I met Rachel and Frank last summer at a Starbucks on McKnight Road, which was ironically the building in front of St. Sebastian Parish, the church they were to be married at. A relaxed and cool couple, we talked about how they met and some of their wedding details (including their wedding color green which I LOVE) as we sipped coffee on the outdoor patio. Watching the cute interactions Rachel and Frank had together that day, I knew their wedding would be something special to capture.
Fast forward to almost one year later- their wedding day-
One of my favorite moments was Rachel and Frank’s first look. I’ll never forget the scene- a light and misty rain silently sprinkling the Golf Club’s driveway, trees and grass as lush as Ireland, and a beautiful bride gliding towards her groom as he stood with his back to her. Rachel’s heels tapping on the pavement as she crept towards Frank. The look of anticipation and excitement on Frank’s face as he heard Rachel walk up behind him. Then, the emotion when they turned and saw each other for the first time that day. It was a beautiful moment to witness. But then again, there were so many of these beautiful moments throughout their day…
I mean, come on. That light-up-a-room smile is. Simply. Unbelievable.
I think I’m going to start a blog series called “Brides that Rocked It,” because quite a few of my LLP brides have done just that for their portraits. Clearly, Rachel was one of them.
This one’s for you, gorgeous Rachel
Just look at that dress… INSANE!
Heck, the series I was talking about before should actually be called “Couples that Rocked It.” These two bossed their pictures.
A little behind the scenes at our helpers that day…
I’ve heard that ducks bring good luck on wedding days.
Cake: Prantl’s Bakery
Ceremony Venue: St. Sebastian Church
DJ and Musician: Steve Vance Strolling Violins
Florist: Hearts and Flowers Floral Design Studio
Hair and Makeup Artistry: Pretty Hair Salon
Limo: Tortorice Limousine
Photography: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: Wildwood Golf Club
Videography: Platinum Fire Productions