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Classic Smyrna First United Methodist Church and Marlow House Wedding – Rachel & Rob


September 11, 2017


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Rachel & Rob’s wedding at Smyrna First United Methodist Church and the Marlow House in Marietta was such a special day! First of all, I simply fell in love with these two when I first met them for engagement photos last fall! I loved their kindness & the way they both enjoy each other’s company! And during the session, I casually asked “So, have you set a date for your wedding yet?” to which they responded, “Yes, August 19th!” My eyes lit up, “That date is lucky! It’s my birthday!!” Haha! I was absolutely thrilled when Rachel & Rob asked if I would capture their wedding on such a special day!

What I love about Rachel & Rob is how unbelievably happy and joyful they are together! I love the way Rob lights up when Rachel looks at him, and the way Rachel’s joy overflows when she laughs! They are one of the kindest couples I’ve met, and I simply love being around them!

The wedding day began at Rachel’s friend’s Amy’s house where the girls were watching “27 Dresses” and drinking mimosas! I loved how the day started so relaxed! Rachel & her girls even brought out vegan cupcakes & sang “Happy Birthday!” to me which was such a sweet & wonderful surprise! Once Rachel was in her gown, it was off to the church in the coolest ride – a vintage Cadillac convertible! Rachel & Rob opted for a First Look before the ceremony, and true to form, the look in Rob’s eyes almost brought me to tears! Rachel looked absolutely stunning, and I loved capturing each of them with their amazing wedding party before the ceremony!

The Ceremony took place in the gorgeous sanctuary at Smyrna First United Methodist Church, and I absolutely loved how beautiful and classic everything looked, especially with Rachel’s stunning cathedral veil! After the ceremony, we finished photos and Rachel & Rob took a few glowy portraits by their sweet ride before heading over to the Marlow House for the reception where guests mingled and danced the night away! All in all, it was a beautiful day surrounded by the sweetest group of family & friends!

Rachel & Rob, you are such a joy to be around! I seriously cannot think of you two together without smiling! I’m so glad I’ve been able to get to know you during this special time in your lives! It was an absolute pleasure to spend such a special day with both of you! Thank you for your kindness and love! Much love & appreciation – Carrie Joy

I just absolutely LOVE the joy you can see in Rachel & Rob’s faces! 🙂

Rachel’s gorgeous gown was complemented by a beautiful lace bolero & her mother’s diamond necklace!

Isn’t this hairpiece stunning?! It perfectly matched Rachel’s classic style!

Rachel rode to the church is this amazing Cadillac convertible that used to be her grandfather’s!

Rob looked dapper in his navy tux and pale pink bowtie!

After few photos with the groomsmen, it was time for the First Look!

I just love the sweet joy in this moment – Rob’s face says it all!

I just love this film photo of Rob & Rachel in the Cadillac convertible! Aren’t they adorable?!!

I love how classic & gorgeous this image of Rachel going down the aisle is!!

Rachel & Rob were all smiles when they left the church as the new Mr. & Mrs. Kaercher!

And they’re off! I love that Rachel & Rob drove to their reception in style! 🙂

The large wrap-around porch and soft lamplight created a perfect atmosphere for those who wanted to hang out outside and inside the party continued into the night!

Congratulations, Rachel & Rob! It was such a joy to be a part of your day, and I wish you both all the happiness in the world!

A big Thank You to Corryn Lytle for capturing this day with me, and to the following vendor team!

Ceremony Venue: Smyrna First United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Marlow House – Marietta
Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau from Kelly’s Closet

Bridal Hair Piece Restoration: White Orchid Bridal
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Brushworx
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Floral Design: Carithers
Menswear – Jos A. Bank
Cake & Catering: Carriage House Catering
DJ: David Smith, DJ Kermit


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