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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rachel and Jeremy are married!

Rachel and Jeremy are love on it's best day- warm and unassuming, beautiful and sweet. There aren't enough adjectives to describe this wedding, it was perfect from start to finish. With the marriage of two artists, the details were truly wonderful and every moment was heartfelt. From the bowling alley with the groomsmen, to a tearful room during speeches, and then a silly dance party and crazy photobooth, this day was picture perfect. Their ceremony and reception was at the awesome Salvage One, complete with beautiful flowers by Fleur and Hoosier Mama Pies (and I can't forget hair and makeup by my favorite girls Carley Martin and Teri Furey!). Although we may not have reason to spend another 10 hours together, a friendship with these two is highly desirable. Congrats Rachel and Jeremy!
Jamie met with the guys for some pre-wedding bowling.
Jeremy was bowling an excellent game.
Teri finished up Rachel's hair.
Carley put the final touches on her makeup.

Hair and makeup dream team!
A fun polaroid from the night before.
The dress!
Most romantic bouquet ever, thanks to Fleur.
It was time for their first look.
Jeremy might have been a little nervous.
I think the groomsmen were trying to hide.
Gorgeous!
Then it was time for the ceremony.
The flower girl wanted a last minute hug.
They're married!
Beautiful details.
There were some speeches.
And then some tears.
And more tears.
The best man got everyone laughing again.
Hoosier Your Mama pies, yum!
Bust a move!
Final image: we visited several sofas around the venue to create one composite image of all of them- love this!

Hair and makeup: Carley Martin and Teri Furey (773.837.0948) see more of their work here
Florist: Fleur
Ceremony location: Salvage One
Reception location: Salvage One
Event Planner: Day of, Amy Stockbridge
Cake: Hoosier Mama Pie Company
Caterer: J&L Catering
Dress: Pronovias purchased from Wedding Belles
Accessories: Earrings borrowed from mother of the bride, Veil and headpiece designed my Malis-Henderson, purchased from Wedding Belles 
First Dance: "All I have is yours," Billie Holiday

Q&A with the bride and groom: 
What was the most memorable moment of your day? RachelThe first look in the garden at Salvage One followed by the amazing toasts after dinner. It was so nice to see each other before the ceremony and spend some time with our close family and friends. Rachel's stepfather and her sister, the maid of honor and Jeremy's best man gave the most thoughtful and memorable toasts. We felt immensely loved by them and the whole room. Our marriage felt real and blessed in and after that moment.  

What was your favorite detail? Rachel: Its so hard to pick just one! It was amazing seeing all of the DIY projects we made along with family and friends come together in the venue. The screen-printed place-mats and cake topper two of our friends designed were our favorite details. We also loved the photo booth Bethany put together. It was crazy popular the whole evening! We had everyone leave a copy of their photo in a guest book with photo corner and write a message as our guest book. We loved looking at it the next morning, it is the best keepsake. 

Funniest memory from your wedding day? Rachel: Parts of the ceremony preformed by Jeremy's great uncle, Jerry were the funniest. It was personal and fitting that it was funny because we love to make each other laugh. We went through such a range of emotions up there, it was joyful and emotional. There were also some dance offs and inappropriate polaroid taking that was pretty hilarious. Our friends know how to have fun!

Any advice for future brides/grooms? Rachel: We are so happy we did a receiving line right after the ceremony before the cocktail hour followed by some moments alone. We were able to hug and thank everyone who came which relieved the anxiety of making sure we talked to everyone. We highly recommend having your caterer bring the hors d'oeuvres and some champagne to a quiet space after the ceremony. It was so nice to talk and celebrate alone before rejoining the party.

If you could do it all over, would you change anything? Rachel: Nope!

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Rachel: Glacier National Park in Montana and Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. It was an amazing rustic and romantic adventure!

1 comment:

  1. So gorgeous!!!!!! Brings back amazing memories. Thank you for capturing the beauty of their day, Bethany!

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