A teenage Kyle was enchanted by Rachel’s voice as she sang lyrics from the French classic Beauty and the Beast for a school production. Years later, the couple recreated that same foreign magic on their wedding day, which was captured beautifully by Kristin Partin Photography.
“We really wanted to make it like a French garden party,” Rachel told Limn & Lovely. “Overall, we wanted it to be a dream.”
The bridesmaids were dressed in “steely blue gowns,” Rachel said, and the couple’s do-it-yourself blooms were arranged “so that they looked as if someone had gone into their garden and gathered a bundle together.”
The couple exchanged traditional vows on the spring-green grounds of Rachel’s home church. “We chose to do a foot washing ceremony to show our desire to have a marriage where both parties serve each other in humility,” Rachel said. “It was beautiful and so very meaningful to us.”
She added, “I know this sounds clichéd, but it really does fly by. When the pastor said, ‘I now pronounce you husband and wife,’ I looked at him strangely because I thought he had skipped something. Don’t fret about little things. Trust me, it won’t matter nearly as much when it’s all over. Skimp where you can on the wedding, and splurge on a rockin’ honeymoon with the man of your dreams.”
Photography: Kristin Partin Photography / Ceremony and reception venue: House of Prayer / Flowers: Whole Blossoms and Roy Houff / Catering: Maggiano’s / Cake: Made by a friend of the family / Officiants: Pastor Mark Jordan and Pastor Steve Stells / Bride’s dress: Tara Keely / Bride’s shoes: TOMS / Veil: Bella Rosa / Bridesmaids’ dresses: Jasmine B2 / Groom’s and groomsmen’s attire: J. Crew / Hair and makeup: Friend of one of the bridesmaids / Invitations: DIY / Guest book: Michaels