Bright, happy, and fun are just what we need to conquer the winter weather, and Rachel and Bryan’s summer shindig hits the mark. This sweet, chic couple dressed their bridesmaids (and one bride gent!) in a flattering neutral paired with bold color and their groomsmen in dapper tuxes, which is so, so fierce with their own ensembles (one look at the pics and you’ll see what we mean).
You wouldn’t know it from all those cheery smiles, but their wedding day started off with the kind of rain that sounds like a waterfall outside your window. Luckily, summer rain can be fickle, and the sun came out just in time to gild the day. After their ceremony at Plymouth, which featured original music by Rachel’s sister Marisa performed by a choir of friends and a brass quintet, our new Mr. and Mrs. headed to the Cleveland Ritz-Carlton for an ah-mazing celebration.
As for how Rachel chose her wedding dress, all we can say is plot twist! Explains our sweet bride:
“Picking the dress was a process that spanned over a year. Since we were located in Palo Alto, CA during wedding planning but I knew I wanted to work with Jennifer and Brides by the Falls in Cleveland, I fit dress shopping into holidays and visits home. I had actually originally picked out another Lea-Ann Belter dress, but when I came back for the fitting, I saw ‘the dress’ and knew that I had to have that one. Luckily, since they were both the same designer, I was able to switch out my pick at the last minute. “
After that moment, Rachel was so in love with her dress that after her wedding she popped into a Lea-Ann Belter trunk show at Brides by the Falls to see Jennifer and Lea-Ann…which was SUCH a thrill. Thanks again, Rachel, for making our day!
wedding dress: Tatiana via Brides by the Falls | photographer: Rentham Photography | florals: Plantscaping by Blooms | wedding cake: Wendy Kromer | bridesmaid dresses: Weddington Way | groomsmen attire: The Black Tux | reception venue: The Ritz Carlton Cleveland | ceremony venue: Plymouth Church in Shaker Heights | band: The Orchestra by the Cleveland Musical Group