The Gables at Chadds Ford wedding of Alexa & Grant|Chadds Ford, PA

Today, we’ve got color, and the story of how these two met…

Gorgeous headpiece by BHLDN - wedding at The Gables at Chadds Ford

Fierce bridal party at The Gable at Chadds Ford wedding of Alexa & Grant

wild flower boquet with twine at The Gables at Chadds Ford wedding

How did you meet?

Alexa: I never wanted to get married. When I met Grant, I was in the most “I never want to get married” place in life that anyone could be in. Then he changed my mind about everything. Not to get all “As Good as it Gets,” but he actually made me want to be a better man. NOT marrying Grant began to feel weird. So we did it! We met because he was the bartender across the street from my juice bar, and I’d go there for happy hour a few nights a week. This was during my Single Lady Summer, where I was absolutely not going to date anyone seriously. One night when I was out with my friends, I began to suspect that the blue-eyed bartender might have a little crush on me. A few drinks later, I MAY have politely suggested that he kiss me. He did.

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Who proposed and how?

Alexa: Grant proposed. We had talked about it from what I would normally consider way too early in the relationship, but it just felt right to us. We planned on picking out a ring and making a whole thing of it, but we had a really amazing Fourth of July weekend together and it just kind of happened. It was probably around 4 am and Grant grabbed a mood ring and proposed by putting it on the wrong hand. He bought me a real ring, which I put on the right finger, a few weeks later.

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Gables at Chadds Ford weddingWedding favors of scracth offs and gifts of DogfishHead beer

What was your vision for your wedding day?

Alexa: We wanted our wedding to be a celebration of our love and the new family we were creating by bringing together our own families and all of our friends. The day was just as much about them as it was about us. We didn’t want the wedding to feel overly formal or stuffy, but more like a more special version of a party we’d host in our own backyard. We wanted everyone to feel happy and comfortable and just as excited as we were!

Bride and groom portraits at The Gables at Chadds Ford wedding

 Hair & make-up: Gloss Salon – Newark, DE

Head piece: BHLDN

Venue: The Gables at Chadds Ford – Chadds Ford, PA

Wilmington, Delaware wedding photographer: Leslie Barbaro Photography