There’s not enough words in the world to describe how wonderfully romantic, fun, and joyful Rachel & Nick’s Newfields summer wedding was. I had been looking forward to Rachel & Nick’s Newfields summer wedding ALL year and it did not disappoint! With an amazing team of vendors, a fun and gorgeous wedding party, beautiful weather (thank God, am I right, Rachel!?), and the most in love couple ever, it was sure to be a show stopper of a wedding!
Let me back track a bit. It was supposed to rain… all day. No surprise there considering it had been raining all summer. And as far as brides who care a TON about their outdoor wedding photos goes, Rachel cared the MOST. So when we woke up to a partly cloudy forecast with a zero percent chance of rain, we unpacked the umbrellas from our car faster than you can say “Hallelujah!” We were so relieved for her and Nick!
Fast forward a couple hours and we’re meeting up with our FAVORITE coordinators of all time – Magical Moments Event Planning! Future brides, I’m serious! Amanda & Lora are top notch! They will forever be number one on my wedding coordinators referral list! After catching up with them for a few minutes (we totally put time in the schedule just for that!) it was about time for the daddy/daughter first look!
We LOVE these moments SO much! It’s the sweetest thing to see dad tearing up with the biggest smile on his face. Rachel’s family is not the most traditional of families, so she had planned for her mother to walk her down the aisle. Which meant this first look was dad’s super special shinning moment! And they definitely made the most of it. Happy tears, kisses on the cheek, hugs, twirls… you name it, it was apart of their first look! One of the best moments of the day was hearing Rachel tell her dad how happy she was. Cue my own happy tears!
Not ten minutes later, the sight of Rachel walking towards Nick under the veranda brought him to tears as well. Seriously you guys, it was an entire 30 minutes straight of laughing and crying! This was an especially big moment because it took months and months of convincing to get Nick to agree to a first look! He was far from “on board”. But they both had their hearts set on having extra time just to themselves during their Newfields summer wedding.
In order to make their wedding flow how they always dreamed, a first look it was. I knew they were both going to LOVE it, but I was still a bit nervous because there was SO much pressure for Nick to feel like he made the right choice! And you know what? This first look will go down in history as my favorite first look of all time! So I’d say it was worth it!
The next several hours of their day went by SO fast! I would blink and we would be on to the next amazing event! And I know Nick & Rachel felt that way too! Its a good thing they scheduled a private cocktail hour just for them to relax, enjoy a peaceful moment, and sip on their Moscow Mules! Once their reception began, it was all extremely deep belly laughs from then on!
Rachel & Nick, we can’t say it enough… WE LOVE YOU! We love your friends, we love your family… We are STILL, even one month later, on cloud 9 from your incredible wedding day and we bet you are too! And if you aren’t, you totally will be after seeing your Newfields Summer Wedding gallery! Thank you so so much for allowing us to be apart of it! We are so lucky to have met you and we cannot wait to see your family and love grow more and more! Happy One Month Anniversary you guys!
Coordinators: Magical Moments Event Planning | Lora & Amanda
Florist: Meg Catherine Flowers
Hair & Make Up: Something Blue Stylists | Melissa C.
Dress: Carrie Karibo Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Menswear: Despos Tailoring | Dominic Wardell
Cake/Bakery: Heavenly Sweets Bakery
Entertainment Services: Triad DJ Services | Kevin Miller
Catering: Kahn’s Catering
Engagement Session | Carmel Arts & Design District