Every couple has something special that they incorporate into their wedding day to show their appreciation for their guests, whether it’s a unique favor, a live performance, or an unexpected late-night treat. On Drew and Scott’s wedding day, they chose to handwrite personalized letters to each guest and passed them out before the ceremony. Additionally, the letters were written on thicker paper, so guests could use them as fans in the 90-degree heat.
While the grooms did the majority of the decorating and designed all of the florals that outfitted their venue, Brandywine Manor, they wanted the focus of the day to highlight the things that were most important to them: their love, their family, and their friends.
The ceremony was a big moment for the couple., Drew and Scott each walked down the aisle with their parents, and they each had a close friend get up a tell a story. “The words that were shared were the most heartfelt, hilarious, and special words I’ve ever heard shared in a ceremony,” said their photographer, Christie. The two exchanged vows in front of a large wooden arch, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd.
Heartbreakingly, a member of the bridal party had recently passed away from cancer. During speeches, another member of their party got up and made a speech about her and shared how much love she had for the couple and how much she would have wanted to be there. Later in the day, with their bridal party in tow, Drew and Scott took photos with rainbow-colored smoke bombs to celebrate the journey they’d been on as a gay and biracial couple.