It was a pleasure getting to know Rachel and Kelley at their wedding, what a wonderful couple!
In the feature, Rachel recounts:
When Kelley proposed, I had received a promotion at work (I worked in HR at a hedge fund in Connecticut), it was my 28th birthday, and our 2 year anniversary. We had so much to celebrate, I didn’t think a proposal was coming even when Kelley surprised me with lunch at Per Se. He knew I would want to have a say in the design of my engagement ring, so he gave me a simple gold ring on a necklace. I didn’t figure out he was proposing until I read the engraving “Will you marry me” on the inside of the ring. That ring is now my wedding band.
When we were planning the wedding, we wanted everything to be elegant but comfortable at the same time. Where we could, we included our local favorites and sentimental details from our relationship. The wedding and reception were at the country club attached to our favorite restaurant in the area, The Tavern at the Highlands Country Club. The favors were burnt caramel and Hawaiian sea salt truffles from a chocolate shop in our town. The invitations and all of the paper goods were custom made by my friend Misako, who owns the paper company, To You From Me. Kelley and I share a love for wine, so both the invitations and the flowers included vines.
I studied photography at Cornell, so the other aspect that was really important was that we have good quality photos. I came across our photographer, Karen Wise, through a friend. I fell in love with her documentary style, which went with the relaxed feel of the wedding. She also uses medium format film, which is impossible to find, and the photos made everything look that much better. The wedding was not only gorgeous, but incredibly touching and great fun!
More of their artistic team:
Floral Design: Engaging Floral Designs / Band: Miracle via IGMC / Venue: The Highlands Country Club / Coordinator: Adrienne Madama / Stationery: To You From Me, Misako Rothery / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Favors: Bittersweets