'I knew I wanted to be married at the beach but not on the beach. I knew within seconds of arriving in Stone Harbor, that this was going to be our location and The Reeds at Shelter Haven was going to be our venue (the only venue we saw!!). The town, The Reeds, the vibe was just what we were looking for. I grew up in a small beach town, I knew I had to be by the sea for our special day. The week leading up, I was upset about the inclement weather prediction but that morning all of the stresses just lifted away. I decided to dance in the rain, rather than wait for the storm to pass. We made the decision early that morning to have everything indoors, which was beautiful nonetheless. My grandfather, Poppop, had the honor of walking me down the aisle along side my Mom. The bridal party walked down the aisle to the remake of "Higher Love" by James Vincent McMorrow and I walked down the aisle to an Elvis cover, "Can't Help Falling in Love" a live version by Ingrid Michaelson. We each exchanged our personal vows. They were a perfect mix of our dry humor and genuine love for one another.' - Rachel
See Rachel & Dan's beautiful wedding photos below.
What is one word that would best describe your wedding?
Fun! - That's what I wanted for my wedding, was for all my guest to have a blast. Mission Accomplished.
What was the most challenging part of organising a wedding?
Every last detail. I am (sort of) a control freak so I did every single last task myself! I really put a great deal of effort into the small details.
What is one scene in the wedding that will forever be in your memory?
Any funny moments?
Our personal vows, they were touching but also had humor. The funniest part of the night was when my new Brother in Law gave his best man speech. It had everyone crying laughing. People were still talking about it a month later.
Has anything changed in your relationship with your husband now that you are a wife?
We are much more relaxed. Now that I'm not planning and everything is paid for and done we have a lot more time to relax! We've been going on dates more in the last month than we have in a while.
How was your experience as a Forever Soles bride?
Great!! I recently had foot surgery, so I was really looking for a comfortable yet beautiful shoe for my events. I wore the ballet flats to my Bridal Shower, I got my cast off the day before and they were SO comfortable but still very stylish and bridal. My wedding shoes had a small heel, I'm very tall so I didn't need or want a high heel.
Rachel wears Forever Soles True Romance Heels in Ivory xx