These two amazing people, are both the youngest of 4, and have 3 older sisters each. So when I said “have immediate family show up at 4pm for pictures”, I forgot that that meant like 30 people. I came downstairs and a reminder light went off in my brain, because at first I was thinking “who are all these guests here so early!!”. It was so sweet to see how their family cared so much about these two and all the littles were playing some sort of roll in it all.
And it’s no wonder that they are accustomed to a chaotic group gathering or little kids running around – it didn’t even phase Erin when I (last minute) had to bring my 5 week old baby to a meeting and walk around bouncing him in my carrier while we selected linen colors! That is why they wanted this awesome cocktail style, lounge-y gathering where everyone is just together; talking, dancing, laughing, not ever sitting for too long, because that is their comfort zone and what makes them happiest. Just a good, familial group of people celebrating their love. Congrats!
Planner: Christina Logan Design
Artist: Maggie Smith Kuhn
Bridal Hair & Make up: One10 Beauty
Bridal Salon: LVD Bridal
Bridal Designer: Sarah Seven
Catering: Actual Food Nashville
DJ & Lighting: Snyder Entertainment
Flowers: Stella Rose Floral
Photographer: John Myers Photography
Rentals: Southern Events
Venue: The Cordelle
They say you can’t plan life, and for a planner, that can be pretty annoying when it comes true. After being so excited to plan Rafael and Rachel’s September wedding in Seattle, it turned out I would be welcoming my own new addition to our family just 7 days before the wedding, making it impossible for me to travel across the country. My heart broke at the thought of missing this day for two reasons: because I hate to disappoint anyone, and because these two amazing people are also family. Rafael is my cousin and there are only a few chances to get to plan and attend family weddings, and I did not want to miss this one!
I couldn’t have had a more gracious couple to not only be excited for me, but to completely understand that my physical presence on the wedding day wasn’t what makes the process a success. So with that, the day was absolutely beautiful, with a trusted coordinator in place to execute this amazing day, I just wish we could have been there! So thrilled to welcome the beautiful, smart and funny Rachel to our family, Rafael knocked it out of the park with this one!
Wedding Planner: Christina Logan Design
Caterer: Wild Ginger
Flowers: Distinctive Design Flowers
Lighting: Hollywood Lights
Photographer: Wiley Putnam
Stationery: Darby Cards Collective
Venue, ceremony: Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Venue, reception: Metropolist