Kendall + Jonathan | An Intimate Greenville Country Club Wedding Ceremony

A sneak peek of Kendall and Jonathan’s Greenville Delaware wedding.

A couple caught in the Covid19 shutdown opts to have their wedding ceremony as planned with family only and postpone the big party until the fall.

Kendall and Jonathan planned a huge formal wedding for the spring of 2020 when plans were turned upside down due to the Covid19 related restrictions. Kendall, the daughter of a senator and a nurse, met Jonathan through her brother who were best friends . The couple knew each other long before dating but fell in love and planned a large wedding which had to be changed due to Covid19. Kendall and Jonathan were anxious to get married but as many many couples have had to make the choice to reschedule, they opted to keep their ceremony on the original wedding date and delay the reception until the fall. Greenville Country Club is a perfect venue for both small and large events and even though we had a little rain, the day was perfect and Kendall looks like a true princess complete with a tiara. We were able to take advantage of many of the warm interiors with mirrors and beautiful woodwork to create some dramatic portraits. We were also lucky enough to have a few minutes outside to get the quintessential photo in front of the tower at Greenville Country Club. The couple LOVES their two dogs and even had them attend the wedding for some photos (luckily the dogs were able to leave their masks at home!) The bride wore a beautiful Lazaro dress from Jennifer’s Bridal. The outer layer of the dress was adorned with tulle with an exquisite embroidered floral design, Kendall was very excited that she got to meet Lazaro in person when she went in to find her dress. Flowers by Yukie from created a beautiful archway of peonies and other flowers for their ceremony and filled the aisle with flower petals for her to walk on as she approached her groom. We are so fortunate in Wilmington to be near Styer’s Peonies in Chadds Ford PA. Styers farms one of the largest varieties of peonies in the world which gives the local florists an amazing selection of flowers making them very unique. Yukie is one of the most creative florists I work with and I always love see what she has created! The room was further perfected by sweet little touches of details like having the chairs adorned with customised signs with the guest’s name done in calligraphy.

The couple enlisted the help of the multi talented wedding coordinator, Events By Christine, to help pull together an event to remember. I can say the wedding was even more special with the closest people in attendance. I know that so many couples are devastated about having to change their plans due to Covid19 but what I do know is that when these couples have their receptions, they will be all that much more special and appreciated. To see more weddings at Greenville Country Club, visit the blog.

Sweet wedding bouquet with peonies at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE by Flowers by Yukie and wedding shoes by Badgely Mischka beaded wedges

Each chair had the guest’s name on a hand calligraphy sign hanging from the chair.

Details of a small intimate wedding at Greenville Country Club , chair with calligraphy signs and a flower archway for the ceremony

Flower petals adorned the aisle for Kendall to walk down.

Wedding Arch made by flowers by Yukie with peonies . Greenville Country Club wedding

A pretty welcome sign adorned with flowers.

Hand calligraphy mirror welcome sign for a Greenville Country Club wedding in Greenville DE

A gorgeous dress from Jennifer’s Bridal, made by Lazaro. Jennifer’s is one of my favorite dress shops. We joked last year because almost every single one of my brides got their dress from Jennifer’s. They carry the best lines of dresses and are wonderful to work with which is why I keep seeing their dresses over and over! I was so happy to see Kendall had remembered to get a pretty hanger to hang her dress from. I usually bring a wood hanger just in case and of course this particular day I forgot to put one in.

Bride's Dress made by Lazaro from Jennifer's Bridal hanging in the window with a bride hanger at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE

Michelle Mitchell of MMPastry Designs created a sweet little buttercream frosted cake for the party and Flowers by Yukie decorated it with Peonies and greenery. Not only are her cakes beautiful but super yummy! Occasionally on weddings I’m able to take a piece of cake with me and I always make an extra effort to locate those extra slices when Michelle’s cake is present.

a sweet small wedding cake made by MM Pastry Design in Wilmington DE with a Peony topper at Greenville Country Club
Detail photograph of wedding rings ,the groom's ring is wood
Bride has powder applied by makeup artist in Wilmington DE at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE
Groom puts his jacket on before his wedding ceremony at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE
Bride has her makeup done before her wedding by Jackie Scully who is wearing a mask for Covid19 safety at Greenville Country Club
groom adjusts his coat at Greenville Delaware at Greenville Country club
detail of a bride putting her dress on in Wilmington Delaware
Groom smile before his wedding ceremony at Greenville Country Club in Greenville Delaware
Bride's mom helps her daughter with her wedding veil and dress (Lazaro Wedding Dress) at Greenville Country Club in Greenville Delaware

Kendall wore gorgeous beaded wedges from Badgley Mischka and said they were super comfortable, always a good thing for a night of dancing.

Bride puts on her Badgley Mischka wedding shoes while getting ready for her ceremony
groom adjusts his tie before his wedding ceremony at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE

We decided to to a first look (also known as a reveal) with the bride’s dad, it was a very emotional moment. You can feel the love and he was so proud of his beautiful girl. Senator McDowell hugs his sweet daughter before walking her down the aisle.

A father wipes his tears when he sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE
The father of the bride hugs his daughter during a First look or reveal with a bride and her father at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE
Bride poses at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE with her peony bouquet with peach and pink and white . She wears a Lazaro wedding gown
Bride poses at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE with her peony bouquet with peach and pink and white . She wears a Lazaro wedding gown
Bride walks down the stairs at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE
Father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle and the groom sees his future bride in her dress the first time at Greenville Country Club in Greenville DE

One thing I’m finding with the Covid weddings is how emotional they are. So much happiness and sadness wrapped up. In this case, it was obviously tears of joy on everyone’s face.

Father of the bride walks his daughter down the aisle at their Greenville Country Club in Greenville, DE
Small intimate wedding at Greenville Country Club in Wilmington DE
exchange of wedding rings at Greenville Country Club, Greenville DE
Couple kisses at their wedding ceremony at Greenville Country Club in Greenville, DE
Bride and groom walk down the aisle after their wedding ceremony at Greenville Country Club in Greenville Delaware
Father's speak with the bride and groom at Greenville Country Club wedding in Greenville, Delaware
Bride and groom first dance at Greenville Country Club in Greenville Delaware.
Bride and groom on the stairs at Greenville Country Club in Greenville Delaware at their wedding
Couple poses in the lobby at Greenville Country Club in Greenville Delaware at their wedding ceremony
Interior portrait of a bride and groom at Greenville Country Club in Greenville Delaware
Bride feeds the groom cake at Greenville Country Club, she is wearing a Lazaro wedding dress from Jennifer's bridal. The cake was made by Michelle Mitchell Pastry Designs
Bride and Groom kiss in front of the historic round room outside at Greenville Country Club in Greenville Delaware
bride calls her dogs to her after the wedding ceremony
a bride and groom with their dogs at their wedding
Jonathan and Kendall

It was a beautiful wedding, sometimes the smaller more intimate weddings can be even that much more meaningful and sweet. I know they will also have an amazing reception when the time comes. Again, love wins!

xoxo,

Kelli

Kelli is a Wilmington Delaware and Jackson Wyoming based photographer specialising in documentary and creative portrait style wedding photography. Kelli is also available for destination weddings. To get more information, contact Kelli Wilke Photography

Vendors

Wedding Planner: Events By Christine

Flowers: Flowers By Yukie

Dress: Lazaro

Wedding Dress shop: Jennifer’s Bridal

Calligraphy: The Shaded Maple

Venue: Greenville Country Club

Bride’s Shoes: Bagdely Mischka

Makeup: JS Beauty-Jackie Scully

Hair: Salon by Dominic Mariela Trykoweski Pano

Cake: MM Pastry Designs

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