On June 17th at Rolling Meadows Ranch, Nate and Rachel solidified their love for one another with a beautiful ceremony, full of love and handcrafted details.
Nate and Rachel share a once in a lifetime kind of love, the kind of love you can only describe as a starting like a “blaze of fire.” The ying- to one another’s -yang, balance that keeps one another grounded. They’re part rock n’ roll, part bohemian, and both love what truly matters – enjoying and understanding the same philosophies about life.
As bride Rachel explains, “we still question how we are so lucky to find another person to share our lives with that enjoy and care about so many of the same things in life.”
Before they took the walk down the aisle, the couple read each other’s vow letters in private. This allowed them to keep it personal without seeing each other before the wedding. As they made it to the altar, surrounded by a large bridal party of family and friends, you couldn’t help but tear up at the moment.
To style the reception, Rachel worked closely with her mother to DIY just about everything. From the flowers to dishes, appetizers to desserts – and not to mention all the décor, they worked for over a year thrifting, auctioning and crafting to create a stunning bohemian-vintage atmosphere.
During the reception, surrounded by colorful glass goblets and the sound of Tom Petty, guests enjoyed a delightful spread of hors d'oeuvre while they danced the night away. There was lots of laughter, and everyone plain had a blast.
Rachel lovingly shared her experience on Bridal Gush: “[Chelsea Hall] was an amazing photographer. She was professional, always on time and quick with a response, and most of all super friendly. Her style is exactly what we were looking for – beautifully crafted, artistically awesome photos. She captured every special moment from the day and was so incredibly unobtrusive you barely knew she was there!”
Wedding Photography: Chelsea Hall Photography | Venue: Rolling Meadows Ranch|Catering: Eli’s BBQ| Florals: Flowerman DIY | Bridal Shop: Wendy’s Bridal | Accessories: The Little Mahatma| Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal| Tuxedo: Menswarehouse | Makeup: Alexa Grau| Coffee Cart: Urbana Cafe|Ceremony Musician: Danny DeRose | Officiant: Chad Ricks
This wedding was also featured on Bridal Gush!