An Intimate Garden-Inspired Wedding at Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Having grown up visiting Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, as a child, Rachel Farley (30 and a physical therapist) knew the area’s sandy beaches and breathtaking ocean views would make a stunning backdrop for her and Dave Silowka’s (31 and an engineer) spring wedding. The Rehoboth Beach Country Club hosted the elegant affair, instantly winning the couple over with its stately ballroom and panoramic vistas of Rehoboth Bay. Through their decor, Rachel and Dave hoped to re-create the intimate, romantic feel of the gardens at the French Laundry in Napa Valley, California, where the pair celebrated their engagement. Arrangements of full, classic blooms like roses, peonies and ranunculus paired with whimsical flourishes and a soft palette of blush, green, ivory, white and gold brought an ethereal, garden-inspired quality to the Rehoboth Beach Country Club’s ballroom, while strings of fairy lights and lots of soft candlelight infused the room with undeniable warmth and ambiance. Bayberry Flowers created two centerpieces for the tables, to infuse the room with texture and depth, giving guests the impression that they were walking through a lush, spring garden. The couple exchanged vows out the country club’s lawn overlooking the bay, then whisked guests away into the ballroom for a night of dinner and dancing. A photo booth packed with plenty of playful props provided guests with hours of endless entertainment, plus a keepsake for the couple to remember the night. A tip from Rachel and Dave: “Make it a point to stay together during the reception. There are so many people there who want to talk to you and it's easy to get pulled into different conversations. Before you know it, you haven’t spent any time together. When we talked to guests we did it together. We got drinks together and we went to the dance floor together.”