Gosh, where do I begin? This couple, their community, their style, venue, vendor choices...I mean, you get the picture -- pun intended. I’m sure you remember Rachel from her elegant, timeless, and basically ethereal bridal session at the Biltmore in Asheville and the good news is she’s back on the blog and her new husband is with her.
Rachel and Will held their wedding in Greenville, South Carolina at Grace Church Downtown before heading over to the glorious Gassaway Mansion for their reception and I loooooved how they were all over their day. Well of course they were, they were the one’s getting married, right?! But at the sake of being redundant, not all weddings reflect the couple because couple’s often choose what they think they should instead of what they actually want. You want cake? Great, have cake. Don’t want cake? Awesome, have pie...or ice cream (and make sure I’m there cause Pie and ice cream is #praisehandsemoji). Simply put, you do you. But I’ll get off my soapbox and back to Rachel and Will.
When I think of these two I think of classic - the kind of classic that stops time because it is timeless. The kind that consists of red lips and classic cars and begs to be shot on film because the texture and colors will outlive all trends. Outside of their eye for style, their love of family and community was evident by not only the amount of people present but also by the amount of tears shed by everyone; including me. As you see this wedding unfold, you’ll see that tears weren’t hard to come by because the ceremony started with Will singing to his bride before she walked down the aisle and continued with a foot washing portion where the whole congregation sang and prayed over the couple.
After the ceremony we headed over to the mansion and were able to be in the same car as the newlyweds and those intimate photos in the car are some of my favorite. The rest of the night everyone danced, Will sang, toasts and more tears were made, and then they rode off in their cream convertible; a fairytale ending for this classic couple.