Rachel and Ryan met during a night out in Chicago … over some banter. These two are both so witty, it doesn't surprise me in the least that they joked with each other all night. It was probably hilarious. :) The only problem? Rachel lived in Chicago while Ryan called Cleveland home.
According to Rachel, it almost didn't matter because Ryan was "so upfront with his feelings" that she was ready to make it work regardless.
"My favorite thing about Ryan is his unwavering desire to make me happy," Even when I'm upset or feel self-conscious, he does whatever he can to make me feel better, beautiful and loved. I have never had to question the fact that Ryan loves me and will love me no matter what."
I can personally attest to that just from watching the two of them from behind my camera. Ryan wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to Rachel, and it's one of the things that makes them so fun to photograph.
Ryan chimed in: "Rachel's the most caring and thoughtful person I know. Everyone sees it the first time they meet her, and I will always cherish it."
Rachel and Ryan, thank you so much for inviting me to document your day. You two are beautiful people, and I'm really so honored to have been your photographer. Enjoy this crazy ride!
Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Church Reception: Mon Ami Winery Florist: Mary's Blossom Shoppe Cupcakes: Becca Ritterspach DJ: Pete Troy Entertainment Makeup Artist: Natural Wave Salon Hair Stylist: Staci Leyda, Scott Talbott Salon Bride's Dress: Alfred Angelo, Linde's Bridal and Prom Bride's Shoes: Etsy Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Angelo, Linde's Bridal and Prom Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse Honeymoon: Greece!