I can’t believe this is my second wedding in a row with a two part blog post! Yikes!!
Rachael and Matt’s wedding was the first Epcot one we’ve had in months. It was also the first wedding with nice weather we’ve had since spring. Also, there were dinosaurs. But more on that in part two later this week!! :)
Hurricane Hermine was threatening to make this wedding day an interesting one, to say the least. While their dessert party got rained out and we fought some drops and crazy wind that evening, the wedding morning was actually pretty wonderful! Not only did they get to keep their ceremony outside, but it didn’t rain, and I sweat the least that morning than I’ve sweat since March!
If you’re looking for something to get me for Christmas, I want this fountain in my backyard, please. <3
Rachael got ready in one of the most beautiful rooms I’ve ever been in at the Grand Floridian! There was a little entry room with gorgeous wallpaper and a mirror, so Nate and I were in heaven photographing Rachael’s details. :)
First look time! <3
Uh, remember what I said about Hurricane Hermine? Our pal David of Trinity Wedding Cinema pulled this up an hour before the ceremony!
We rushed around the world for portraits in case the weather had other plans after the ceremony. Lucky for us, the clouds held out, and we enjoyed nature’s soft box of light from this overcast day. :)
Their wedding was officiated by the ever-magical Renee Silverman of A Lovely Ceremony!
Their ceremony had so many sweet moments, as all of Renee’s weddings do, but my favorite is always the ring warming ceremony. Rachael’s sister passed off their wedding bands at the beginning of the ceremony for their guests to take turns holding and praying over, sending positive thoughts to the bride and groom.
That ceremony view, though. <3
Fact : I cried every. single. time. I tried to take a photo of Rachael’s emotional sisters!! <3 The Chinese have a beautiful reason behind why we wear our rings on a specific finger. You can read more about it here, but I love that Renee added this to their ceremony! :)
I MEEEEEEEAN!!! <3
Those first few married seconds! <3
See why I had to split this post in two?! Check back for more from this sweet wedding on Thursday for dinos and castles and rain, OH MY! <3