A Crown Jewel for Your Delaware Wedding

The Rehoboth Beach Country Club is a crown jewel tucked away on the Rehoboth Bay away from the hustle and crowds of the beach. There are so many photo opportunities with waterfront views, golf course landscaping, and the elegance of a a spacial club house and ballroom. Weddings can be held indoors or out. The reception ballroom also has a side room attached for pre-dinner h’ordeuvres. It’s decor can be as unique as each wedding couple. Learn more about The Rehoboth Beach Country Club here.

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Intimate Wedding-Deep Connections

Hagley Museum and Library is a wonderful venue offering a lot of choices for great photography, but nothing can make a photograph like the bond between family and friends at an intimate wedding. And, in this case, a picture by Fantail Photography, is definitely worth more than a thousand words. Catch the love, the fun, the comfortable humor, the elegant portraits and the beauty of Hagley from the wedding of Steph and Patrick. Congratulations and much happiness! (Click on each photo to see full size)

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“Intimacy,though part of many close relationships, is not synonymous with with love or exclusivity. Intimate friends are people who like each other, enjoy each other’s company,
go out of their way to help each other, and are concerned for each other’s welfare”.



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Venue: Hagley Museum and Library

Photography: Fantail Photography

Delaware Fall Wedding – Peak of Love, Peak of Color


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The peak of Melissa and Bryan’s love, their wedding day, was celebrated at the peak of Autumn color as seen by the gorgeous backdrop in these marvelous photos by C.M.Baker Photography for our Morning Cup of Wedding. A red shuttered gray barn and a beautiful farmscape also painted a lovely background for bride, groom and party. Congratulations to the happy couple! For more about C.M. Baker Photography, follow this link: http://www.cmbaker.com/

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Moving an Outdoor Ceremony Indoors: Making the Best of Your Backup Plan

Moving an Outdoor Ceremony Indoors: Making the Best of Your Backup Plan

If you dream of a wedding held in the great outdoors, it’s always advisable to have an indoor backup plan in case of rain or other inclement weather. As probably any wedding couple would tell you, it’s better to have a “Plan B” from the beginning than to worry and wonder until your big day arrives.

Most wedding venues who offer outdoor space for ceremonies or receptions will automatically reserve indoor backup space for you as well, but definitely make sure you have arrangements in place– particularly at unorthodox ceremony or reception locations.

Orlando Wedding Venue Portofino Bay Hotel | Jennifer Werneth Photography | Perfect Wedding Guide Blog

That being said, I have a few tips to follow during the wedding planning process to help you worry a little less about how your experience will turn out, should you have to bring things indoors.

The wedding of Jessica and Derek, shown in these photos, had to be moved indoors due to rain– proof that a gorgeous day is still possible in the event of bad weather!

    1. Choose your venue with care, taking mental note of the indoor photography potential as well as the outdoor space you fell in love with. Are there pretty areas inside, such as photogenic fountains, atrium areas which are covered but filled with natural light, or beautiful staircases or furniture groupings with visual interest? In these photo examples, the couple pictured chose the Loews Portofino Bay Hotelat Universal Orlando Resort for the beauty of the venue, both indoors and out.

Orlando Wedding Venue Portofino Bay Hotel | Jennifer Werneth Photography | Perfect Wedding Guide Blog

Orlando Wedding Venue Portofino Bay Hotel | Jennifer Werneth Photography | Perfect Wedding Guide Blog

    1. Working with a great photographer is key in situations like this. One who is familiar with the venue you have chosen, indoors and out, can prove invaluable to “save the day” should you not be able to shoot outside. The photos in this blog were kindly furnished by Jennifer Werneth Photography, with whom we had the pleasure of working on this wedding!

Orlando Wedding Venue Portofino Bay Hotel | Jennifer Werneth Photography | Perfect Wedding Guide Blog

    1. Consider the amount of decor you have arranged. Are you relying heavily on the outdoor scenery for ambiance, such as at the beach or in a garden? If you must move inside, will there be anything to spruce up the space? This is where a few fresh floral arrangements on top of pillars or an arbor with floral sprays could easily be pulled inside to set the stage for your ceremony, if your indoor space lacks detail. The same goes for reception; check to be sure that decor such as linens or centerpieces complement your indoor space as well.


  1. Finally, I would be foolish not to recommend hiring a good wedding day coordinator, so that you can lay out an indoor backup plan ahead of time and not worry a thing about it on the wedding day! The important thing is that, while you may experience momentary disappointment that things didn’t go according to “Plan A”, your “Plan B” and wedding coordinator will be there to ensure that you still have a wonderful, stress-free experience to cherish for a lifetime!

Orlando Wedding Venue Portofino Bay Hotel | Jennifer Werneth Photography | Perfect Wedding Guide Blog

Orlando Wedding Venue Portofino Bay Hotel | Jennifer Werneth Photography | Perfect Wedding Guide Blog

Thanks again to Orlando wedding photographer, Jennifer Werneth, and Orlando wedding venue, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for these stunning images! If you have questions, please send them along– I’d love to share answers to your pressing wedding planning questions here on the wedding blog!


Here is a good list of questions to ask your baker before purchasing your wedding cake. Print them out and take them with you.  Cover all the bases, avoid disasters, and get the wedding cake of your dreams.

  • Do you have a portfolio of previous wedding cakes you’ve made that we can look at?
    Will you be having a tasting soon that we can attend and try various kinds of wedding cake and cake fillings??
    Can you supply references?
  • Will you do a custom wedding cake, or are there a set number of designs for us to choose from?
    How adaptable are wedding cake designs, especially due to budget concerns?
  • Do you have or can you rent items like cake toppers, stands, tiers, fountains, and cutters? Will we be billed extra?
  • If I want to use fresh flowers on my cake, will you coordinate with my florist, or will I have to manage getting the flowers to you?
  • What ingredients do you typically use? What kind of icing do you use? (Better ingredients will cost more, but will make the cake taste better)
  • How long before our wedding are the cakes prepared? How long does it take to make a cake? (The closer to your wedding that the cake is prepared, the better it will taste. BUT, anyone who tells you that they can bake a wedding cake in a day is not telling you the truth, or isn’t being realistic. Due to the complicated nature of wedding cakes, they usually take between three and five days. )
  • Are your wedding cakes priced by the slice? Is there an extra cost for special fillings or details?
  • Will you charge extra for my design? Is there a price list I can take home with me to study?
  • Can you give me a written proposal I can take home?
  • Do you do deliver? How much does it cost?
  • Will the delivery person be able to make emergency frosting or decoration repairs and arrange the cake table?
    (For anything even slightly complicated, getting them to deliver is best. You won’t want to be stuck with 150 ruined pieces of wedding cake at $8 per slice, much less on the morning of your wedding)



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IKEA Gets in the Bridal Business with New Virtual Wedding Service


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When you think Ikea, you envision DIY projects, Swedish meatballs, cinnamon buns and cute knick knacks you don’t need but absolutely want! You don’t necessary think about love–unless swooning over their new stationary collection counts.

When it comes to mastering the art of boxing things up for a perfectly assembled experience, Ikea has it all figured and now they seemingly have mastered how to create the perfect wedding–virtually.

With Weddings Online a couple can broadcast their wedding live for up to 6 hours, online, and have up to nine people in their immediate wedding party. In order to interact with the couple during the marriage ceremony you need to have a Facebook or Twitter account, if you have neither you can still watch the ceremony you just won’t be able to interact with the couple and their guests.

The weird thing is strangers will be able to see your wedding taking place, but that can’t be any weirder than having a virtual wedding–right?

Does having a wedding courtesy of Ikea excite you? Check out the video below for a first look!

Daddy, Here Comes Mommy ~ The Sweet Changing Face of Weddings

Morning Cup of Wedding is a very sweet cup indeed. Linton Photography serves us a beautiful wedding of love and its blessings. Mendenhall Inn is the backdrop. Enjoy! For more about Linton Photography, follow this link

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Black and White Wedding with a Splash of Camo

So thrilled to share this Morning Cup of Wedding served to us by a lovely bride and now a Mrs, Melony Groff! She is a a past Winner of our 12 Months of GiveAways and prepares a wonderful story about her wedding day. Enjoy this brew of story with great photos by Scott King Photography

Melony wedding sunset pic“Good Morning! I wanted to share our special day for the morning cup. We were married on 10/18/14 and were actually the winners of the 12 Months of GiveAway – we won the officiant services. Tina Zabetakis with WEDDING DREAMS AND PARTY THEMES did a wonderful job. We had a custom ceremony and she did above and beyond to make it perfect!

Melony wedding vowsOther vendors who we used were: Venue- Kitty Knight House, Flowers – Fair Hill Florist, @Cake – Bing’s Bakery , DJ – Gino G. of VIP DJ Entertainment, Photo Booth – The Wilmington Photo Booth Co.., Tuxedos – Collars ‘n Cuffs, My dress – David’s Bridal, My Girls Dresses – Brides and Grooms, Inc.We picked The Kitty Knight House after meeting the event coordinator at a Bridal Show, and we are so happy we did. It is a beautiful venue as well as having an amazing staff which left us with no worry or stress.

Melony wedding signMelony wedding reception tableMelony wedding reception roomMelony wedding bride groom We knew that our day was going to be great! Our guests loved the venue, the food and cake, our DJ ( who is the BEST!) and they had a blast in the photo booth.

Melony wedding photo booth pictureWe incorporated a lot of us in our day and that was a hit with everyone – We had a Black and White theme with burlap and camo. I wore black and white with my girls all picking their own dresses to suit them in black, the guys all wore black tuxes with camo vests with burlap pocket squares and orange boutonniere to match the girls fall bouquets. We made our own center pieces, burlap table number runners, mason jars with photos and pine cones and burlap wrapped milk bottles w/fall color flowers. I had my cake made to match my dress.
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Melony wedding ceremony areaMelony wedding reception tableMelony wedding bridal partyOur DJ ran our ceremony, played piano for our cocktail hour and played the best music for our reception – we picked mainly country with custom picked songs for our special moments and he incorporated other music that went perfectly. I have to say our wedding was perfect in every way”

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The Wilmington Photo Booth Co. Makes a Photo Finish


Serving up a fun loving and uninhibited “morning cup of wedding.” Brewed by The Wilmington Photo Booth Co. rich with giggles, smiles and maybe even a snort, providing excellent digital quality and a photo strip that you don’t need a microscope to see! Great fun flavor for your wedding. To learn more about The Wilmington Photo Booth Co., follow this link: http://www.perfectweddingguide.com/listing/the-wilmington-photo-booth-co–28609/







Like Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach, A Gorgeous Wedding Venue Appears Where None Stood Before by Dover Rent-All Tents and Events

Like Cinderalla’s pumpkin becoming a beautiful white coach, Dover Rent-All Tents & Events creates a gorgeous wedding venue where none stood before. Our end of week “morning cup of wedding” represents the magic from tent, to tables, to lights, floor and decor that creates the stage for wedding/reception magic For more info on Dover Rent All Tents and Events follow this link: http://www.perfectweddingguide.com/listing/dover-rent-all-tents-events–32932/



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Dover Rent All the garter



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