Jaci & Mike | Deerfield, Delaware
Jaci and Mike got married in Newark, Delaware at Deerfield Country Club on a warm summer’s day.
Filled with contagious joy, good music (by Mike!), and so many familiar faces, this one was really special to us.
We’ve been lucky enough to call Jaci a part of our photography family for a long time. She’s been a bridesmaid on multiple occasions and a guest at a few more. We’ve loved documenting her smile and dance moves throughout the years but were SO excited to see her in the spotlight this time around.
Walking into Jaci’s hotel room the morning of her wedding was like a homecoming. There were not only Iris and Echo brides there (and with new baby bumps!) but Mothers and Aunts greeting us warmly with hugs. Nothing feels better than walking into your wedding photography morning to half a room filled with friends. We are so grateful to this group of beautiful humans. It’s an honor to be a part of their families year in and out. Thank you to Aimee and Ed for starting this all! We love you.
Now on to the amazing couple: After a loving ceremony full of happy “I Do”s and joyful family and friends, we all headed to Deerfield Country Club in Newark, Delaware. We love this place! We got to see Jaci’s sister get married here as well. This time however, we got to explore even more of its grounds. It’s more beautiful than we thought; filled with quite a bit of wonder. Jaci and Mike’s portrait session was so much fun. We had enough time to get creative, laugh our heads off, and even got driven around on golf carts while exploring. More of that PLEASE. : )
One of the most special parts of this day, however, was Mike and his band playing a few songs during the reception. I captured a good part of it with tears in my eyes, particularly when he sang directly to Jaci. I am the wife of a musician and it is one of the most AMAZING parts of my life. Musicians think differently. They see the world in a unique way. To get to see this kind of relationship from the outside and document it was an honor. We’re so grateful to Mike for sharing that part of himself to all.
Huge hugs to everyone at this wedding. We hope to see you shaking it at the next reception. We love seeing your faces each year.
Thank you a million times again to Jaci and Mike for having us. We think you’re both so amazing and can’t wait till we see you again!
If you have the weather for it, always make time for sunset portraits.
It’s such a special time to go out on your own, in the warmth of the setting sun, and take time to reflect a bit on what an amazing day it’s already been.
And then come back in to party with your nearest and dearests!
Venue: Deerfield Country Club – Newark, Delaware
Coordinator: Angela Kaiser at Deerfield
Hair and Makeup: Gloss Salon Delaware
Florist: Michael Bruce
Dress: Hayley Paige
Dress Shop: Philly Bride
Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Bakery: Cakes by Kim
DJ: Silver Sound – Frederick Hart