We love working in downtown Wilmington. Selfishly, because we can walk to the wedding venues, but also because there's just so much awesome stuff to shoot around! We love the historic buildings, cobblestone streets, and character...all of which are found steps away from wedding venues downtown.
Today's venue: Bellamy Mansion, one of our faves! The Bellamy is awesome to have a wedding at for a million reasons. Obviously, LOCATIONLOCATIONLOCATION, but there's so much more to the venue than being nestled in our lovely downtown. Couples have a range of layout options for their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The venue makes full use of it's space, allowing caterers, cake artists, and such to set up inside the mansion (couples can also use this space to get ready for their wedding - we love their historic second floor prep rooms. The groom got ready down the street at another lovely downtown venue, The City Club).
We love working with Jeff and his amazing team at Design Perfection and they did an absolutely fabulous job with the design and flowers for the wedding! In fact, all of the vendors for this wedding did a fantastic job: High Performance Lighting (LOVE EDISON LIGHTS), The Paper Butterfly, Party Suppliers, Middle Of The Island, Imaginary Cakes, The British Taxi, Allure Hair Studio, Chris Johns (cellist), and DJ Professionals.
So all of that is secondary, because none of it matters without Caitlin and Clay. These two are SO sweet and we couldn't be more proud to have been a part of their wedding (and AWESOME party)! They were so easy to work with and down to do whatever we needed to. Case-in-point: The ceremony was scheduled for later in the afternoon and the sun was nearly gone by the time they said 'I do'. Typically after the ceremony family formal portraits are shot and afterwards there is time left to shoot with the couple. We flipped that schedule for this wedding and were able to capture some really pretty moments with them in the waining minutes of sunset!