A Historical Mansion Wedding at Buena Vista in New Castle, Delaware

Rebecca Schwartz, 32, a programs manager, and Josh Schwartz, 37, owner of High Horse Performance Inc., brought Josh's family diamond to the jewelers f

Rebecca Schwartz, 32, a programs manager, and Josh Schwartz, 37, owner of High Horse Performance Inc., brought Josh's family diamond to the jewelers for a new setting when they were ready to start their lives together. The couple went away for New Year's Eve to Lewes, Delaware, where they went out for dinner and afterwards walked along the water back to the hotel. Josh asked for Rebecca's hand in marriage with the newly set diamond ring, and the couple made it back to the hotel to share the exciting news with both their families. Rebecca and Josh both shared a love for history and architecture, so they decided to have their wedding ceremony and reception at Buena Vista, a 19th century mansion surrounded by farmland in New Castle, Delaware. The couple chose a color palette of ivory with accents of peach and coral for their summer wedding with an overall romantic theme. Although on the day of the wedding the forecast was expecting rain, the couple still wanted to have their ceremony outside and move indoors for the reception afterwards. "Just moments after my father gave me away, it started to pour," Rebecca recalls. "The event staff ran out with umbrellas for the bridal party and actually held umbrellas over Josh and I so we could read our vows. As we looked out at our family and friends, it was amazing to see everyone smiling. In spite of the downpour, they were still so happy for us. It was so touching, and definitely one of the best moments at our wedding!"

Ivory and Peach Wedding Invitations
Rebecca's engagement ring and the wedding band were positioned within the folds of the bride's colorful flower bouquet.
A satin pair of ivory peep toe heels accent with silver at the top were designed by Badgley Mischka and are the shoes that Rebecca wore on her wedding day.
The bride wore an ivory wedding dress made of satin with Swarovski embellishments on the straps and designed by Maggie Sottero, which was underneath an Alencon lace sheath.
A colorful bouquet filled with tulips, hydrangeas, roses and smaller accents of flowers filled the bridal bouquet wrapped in white at the bottom.
Button-up Lace Back of Wedding Dress
Wedding at Buena Vista Mansion
Rebecca stood in her wedding dress, colorful bouquet in hand, in front of Buena Vista, a 19th century mansion where the wedding ceremony and reception was held.
Back of Bride and Bouquet
The two flower girls walked down the aisle dressed in coral and held their small bouquets of peach flowers.
Josh wore a gray suit from Jos. A. Bank with a blank and white striped tie. A white floral boutonniere accented with green was pinned onto his jacket.
Couple Holding Hands at Ceremony
Rebecca and Josh embrace each other as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife at the altar, accented with an assortment of colorful flowers.
Bride and Groom Standing on Pavement
Black and White Shot of Couple Embracement
Couple Walking With Natural Backdrop
White and red wines, along with a variety of cocktails, were passed around the cocktail hour for guests to enjoy.
The four-tier ivory wedding cake was vanilla bean and hazelnut gelato with buttercream frosting, accented with a floral decoration going up the cake. The wedding cake was designed by Desserts By Dana.
Couple at Reception in Black and White
Bride and Groom First Dance