Danielle has style for days and when I followed her on Instagram after she had booked her wedding with me, I quietly wished that I could have access to her closet. She and Chris had such a chic affair at Deal Country Club, and it was the perfect mix of laid back elegance and timeless touches. Her orchid bouquet was to die for and her veil was just perfect for tossing and swirling. I had been dying to see Danielle’s dress knowing her style was impeccable, and I was not disappointed. With a subtle golden shift, it was absolutely perfect on her.
Thru the morning, it rained – but it didn’t stop us and honestly created some of my favorite images of the day in the morning. By the time we got to Deal, it had stopped – and we got to enjoy the beauty of the golfcourse (and of course ride around on some golf carts).
“Chris and I met in 2010 – we were both swimmers at Lehigh University. Our first kiss was at Molly’s Bar in Bethlehem PA on St. Patrick’s Day 2011, & the rest is history! Chris and I reconnected after college in January of 2017. Chris officially asked me out on February 4th 2017, and that next year, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super bowl, and three years later, Chris proposed in Turks and Caicos, all on that same date. And yes, we’re huge Eagles fans! From Delray Beach, to Hoboken, to London, and some in between, we have traveled and lived around the world together and are happily settled in Philadelphia.
The proposal was perfect. Chris took me to Turks and Caicos in February of 2021! He planned an extremely romantic trip at the Seven Stars Resort. On the 3rd night of our trip, he got down on one knee at sunset on the beach. I started balling my eyes out!!! We had dinner at a restaurant on that very beach shortly after the proposal, enjoying champagne and fresh seafood.
We love to watch the Eagles LOL (more his favorite than mine but I do love how passionate he is about it and we love entertaining for it). Sunday’s at the Hoke Household are THE BEST. We love to cook together too, specifically Mexican, Greek, or Italian food. We love to travel, try new restaurants, and have recently picked up baking together!”
Photography: Kelly Sea Images | Venue: Deal Country Club | Video: Kevin Clark | Make-Up: Perfect Faces by Nina | Planning: Anna Soiree | Hair: High Maintenance Salon | Gown: Milla Nova Purchased at L’Fay Bridal in NYC | Band: The Mike Dalton Band | Favors: Tillie Vodka