{Rachel + Ralph @Renaissance Vinoy}

Rachel and Ralph have a pretty amazing story, they've known each other since elementary school and life brought them back together!  Their wedding was all about their family and friends.  Rachel's 2 daughters and her sister were her bridesmaids, and Ralph's 2 sons and his brother his groomsmen.  The beautiful Tea Garden at the Vinoy was the setting for their ceremony and they got to enjoy it a little longer by having their cocktail hour there as well.  We have started doing a lot of "first look" pictures with our couples, it's becoming more popular and those are always some of my favorite images, just to see the joy and reaction is pricesless.  I love how Rachel's bouquet had just hints of feathers in it, and Ralph's boutonniere was totally made of feathers and matched perfectly.  The combination of lilac florals and champagne dresses for the girls looked amazing.  Lots of candlelight and green florals for the reception with a pretty fabulous sweets table with cupcakes, cookies, and a chocolate fountain.  Thier favor was a little box with chocolate cupcake mix and the recipe inside, sweet!  That was the first time I've shot at the Vinoy since they have their new decor in the lobby and I love the colors and textures.  There was some "impromptu" dj'ing going on during the reception and definitely lots of great dancing.  Congrats to you both it was fabulous!!! xoxox

Venue: Renaissance Vinoy, Coordination: Stonehouse Events, Florals: Events in Bloom, Hair/Makeup: Colours by Linny, DJ: Grant Hemond, Cake: A Better Cheesecake, Rentals: US Tent Rental