Rachel & Brock ~ May 1, 2021

A blind date set up by friends led to true love for Rachel and Brock, who were married on May 1, 2021.

Rachel chose a romantic off-the-shoulder A-line gown with an embroidered bodice and overlay, sweetheart neckline, and a train. She accessorized with a pearl necklace, pearl earrings, and a full-length, lace-trimmed veil. Her bouquet included several types of flowers in white and shades of purple, accented with eucalyptus. Her six bridesmaids wore coordinating full-length lilac dresses and carried modified versions of the bride’s bouquet.

Brock looked sharp in a light gray suit with a light gray vest, white shirt, white damask tie, pale purple rose boutonniere, and white pocket square. His six groomsmen wore light gray suits with light gray vests, white shirts, lilac ties, pale purple rose boutonnieres, and lilac pocket squares.

In the outdoor ceremony, the officiant told the couple that they are not two halves that make a whole; rather, they are two complete people who are coming together to be something great than themselves. Each guest was given a black rock to bless for the couple; the rocks were all added to a glass jar as a keepsake for the newlyweds.

Later, guests enjoyed a meal of classic Caesar salad; grilled chicken breast with chipotle glaze; flat-iron steak with chimichurri sauce; twice-baked potatoes; and green beans with slivered almonds. There were also chicken and waffles for snacking on during the dancing.

During the speeches, the matron of honor, the bride’s best friend, shared what she’s learned about marriage so far. The best man, whose wife organized the newlyweds’ blind date, said that he can’t wait to see Rachel and Brock grow together. One of the groomsmen spoke about his friendship with the groom and how he’s always considered the bride part of the family.

Brock and Rachel’s first dance as man and wife was to “Tuesday” by Jake Scott. Rachel and her father danced to “I Loved Her First” by Midland. Brock and his mother danced to “In My Life” by Himesh Patel. Other wedding fun included a photo booth, and a bouquet and garter toss.

The three-tier wedding cake was done in a purple ombre effect and decorated with white and purple roses. It was topped with an ornament bearing the couple’s last name.

Rachel and Brock left their wedding under the signature sparkler send-off.

We wish the newlyweds a long and happy life together!

Photography By: Leslie Ann Photography