“As soon as I saw photos from Cellardoor Weddings, I knew Celestina was the photographer I was looking for. During my search, there were so many professional pictures that looked the same, but Celestina’s photos stood out with a distinct style…the type I was looking for”, explained Rachel, “I was so excited to see what she could do on our wedding day. My favorite images were the ones that were romantic, with a vintage feel. My vision for our big day was for it to be very elegant, with touches of bohemian style”. I loved meeting this stunning bride, and could hardly wait as their special day drew near. Lucas and Rachel are happy and in love, and I knew capturing their wedding would be nothing but a joy. I was right!
The pair met four years ago, and started dating about 3.5 years ago. They met at the University of Michigan, where they lived in the same dorm, just down the hall from each other. They were involved in the same bible study and student organizations, and before long, they were boyfriend and girlfriend. They both shared with me that their relationship has been centered on three things: faith, love, and companionship, and that those have really shaped their commitment. “We recognize that love is not only a feeling, but an action”, continues Rachel, “We are committed to choosing to show love to one another, even when it’s difficult. Our highest priority is always to honor God through our actions and our marriage”. Lucas adds that he really loves how Rachel relates to people, and is always willing to talk about joys and frustrations, and how welcoming and caring she is. Rachel was eager to tell me that Lucas is responsible, mature, and funny, and the best friend. Together, they enjoy playing cards, spending time with family, watching U of M sporting events, and participating in their church activities.
Their wedding day was stunning, filled with so many loving family members and friends, and beautiful touches like the bouquets and decorations. I was so delighted to be included as their photographer, and I wish them many, many years of happiness!
Rachel and Lucas | West Michigan Wedding Photographer
January 16, 2019