Instagram… what a funny thing it can be. I met Rachel through Instagram of all places. Seriously I am not kidding. I chatted with Rachel on the phone about her wedding right before she was moving from Cleveland to San Antonio to be with Matt for his residency in Med School for the Airforce. He is super smart y’all! Like really smart!! Once we started chatting we immediately connected and she started gushing to me about all the details and plans of her wedding. The Reception was going to be at the Acacia Club in Beachwood, Ohio, which if you have never been there is seriously the most gorgeous venue! Rachel’s wedding sounded like a fairytale waiting to happen. I knew from the moment we chatted that her and Matt were going to be a fantastic couple to work with. She was one kick butt girl and total part of “my people”. We connected right away. When we got closer to her wedding day we realized April was going to pretend it was February or March and only be around 35 degrees for her wedding. When you are coming from Texas with 85-degree weather to Cleveland with 30’s and possible snow that can be a little daunting. We were both a little bummed about it but we decided to make the best of it. She was determined to not let the weather change her positive attitude and to both our surprises even though the weather was on the chilly side, the sun was shining and it turned out to be a lovely day. Not a snowflake or raindrop to be found. Thank goodness! Even if there was a snowflake or two you bet your bottoms we would have been out there shaking and shimmying while pretending we were in the warm Texas sun!
Throughout the day even from the first moment in the morning we just laughed and joked and had a freaking awesome time. If anyone knows me they know I am a total dork, and I love to just have fun and make stupid jokes. Nothing makes a wedding day more fun to me then when I can joke and mess around a bit with my couples. Weddings are the most joyous time and from Rachel and her girls laughing and having fun in the morning to twirling around on the dance floor and even outdoor patio you could tell this day was one hell of a day, that would live down as the absolute perfect day. Rachel and Matt’s wedding was the perfect start to a killer marriage… and I am proud I was able to be a part of it.
The Wedding Team:
Dress and Veil: Demetrios Bridal
Brides Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Hair: Dino Palmieri Salon
Brides Makeup: Friend and Bridesmaid Kara K (Instagram: @KarakMua)
Bridesmaid Makeup: Friend Sarah Eash (Instagram: @makeupbysarahe)
Tuxes: Jos A. Banks
Day of Wedding Coordination: Postcards and Pearls Events
Cupcakes: Cupcake Wishes
Florals: Ashley’s Floral
Video: Just Hitched Films
Venue: Acacia Clubhouse and Reservation (Cleveland Metroparks)