One of my very favorite things about weddings is family. The bride and groom becoming their own family unit, two families becoming one and family members from all over the world coming together to celebrate. I love observing the bride and groom with those they love most, happy that everyone is in one place, at least for a little while.
Rachael and Nick have awesome families. I know their marriage will be strong and supported because they have fantastic people behind them every step of the way. Watching them with their families was my very favorite thing about their wedding. That and seeing the two of them get married in Rachael's home church, which was so very important to her. (Fun fact: My mom was Rachael's youth minister and she got to marry them!)
Rachael and Nick, you guys are just fantastic. What an honor it was to photograph your marriage. Thank you for the privilege!
Nick was a little nervous before the ceremony, but his groomsmen kept him laughing during portraits. :)
It was a tad frigid outside. Needless to say, these ladies are awesome!
Rachael. You are gorgeous.
Rachael's aunt put together all the beautiful flowers, most of which were complete with peacock details!
Such a sweet moment between Rachael and her dad ...
and Nick and his mom.
This picture cracks me up. These kids had about enough of the slow dances and just wanted to get out on the dance floor! (See below.)
Ceremony: Trinity United Church of Christ Reception: La Pizzaria Florist: Cathy Cowgill Flowers Bakery: All Occasions Bakery DJ: Beach Boyz Entertainment Hair Stylist: Sherry McAfee Makeup Artist: Nate Sexton Bride's Dress: Linde's, Mori Lee Bride's Shoes: Michaelangelo Bridesmaids' Dresses: Linde's, Bill Levkoff Tuxes: American Commodore, Ralph Lauren Honeymoon: Hawaii!