Patrick & Rachel | A Timeless Wedding at The Edgewater

From Rachel’s very first email to the first time I hugged her & PJ at their engagement session, I have been over-the-moon excited for their wedding day. Rachel described her vision of their wedding day with an abundance of flowers and surrounded by their loved ones overlooking the lake. As we inched closer & closer to their wedding day, I couldn’t help but watch the weather forecast and my heart sank a little when the entire week called for a wedding day filled with rain — of course it wouldn’t matter if it rained or not because PJ & Rachel we’re getting MARRIED but I knew that meant an outdoor ceremony overlooking the lake might not be in the cards. WELL, I feel like PJ & Rachel’s loved ones were smiling down on them because not a single drop of rain fell and we had the most perfect weather you could ask for! 

PJ & Rachel’s wedding took place at The Edgewater, one of the most elegant venues in Madison. Every single detail was so meticulously thought out — from PJ’s hand-painted Italian shoes to Rachel’s jaw-dropping King Protea bouquet — the whole wedding day dripped of meaningful touches unique to their story. Rachel has such a gift for styling & it was so sweet to watch her beam with happiness as she saw the details coming together. As I spent some time with PJ in the morning when he got ready, he turned to me and said “How is Rachel?! I hope she’s good… because I’m shaking like a leaf!”. It was the sweetest moment of excitement & nerves!!! All of his nerves were eventually calmed when he saw his beautiful bride coming down the aisle — I think his face says it all in the photos below!

The ceremony was absolutely stunning and certainly the “big event” of the day but nothing could quite rival the dance floor that night!!! Rachel & PJ hired a live band for their reception and they PACKED the dance floor with guests (young & old) all night — the energy was unreal!!! I also found out that PJ & Rachel had been holding out on me with their dance moves because they killed it during their first dances. I mean c’mon, what couple dances to Justin Timberlake for their first dance as husband and wife & makes it look THAT good?! It was SO fun!!!! 

Rachel & PJ, I had the best time capturing your big day! I hope all of your wedding dreams came true and I can’t wait to see what you guys have in store next! Xo 

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Rachel!!! You are stunning!!!

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This is what I live for — real, raw, emotion.

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A favorite of mine!!!

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Leave some love for these two in the comments below! If they receive 25 or more comments, they will receive a complimentary 8×10″ gift print of their favorite image.

Special thanks to all the vendor’s who made this day so spectacular – 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Edgewater | Dress: Marah’s Elegant Bridal |Florist: Felly’s Flowers Bakery: Piece of Cake | Band: Final Say | Invitations: Designed by the Bride | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN Custom Arch: Upcylcing by Amy

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