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    Tim + Rachel | A Classic Pink & Grey Wedding | Red Bud, Illinois

    15 June 2016

    When I see a bride for the first time on her wedding day, there's always this excitement and anticipation for the big day. I'm a morning person so I'm usually pretty bubbly from the minute I wake up. A couple weeks ago, I walked into the Healthy Hair salon and I saw Rachel getting her hair done. She was smiling and laughing with her bridesmaids. I remember asking her about her thoughts on the rain (it was literally raining buckets and buckets of rain that morning). Her response was simple, "I'm fine with the rain. If we have to do all the pics inside the church that's fine with me. I'm just ready to marry Tim."


    Tim and Rachel have been dating for the past nine years, yes, 9 YEARS. After nine years, they are officially wearing the title of "Mr. & Mrs" and I gotta say, it looks pretty good on them. If you're wondering about the rain, yes, it rained pretty much all morning and then stopped right before the ceremony. The day turned out to be absolutely beautiful. Rachel had purchased a cute umbrella with their monogram put on it in bright pink letters. It was super cute and I'm glad she thought ahead just in case it had indeed rained on her wedding day.

    I'll end this blog post by saying that Tim absolutely adores Rachel. I've captured 90+ weddings and I've seen a few grooms get up and thank everyone for coming, etc. But Tim blew me and the whole crowd aways by his sweet words he had for his bride. They have this inside joke between them that when one of them asks how sure they are about something, they respond by saying "they are ___% sure. Tim said he knows he's gotten a lot of slack for taking nine years to propose to Rachel, but he said he wanted it to be right decision. He ended by saying that he is 100% sure he is going to love Rachel the rest of his life!!! Awwwww so cute!!! 

    I've rattled too much again, like always, so I'll leave you with these beautiful images from such a wonderful day. Tim and Rachel, I wish you all the very best as you enter this new chapter in your lives. Best wishes...

    The basement of the church had a great open for wall for "detail" and "getting ready" pictures.










    Rachel, that dress was made for you! You looked stunning.






    Cutest little flower girl, miniature  bride and ring bearer :-)




    FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!

    BUBBLES!





    A quick stop at The Office in Red Bud, Illinois.

    Love the socks, boys... and your personalities.



    It was raining during these outdoor portraits, but the bridal party dealt with it for me :-) You know I love me some nature light LOL.









    Love the umbrella.









    You two are adorable! Love this picture.












    Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Conway!


    This was during Tim's speech.

    And after. Tim, I loved your speech. And I've heard a LOT of speeches LOL.



    Gotta love the "Newlywed Game" that Cosmo T's does at their receptions.

    First dance as husband and wife.