rachel and darren {wedding}

July 19th, 2010
Filed under: Wedding, Weddings


Rachel and Darren are LOVES! There is nothing about them I don’t like. Seriously, I adore them! And I so adored their wedding. Sure I was less than two weeks away from having my baby, but that didn’t matter! We called in the photographic cavalry and had our dear friends Tammy Swales (who flew in from freaking NEW YORK to shoot with us!) and my lovely Beth Baugher shoot this wedding with us just in case Ben decided to make an early appearance. Luckily he stayed put and we rocked out this amazing wedding of two of the loveliest people I’ve ever met! Tammy and I started off with Rachel and her ladies at The Citizen. And OH! How lovely were her details and how GORGEOUS Rachel was. She was SUCH a beautiful bride!

And Rachel had the MOST awesome bridesmaids! They were all so laid back, funny and really very pretty too! One of her bridesmaids even had a baby EIGHT DAYS before the wedding! Did I mention Rachel is apparently a fertility goddess?

Meanwhile, Dustin and Beth were over at Rachel and Darren’s place with the fellas while they got ready.

Then the boys headed over to The Citizen where Rachel and Darren were going to have their first look. Before they saw each other though, we delivered letters that they had written to each other. Um… did I mention all the crazy hormones of a 9month+ preggo lady? And the tears that will happen because of the hormones and all the freaking tenderness and love… yeah… I was a hot mess as they read their letters, but then when I saw Darren’s face as he saw Rachel for the first time I totally lost it. I’m such a goob! But seriously! The LOVE!!!

Then we took some time for couple portraits and portraits with the wedding party. We had SO much fun rockin’ out the alley behind the hotel! It was great fun!

Then it was wedding time! Rachel and Darren had a beautiful ceremony full of personality. They had some pretty awesome vows that included promises to not make Darren go to Ikea! That really IS love! I mean, Ikea involves heavy lifting people… to let your husband stay home is a serious sacrafice! But that’s just how much Rachel loves Darren.

Then it was party time! Rachel and Darren had a beautiful reception full of fun and so much joy. Everyone in attendance was all about celebrating and it made for such a wonderful night. I seriously had so much fun!

Of course, we had to go grab some sunset shots on the terrace upstairs too! Rachel and Darren ROCKED our quick portrait session… we couldn’t have asked for more!

One of the things I love about Rachel and Darren’s reception was how much personality there was! Rachel’s dad made a HILARIOUS slideshow, the toasts were funny and touching, and then there was the dancing. Rachel and Darren did a beautiful first dance (no dancing in a circle for them!) and then the parent dances just melted me. It was wonderful to witness this wedding!

Rachel and Darren I don’t think I can thank you enough for choosing us to be a part of your spectacular wedding. We love you so much, and feel so grateful to know you! Thank you for being so rad it almost crazy! Thanks again as well to Dustin, Tammy and Beth who were AMAZING! Thank you for carrying my bags, getting me water, and getting so many incredibly beautiful shots! You are the best! Check out more pictures of this stellar wedding in their SLIDESHOW HERE or below.

Wedding and Reception Location: The Citizen Hotel
Catering: The Citizen Hotel
Wedding Coordinator: Every Little Detail
Flowers: Ambience Floral Design
Brides Dress: Miosa Couture
Cupcakes: Icing on the Cupcake

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1 Comment

  1. Beth Baugher

    It was like Christmas morning viewing this BEAUTIFUL slideshow. The dream team was in the house. I love you and was SOOOOO proud of how you held up working on your feet for 9 hours while being 9 months preggers.


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