Rachel + Chase | Wedding | Rosewood, Pinson, AL | September 24, 2016

We arrived to Rosewood on a 'high of 95' September Saturday. As we opened the bridal suite doors, we found our bride Rachel smiling and completely relaxed. All the girls were getting ready with plenty of time to spare. Nobody was rushed, it was an absolute dream!

Rachel in her dress, and Chase wearing his new watch gifted from his bride, they were both anxious to see each other. Chase even had tears in his eyes before he turned around! I told Rachel to grab her handkerchief, and good thing she did because Chase needed it immediately. At that moment I was overwhelmed with their love for each other. Chase choked on his words, "But you are... so... beautiful." Rachel began to dry his tears. SO blown away at this moment.

As we headed to the ceremony, everyone began to take their seats. I stood next to Rachel's mom as we looked at Chase, her Dad, and Rachel smiling. I suddenly felt a touch on my forearm and saw her mom with tears in her eyes. I began to cry. How lucky am I be here on this day and at this very moment? When the officiant pronounced them Mr. and Mrs. Sims, Chase surprised us when he dipped her for a kiss!

We then entered the reception, beginning with Rachel and Chase first dance to Stay With You by John Legend. (If you haven't heard, go listen to it!) After cutting the cake, toasting, and tossing the bouquet, it was time to depart. After a long wedding day, we still weren't ready for it to end! The love they showed their family, friends, and each other was the kind you don't forget. With warm hugs from Rachel and Chase, we left with full hearts for the newly Mr. and Mrs. Sims. 

Congratulations Rachel and Chase! To many, many more! 

Venue/Food/Cake: Rosewood | Dress: Bella Couture | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella's Bridal & Formal | Tuxes: Men's Warehouse | Florals: Tracey Sloan- Flowers I do | Hair: Kaitlin Beasley | Makeup: Emily Hill and Lacey Elmore | Entertainment: DJ FAT Fr33 | Director: Tammy Pardue