Hi!  I'm Katie - photographer and owner of Creative Image Weddings & Portraits. Home base is Wilmington, Delaware - but we're open to traveling anywhere you might need us!  If you are looking for a wedding or portrait photographer, visiting this blog is a great way to get to know our work and personality.  I'm so glad you are here!  Comment and let me know what catches your eye!

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Hi! I'm Katie - photographer and owner of Creative Image Weddings & Portraits.  Home base is Wilmington, Delaware - but we're open to traveling anywhere you might need us!  If you are looking for a 

Delaware Photographer, Weddings

May 4, 2021

A Wedding at Bellevue Hall

Last weekend, I had the privilege of photographing a wedding at Bellevue Hall in Wilmington. I hadn’t been to this beautiful, historic venue for a while, and loved being back! Every room has gorgeous, ornate design, and little details that make every photographer swoon. Particularly, I LOVE the bridal suite they offer for getting ready.

David and Laurel planned a Handfasting ceremony before exchanging rings. Lynda Daring (our wonderful officiant for the day!) read the beautiful poem, ‘The Blessing of the Hands’ by Rev. Daniel L Harris during this part of the ceremony. In addition to the literal knot that was being tied, the poem added meaningful words and symbolism.

The Blessing of the Hands

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.

These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

Finally, just a few more of the bride and groom to share today! For now, I’ve got to keep plugging away at my editing! David and Laurel, congratulations! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your day.

Are you planning a wedding at Bellevue Hall? I’d love to talk about how we can capture the day and all the details for you. Get in touch!

We worked this wedding with so many wonderful people!

Bride’s Makeup: The Unique Touch Salon

Catering: JAM Catering

Decor/Florals: 4Ever Young Events by Loretta

DJ: Silver Sound DJs

Officiant: Daring Celebration Ceremonies

Venue: Bellevue Hall

  1. Eunice Bedminster says:

    Thank you. Your blog about my niece’s wedding made all of us proud. Such a beautiful ceremony by the officiant, and of course your great photos. Congrats again to David and Laurel!

    Proud Aunty
    Eunice (Virgin Islands)

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