Posts tagged Wedding
Rachel Buckley Weddings Featured on Grey Likes Weddings . Hidden Pond, Maine

Cheers to Grey Likes Weddings for featuring this very sweet and intimate wedding today! This was actually my first wedding of the 2017 season and it holds such a special place in my heart for a couple reasons. I truly enjoyed my time with Leah and Alex. They have this easiness about them, this energy that is so in sync it is hard not to want to be around them. Their friends and family were so warm and welcoming. It was early enough in the season I could still wear my favorite blazer while photographing them (okay, that seems minor but if you shoot in August you know it isn't!) It was also my first collaboration with (and the beginning of a fantastic friendship) with Heidi of SHE Luxe Weddings and she put together such an incredibly talented team of vendors who rounded out such an incredible vision. And here is the real kicker for me personally. This was not only my first wedding of the 2017 season BUT this was also the first wedding of my first fully booked season since moving to Maine! 

If you don't know my story, I moved to Maine 4 years ago after having run Rachel Buckley Weddings out of the Midwest for 6 years. I sort of did this on a whim, mustered up a little faith and while it is a story for another time, took a risk on love (omg, how cheesy am I?!) I was not prepared to start the business over and I found myself back on the ground floor looking up that looongggg flight of stairs all us entrepreneurs are much too familiar with. So after many trials and errors, successes and failures I finally started to make progress climbing that darn staircase and by the end of 2016 I had a fully booked 2017 season. I am sort of tearing up as I write that. Do you know that overwhelming sense of excitement, accomplishment and pride you get after you hustled so hard and spent more nights than you count suffocating in self-doubt and insecurity? Yeah. It is indescribable. So this brings me back to Leah and Alex. Thank you a million times over for welcoming me into your lives! You are unforgettable! 

And a huge thank you goes out to Grey Likes Weddings for featuring Rachel Buckley Weddings! Today was a wonderful reminder that the ground floor is something I am now looking down on instead of something I am looking up from.  


Rachel Buckley Weddings Featured in Bride's Magazine . Emily and Jon Favreau's Maine Wedding

Brides Magazine featured one of my weddings! And not just any wedding, the Favreau wedding! I can't express enough my gratitude to Emily and Jon for trusting me with their memories. The day was beyond words! As Jon is President Barack Obama's former speechwriter and the co-host of Pod Save America (before you ask, YES! Yes I am a friend of the pod) I find it apropos to see this featured on July 4th.

I have so much more I want to share about this incredible wedding day and I promise to do so in the near, non-holiday I am sitting in Wisconsin celebrating family and barely have access to internet, future. For now...Congratulations to the Favreau's! I am so honored that you chose me to capture this moment in time. Looking back I of course wish now I would have stayed longer for the after party. ;)

And thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to Brides for the fantastic publication! I never imagined I would see my images show up under your masthead. Eek! I mean, I know I can't be the only 7 year old child out there who built their dream wedding from the pages of your magazine, right? Back then of course it was all enormous puffy sleeves, taffeta everything and rad bangs meet Aqua Net hairdos. I think my dream has changed slightly since then. ;) 


Wedding Planner: Heidi Brissette of SHE Luxe Weddings || Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander || Bride’s Veil: European Bridal || Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade || Bride’s Jewelry: Jennifer BehrBloomingdalesLinks of London || Hair & Makeup: Bei Capelli || Bridesmaids’ Dresses: LulaKate || Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Meg Carter Designs || Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: IndochinoCollared Greens || Ring Bearer Attire: Woof & Wag || Engagement Ring: David Schneider || Wedding Bands: XIV Karats || Floral Design: Lotus Floral Design || Paper Products: El’s Cards || Entertainment: Southern Maine StringsMurray Hill Talent || Catering: Blue Elephant || Bartending: Mainly Bartenders || Cake: Cakes for All Seasons || Rentals: Peterson Party RentalsLa Tavola Fine LinenSperry TentsEvent Lighting ConceptsPeak Event Services || Transportation: Molly TrolleyNortheast Charters || Videography: Ready, Set, Film || Photography: Rachel Buckley Weddings


Also check out the video from Ready, Set, Film. Brilliant as usual and it is always such a pleasure working with Jeff. 

Rachel Buckley Weddings Featured in Burnett's Boards . Pop Up Wedding

Huge thank you to Burnett's Boards for featuring our day after session yesterday! In case you missed it click the image below to read about Alexandra and Wes's unique wedding day and what we had planned for them afterwards. 

Thank you also to an awesome team who pulled this all together on short notice. You women are amazing! Muah! 

Photography: Rachel Buckley Weddings

Floral Designs: Yellow Twist Floral Design 

Calligraphy: Lazywood Lane 

Signage: Letter & Adore 

Stationery: Lulu & Roo 

Cake: Autumn Nomad Cakes & Café

Wedding Dress: BCBG Max Azria 

Location: Seawall Beach