“In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”
– MAYA ANGELOU
Rachael & Scott braved a surprise on their wedding day — true, piping-hot summer heat –during their autumn wedding at the Loft at Landis. I have to forgo my usual wedding intro and just give flat-out props to them and to their wedding crew for braving the weather with a cool and positive vibe all day long. We braved as much as we could during our early portrait session before nabbing a few golf carts to rush to the AC. So we continued our portrait session when the sun started setting and the heat abated (just a bit) — stay tuned for the most stunning hydrangea (hello, color!) back-drop ever during golden hour.
Wedding days are not just about the decor, the weather, the hydrangeas, the dress, etc. They’re about the vows of commitment to a lifetime of love, being surrounded by friends and family, having moments of laughter and joy… Rachael and Scott are kind — so kind that they even sent a personal email to thank us before seeing the photos, which always tugs at my heartstrings. Their crew was also so much fun to be with and they are a total blast to hang with.
After the wedding, Rachael & Scott hot-footed it (see what I did there?) to their Italy honeymoon (ahh… yes, please!) and found Florence to be their favorite city (putting it on the bucket list ASAP). Relive their day with me, si?
To Rachael & Scott, where do we begin? Grazie mille from the bottom of our hearts for entrusting, sharing your life and love, and being basically awesome. -Celia & Charles
I may or may not have swooned over these Badgley Mischka wedding flats. Practical for an outdoor wedding but not skimping out on the glam. Check and check.Loved the bridesmaids matching robes! And, yes, there’s always time for bubbly on a wedding day!Also, we had a surprise appearance from Justin Timberlake The NYSYC doll. Justin was the “Husband-to-be on a Shelf” like “Elf on a Shelf” to represent Scott during Rachael’s bridal shenanigans. How hilarious is this? Rachael and her friends are super clever, and Justin got some portrait time in with the flowers because why not. But we put Justin away so that Rachael could get ready… 😉
Meanwhile, Mr. Right was getting ready with his friends…Justin Timberlake “Suit and Tie” moment for Scott… Golf carts for the win to get these guys to AC ASAP.It’s true that you should feel supported by your friends on your wedding day… 😉 Time for some sunset portrait and ring images!Heading to the party…Super fun Fujifilm Instax wedding idea that I’ve been seeing at weddings lately! Love that you hang up the photos after taking the picture.
Ceremony & reception venue: The Loft at Landis Creek
Venue Event Director: Jean Lutz
Musicians & DJs: Pat and Sean Kelly
Hair: Erin Curran @hetchtrick33
Make-up: Raquel Simmerman @raquelelizabeth10
Catering & bartending: The Loft at Landis Creek
Cake: Brooklyn Girl Bakery @brooklyngirlbak
Flowers: Kukka Flowers @kukkaflowers
Groom suits: Rudi’s Formal Wear
Wedding dress: Allure via Sabrina Ann Bridal @sabrinaannbride
Wedding dress alterations: Prim and Perverse @primandperversedesign
Bridesmaids dresses: @bhldn