Katie and Aaron met through a dating site and since they didn't live very close to each other, they talked on the phone (every day!) for two weeks before their first date. Aaron knew right away on their first date that he had found 'the one' meant for him. Love at first sight! When Aaron began recording and sending daily Bible passages to Katie, she knew that she had found the man she was looking for! His love for God, his family and others and his patience and kindness were all things Katie knew she didn't want to live without. Then, on a trip to India to spend time with Aaron's family, have Katie finally meet them and celebrate his sister's wedding, Aaron proposed to Katie on her birthday! She was so excited... and so was Aaron's family, who rushed in to celebrate after pretending to be asleep!
Fast forward to their beautiful wedding day as summer's official start was just around the corner. Katie and Aaron each got ready for the day at Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, DE and we were so happy to film Katie and her bridesmaids as they enjoyed getting ready and spending time together before the big day's events. It was also so fabulous to work with the team from Kerry Harrison Photography on this special day. Be sure to check out their blog to see many of the fantastic photos from this event!
Aaron and his groomsmen dressed into their matching black tuxedos, his groomsmen in traditional neckties while Aaron stood apart in his classic his bow tie. Katie's beautiful bridesmaids wore matching long 'serenity blue' gowns and carried bouquets in lovely watercolor shades of pink and white, smaller versions of Katie's gorgeous bouquet from Forget Me Not Florist.
After final touches of hair and makeup, it was time for Katie to put on her wedding gown. She wore an amazing lace covered a-line silhouetted gown, belted with a glittery belt and featuring delicate spaghetti straps and a sweetheart neckline. In her long hair, she wore a long flowing veil for the ceremony. She was so beautiful! It was so wonderful to have them read their love notes from each other too!
Once they were all dressed and ready, Katie and Aaron had a touching first look in a pretty courtyard across the street from the Hotel du Pont. They were so excited to see each other and overjoyed for this day to finally be here! There was plenty of time to travel to their reception venue for a photo shoot by Kerry Harrison and some video footage before we needed to get to the church so they could participate in additional photos, relaxation time, prayer and of course, the ceremony!
Off to Katie and Aaron's ceremony at Bible Fellowship Church in Newark, DE! Their beautiful, traditional ceremony included the lighting of the unity candles and a wonderful sermon by Pastor Alex Chang. The couple's friends also participated in beautiful musical performances and readings before their personalized vows were recited and the rings were exchanged. It was so enjoyable to see that so many of Aaron's family traveled from overseas to be able to participate in this very important day. Katie and Aaron were soon pronounced 'husband and wife' and shared in that first kiss!
The couple's reception was held nearby at the stately Deerfield Country Club. The elegant venue was decorated beautifully with tall centerpieces filled with bright white and pink florals and the lush grounds, absolutely enchanting. And check out that delicious, five-tiered wedding cake, a true work of art! The wedding party was introduced, ending with the new Mr. and Mrs. who danced a terrific, choreographed first dance together.
Afterwards, we were treated to lovely toasts from Katie's matrons of honor (her sisters) who were overjoyed to welcome Aaron into their family and from Aaron's best man who reminisced about the day Aaron told him he had found 'the one'. Katie's father also gave a special welcome speech to all their family and friends there to celebrate and a prayer. Touching parent dances followed, then the dance floor opened to all! DJ Dana McDonald emceed and provided the fantastic music that kept everyone on that dance floor all evening! What a beautiful and fun evening this was, a perfect celebration of the love shared by Katie and Aaron, of their faith in God and of the love and support of their families.
Congratulations to Katie and Aaron!
Photographer: Kerry Harrison Photography - Wilmington, DE
Floral Design: Forget Me Not Florist - Middletown, DE
Hair Stylist: Town and Country Salon - Newark, DE
Makeup Artist: Town and Country Salon - Newark, DE
Entertainment: Dana McDonald DJ - Townsend, DE
Cake: Desserts by Dana - Newark, DE
Officiant: Pastor Alex Chang
Church: Bible Fellowship Church - Newark, DE
Venue: Deerfield Country Club - Newark, DE
Accommodations: Hotel du Pont - Wilmington, DE