Rachel & Jon got married on the Fourth of July in Grand Rapids, MI. “Sparks Fly on the Fourth of July” was their slogan for their big day. How sweet is that?! It really was an epic day! So much beauty and happiness and fun. I hope this post doesn’t crash your computer because it’s so large . . . but you’re definitely going to want to see the moment the Dad saw his daughter for the first time, the First Look for Rachel and Jon, and the most adorable flower girl meltdown of all time! (2 minutes before ceremony start time, mind you!) The ceremony was breath-taking. Rachel was a vision. . . and the way she looked at Jon all day- so adoringly and sweetly. GUSH-CITY! And the party was non-stop dancing and fun, thanks especially to the talented 12 piece Funk/R&B Horn Band, Hip Pocket, who had us all singing along in our best, most soulful voices. I’m still reliving this day in my head – so happy to share the images with you so that you can live it a bit too.
Rachel’s dress gave me the chills . . . wow!!
The moment the bride’s mom turned and saw her husband coming through the door and realized that he was about to see Rachel for the first time . . .
And all of us were in tears . . .
Yes, I’ll wait for you to grab the Kleenex – because I know you need one.
One of the bride’s brothers popped in unexpectedly. This sweet exchange is just as special as the last! So. Much. Goodness!!
All this just minutes before Rachel presented herself to her groom at the First Look, which just happens to be one of my favorite First Looks yet! So dramatic and beautiful . . .
It doesn’t get any cuter than this . . . Sweet lil darlins! It’s a lot of pressure being a flower girl, huh?!
THE coolest 12 piece band I’ve ever seen at a wedding . . . Hip Pocket Wedding Band. They were AMAZING and kept the party going strong all night!
Congratulations, Rachel & Jon! Your wedding was one for the books!