Rachel & Ryan’s beautiful summer wedding started at Rachel’s parents home. It was so nice to head back to Casco, Michigan, a year later. Rachel & I met at one of our other brides weddings, Taylor & Michell, last year. I was so ecstatic when she reached out to work with us because she was such a joy to work with on Taylors day. Getting to know Rachel & Ryan more was so wonderful. Rachel & Ryan met on a Delta airlines flight! Yes, you read that right! Not the traditional way nowadays to meet someone, but oh-my-goodness, I was so geeked to hear this. Being a big believer in everything happens for a reason, this truly was one of those grand moments. The crazy part- they didn’t even exchange numbers after their flights, but thankfully Ryan was listening really well to Rachel, and was able to find her on social media. He then promptly reached out & the rest is history!
Rachel & Ryan knew they didn’t want to deal with all the covid issues that the past few years have brought to the table with weddings. They were so smart, and chose to have their reception in Rachel’s family homes backyard. As we all know, God laughs when we make plans….and it rained for the whole week leading up to their day. The yard was sadly flooded and unable to host a wedding reception. With this happening, they unfortunlatey could not host it at their parents property. Even better news though, they were so blessed to have their Aunt & Uncle, literally neighbors to their parents. They so kindly offered to host their tented wedding reception there! Such kindness, their entire family was this way & it was so heartwarming.
Fast forward- the wedding day! Rachel & Ryan were married at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, in Richmond, Michigan. The rain had stopped that day, just in time, as we headed out for the ceremony. The church was beautiful and it turned out to be the most glorious day. After their beautiful ceremony, we captured beautiful photos at a park and then a boardwalk off Lake St. Claire.
The reception was tastefully decorated. From the cutest party favors, to the donut wall of your dreams. It was wonderful. Rachel & Ryan’s day was perfectly splendid from start to finish.
We are wishing them a lifelong happy marriage, full of God’s love, and many blessings. Thank you for choosing Kate Diamond to document your wedding day!
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Dress:The Wedding Shoppe, Michigan
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Tuxes/Suits: Mens Warehouse
Jewelry: The Wedding Shoppe, Michigan
Flowers: The Blue Orchid
Entertainment: Bad Bee Entertainment
Transportation: Dream Limousines
Food: Achatz Catering
Alcohol: Party Maids
Cake: Sweet Layers By Linda
Salon: Alyssa Ann Studio, infinite designs hair studio, mihairco.,