They were married over Labor Day weekend at the gorgeous Charlotte City Club in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Rachel is an uber-talented graphic designer and just an all-around creative spirit. From the programs to the tablescapes, the D.I.Y. elements she crafted into the wedding were so awesome! And Brett, you really rocked those argyle socks.
Because Rachel & Brett love to explore the world and have done lots of it together over the last couple of years, a travel theme was incorporated throughout the design. (Brett's career moved them to Sydney, Australia for over three years, so they took advantage of the time they were there and traveled all over the Southeast Pacific. Jealous, anyone?)
Brett & Rachel, you guys are so great and I loved photographing your wedding! Can we do it again? ; ) Now on to their wedding day - so many favorites. The theme and the colors really made everything so cohesive and modern... SO excited to share!
The bridesmaids made Rachel a memorable scrapbook... : )
Brett's gift to Rachel was a beautiful diamond & pearl necklace from Tiffany & Co.. No girl can mistake that blue box. ; )
Rachel incorporated her mother's veil and wore super cute gold flats and beautiful *bling-bling* Kate Spade jewelry to go along with her color palette...
... and her vintage garter was something borrowed AND blue, which she found off Etsy (one of my personal favorite sites!).
How awesome are these ring bearer badges?!
Brett is a die-hard Brett Favre fan. What a great gift!
Loved the flowers in this wedding.
Rachel's cousins were the ring bearers and wore bow ties with planes!
Isn't this sign so creative and functional all in one?
Had to sneak in that familiar skyscraper in Charlotte..
I loved the vintage postcard set up. The couple welcomed guests to write messages to them on the back!
I know it's blurry, but I still love it...
The candy table was nothing short of amazing. The couple added a personal touch to it by labeling family & friends' favorites!
The bridal party broke out in a choreographed dance during the reception. I love surprises!
The band, Timeless, rocked the party all night!
Rachel didn't really know the words to Jimmy Buffett's "Cheeseburger in Paradise." Hilarious.
Rachel's parents' wedding anniversary was really close to the wedding, so she surprised them and had the band play "Colour My World," which was their first dance song at their wedding 32 years ago.
And I have to give a shout out to the couple whose wedding I first shot solo! Kerri Neil & Andy, you guys look more in love than the day you got married two years ago. : )
Congratulations you two!