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Rachael’s eyes beamed with joy.  Brad had a pep in his step.  The two of them only feet away but unable to see each other.  The excitement filled the air.  The groomsmen laughed and cheered as they got ready and enjoyed drinks from flasks the groom presented to them.  The bridesmaids excitedly rushed around in the bridal suite after opening their gifts from the bride and seeing beautiful jewelry, flip flops to wear after the ceremony and cute purses to go with their dresses.

Rachael stood in front of the mirror as her gown was buttoned and her hair and make up were touched up. Brad accidentally saw the back of her as she was walking for pictures and that only heightened his excitement to see his bride’s beautiful face.

As the ceremony begin, Rachael’s father escorted her down the aisle.  Brad caught a glimpse of her as she approached and was completely awe-struck at the sight of her stunning beauty.  Both hearts beating fast that if there hadn’t been music, we would have been able to feel the beat of their own rhythm playing enthusiastically.  They held hands, looked into each other’s eyes and read each other vows they had written for each other.  Pastor presented a gift to them of their favorite macaroni and cheeses.  They like different kinds so he said that the mac and cheese was the start of combining their two lives into one. Everyone had a good laugh.  The couple then formed a unity cross before exchanging rings and sharing their first kiss as husband and wife.  Lots of smiles came as they walked hand in hand back down the aisle.

The reception was decorated in gorgeous gold and rose gold with touches of rustic class throughout.  They had a beautiful cake that was surrounded by delicious cake pops (the chocolate was to die for!) Toasts came, cake was gently shared with one another and then their first dance came.  Brad pulled Rachael in closely as his head slightly rested on hers.  He twirled her around and then she leaned in for a kiss.  Both of them so happy, so in the moment, so perfect for each other.


Brad & Rachael,

It seems that fate had a major role in getting the two of you together.  May you always look back at the first time you saw each other with love in your eyes. Thank you so much for having me be a part of your best day ever.   I hope that Cancun is an absolute blast and that you enjoy this little preview into your day.

Safe travels!

Yours Truly,




Venue: Stony Point Hall, Baldwin City, KS

DJ/Videographer/Photobooth: Complete Sound

Dress Designer: Justin Alexander

Dress Shop: Bridal Extraordinaire

Shoes: Shoes of Prey (Customized)

Wedding Rings: Jared’s, Kay Jewelers

Hair: Debbie Ann Nipper

Makeup: Josh Torres

Caterer & Plating: Indigo Competition BBQ team

Bartender: Bartenders on the Go

Photographer: Yours Truly, Sara Rieth

Classic Rose & Gold Wedding with a touch of Rustic Chic : Baldwin City Wedding Photographer: Brad & Rachael

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