Wedding Photojournalism: Andy + Brian Celebrate their Marriage at the Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, DE – September 15, 2012

Bride and Groom sitting in the sanuary of the catholic church

Andy is gorgeous (and much resembled a young Audrey Hepburn this day) and Brian is the hot RA from back in their college days.  Our paths crossed as my husband (who is my secret…or not so secret…sales rep), introduced me to Andy (newly engaged) when my son and I came to Dann’s office for lunch one January afternoon.  Dann is well compensated for his time…i.e…a 6 pack of his favorite seasonal micro brew 🙂

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Andy and Brian last year as they elected to have me capture some engagement photos for them along Boat House Row and around the Art Museum in Philadelphia.  If you missed the blog post on their engagement session you definitely want to take a look HERE.  The moments just happened that day with no plan and no rehearsal.

Those unrehearsed moments are what I search for.  They are a big part of why I do what I do.  About four and a half years ago I too stepped into that white dress to begin a life with my best friend.  I remember how surreal it felt, almost like I was dreaming.  The day flashed before my eyes and I know I’m not the only bride who feels the same.  There is so much happening and then before you really start to let loose on the dance floor it’s all over.  I have a really great memory of how my day played out but having the images there for me to see all over again lets me relive it at my own pace.  As years pass they become more and more meaningful to my life and someday will take on meaning in my son’s life.

Here are my attempts at giving Andy and Brian the same gift that was given to me…may you both look back and feel that emotion all over again forever and ever.

All the best,


Bride getting her make-up donethe dress hanging outside the brides roomthe groom and his dad putting his bowtie onthe bride taking a moment to give her dog some attentionthe mother and bridesmaid gazing at the bride while she puts on her finishing touchesthe groom shakes hands with the brides father at the start of the ceremonythe bride and groom sharing a moment in the sancuary of the catholic churcha celebratory toast of champagne on the trolley with bride, groom and bridal partybride and groom enter the reception as husband and wifefirst dance as husband and wifefirst dance as husband and wifefirst dance as husband and wiferings hanging on a detail of the staircase railingdancing to the song "shout" during the receptiondancing to the song "shout" during the receptionbride embracing the groom at the end of the reception

Wedding Professionals that made Andy and Brian’s day wonderful:

Hair:  Shannon McVaugh at Elite Hair Salon, Paoli, PA

Make-up:  Karli from Chroma, Philadelphia, PA

Flowers:  Blue Moon Florist, Exton, PA

Cake:  in house at Hotel du Pont

Venue:  Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, DE

Coordinator:  Kim Mackin at the Hotel du Pont

DJ:  Stephen Doucas

Videography:  Monachetti Weddings

P.S.  Thank you once again to David Toth for being my co-pilot for the day…without you sir the gift would not be complete.

P.S.S. Thank you Andy, Brian, your family and friends for the excellent hospitality as well as having trust and faith in our abilities to capture your day to it’s fullest.

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~ by DanielleVennard on September 27, 2012.

3 Responses to “Wedding Photojournalism: Andy + Brian Celebrate their Marriage at the Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, DE – September 15, 2012”

  1. Dear Danielle,

    Thank you for being the best photographer in the whole entire wide world! We am so thankful that we hired you (and that you are our friend)! We would recommend you to everyone who is getting married. You captured every single moment of the day. I cried looking through all the photos you sent us. We got to celebrate all over again!! We have so many favorite pictures!!!! You are just wonderful!!! Thank you to you and Dave for giving us such a beautiful gift. Hiring you was the best decision we made! We can’t wait to hang out with you soon!
    Andy and Brian


  2. I am, as always, lucky and blessed to have you as a part of my life


  3. Danielle, the photos are just spectacular. Thanks so much for making our little girl’s wedding day so very, very special! Mr. and Mrs. W (Sophie, too)


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