A small ceremony might not have been Rachel & Michael’s original plan for their wedding day, but they sure rolled with the many necessary changes (thanks, Coronavirus) with grace, and quite a few laughs along the way.
In fact, when I arrived during that Saharan dust storm that also happened to blow through North Texas on their wedding day, Rachel wasn’t worried, at all. She was busy laughing. Between her bridesmaids’ antics, and her parents cracking her up, she was seriously all smiles as she prepared to walk down the aisle. (I think her gorgeous gown’s pockets and her sparkly Keds couldn’t have hurt, and they certainly match her laidback personality!)
Michael was also pretty chill before the ceremony began. It helped that his older brother was there to keep him calm and looking sharp. But he shifted from nonchalant to overcome with happy tears when he saw Rachel for the first time, as she walked down the aisle.
Their ceremony at Holy Trinity Catholic Church was short and sweet, and witnessed by a dozen or so guests, socially distanced through the aisles. Though that part of their day might have looked a little different than usual, it felt intimate and sacred, and absolutely joyous, just as any wedding should.
And after they were pronounced husband and wife, it was time for the celebration to begin. After taking a few photos around the church, they were off to an intimate dinner with their precious few guests.
I love that I got to play witness to this special day, and that we’ll get to celebrate with them again when they have a reception later in the year! I just hope Michael is prepared to remember two anniversaries!