WOW. Yes, that about sums up our experience with Kate & Ryan’s World Cafe Live Wedding in Wilmington, Delaware. These two both plan events as part of their profession, so needless to say they perfectly orchestrated every last detail of their wedding! This was the first time that Lincoln and I photographed a wedding at the World Cafe Live, and it totally blew away our (high) expectations. First of all, the World Cafe Live’s wedding ceremony space is astonishingly gorgeous: huge windows revealed the cityscape and poured gorgeous light all over the rustic wood floors and arched brick walls. Once the knot was officially tied, it was only a few steps to the World Cafe Live’s wedding reception space, which is a massive concert venue that frequently hosts big acts. Now, you may be thinking that most concert venues are beaten up and gross, but somehow the World Cafe Live is in pristine condition. Utterly spotless. Lincoln and I even had a green room behind the stage, complete with delicious food! We felt like rock stars, and yes…we liked it. The night unfolded with plenty of surprises that Kate & Ryan had planned, like a hilarious video that announced each member of the bridal party during their entrances as if it were a sporting event (by the way, Kate & Ryan have excellent sports broadcaster voices haha). Their wedding favors were Hershey bars signifying a donation to the Hershey Medical Center’s THON Four Diamonds Fund (see ring shot below). They also had a GENIUS idea for the cake cutting/smashing: they wore Penn State ponchos! WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT FOR MY OWN WEDDING? Oh yeah, because I made Lincoln swear to not smash cake in my face.
After the wedding, Kate & Ryan flew to Greek islands: Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete. Now that’s how you kick off a marriage!
Venue: World Cafe Live at The Queen /// Wedding Planner: Stefanie Bock (Coordinator at the World Cafe Live) /// DJ Tanner of Scratch Weddings/// Ceremony Music: Wilmington String Ensemble /// Florist: Wise Originals /// Caterer: World Cafe Live /// Dress (both bride/bridesmaids): Pronovias /// Invitations: Minted /// Cake: Sweets to You by Ginger /// Table Place Setting/Décor: World Cafe Live