Rachel and Michael were married at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. They live in Chicago and this was a beach destination wedding for them and their guests, and they couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather for their special day!!
Rachel just radiated beauty in her classic, elegant, off the shoulder dress. She wore a long veil that was her “something borrowed” from her sister, who was also her matron of honor. Michael wore a navy tux with black accents and a white bow tie. The bridesmaid’s dresses were navy with varying necklines and I loved the floral ties the groomsmen wore with their navy suits. The navy blue looked so good with the different palm leaves and white florals in the bouquets and table centerpieces!
The ceremony was outside overlooking the ocean and it was such a beautiful backdrop for them to say their vows. Rachel and Michael wrote the most heartfelt vows to each other that left everyone in tears! I also thought it was special when each of their mothers spoke during the ceremony sharing special sentiments and blessings over them.
Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the deck and then moved inside for dinner and dancing. The reception room was just amazing with open air views of the ocean, tall ceilings with wooden beams and gorgeous chandeliers. Another personal touch were the unique pieces of sea glass Rachel had collected and personalized for each guest that served as place cards at the tables. After first dances and toasts, it was time to cut the cake, but in this case, a cookie cake, because they LOVE cookies!! The rest of the evening was filled with fun and dancing!
Rachel and Michael had the sweetest family and friends and I loved meeting everyone and spending the day with them. They were so nice and welcoming and a lot of fun, too! It was an honor to be a part of this special day, and I wish this sweet couple a lifetime of happiness together!
Venue: The Westin Resort & Spa Hilton Head Island
Hair & Makeup: May River Made Up
Coordinator: We Do Weddings Chi
DJ: DJ Crush Entertainment