Jen & Jay's Chase Center Wedding in Wilmington, DE

Bride and groom kiss on rusty train car • Posted by Natalie •

Jen and Jay's mid-September wedding reminded us how much we love fall weddings! After spending the bulk of the spring battling raid and the summer dodging oppressive heat waves, surprise thunderstorms and even a hurricane, Matt and I were thrilled to see blue skies with a pleasant temperature the day of Jen and Jay's wedding at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE.  This was our first Delaware wedding, and we love the location they chose. They held both the ceremony and reception at the Chase Center, and the on-site coordinators were wonderful.  They were on top of every little detail to make sure the whole day flowed smoothly. We love a well-managed venue!

Plus, there were so many great spots for photos both inside and outside. Since we only had about half an hour for bridal party portraits, we chose to head outside to the nearby Delaware Riverfront where we found a mix of natural and industrial portrait spots. Jen's bridesmaids really went the extra mile to help us make great photos—when I asked if any of the ladies would be willing to climb onto a crane for a shot I had in mind, three of them hopped up without hesitation! Jen and Jay showed their own moxie when they scaled an old train car shortly after that.  Normally by the time we get to the wedding day, we've met with couples a few times and we get to know them fairly well, but busy schedules meant we kept having to postpone their engagement portraits, and Hurricane Irene changed our pre-wedding meeting into a phone conversation, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. Thankfully, they were totally at ease in front of the camera. We could have kept them for portraits all evening, but the sun was setting and it was time to party!

Jen & Jay, we wish you all the best and we can't wait to get you back in front of our cameras for your (post-wedding!) engagement photos :)

Wedding bouquet with stephanotis and lisianthus flowers

Little flower girl walks down aisle