Looking only at the surface, Rachel & Eric’s Clifton Club wedding in Lakewood was one of vibrant pinks, lush flowers, sparkling glass and warm candles. There was a gorgeous ceremony in a bright chapel and royal exit laced with rose petals. Rachel even had the most stunning fairy-tale dress. But that is only the surface. What matters most is what ran deeply beneath the entire wedding day.
Rachel and Eric are an amazing couple. During their ceremony at Dover Congregational Church in Westlake, their pastor and personal friend recited the typical vows – good times and bad, thick and thin, forever more. But for Rachel and Eric, those vows have already come alive. They’ve been with each other through good and bad, sticking tightly together all the while. Having done the same for a friend of mine, I love that they asked a close friend to conduct their wedding ceremony. It made the entire event more meaningful and personal.
Also making their wedding unique and personal was Rachel’s aunt, who not only did hair and make-up for the wedding, but also sang during the ceremony. Let’s not call it singing. Let’s call it a performance! After all, Rachel’s aunt is a professional opera singer. Making the entire wedding day perfect were Rachel & Eric’s friends and family. They both have amazing parents that are so warm and kind. Then there were the small things – lovely kids, an amazing design, and a bridal party that was ready to have fun.
We had a tough schedule and dodged rain most of the day, but Rachel and Eric’s Clifton Club wedding still came out amazing. Below are just a few highlights to enjoy.
Ceremony – Dover Congregational Church
Reception – The Clifton Club
Floral Design – HeatherLily
Cake Artist – Paige Tallaksen
Bridal gown – by Justin Alexander, The Perfect Bride
Entertainment – A Bride’s DJ