MEANT TO MEET
“I was meant to meet him”. That’s what she said to me the very first time that we spoke. Her whole life she had waited for the perfect guy to come running her way. And that is exactly how Rachael and Jonathan met, running. Literally! Their journey began at a running group in which both Rachael and Jonathan had joined. After one year of dating, Jonathan knew he wanted to run alongside of Rachael for a lifetime. A surprise trip to St.Augustine was just the right way for Jonathan to propose to Rachael.
Rachael and Jonathan committed their lives to each other this past Saturday at a the lovely Moorings Yacht and Country Club in Vero Beach, FL. Their wedding was inspired by the ocean with bursts of seafoam green, pinks, and gold. Oh, and a BLUSH wedding gown by Madeline Gardiner! Love, love, love! Rachael and Jonathan were surrounded by their close family and friends, a lot of which were from out of town. It meant the world to them to have their family celebrating alongside them.
Rachael and Jonathan, your wedding was gorgeous! I am so happy to have been a part of it and all I can say is thank you for giving me the honor of capturing your beautiful day. May your love always leave a legacy for your family and generations to come!
The day began with bridal prep. The artistry of Maria Sommers(makeup) and Nikolette Connelly(hair) were phenomenal! I was taken back at how beautiful Rachael was! Look at this makeup, is it not PERFECT?!
My second shooter caught this cute moment of Jonathan opening a letter from his bride...
This shade of PINK juxtaposed to the greenery...fantastic!
Because it was all about the party and visiting with guests and family, it was important to Rachael and Jonathan that they made time for that in their timeline. That is why they opted for a First Look, which leant more time for them to spend with their family and friends!
I just love the reaction here!
We took most of the portraits outdoors on the beautiful golf course that The Moorings has to offer.
Seafoam is one of my favorite colors, apparently Rachael loves it too and her girls looked great!
The handsome groom!!
One of my favorite portraits of Rachael! She is a natural beauty!
Gotta say, LOVE when brides wear veils!
So much happiness between these too!
Their naked cake was delicately topped with fresh blueberries, blackberries and strawberries...
I could cry! The emotion and love between these two is beautiful.
The party was where it was at with this couple, Traxx Entertainment kept EVERYONE on the dance floor for the rest of the night!
All of this amazingness would not have happened if it weren't for these amazing vendors:
DRESS: Madeline Gardner New York
HAIR: Nikolette Connelly of Elle 7 Twenty Salon
MAKEUP: Maria Sommers
FLORALS: Monti's Flower Market
CAKE: Roxane Gibbons, Vero Beach