading waterfall, and elegantly appointed atrium. Offering a wide variety of menu options, the Embassy Suites can accommodate any request. We also specialize in Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, and discounted room rates for wedding guests. 302-368-8000 654 South College Ave. • Newark, DE www.newark.embassysuites.com joan.siemienski@hilton.com 161


FIVE POINTS MEMORIAL HALL

Five Points Memorial Hall is a beautiful setting to enjoy your celebration. The perfect spot for Weddings, Showers or Corporate Business Meetings. Beautiful and elegant hall featuring a full service bar. Make this venue your own, with options for all inclusive packages or an outside caterer. Many options to choose. Let your imagination bring all your wonderful ideas together to make your celebration extraordinary.

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HAGLEY MUSEUM AND LIBRARY

Have your special day in the heart of chateau country. From the moment your guests drive through the Hagley gates they will transported to a hidden treasure tucked away in the Brandywine Valley. Add your personal touch to our historic venue and create the wedding of your dreams!

302-658-2400 ext. 304 Wilmington, DE 19807 www.hagleyweddings.com hbohler@hagley.org 163


HERITAGE SHORES

Your Happily Ever After starts here at Heritage Shores! Experience the expansive views and classic elegance of our award-winning ceremony and reception site. From large celebrations in our lavish Ballroom, to intimate gatherings in the Gazebo or Clubhouse, our event specialists will give your day the attention and care it deserves. Let our lush landscapes make your engagement and wedding photos even more magical! 302-337-9910 x316 One Heritage Shores Circle • Bridgeville, DE 19933 www.HeritageShores.com jbrown@heritageshores.com 164


HOCKESSIN MEMORIAL HALL

Our staff and hostess will provide you with professional guidance throughout your reception. Before viewing our complete packages, you may wish to ďŹ nd out more. Our reception planning coordinator will be happy to assist you in planning your special day and coordinating all the details of your reception.

302-239-5279 1225 Old Lancaster Pike • Hockessin, DE 19707 www.hockessinmemorialhall.com info@hockessinmemorialhall.com 165


HYATT PLACE DEWEY BEACH

Say “I Do” with the sand between your toes! The Baycenter and COVE facilities feature stunning panoramic sunset views of the Rehoboth Bay. Our professional Hyatt Place event planning staff will cater to your every need, helping to coordinate your Wedding, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties, Rehearsal Dinner, Oceanfront or Bayside ceremony, plus deluxe hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Place for overnight guests.

302-864-9100 1301 Coastal Highway • Dewey Beach, DE 19971 www.HyattPlaceDeweyBeach.com Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, Baycenter and COVE 166


IRISH EYES PUB & RESTAURANT

The “Lewes Room” offers a fabulous panaramic view of the Lewes Harbor. Featuring a full bar, dance floor, projector and 100 inch screen, and a large deck that can seat 80 people. The banquet room can seat 150 people, and for cocktail style events, the area can hold 275 people. Our award winning chef and professional staff will provide you with a most enjoyable and memorable event.

302-645-6888 213 Anglers Road Lewes • DE 19958 www.irisheyespub.com banquet@irisheyespub.com 167


MAPLE DALE COUNTRY CLUB

Let our catering professionals create the wedding experience of your dreams. From the bridal shower brunch to the rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid luncheons to wedding reception, both large and small, our staff is there to handle every detail and create lasting memories of this special event. Our bride’s room is the perfect place for the bride and her wedding party to dress and take care of all the last minute details. 302-674-4951 ext. 2 180 Maple Dale Circle • Dover, DE 19904 www.mapledaleclub.com bwright-mdcc@comcast.net 168


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NASSAU VALLEY VINEYARDS

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Design your dream wedding at Nassau Valley Vineyards in a world-class venue that combines classic, old-world elegance with scenic ambiance. Don’t settle for an ordinary setting for your extraordinary day. We feature two spacious event centers and a picturesque location for outdoor ceremonies. Build your dream day at Delaware’s Premier Award Winning winery. Located just minutes from the Delaware beaches.

302-645-9463 32165 Winery Way • Lewes, DE. 19958 www.nassauvalley.com mail@nassauvalley.com 169


NEWARK COUNTRY CLUB

Award Winning Newark Country Club is one of the finest wedding venues in the Brandywine Valley. Located in Newark, Delaware, NCC is secluded from the University and nestled in the wooded country side. A great location for weddings, brides, grooms, and guests are immersed in the club’s natural surroundings featuring a beautiful backdrop. Best of Delaware. 2014, 2015 Best Weddings. 302-731-4251 300 W. Main Street • Newark, DE 19711 www.newarkcc.com ldelpercio@newarkcc.com 170


SHERATON WILMINGTON SOUTH

Discover our unique setting and exceptional warmth at the Sheraton Wilmington South. The dramatic atmosphere of our striking hotel sets the tone for your guests as they arrive, and our outstanding service delivers on our promise to exceed your expectations throughout your special day. Our hotel’s grand ballroom, outdoor terrace and picturesque staircase are perfect to help make all your dreams come true.

302-544-6817 365 Airport Road • New Castle, DE 19720 www.sheratonwilmingtonsouth.com Erin.Schwamb@sheratonwilmingtonsouth.com 171


THE CLUBHOUSE AT BAYWOOD GREENS

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The Clubhouse at Baywood is an award winning venue which sets a new standard in romantic elegance. Luxurious but understated, the Clubhouse features grand sweeping staircases that lead to the Ballroom, which boasts picture-perfect views. Our luxuriously landscaped garden offers the ideal setting for your memorable moment. The ceremony space is set at the water’s edge and offers ample lush, groomed lawn space for seating, a floral-lined stone runway, and an extended pergola dressed with blushing roses. 302-945-8884 32267 Clubhouse Way • Long Neck, DE 19966 www.baywoodgreens.com reinie@baywoodgreens.com 172


THE WATERFALL CATERING AND SPECIAL EVENTS

EXPERIENCE TRUE LUXURY WITH DISTINCTIVE, ALL-INCLUSIVE EVENTS AT THE WATERFALL. From the blown-glass chandeliers to the marble dance floors to the atrium’s glass ceiling every consideration is taken to create the perfect day for your special event. Whether you are planning the most important day of your life, a corporate gala, a professional conference, or an elegant luncheon, our experienced event coordinators will assist you in arranging it from start to finish. 302-792-2600 3416 Philadelphia Pike • Claymont, DE 19703 www.waterfallbanquets.com info@waterfallbanquets.com 173


THE WELLWOOD

We are your all-in-one reception & ceremony venue with beautiful water views and unsurpassed service. Our climate-controlled tented Pavilion comfortably hosts up to 300 guests. Our fully trained staff tends to your guests throughout your wedding celebration. We offer a variety of menus & beverage packages-Customized isn’t just a word to us; it’s an attitude. Let’s make this day exactly what you’ve always dreamed it will be! 410-287-6666 523 Water Street • Charlestown, MD 21914 www.wellwoodclub.com Angela@wellwoodclub.com 174


UNIVERSITY AND WHIST CLUB OF WILMINGTON

See the historic and captivating University and Whist Club come to life when you host your important event. Let us surround you with excellence as you celebrate the most memorable day of your life. The University and Whist Club has everything you need to make your wedding dreams a reality! ~ wedding receptions ~ romantic garden ceremonies ~ bridal showers ~ rehearsal dinners ~ Membership is not required. 302-658-5125 x 103 805 North Broom St • Wilmington, DE 19806 www.universityandwhistclub.com mreilly@universitywhist.com 175


WESTIN WILMINGTON

Introducing the Westin Wilmington opening in April 2014! Offering spacious suites with breathtaking views, the Westin Wilmington is the perfect location for your out of town guests. An elegant and intimate ballroom located on the lobby level will accommodate 75-100 guests. Enjoy a cocktail in our lobby lounge or restaurant. Rehearsal dinner and wedding breakfasts packages available with every group. 302-654-2900 818 Shipyard Drive • Wilmington, DE www.westin.com/wilmington spatterson@westinwilmington.com 176


WILD QUAIL COUNTRY CLUB

Located just a little off the beaten path in Camden-Wyoming, Delaware you will ďŹ nd Wild Quail Golf & Country Club. Settled in vast country area surroundings, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. With accommodations for up to 200 guests and an on-site wedding coordinator to help with even the smallest details, you are sure to have a memorable experience! Call today to book your event! 302-697-4660 1 Clubhouse Dr. • Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934 www.wildquail.net Jessica@wildquail.net 177


REHOBOTH BEACH COUNTRY CLUB Located waterfront on Rehoboth Bay with spectacular sunsets viewed in the panoramic ballroom situated on the second floor. Comfortably sits 240 guests. Package pricing per person all inclusive for 5 hour reception. Outside ceremonies on the lawn makes this venue your all inclusive beach wedding place.

302-227-3811 221 W. Side Dr • Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 rbccbanquets@dmv.com

THE FARMHOUSE Conveniently located between Wilmington and Newark, The Farmhouse provides an intimate setting for your ceremony and reception. The historical estate boasts two outdoor ceremony sites, four acres of manicured grounds and gardens, and gourmet food prepared on-site. Call today to schedule your visit of The Farmhouse! 302-999-8477 5600 Old Capitol Trail • Wilmington, DE www.thefarmhousede.com info@thefarmhousede.com 178


WHITE CLAY CREEK COUNTRY CLUB The Veranda Ballroom at White Clay Creek Country Club is located on the grounds of the Casino at Delaware Park and can accommodate up to 250-seated guests plus dance floor. Award-winning chefs, attentive Banquet Specialists, a private bridal suite and covered terrace with a view are just a few of the extra amenities available for your special day. Visit us at our website for a personalized tour. 302-994-6700 777 Delaware Park Blvd • Wilmington, DE 19804 www.whiteclaycreekcc.com banquetmanagement@delawarepark.com

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BUKER LIMOUSINE & TRANSPORTATION SERVICE, INC BUKER Limousine is your wedding and special occasion specialist. BUKER Limousine, a local family owned and operated business since 1996, will provide you with prompt, courteous and professional service for all of your transportation needs. BUKER Limousine offers Stretched SUV’s, Limousines, Rolls Royces, Sedans and Vans. Our goal is to make your next special occasion extra special. 302-234-7600 517 Paisley Place • Newark, DE 19711 www.bukerlimo.com info@bukerlimo.com

FIRST CLASS LIMOUSINE Driving you to happily ever after. It’s a day that you have been dreaming about since you were young - your wedding day. As you search for a limousine service to handle such an important event, look for one that will offer you more than just a ride.

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Pic Perfect Booths provides an enhanced experience for our customers and offers many different Booth concepts customized for your Wedding. We service all of Delaware , Philadelphia, and parts of New Jersey, Maryland. Our technology enables us to provide Fun Concepts, Themes and Custom Lighting Colors to match your wedding colors. Many options available. Pic Perfect Booths is the perfect choice for your event! #PerfectChoice 302-492-7727 Servicing DE, MD, Philly/SJ www.picperfectbooths.com info@picperfectbooths.com 183


SHUTTERBOOTH WILMINGTON ShutterBooth specializes in custom photobooth rentals, bringing entertainment and excitement to any event. Offering many different options and ShutterBooths to choose from - social media booths, traditional booths and open air booths - ShutterBooth ďŹ ts with any style. Give us a call today and Capture the FUN with ShutterBooth at your event! 302-482-8940 Serving Delaware & Southeast Pennsylvania www.shutterbooth.com/wilmington Wilmington@ShutterBoothPA.com

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TAPSNAP 1091

The photo booth has evolved into the fun and interactive TapSnap Photo Entertainment system! Would you like to share in the joy of long lasting memories at your wedding? We’ve done away with the traditional photo booth and reinvented it for the digital era. No walls. No ceilings. No limits on your creativity. TapSnap combines professionalism with the latest advances in touchscreen technology.

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ALTERATIONS Newark Alterations and Designs 280 East Main St. Suite #113 Market East Plaza Newark, DE 302-388-1125 NewarkAlterationsAndDesigns.com see ad on page 117 BRIDAL ATTIRE The Resale Boutique 818 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE 302-764-3646 www.resaleboutique.net see ad on page 118 BRIDAL BEAUTY Bad Hair Day? Beauty, Body & Barber Shop 20 Lake Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-Hair (4247) www.badhairday.biz see ad on page 85 Fusion Salon 3444 Naamans Rd. Wilmington, DE 302-479-9444 www.fusionsalonde.com see ad on page 86

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Gloss Salon 276 East Main St. Newark, DE 302-737-8080 www.salondelaware.com see ad on page 90 Jamberry Nails by Aimie Dixon, Ind. Consultant Servicing DE., MD, S/J 618-531-2764 www.jamgddss.jamberry.com see ad on page 91 Perfect by Perry Anthony Salon and Spa 5331 Limestone Rd. Wilmington, DE 302-737-3328 www.perfectbyperryanthony.com see ad on page 87 Sanctuary Spa & Salon 1847 Marsh Rd. Wilmington, DE 302-475-1469 www.mysanctuaryspasalon see ad on page 88 Trilogy Salon & Spa 1200 Capitol Trail Newark, DE 302-292-3511 www.trilogysalon.com see ad on page 89

Videll’s Day Spa @ Trolley Square Suite 33B Trolley Square Wilmington, DE 302-656-1784 videllsdayspa.com see ad on page 91 BRIDAL CONSULTANTS Memorable Events by Peggy P.O. Box 478 Odessa, DE 302-690-1677 www.memorableeventsbypeggy.com see ad on page 147 BRIDAL PARTY GIFTS Fusions Taster’s Choice 3629 A. Silverside Road Talleyville Shopping Center Wilmington, DE 302-478-1409 www.fusionstasterschoice.coom see ad on page 129 BRIDAL SHOWS Delaware Today 302-504-1364 Delawaretoday.com see ad on page 93 Savoir Faire Delaware Bridal Expos 302-379-1531 www.delawarebridalexpos.com see ad on page 94


The Bridal Event at Maple Dale Country Club 180 Maple Dale Circle Dover, DE 302-674-4951 ext. 5 www.mapledaleclub.com see ad on page 95

CATERING Bethany Blues Catering 18385 Coastal Highway Lewes, DE 302-644-2500 www.bethanyblues.com see ad on page 151

The Bridal Event by Bouche Productions 610-917-9300 www.bridalevent.com see ad on page 96

Caffe Gelato 90 East Main Street Newark, DE 302-738-5811 www.caffegelato.net see ad on page 101

CAKES Cannon’s Custom Cakes 228 Kirkwood Hwy Astro Shopping Center Newark, DE 302-368-7900 www.cannonscakes.com see ad on page 99

Sherm’s Catering 2 East Main Street Newark, DE 302-607-7200 www.shermscatering.com see ad on page 10

COMMITMENT CEREMONIES Maple Dale Country Club 180 Maple Dale Circle Dover, DE 302-674-4951 www.mapledaleclub.com see ad on page 168

CEREMONY LOCATIONS Hagley Museum and Library 302-658-2400, ext. 203 www.hagley.org/rentals.html see ad on page IFC, 163

DANCE INSTRUCTION Dance Moves & Manners 302-222-3755 www.dancemovesandmanners.com see ad on page 134

Heritage Shores One Heritage Shores Circle Bridgeville, DE 302-337-9910 x316 www.heritageshores.com see ad on page 164

Take the Lead Dance Studio 320 Lantana Dr. Hockessin, DE 302-234-0909 www.TaketheLeadDanceStudio.com see ad on page 133

Desserts by Dana 1212 Capital Trail 302-721-5798 www.DessertsByDana.com see ad on page 98 Half Baked Patisserie 13 W. Main St. Middletown, DE 302-378-2811 www.Halfbakedpatisserie.com see ad on page 99

Rehoboth Beach Country Club 221 West Side Dr.ive Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-3811 see ad on page 178 CEREMONY MUSIC Shrewsbury String Quartet 609-932-0697 www.stringquartet.us see ad on page 137

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DISC JOCKEYS Affinity Entertainment DE. PO Box 1921 Dover, DE 302-674-2464 / 302-423-1608 www.affinity-entertainment-de.com see ad on page 134 Bill Scheivert Disc Jockey Servicing Philadelphia and Delaware 610-859-0105 www.billscheivert.com see ad on page 131 DJ Gaetano Entertainment Serving Phila, NJ & DE 610-637-2828 www.djgaetano.com see ad on page 132 Dream Team Entertainment LLC MD, DE, NJ, PA and Destination weddings 443-350-1991 www.dtedjs.com see ad on page 135 Entertainment Factory Serving DE, MD, PA, NJ and destination weddings 302-824-1428 www.EntertainmentFactoryDE.com see ad on page 135

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J and B Entertainment Servicing DE, MD, VA. 302-604-1325 / 302-337-0381 see ad on page 136 OHS Entertainment P.O. Box 1211 Hockessin, DE 302-463-1937 www.ohsentertainment.com see ad on page 136 EVENT DÉCOR Clean Delaware PO Box 123 Milton, DE 302-684-4221 / 888-637-1517 www.cleandelaware.com see ad on page 111 Regal Restrooms LLC Serving DE, MD and PA 302-328-5009 / 800-654-8533 www.regalrestroomsllc.com see ad on page 113 Twisted Vine Wedding & Event Florals Servicing DE and MD 443-206-0203 www.twistedvinefloraldesign.com see ad on page 113

FAVORS Fusions Taster’s Choice 3629 A. Silverside Rdoad Talleyville Shopping Center Wilmington, DE 302-478-1409 www.fusionstasterschoice.coom see ad on page 129 FLORAL DESIGN & DECORATIONS Belak Flowers 832 Philadelphia Pike Wilmington, DE 302-762-5000 / 888-762-8877 www.belak-flowers.com see ad on page 110 Blue Sky Florals Servicing DE, MD, PA and S/J 302-530-6774 www.lynnesflowers.net see ad on page 112 Forget Me Not Florist & Flower Preservation 2394 DuPont Parkway Middletown, DE 302-378-4121 www.forgetmenotfloristde.com see ad on page 112


Twisted Vine Wedding & Event Florals Servicing DE and MD 443-206-0203 www.twistedvinefloraldesign.com see ad on page 113 FLORAL PRESERVATION Forget Me Not Florist & Flower Preservation 2394 DuPont Parkway Middletown, DE 302-378-4121 www.forgetmenotfloristde.com see ad on page 112 FORMALWEAR Tuxedos by Collars ‘n Cuffs 714-716 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 302-654-3322 www.collarsncuffsonline.com see ad on page 116 GIFT REGISTRY Bridal Registry 845-782-8730 GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUBS Ed Oliver Golf Club 800 N. DuPont Road Wilmington, DE 302-571-9041 www.edolivergolfclub.com see ad on page 160

Heritage Shores One Heritage Shores Circle Bridgeville, DE 302-337-9910 x316 www.heritageshores.com see ad on page 164

Wild Quail Country Club 1 Clubhouse Drive Camden-Wyoming., DE 302-697-4660 www.wildquail.net see ad on page 177

Maple Dale Country Club 180 Maple Dale Circle Dover, DE 302-674-4951 www.mapledaleclub.com see ad on page 168

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS Bethany Beach Ocean Suites & 99 Sea Level 99 Hollywood Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 302-539-3200 www.bboceansuites.com see ad on page IBC,150

Rehoboth Beach Country Club 221 West Side Drive Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-3811 see ad on page 178 The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens 32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, DE 302-945-8884 www.baywoodgreens.com see ad on page 172 White Clay Creek Country Club 777 Delaware Park Blvd. Wilmington, DE 302-994-6700 www.whiteclaycreekcc.com see ad on page 179

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel & Victoria’s Restaurant 2 Olive Avenue & Boardwalk Rehoboth Beach, DE 800-33-BEACH www.boardwalkplaza.com see ad on page 152 Christiana Hilton 100 Continental Drive Newark, DE 302-631-1546 www.hiltonchristiana.com see ad on page 156

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Clarion Hotel-The Belle 1612 North DuPont Highway New Castle, DE 302-428-1000 www.clarionbelle.com see ad on page 157

Embassy Suites Newark-Wilmington/South 654 South College Ave. Newark, DE 302-368-8000 www.newark.embassysuites.com see ad on page 161

Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington-Brandywine 320 Rocky Run Parkway Wilmington, DE 302-479-9236 tinyurl.com/4tjcot see ad on page 124

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach 1301 Coastal Highway Dewey Beach, DE 302-864-9100 www.hyattplacedeweybeach.com see ad on page 166

Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware 400 David Hollowell Dr. Newark, DE 302-737-0900 www.marriott.com/ilgud see ad on page 102 Doubletree by Hilton Wilmington 4727 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 302-351-5505 www.doubletreewilmington.com see ad on page 158 Doubletree Hotel Downtown Wilmington 700 N. King Street Wilmington, DE 302-655-0400 wilmingtondowntown.doubletree.com see ad on page 8, 159 192

Rehoboth Beach Hampton Inn 18826 Coastal Hwy , Rehoboth, Beach, DE. 302-645-8003 rehobothbeach.hamptoninn.com see ad on page 126 Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel 365 Airport Rd. New Castle, DE 302-328-6200 www.sheratonwilmingtonsouth.com see ad on page 171 Westin Wilmington 818 Shipyard Drive Wilmington, DE 302-654-2900 www.westin.com/wilmington see ad on page 176

HEALTH & FITNESS Anytime Fitness Bear, DE / South Main St. Newark, DE 302-834-2348 / 302-533-7773 www.anytimefitness.com see ad on page 84 HONEYMOON & TRAVEL A World of Travel 302-838-2568 www.Aworldoftravelinc.com see ad on page 122 Beloved 11 Travel Servicing DE, PA & NJ 800-557-9170 www.beloved11travel.info see ad on page 127 Bethany Travel/Dream Vacations 28412 DuPont Blvd., Unit 103 Millsboro, DE 800-806-TRIP www.dreamvacationinc.com see ad on page 123 Creative Travel Inc. 120B Astro Shopping Center Newark, DE 302-658-2900 www.creativetravelinc.com see ad on page 7, 125


INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES Fulton Paper 302-368-1440 JEWELRY A. R. Morris Jewelers 3832 Kennett Pike Greenville DE 302-777-4367 A. R. Morris Jewelers 802 Market St. Wilmington, DE 302-658-4013 Andrew Gallagher Jewelers 410 Suburban Plaza Newark. DE 302-386-3380 Atlantic Jewelry 313 S. Boardwalk Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-226-0675 Beads by Carol Contact Carol for beautiful beads 302-593-6982 www.BeadsbyCarol.com see ad on page 117 Bellinger’s Jewelers 20747 Coastal Hwy. Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-6410

Bridgewater Jewelry 318 Delaware Street Historic New Castle, DE 302-328-2101 Carl Doubet Jewelry 2900 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 302- 888-2991 Chardon LTD Jewelers 30 The Circle Georgetown, DE 302-856-7202 www.chardonltd.com Continental Jewelers Inc 2209 Silverside Rd. Wilmington, DE 302-475-2000 Del Haven Jewelers 140 Peoples Plaza Newark, DE 302-834-8500 Del Haven of Wilmington Concord Mall, Suite 610 Wilmington, DE 302-478-3246 Erncol Jewelry Shoppe 4007 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 302-478-5560 Forney’s Jewelers 106 W. Loockerman St. Dover, DE 1-877-734-3425

Gordon’s Jewelers Christiana Mall 302-734-4841 Gordon’s Jewelers Concord Mall 478-5141 Gordon’s Jewelers Dover Mall 302-734-4841 Harris Jewelers 309 Branmar Plaza Wilmington, DE 302-475-3101 Harris Jewelers 4377 Kirkwood Plaza Wilmington, DE 302-999-9901 Helzberg Diamonds 4451 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 302-478-2950 Heritage Jewelers 555 N. Hall St. Seaford, DE 302-629-5698 Holland Jewelers 20750 John J. Williams Highway Lewes, DE 302-947-4667 / 302-947-4669

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Indulgence Jewelers 4001 Kennett Pike Wilmington, DE 302-426-9811 / 302-426-9822

Kay Jewelers Christiana Mall 302-368-7368

Janvier Jewelers Christiana Mall 302-366-7448

Kay Jewelers Concord Mall 302-479-5544

Jennifer’s Fine Jewelry 423 North Broad St. Middletown, DE 302-376-6999 / 302-376-6998

Lantana Gold & Diamond Center 212 Lantana Dr. Hockessin, DE 302-235-5585 / 302-235-5584

Jeweler’s Loupe Inc. 5004 Dover Mall Dover, DE 302-734-9244

Littman Jewelers Christiana Mall 302-366-7555

Jewelry Exchange 142 Second Street, Suite A Lewes, DE 302-644-3435

Littman Jewelers Dover Mall 302-672-7193

Jewelry Exchange 4001 Kennett Pike, Suite 134 Greenville, DE 302-397-8336 K. Scott Jewelers 1855 Pulaski Hwy., Sunset Station Bear, DE 302-836-9745 KAO Jewelers 2203 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE. 302-661-1345 194

Michael Gallagher Jewelers Fox Run Center Bear, DE 302-836-2925 Minster’s Jewelers Newark Shopping Center 302-737-5947 Orly Diamonds 1601 Concord Pike Independence Mall Wilmington, DE 302-384-7623

Ross-Simons 302-369-3255 Stephens Jewelers Concord Pike Market Square Ctr. Wilmington, DE 302-478-7800 Van Scoy Diamonds of Delaware 1117 Churchman’s Place Newark DE 302-454-7979 Whitten’s Fine Jewelry 4719 Kirkwood Hwy., Midway Plaza Wilmington, DE 302-995-Ring Zales The Diamond Store 302-674-2355 Zales The Diamond Store Christiana Mall 302-368-1024 Zales The Diamond Store Concord Mall 302-479-7680 KITCHEN & COOKWARE Bridal Registry 845-782-8730


LIMOUSINES & TRANSPORTATION Buker Limousine & Transportation Service 517 Paisley Place Newark, DE 302-234-7600 www.bukerlimo.com see ad on page 181 First Class Limousine 1522 Capitol Trail Newark, DE 302-836-9500 www.FirstClassOnLine.com see ad on page 181 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Shrewsbury String Quartet 609-932-0697 www.stringquartet.us see ad on page 137 OFFICIANTS Daring Celebrations & Ceremonies, LLC Serving DE, MD, PA, NJ 302-438-8092 DaringCelebrationsandCeremonies.com see ad on page 107 Weddings With Lorraine Serving DE, MD, NJ, PA 302-449-1892 www.WeddingswithLorraine.com see ad on page 107

PHOTOBOOTH Pic Perfect Booths Servicing DE, MD, Philly/SJ 302-492-7727 www.picperfectbooths.com see ad on page 183 Shutterbooth Wilmington Serving Delaware & Southeast PA 302-482-8940 www.shutterbooth.com/wilmington see ad on page 184 TapSnap 1091 877-729-2715 Ext 1091 www.tapsnap.net see ad on page 186 PHOTOGRAPHY Blueprint Photography fb.com/blueprintphotographyde 302-668-6058 www.blueprint-photography.com see ad on page 143 CMBaker Photography Magnolia, DE 302-674-8118 www.cmbaker.com see ad on page 139

Creative Image Associates 302-731-9142 www.CIAphoto.com see ad on page 6, 140 Escudero Photography 229 Gum Bush Rd,. Townsend, DE 302-389-8593 www.escuderophotography.com see ad on page 9, 141 Foschi Wedding Photography 2107 Naamans Rd. Wilmington, DE 302-529-1339 / 302-529-7171 www.foschiweddingphotography.com see ad on page 143 From Vera with Love Servicing DE, MD, PA, S/J 302-388-8100 see ad on page 144 Kelly Phillips Photography Servicing DE, MD and Surrounding Areas 302-229-8155 www.302weddings.com see ad on page 144 Kerry Harrison Photography Wilmington, DE 302-494-4141 www.kerryharrison.net see ad on page 145 195


Linton Photography 410-620-4939 www.lintonphotography.com see ad on page 142 Rishell’s Photography 302-832-0708 / 302-545-7891 www.Rishells.com see ad on page 145 RECEPTIONS Bethany Beach Ocean Suites & 99 Sea Level 99 Hollywood Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 302-539-3200 www.bboceansuites.com see ad on page IBC,150 Bethany Blues Catering 18385 Coastal Highway Lewes, DE 302-644-2500 www.bethanyblues.com see ad on page 151 Boardwalk Plaza Hotel & Victoria’s Restaurant 2 Olive Avenue & Boardwalk Rehoboth Beach, DE 800-33-BEACH www.boardwalkplaza.com see ad on page 152

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Cape May Lewes Ferry 1200 Lincoln Blvd. Cape May, NJ 609-889-7262 www.cmlf.com/weddings see ad on page 153 CHEER CC 20520 Sand Hill Rd. Georgetown, DE 302-854-9500 www.cheerde.com/ weddingscivil-unionsbanquets see ad on page 154 Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina 605 2nd Street Chesapeake City, MD 410-885-2040 www.chesapeakeinnbanquets.com see ad on page BC, 155 Christiana Hilton 100 Continental Drive Newark, DE 302-631-1546 www.hiltonchristiana.com see ad on page 156 Clarion Hotel-The Belle 1612 North DuPont Highway New Castle, DE 302-428-1000 www.clarionbelle.com see ad on page 157

Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware 400 David Hollowell Dr. Newark, DE 302-737-0900 www.marriott.com/ilgud see ad on page 102 Deerfield Golf &Tennis Club 507 Thompson Station Rd. Newark, DE 302-368-6640 Doubletree by Hilton Wilmington 4727 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 302-351-5505 www.doubletreewilmington.com see ad on page 158 Doubletree Hotel Downtown Wilmington 700 N. King Street Wilmington, DE 302-655-0400 wilmingtondowntown.doubletree.com see ad on page 8, 159 Ed Oliver Golf Club 800 N. DuPont Rd. Wilmington, DE 302-571-9041 www.edolivergolfclub.com see ad on page 160


Eden Restaurant 23 Baltimore Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-3330 www.edenrestaurant.com see ad on page 103

Hockessin Memorial Hall 1225 Old Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 302-239-5279 www.hockessinmemorialhall.com see ad on page 165

Embassy Suites Newark-Wilmington/South 654 South College Ave. Newark, DE 302-368-8000 www.newark.embassysuites.com see ad on page 161

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach 1301 Coastal Highway Dewey Beach, DE 302-864-9100 www.hyattplacedeweybeach.com see ad on page 166

Five Points Memorial Hall 209 S. Maryland Avenue Wilmington, DE 302-994-0114 www.fivepoints17.com/hallrental.cfm see ad on page 162

Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant 213 Anglers Road Lewes, DE 302-645-6888 www.irisheyespub.com see ad on page 167

Hagley Museum and Library 302-658-2400, ext. 203 www.hagley.org/rentals.html see ad on page IFC, 163 Heritage Shores One Heritage Shores Circle Bridgeville, DE 302-337-9910 x316 www.heritageshores.com see ad on page 164

La Casa Pasta Restaurant 120 Four Seasons Parkway Newark, DE 302-738-9935 www.lacasapasta.com see ad on page 104 Maple Dale Country Club 180 Maple Dale Circle Dover, DE 302-674-4951 www.mapledaleclub.com see ad on page 168

Nassau Valley Vineyards 32165 Winery Way Lewes, DE 302-645-9463 www.nassauvalley.com see ad on page 169 Newark Country Club 300 W. Main Street Newark, DE 302-731-4251 www.newarkcc.com see ad on page 170 Rehoboth Beach Country Club 221 West Side Drive Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-3811 see ad on page 178 Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel 365 Airport Rd. New Castle, DE 302-328-6200 www.sheratonwilmingtonsouth.com see ad on page 171 The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens 32267 Clubhouse Way Long Neck, DE 302-945-8884 www.baywoodgreens.com see ad on page 172

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The Farmhouse 5600 Old Capitol Trail Wilmington, DE 302-999-8477 www.thefarmhousede.com see ad on page 178

White Clay Creek Country Club 777 Delaware Park Blvd. Wilmington, DE 302-994-6700 www.whiteclaycreekcc.com see ad on page 179

La Casa Pasta Restaurant 120 Four Seasons Parkway Newark, DE 302-738-9935 www.lacasapasta.com see ad on page 104

The Waterfall Catering and Special Events 3416 Philadelphia Pike Claymont, DE 302-792-2600 www.waterfallbanquets.com see ad on page 173

Wild Quail Country Club 1 Clubhouse Drive Camden-Wyoming, DE 302-697-4660 www.wildquail.net see ad on page 177

Newark Social Creations 280 East Main St., Suite #114 Market East Plaza Newark, DE 302-366-8191 www.NewarkSocialCreations.com see ad on page 105

The Wellwood 523 Water Street Charlestown, MD 410-287-6666 www.wellwoodclub.com see ad on page 174

REHEARSAL DINNERS Caffe Gelato 90 East Main Street Newark, DE 302-738-5811 www.caffegelato.net see ad on page 101

RENTALS Clean Delaware PO Box 123 Milton, DE 302-684-4221 / 888-637-1517 www.cleandelaware.com see ad on page 111

Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware 400 David Hollowell Dr. Newark, DE 302-737-0900 www.marriott.com/ilgud see ad on page 102

Regal Restrooms LLC Serving DE, MD and PA 302-328-5009 / 800-654-8533 www.regalrestroomsllc.com see ad on page 113

University and Whist Club of Wilmington 805 North Broom Street Wilmington, DE 302-658-5125 x-103 www.universityandwhistclub.com see ad on page 175 Westin Wilmington 818 Shipyard Drive Wilmington, DE 302-654-2900 www.westin.com/wilmington see ad on page 176 198

Eden Restaurant 23 Baltimore Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE. 302-227-3330 www.edenrestaurant.com see ad on page 103

SPAS Bad Hair Day? Beauty,Body & Barber Shop 20 Lake Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-227-Hair (4247) www.badhairday.biz see ad on page 85


Perfect by Perry Anthony Salon and Spa 5331 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 302-737-3328 www.perfectbyperryanthony.com see ad on page 87 Sanctuary Spa & Salon 1847 Marsh Rd. Wilmington, DE 302-475-1469 www.mysanctuaryspasalon see ad on page 88

Beloved 11 Travel Servicing DE, PA & NJ 800-557-9170 www.beloved11travel.info see ad on page 127

WEIGHT LOSS It Works! - Independent Distributor Servicing DE, MD, Philly, SJ 302-249-4919 www.aprilmwraps.myitworks.com see ad on page 90

Bethany Travel/Dream Vacations 28412 DuPont Blvd., Unit 103 Millsboro, DE 800-806-TRIP www.dreamvacationinc.com see ad on page 123

Trilogy Salon & Spa 1200 Capitol Trail Newark, DE 302-292-3511 www.trilogysalon.com see ad on page 89

Creative Travel Inc. 120B Astro Shopping Center Newark, DE 302-658-2900 www.creativetravelinc.com see ad on page 7, 125

Videll’s Day Spa @ Trolley Square Suite 33B Trolley Square Wilmington, DE 302-656-1784 videllsdayspa.com see ad on page 91

VIDEOGRAPHY Tapsnap 1091 Wilmington, DE 877-729-2715 ext. 1091 www.tapsnap.net see ad on page 186

TRAVEL AGENCIES A World of Travel 302-838-2568 www.Aworldoftravelinc.com see ad on page 122

WEDDING WEBSITES Wed Alert 952 Main Street Hackensack, NJ 201-996-1980 www.WedAlert.com see ad on page 147 199


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