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Traditional Garden Wedding with a Scottish Flair

Traditional, elegant and completely lovely – you’re about to find just how enjoyable Hayley and Nick’s Scottish infused garden wedding is to look at! We’re especially taken with the Bride’s ah-mazing veil and those oh-so-chic creamy blooms! It’s the type of pretty that you’re going to want to replay, and thanks to MK Photography, we’ve got every image from the day in THE VAULT.

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From The Bride…During the Spring of 2008 Nick and I were studying for our undergraduate finals in Dundee, Scotland. Everyday I could be found in the library sitting at the same desk. Every afternoon, like clockwork, Nick would stop by and encourage me to procrastinate but trying to charm me with his funny stories and jokes. At the time all I wanted was to be left alone so i could focus. Then, one day, Nicholas didn’t stop by and i missed him. His best friend (now his best man) gave me his mobile number and I decided to be brave and send the first text. It turned out that Nick missed me too because he had sent me a email the evening before, I just hadn’t checked it yet! He was off on a holiday but asked me to join him for a post-exam drink when he returned. I agreed. After a few G&T’s, the Graduation Ball and a summer apart, we became Nick & Hayls. We both achieved our Masters and in 2009 and started the transatlantic part of our relationship. For three years we lived apart, Nick was in London and I was in Philadelphia. It was a emotionally trying time with many ups and downs, but when you’ve found The One it seems that even the Atlantic Ocean isn’t enough to keep you apart, Finally, in 2012, I moved to London to be with Nick. In March of 2013 we went on our first holiday, just the two of us. We were heading to the Austrian Alps to hit the slopes. As we navigated our way to the airport through London rush hour on the Tube with 2 sets of skis, boots and suitcases, Nick remained remarkably upbeat and unfazed by the chaos. I should have suspected something then, but I put it down to a happy holiday spirit. We arrived in St Anton and there was Champagne on ice waiting in our room. Nick pulled me into his arms and held me close. While looking deeply into my eyes and telling me how much he loved me and what amazing things we were going to achieve together, he started to get down on one knee. The man I adore and love with all my heart was asking me to be his wife. With a ring on my finger, tears in our eyes, and a glass of Champagne in our hands, we began telling our family and friends the news. After 7 years of long distance and two international moves to be with each other, we were finally getting married! Love and perseverance conquers all.

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Photography: mkPhotography | Floral Design: Bloomsberry Flowers | Cake: Crown Jewel Cakes | Stationery: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Jewelry: Nadri | Hair And Makeup: Saiko Salon | Band: Ebe Amsterdam | Venue: Greenville Country Club | Bridal Boutique: Jennifer's Bridal | Engraved Glasses: Oriental Trading Company

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Vintage Wedding at Greenville Country Club

This garden wedding, at Greenville Country Club, has just the right balance of traditional elegance and vintage charm. A 100-year-old lace gown with ribbon sash. Soft roses in antique silver tea kettles. It’s the perfect design of old meets new, and thanks to MK Photography, it’s all sitting pretty right here.

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From the Bride…I knew the wedding would be perfect as long as the weather was nice, since we were married in a garden. We had a huge thunderstorm the night before, but it cleared up and we had a beautiful, sunny day with fluffy white clouds in the sky.

Our table numbers were maps of places Connor and I have traveled to or lived in together – like Crested Butte, CO (where we lived during summers in college); Burgundy, France (where we went on a cycling/wine drinking tour); and Philadelphia, PA (where we bought our first home). The flowers were set into vintage family silver pieces.

It was fun to see my grandmother’s cocktail shaker on one table and Connor’s grandmother’s tea set on another. It reminded us that the wedding wasn’t only about us, it was also the joining of two wonderful families together.

We had a display set up on the piano with pictures of everyone who had worn the dress before me – my great-great-aunt Margaret, my great-aunt Sissie, my aunt Trish, my mom and a picture of me too. My mom also had a small book made detailing the history of the dress that our guests could read. It was pretty amazing that the dress has survived so long so we wanted to highlight that. I wore a vintage wedding dress that my great-great-aunt Margaret Costello made in 1906. She was an apprentice for a Parisian designer in Philadelphia, and she imported the lace from France and sewed it together herself. The dress was passed down through the family – I was the fifth person to be married in it! When the dress was originally sewn, it had long sleeves and a large collar around the neck. By the time my mom wore it, the sleeves had been shortened and she added a piece of ribbon around the waist.

The most memorable moment from my wedding day was probably the exchange of rings. The jeweler had recommended that we size the rings up to be sure they would slide on easily the day of the wedding, but I wanted it to fit snugly (I have a tendency to lose rings easily). When Connor went to put the ring on me, I could see in his eyes he was afraid it wouldn’t fit – but it went on fine, and he gave a Tiger Woods-esque celebratory gesture with a loud ‘Yes!’ Everybody laughed, and it brought lightheartedness to the whole ceremony.

Photography: mkPhotography | Floral Design: Sweet Peas Of Jennersville | Hair And Makeup: Salon 828 | Venue: Greenville Country Club | First Dance: "Just The Way You Are" By Billy Joel | Music: CTO Dance Bands

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Greenville Country Club Wedding

Shane Carpenter of Readyluck has captured a true gem that will forever grace the pages of SMP as one of our very favorites (and this is it!). A tent filled with gorgeous flowers and lots of love made the perfect spot for this former wedding planner to celebrate her marriage!


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From the stunning bride… When you’re a former wedding planner and you get engaged, you might not expect to be as excited as the next bride-to-be. After all, when weddings are your job, and you’ve seen ten times as many as a normal person, can you be that eager? That absorbed in all the details and all the personalized moments? Take it from me – you can. I found the lead up to my wedding to be exciting, fun, and (as cheesy as it sounds) magical.

Skelly and I met three years ago, having been introduced through a mutual friend. In May we were married in Wilmington, Delaware, the city where I grew up. The decision of when to get married was easy because I have been in love with peonies for as long as I can remember. Between their availability and the weather in Wilmington, it had to be a spring wedding. (The flowers weren’t in just the bouquets and the centerpieces either – they appeared on the cake and on most of our paper goods!). The location was a simple choice for us as well – I’d envisioned my wedding at the Greenville Country Club even before I joined the industry. Skelly agreed that with its vintage charm and hidden, picturesque details, it embodied the timeless, elegant, romantic feel we were trying to evoke.

I really had fun putting together the team of vendors that would create my wedding day and relied on my planning experience to help me select them. I’ve always loved Shane’s work and knew there was no one else I would want to capture my wedding. And, since it was important to me that all our guests have a great time on the dance floor, hiring The Hudson Project was a no-brainer. People say that the vendors make the wedding and I have to agree. A real highlight – definitely the most magical one for me – was shopping for my dress at the Vera Wang store in New York City. My stylist at Vera Wang on Madison was amazing. She helped me narrow my vision down to 5 dresses and once I tried on the Georgina that was it! It was amazing to finally experience that ‘pinch-me’ moment that all the brides I had helped with their weddings had told me about.

It was my goal for our guests to be comfortable, have fun, and see Skelly and me in every detail of the day. From the welcome bags when guests arrived, to the matches, drink stirrers, and coasters, it was all about the custom and personal details. I knew they were really going to make the day “ours” and we put real thought into having them all reflect us as a couple. I have a real love affair with paper products – invitations, maps, save the dates, place cards, programs, welcome notes, menus, coasters, drink stirrers – it was all custom and I loved every piece! I loved working with our amazing vendors to create beautiful pieces, and got so many compliments on every aspect.

The moment I think I’ll never forget from our day (rather, one of the many!) is walking down the aisle with my dad. Even having planned and been to countless weddings, I found myself nervous and shaky standing at the top of the aisle. I asked my dad to distract me and calm me down. His response? “Walk slow. People are going to want to look at me.” Having worked so hard to put my wedding together, it was perfect to be able to laugh as I walked down the aisle. After the ceremony, Skelly and I took a vintage Rolls Royce limo to meet our guests at the reception. Under a sailcloth tent on the grounds of the Greenville Country Club we danced the night away at a wedding this former planner was proud of.

Photography: Readyluck | Flowers: Wild Thyme | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Invitations: Dauphine Press | Ceremony Venue: Christ Church | Reception Venue: Greenville Country Club | Wedding Shoes: Arte Latica | Jewelry: Cartier | Jewelry: Fred Leighton | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Houppette | Hair: Robert Cris | Calligraphy: Molly Jacques Illustration | Lighting: Eventions Productions | Transportation: Buker Limo | Transportation: THG Transportation | Tent: Eventquip | Bowties: Collared Greens | Bridesmaids Dress Boutique: Bella Bridesmaid | Bridesmaids' Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Cake and Dessert Table: Hotel DuPont | Custom Crest: Happy Menocal | Custom Map: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Day-of Wedding Paperie: Haute Papier | Groom's/Groomsmens' Attire: Alton Lane | Linens: Special Occasions Linens | Photobooth: Wilmington Photo Booths | Reception Music: Elan Artists | Rehearsal Dinner Invitations: Bella Figura | Save The Date: Smock | Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio

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