Rachel + Braxton

Get ready for a beautiful Ivy Room wedding with a stunning bride and groom. Let’s meet this amazing couple!

Vera Wang “Ethel” – A strapless stretch mikado mermaid gown with a draped bodice and swirling tissue organza flanges on the skirt. And convertible as well! But not till later…

And Jimmy Choo heels!!

Braxton did not disappoint either! Custom tailored is the way to go!

Finishing touches on the hair. I loved Rachel’s stylist. She understood perfection! A must have attribute to style wedding updos.

And they are ready!!!

Gorgeous! The Ivy Room is a beautiful venue!

Wow! What a stunning couple!!!

And they are husband and wife! Except they forgot to seal it with a kiss…

… until half way down the aisle! 🙂

Champagne in hand and ready to hop in a cab for a ride to our first picture location.

This is one of my favorite images of the day and one I think Rachel’s dad, who shares our love for black and white photography will appreciate as well. 🙂

But first let’s take a look at all the beautiful details that made this reception a night to remember.

The evening started with the couple’s first dance.

Followed by a few speeches. I [heart] speeches!

The laughter…

… and the tears that come with a good speech!

A little break for cake cutting.

And a second round of speeches.

Dinner was delicious too! Catering by Blue Plate.

The dance floor opened with the parent dances.

And while the bride snuck away to surprise us with a tea length version of her dress, we took the rings for a close up.

A new look definitely calls for some late night portraits in the beautiful courtyard at the Ivy Room. 🙂

Back in the reception room, guests were enjoying a little snack in between dances.

I will end the post with a few more pictures of Rachel and Braxton on the dance floor and another look at that magical Vera Wang gown! It was an evening I will not soon forget. A flawless, elegant and timeless celebration of a very special couple. Rachel & Braxton – thank you for allowing us to capture these beautiful memories for you! We enjoyed every minute of it!