WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! There are SO many reasons Rachel and Jack’s day was so incredibly special…first, if you’ve never met them, you are missing out. Truly.
I am so blessed to work with couples who are so genuine in their interactions and are so truly in love with each other. Rachel and Jack are not only in love with each other, they are best friends. After Jack saw his bride, he couldn’t stop saying “WOW. You are GORGEOUS”, followed by a kiss, a hug, or making her twirl around again.
Their families and friends are no different. The wedding day is not at all about me and my team, but I swear almost every single guest made a point to thank me and compliment my work. It was so sweet of them!!
Rachel and Jack did an amazing job of making their day a collaboration between so many amazing local vendors. Every single person and part of the day was constructed by someone they vetted and hand-picked and you could tell. Your vendors are EVERYTHING!! This was one of BearFox Studios first events they designed and y’all…the colors, the florals, the decor, the set up process…it was AMAZING!!!
My absolute favorite moment of the day was Jack performing a surprise song that he had written Rachel. When he gave me a heads up that it would be happening, I was SO excited. Even in his vows he promised to always sing to her, songs she knew and ones he wrote…she had no idea he would fulfill that vow almost immediately! I love the wedding traditions that bind our cultures together, but when couples find ways to make their day a little different and specifically special to them, it makes me so happy.
So here we are…another HUGE blog post…over 200 images again!!! We’re on a roll for this 2020 wedding season, but I’m sure my couples don’t mind a little extra to look at before they receive their full galleries 😉
Rachel and Jack –– I love you two and I am SO thankful that you are a part of the Dakota Hersey couples family!!! You have such a fun adventure ahead of you and I cannot wait to watch it unfold. Enjoy your honeymoon!!
A huge thank you to the vendors who made this day beautiful!!!
VENUE: The Firehouse
COORDINATION: BearFox Studios
VIDEOGRAPHER: Jon Warlick Media
FLORALS: BearFox Studios
MAKEUP + HAIR: Silver Ceiling Beauty
BAND: Emerald Empire Band
CATERING + DESSERTS: Funky Fresh
CAKE: Bestow Baked Goods
WEDDING DRESS: Essence of Australia from New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh
BRIDE’S SHOES: Kaileep
WEDDING RINGS + BANDS // Tacori / Diamonds Direct Raleigh
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid of Raleigh
GROOMSMEN SUITS: Joseph A. Bank
INVITATIONS: CK Creations
RENTALS: CE Rentals
CUSTOM TIES: Michelle Carter Studios
I love a night that ends with a private dance in the reception hall while everyone is outside setting up for sparklers and the band is packing up!