“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” -Ecclesiastes 4:12
Rachael and Andrew met on New Years Eve through mutual friends. Throughout several years of dating and long distance they used a notebook to exchange love letters, plan trips, and dream big dreams. The very last letter in the book ended with Andrew on one knee with a ring in his hand. Rachael’s braided ring band represents Ecclesiastes 4:12 and serves as a reminder to keep God the center of their relationship. (Good work, Andrew!! ;))
This past Saturday Rachael and Andrew both committed to those words as they said their vows at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, Illinois. Their ceremony was absolutely beautiful and filled with heart warming moments for them and their families.
After the ceremony (and the bubble exit!!), we headed to the U of I arboretum where we took tons of beautiful portraits of Rachael and Andrew and their bridal party– a super fun group, I should add. 😉
Once the portraits were finished up, it was time for the limo to take them to their reception. With guests waving napkins in the air, Rachael and Andrew were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. King for the very first time. The celebration continued with dinner, toasts, cake, and dancing.
As those beautiful day wrapped up and I drove home, I couldn’t help but feel so incredibly grateful that I got to be a part of it. Rachael and Andrew, thank you for hiring me to be your wedding photographer! I had a blast at every meeting, session, and throughout your wedding day. 🙂 As beautiful as it was, I know that your marriage will be even better. I hope that y’all are having a great time with family this week and I wish you both the best! 🙂