Willow Valley Palm Court Wedding Rachel & Andrew

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This year has been full of amazing couples, all with their own stories and wedding styles. Rachel & Andy have become our friends over the past months so it was so fun to see their day come together so perfectly! Their day was beautiful & unique to them as a couple and it was! Rachel & Andy chose Willow Valley – Double Tree Resort as their wedding location, which was conveniently just a couple mins from their home. Rachel got ready at her house with the girls  and already looked stunning when we arrived :)

Rachel & Andy chose to have a First Look and pray together before the ceremony. It was a beautiful moment full of tears, laughter and kisses. These two are fabulous together ;) Their ceremony was held in the chapel where all of their guests could stay warm and then we moved over to the Palm Court for their reception. Highlights from the reception? Their first dance, the photo booth and hanging out with the new couple after their official reception was over :)

Love the sign on their front door and this stunning ring from Finch Jewelers!

Rachel’s Alfred Angelo gown.

One more shot of that gorgeous ring and all of her jewelry from Finch Jewelers.

Love love love her wedding flats!!

The florals were done by Eve’s Garden, a hidden gem. Rachel was thrilled with all of her work!!

Makeup done by Blush Beautiful and jewelry worn by the bridesmaids is from the Lia Sophia collection. One of Rachel’s bridesmaids sells the jewelry and made her collection available to the others to choose anything they wanted to wear for the day!

And here is Andy’s stunning bride!!

Getting ready to see her groom :)

The moment before they see each other…

And there it is, all the reasons to do a First Look!


We were all laughing at this point, Rachel is fixing Andy’s hair ;)

Geez guys, stop being so cute!

Beautiful, just beautiful.

And we still got some of that great fall color.

He’s a pretty happy groom :)

Shoes :D

The soon to be Mr & Mrs.

How adorable is the Jr Best Man?!

Their fun wedding party.

There was a lot of laughing!

Wedding party details.

The guys.

And the girls.

And a couple more of the bride & groom before they say ‘I Do’.

The Chapel.

Rachel chose to put her veil on right before the ceremony, such a special moment walking down the aisle.

Reading their vows to one another.

Being a ham ;)

Rachel gave Andy’s son a gift during their unity ceremony.

Sealed with a kiss.

They were welcomed out of the chapel with sparklers and it was one of the best exits we’ve seen!

Matt took them by the lake for a couple of minutes since the sun was setting.

Oh so happy!

I think they love each other ;)

And while Matt was getting those, I grabbed some of the details.

Love their rings.

A personalized ice sculpture, their centerpieces and pics of their parents on their wedding days.

Their first dance.

Time to dance :)

Their was a Christmas display already set up so we used it as a prop.

A few last pics with the couple.

So in love.

One hot couple!

Congrats friends!! We’re so happy for you and can’t wait to share the rest of the pics with you when you get back :)

1 person commented on this post

    1. Sherril Beaston says:

      Wow, saw some of Ginger’s pics, but these are the most wonderful and spirit catching pictures! Beautifully done! Never before saw this side of Rachael..good to see Dawn, and Ray giving away the bride! Congratulations to the obviously very happy couple! Marvelous staging and area pictures…great job to the photographers also!

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