Today I’m excited to share this chic Delaware beach wedding from Kristin Moore. The combination of peach and orange with the white and blue china is sophisticated and elegant, but they still added in the fun of a beach wedding. I love how the bride chose to do two different looks for her hair too. Natural curls with a floral crown and cathedral veil for the ceremony and then a sleek updo for the reception.
Some of my fondest memories were made on my family beach trips in Rehoboth Beach, DE and I have always said that Rehoboth is one of my absolute favorite places. Ryan knew this and decided to propose to me in Rehoboth on my 30th birthday. We immediately agreed that we wanted to get married at the beach.
For me and Ryan, the most important part of the wedding day was the ceremony. We wanted to keep the ceremony traditional with a full Catholic mass, and it was important to us that we could incorporate both of our families as much as possible. Since some of my relatives had traveled from South America, we decided to do one of the readings in Spanish and the other in English.
I wanted the wedding to feel classic and elegant with subtle vintage beach inspirations. I had a collection of blue and white porcelain ginger jars and delftware vases and wanted to integrate white, orange and peach flowers with gold accents throughout the reception. Ryan’s mother, an artist, helped us create the watercolor ceremony booklets and table cards, and guests were asked to send us notes on vintage Rehoboth Beach post cards. We took part in designing the all-white wedding cake with sugar paste magnolias and hydrangeas, and accented the table with images from our parents cutting the cake at their own weddings. Our trips to Rehoboth always spark within me the nostalgia of those beach trips as a child, so we opted for caramel corn and salt water taffy as favors in order to ignite that nostalgia in our guests.
I have been coveting the ‘76 Ford Bronco that is always at our favorite beach spot, Deauville Beach, for the past 15 years. Each year I admired the car, which the owner is meticulous in maintaining and updating. While we had no idea who this car belonged to, we were determined to make it part of our wedding day. While visiting the beach during one of our many trips leading up to the wedding, Ryan overheard someone talking about the Bronco, and identified the owner. A week later Ryan introduced himself to the owner and told him how much I loved his car. He immediately offered to loan it to us for our wedding day! We could not believe the kindness of this person who had just met us. It was a dream come true for both of us and we had so much fun driving it around town after the ceremony and waving to the beach goers!
Photography | Kristin Moore Photo | Ceremony Venue | St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach, DE | Reception Venue | Rehoboth Beach Country Club | Florist | Monteray Farms | Cake | Quiet Elegance Bakery | Gown | Romona Keveza | Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses | Watters | Groomsmen | Men’s Warehouse