Landscape shot of everyone in the hotel du Pont wedding reception

Hotel Du Pont Wedding|Meghan and Eric

Meghan and Eric met at a dive bar named "Kung Fu Necktie" on 'hip hop night' after an invitation from friends to go out (for different reasons: Eric's friend got into Columbia for grad school, and Meghan's friend had just moved to Philly). Eric approached Meghan at the bar, and they instantly hit it off. They met the following week again at 'La Costa" in Sea Isle City and spent the whole summer together down the shore and beyond.

Eric loves Meghan's great energy, beauty and easy-going personality; it's always easy and fun to be together and experience new things together. On the other hand, Meghan loves his humor, warm and approachable personality, his caring and kindness to everyone around him and how he always encourages her to be the best version of herself. After meeting for the 2nd time at La Costa, they ended up leaving the bar and talking on the beach until sunrise. This was the moment they found out that they had a lot of similar interests and goals. 

The proposal:

Eric pulled off the perfect proposal while they were going for a walk at sunset in Townsend's Inlet. This moment was almost ambushed by a bad thunderstorm rolling through. Thankfully the storm cleared up to reveal not only a beautiful sunset but a double rainbow-a perfect backdrop for a proposal! She said yes, and the special moment was followed by an engagement party with their immediate families right after. 

Here are some favorites from their Hotel Du Pont wedding beautifully captured by Ralph Deal Photography.

Getting Ready

bride with her bridesmaids in their pajamas holding champagne before her hotel dupont wedding

Wedding accessories such as invitation, silver heeled shoes and perfume

Bride's wedding dress

The Bride's high heels and perfume

The bride's mother fixing the bride's veil

Portrait shot of the bride and her mother smiling while holding each other

The bride looking out the window portrait shot

Landscape shot of the bride's mother and bridesmaid fixing her wedding dress

The bride and her father coming in for a hug

Close up shot of the groom's watch and his boutonniere

The groom tying his shoe lace before his hotel du Pont wedding

Black and white portrait shot of the groom

Silhouette shot of the groom looking out of the window

Groom full body shot

Groom and groomsmen formal shot

Groom and groomsmen lower angle shot

Bride & Groom

Bride and groom kissing on the staircase

Bride and groom looking at each other ull body shot

Bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other

Bride and groom smiling black and white candid portrait

Bride and groom smiling at each other

a bride's bridal shot

Bride and groom kissing close up shot

solo shot of the groom with his outer suit over his shoulder

Full body shot of bride near the gates

Landscape shot of bride and groom in front of the big gate

Black and white back shot of the bride and groom going up the stairs

Full body formal shot of the couple

Back shot of the bride

Bridal Party

Formal shot of the bride and groom with the bridesmaid and groomsmen

The bride and bridesmaid

Bride and bridesmaid

Formal landscape shot of the bride and her bridesmaid

Formal landscape full body shot of the groom and groomsmen

Hotel DuPont Wedding Ceremony

Landscape shot of the outside of the Church

Poin of view shot of the inside of the church

Back shot of the bride and groom entering the church

Invitations inside the basket

The Church's altar

Groom full side view shot

bride walking down the aisle with her father

Bride and groom in front of the priest

Bride and groom sitting down and looking at each other candid shot

Newlyweds kissing

Wide shot of the cathedral during the ceremony

Full body shot of the newlyweds kissing at the altar

Newlyweds celebrating their marriage at the altar

Candid shot of the newlyweds on the aisle

Black and white back shot of the newlyweds exiting the church

First Dance

Newlyweds kissing at the reception

Meghan and Eric chose Nat King Cole's LOVE for their first dance!

Hotel Du Pont Wedding Reception

Close up of the wine glasses

The tables on the reception

Close up of the table's decoration

High angle shot of the wedding cake

Portrait shot of the tables and decorations of the reception

Back shot of the bride and groom with guests clapping for them

Full shot of the newlyweds on the ballroom

Newlyweds dancing on the ballroom at their Hotel DuPont Wedding

The band playing songs

The couple holding wine and kissing

Landscape shot of everyone in the hotel du Pont wedding reception

Reception: Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington DE | Dress:  Elysee by Enzoani from Claire's Fashions  | Grooms Suit:  Classic Black Shawl Tux from Jos A Ban | Cake:  Spark'd Creative Pastry at Hotel Du Pont | Music: Don Eaton Band | Hair and Make-up:  Looks and Lashes Beauty | Florist: Marcus Hook Florist

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