Love Is In the Air Right Here at Delaware Today
This real-wedding feature includes a story of a secret office romance.
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The most important thing to the Phillips was not losing themselves. “We didn’t want it to be over the top. You can get so caught up in Pinterest and looking at everyone else’s ideas that you forget yourself,” Becky says.
Jarred applauds his wife’s cool-as-a-cucumber approach. “She was that calm. She just knew how to handle the rough situations and who to call before they happened,” he says. “It really helped my fantasy football team. I know she could have done it all herself. I was a lesser member of the board. My vote weighed slightly less than the other members. At one point I bought some battery powered lights on eBay and I had some crazy idea and it was shot down in a single dinner, thank God.”
The venue was a no-brainer. The vows were exchanged at Christ Church Christiana, where her parents were married. The reception was at the Greenville Country Club. “We fell in love with it,” Becky says. She sings the praises of Linda Gaynor, the on-site coordinator there. “She was amazing. She did so much for us.”
Her theme was simple, neutral, comfortable, low-key. So was her attitude toward her wedding day look. “I didn’t even want a wedding dress,” she says. “I was so over dress shopping. Over it!” Her mother wanted her to try on one last dress at Frank Bernard, a Mori Lee. “It was lace. It was strapless. Both things that I didn’t want. I was putting up such a fuss about it.” But then she put it on.
“It was kind of perfect,” she admits, sheepishly. She wanted to put a slight spin on it, so she had a seamstress whip up some sleeves. “They were gorgeous, eyelet lace, they went down the back.”
Her bridesmaids were darling in coral J.Crew off-the-rack dresses. The guys were natty in navy, also taking J.Crew for a spin. Some of the bride’s favorite little things from the big day were Jarred’s watch, which was her father’s; the groomsmen’s hip La Matera belts, made locally by Brook and Alex Stroud; and her bouquet charm, from Etsy, which featured a photograph of her father.