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Rachael + Dan // Wedding

Rachael + Dan
May 31, 2014 | Mishawaka, Indiana


With a little bit of a break in between my summer and fall weddings I can finally start catching up on my blogging!!! With that said, today I am blogging this lovely May wedding.  I have known Rachael and Dan since high school so it was an extreme honor to be apart of these high school sweet hearts big day.  There was nothing but sun in the sky on this Saturday morning in May when I went to meet Rachael and her bridesmaids at Amore Salon in South Bend.  We chatted as Rachael got her hair done about the excitement of the day and we also listened to some 2000's Hip Hop courtesy of one of the bridesmaids.  Soon after we headed to St. Bavo church in Mishawaka where both Dan and Rachael got ready to make the commitment of marriage to one another.  The church was packed with family and friends who all wanted to witness this commitment.  The ceremony was filled with smiles and happiness and a few tears.  After the ceremony we headed to Mishawaka High School (Where it all started) for photographs!  It was so fun walking around the picturesque high school and reminiscing about Friday nigh football games.  We took photos in the football stands, because we are proud to be cavemen! After photos we headed to Windsor Park for a beautiful and fun night of dinner and dancing.  We ended the evening with a few balcony photos and just as quick as it started the day was over and Rachael and Dan were husband and wife! I am so honored to have been apart of their day and I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!! 

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Hair: Amore Salon & Spa
Church: Saint Bavo Catholic Church
Reception: Windsor Park Conference Center
Flowers: De Cloedt's Floral Shop
Cake: Adam's Cake Shop
DJ/Lighting: R&S Entertainment