Planning a wedding comes with sooo many decisions.  The venue, photographer, what to eat, the dress, who sits where, shoes…attendants.  (Eeek!) And, a great bridal party can be a game changer in the months leading up to the wedding as well as the wedding day itself. These folks have special meaning to you and your… Read More


by Christie A. Brogan {5.5.17} Easily the most common question we are asked by couples is some version of this…”how do I cut my costs?” or “how do I make the most of my wedding budget?’ The answer, albeit not always popular, is simple…cut the headcount. Although this may not be what a couple wants to… Read More


2016 is off with a bang! And it wouldn’t be a new year if we didn’t have news of our “newest addition”…The Cottage on Orange Street – A Bridal Suite. Available April 1st 2016, this brand new suite is designed with brides in mind. Conveniently located in historic Downtown Wilmington, The Cottage is situated adjacent… Read More


“Giving Away The Bride” is a custom steeped in hundreds, if not thousands, of years of tradition.  Thankfully gone are the days of daughters exchanged as “property” to form family and financial alliances. These days it’s more like dad turning over a piece of his heart to the man standing at the other end of… Read More


Tuesday wedding, you say?  Break with tradition?  Heresy? We disagree.  Let’s face it, weddings are wrought with tradition and pageantry. Couples often feel compelled to abide by the “rules” and norms. But the truth is…the day is for you and your “soon-to-be”. So, how do you figure out if hosting your wedding on a non-traditional… Read More