Rachael + Andrew first met when they were stationed at FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne, WY and within the first couple months of dating, they knew they had found the one. One inconspicuous night Andrew took Rachael out to a romantic dinner, when they were done, they went back home and decided to relax by the fire pit in their backyard. It was there that Andrew had asked Rachael to marry him. He didn’t need the crowd at the restaurant. He wanted this moment to be privately shared between the two of them. All proposals are special in their own right, however, Andrew included his late mother into his proposal by asking Rachael to marry him with his mother’s ring.

Andrew + Rachael have nothing but the sweetest things to say about each other:

Rachael Said:

“I love how understanding, caring and genuine Andy is. He has always been there for me and I can be myself with him, unapologetically. Andy is one of the funniest and one of the strongest willed people that I know. Even thought he doesn’t think he is, he is actually a romantic at heart and always ensures that I know how much he loves, cares, and appreciates me.”

Andy Said:

“Rachael is always there in my time of need without hesitation. She doesn’t believe this, but I need her more than she needs me. Rachael is always putting that little voice in my ear to push through everything and overcome every obstacle. She has been my rock since day one making me want to be the best person I can be for her. There’s no doubt in my mind that we make a great team. I love Rachael unconditionally and thankful every day that she is in my life.”

They selected the Grand Plaza Hotel because they wanted to incorporate traveling, the beach, and having their family together while experiencing something new. Their wedding day was full of surprises because of the rain, but they remained positive and steadfast. You could clearly see that the rain did not interfere with their happiness and were just happy to finally share their happiness with the ones that are closest to them!

Congratulations Rachael + Andrew!

Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford

Cake | Goldie’s Goodies Bakery
Caterer | Grand Plaza Hotel
Ceremony Site | Grand Plaza Hotel
DJ | Bower Entertainment 
Event Planner | Crystal | Chantilly Chic Celebrations
Florist | For Better For Less Wedding Flowers
Hair Stylist | The Destiny and Light - Hair and Makeup Group
Invitations | MagnetStreet
Make-up Artist | The Destiny and Light - Hair and Makeup Group
Reception Venue | Grand Plaza Hotel