I was so so excited when I received my first email from Rachel asking if I was available to shoot her wedding. Everything she and Dan had planned sounded beautiful and not only that, they seemed like such a sweet and down to earth couple! Rachel was born here in the UK although moved to the USA at a young age so she has spent most of her life in the States, which is where she met Dan. However, she wanted to get married over here in England, in the same beautiful church her parents were married in.
Myself and Rachel had been doing a lot of correspondence via email and Skype while she was in the States so it was great to meet her and Dan when they flew over a few months before the wedding and we instantly clicked, I spent the whole afternoon with them, seeing the venues and walking around Richmond Park (mainly discussing our latest Netflix addictions!) They are such a lovely and kind couple and when the wedding came around, I felt SO welcomed into their day. The whole day was relaxed, fun and Rachel and Dan added so many pretty and unique personal touches to the wedding too. Anyway, without further ado, I’ll let the photos do the talking…
I’m pretty in love with these Kate Spade shoes, I do love a bit of glitter… I’m going to have to make a note of these for when/if I ever get married… *ahem*
Just round the corner, Dan, the boys and his family were all getting ready together…
There ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Church in Wimbledon which was just beautiful.
Rachel and Dan hired a red bus for all of their guests to travel from the church to their absolutely stunning reception venue, The Hurlingham Club.
How beautiful is this Order of Service too? It’s just gorgeous!
We then headed off around the grounds of the Hurlingham Club to get some gorgeous couple portraits, there were so many beautiful spots. We was completely spoilt for choice, really!
After dinner it was time for the speeches, Dan’s was really moving, sweet and also very funny…
Rachel’s Dad is from Chile and she has a lot of family in South America therefore wanted to incorporate a Latin American tradition which is called the ‘Hora Loca’, translation being ‘Crazy Hour’ where you play Latin and Reggaeton music, lots of party accessories were passed around such as glow sticks, carnival masks, sunglasses, funky hats! It was SO much fun and I’ve never seen such a CRAZY party in my life! I ended up staying until 1am as the dance floor was constantly packed all night!