Shooting weddings for friends never ceases to make me smile! I've know Rachel & Rob throughout college and capturing them celebrating their first day of marriage together with their best friends and family was pretty special. Rachel was a sorority sister of mine and our intern when we worked at the public relations agency, and Rob was a part of my friend group and fraternity brother of Chip's. It was like a mini college reunion! Knowing them separately makes me appreciate them together even more. It's so amazing to see the Lord working in their lives together!
On the most beautiful of spring days, Rachel & Rob wed at Rob's childhood church, Perimeter Church, and threw a massive dance party to celebrate at the Country Club of the South. However, long before the festivities began, the both of them kept commenting how excited they were to see each other. That first look was full of sweet moments and giggles and Rob exclaiming: "Doesn't she just look amazing?!" And, oh yes she did! Rachel's joy was contagious and she radiated beauty! Plus, they exchanged notes - and Rachel compiled a book she purchased the day after they got engaged. In it she has been writing and inserting tokens from all of the important moments of their engagement season. From picking a wedding date to closing on their soon-to-be house, to how the Lord has helped them grow through pre-marital counseling sessions, this book brought laughter and emotion for Rob.
With gorgeous spring colors and florals by Ginger Lily Events, the color palette for the day was stunning! Plus, I just can't get over how dapper the men looked in their white dinner jackets next to the ladies in the most gorgeous shade of lavender. After the "I do's," we captured some gorgeous portraits among the azaleas at the club, and then the bridal party literally "Walked It Out" onto the dance floor. What a joyful day!
Rachel & Rob, I can't tell you how grateful I am to capture your big day. Not only are your hearts for each other so true, but your hearts for the Lord show the joy and love you feel for each other, your family and your friends. I loved seeing how you cared for everyone at the wedding so well and lovingly encouraged each other throughout the day. Hope you're enjoying every minute of your honeymoon in Mexico! Soak up that sun!
Ceremony: Perimeter Church | Reception & Catering: Country Club of the South | Coordinator: Pampered Events Inc. | Videographer: FandF Visuals | Florist: Ginger Lily Events | Cake: Cecilia Villaveces Cakes | Band: Fantastic Voyage with East Coast Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Mask | Bride's Dress: Lillian West from Bel Fiore Bridal | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Jim Hjelm from Wedding Angels | Bride's Shoes: Tory Burch | Men's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Ceremony Music: Jay Hinson (piano) and Jea, Jeff & Gregory Landgraf (singers/guitarists) | Officiant: Tom Patton | Second Shooter: Tiffany Loera Photography