menenhall inn wedding

Mendenhall Inn Wedding

June 9, 2022

Christina & Derek had their wedding ceremony at St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, DE, followed by their reception at the Mendenhall Inn in Mendenhall, PA.

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There aren’t enough words for Christina & Derek’s wedding day, even between them.

“I’ve never been great at putting my feelings into words,” Derek said. “The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I was trying too hard to write the perfect words, when loving you is easy. It’s all that really matters.”

(Personally, I thought that was pretty good myself)

Christina also seemed to have to think through what her relationship with Derek really meant to her, and how they had waited so long for this moment.

The day had lots of really nice, personal touches – Super Mario costumes, personalized handkerchiefs, and the Kentucky Derby showing outside their reception.

For me personally, I really loved hearing the story from Fr. Lewis, as he recounted not only when Christina & Derek were engaged, but also how they decided to be together.

“You both knew what you both shared in your hearts for one another, and what you hoped in your hearts for the other was so unlike anything you had ever experienced before,” he said, “that you both wanted to make the important decision together – to keep this relationship, to nurture it, to help it to grow. The fruit of which leads you here today.”

The weather definitely wasn’t ideal – there was rain throughout the day, but it did not damper this amazing wedding day. “It’s life’s journey,” Derek said. “It’s going to be us, together, through everything.”

Film | PGP Wedding Films

Ceremony | St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Wilmington, DE

Reception | Mendenhall Inn

Photography | Kristina Gwyn Photography

Florist | Belak Flowers

Band | Love 77 from EBE Talent

Cake | The Master’s Baker

Makeup | The Beauty Bar by Kristina Ruggerio

Bride Attire | Casablancaa Bridal

Bridal Boutique | Irini’s Originals

Groom Attire | Saget’s Formal Wear

Transportation | Philadelphia Trolley Works

Jewelry | A.R. Morris Jewelers

Bride Ring | Rustic and Main

Christina & Derek’s portrait session at St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Wilmington, DE.
Christina & Derek’s first kiss during their wedding ceremony at St. Elizabeth’s in Wilmington Delaware.
Still from Christina & Derek’s wedding reception at the Mendenhall Inn in Mendenhall, PA.


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