Rachel + Abel: Wedding at the Montellano

The forecast had been predicting it all week, and now the wedding day was here. Rain was the last thing Rachel wanted. But this morning, of all mornings it was raining. The bridal prep began and  wedding day setup was underway at the Montellano. Come rain or shine, Rachel and Abel were going to get married today and that is what ultimately mattered.

By the time we arrived, I am happy to share that the storm clouds had dispersed, the rain stopped, and the sun had come out. Any thoughts of rain — simply gone. The bride, Rachel, glowed, and her groom, Abel, was radiating joy. This day, that we thought was going to throw a few hiccups into our plans  ended up being seamless and perfect.

Their first look was an emotional filled one, with Abel losing it at the sight of his bride. I (Danielle) will absolutely admit to tearing up behind the camera as they shared a few minutes together focused only on each other. The ceremony was full of friends and family, including a special seat in honor and remembrance of Rachel’s late father.

During the reception, heartfelt toasts were made, cake was cute, and dancing ensued. The bridal party took a moment during the dancing to share a tradition from their college years, chanting a charming rhyme while passing a bottle of Sparks (at least I think it was Sparks LOL)  around the group for each to take a “swig” of. Unless you were the lucky person that, based on the part of the rhyme being chanted, had to take one long “swig”.

To end the night, the couple had pizza from Marco’s brought in as a late night snack for guests, before exiting through flying streamers and ribbons.

Their honeymoon was a week in Disney World, and having followed their posts while there I can say I was living vicariously through their time in all the parks at the “happiest placeon earth.”

Rachel and Abel – We adore y’all and have enjoyed every second of the journey toMr. and Mrs. You both are opposites in all the best ways and bring out so much of the best in each other. From your attention to detail, Rachel, and Abel’s sensitive spirit, to y’alls combined energy and excitement, you two are a match made in Heaven. You both already know that life is anything but perfect, and have faced so much together. While marriage may not always feel like “heaven”, you two, without doubt, have what it takes to outlast. All our love, Danielle & Josh


Wedding Details:

Date: 04.06.2019

Venue : The Montellano Event Center | Floral: Tony Foss Flowers | Cake: Uptown Grocery | Pizza: Marco’s Pizza | Catering: Abbey Road Catering | DJ: 405 Productions

May 22, 2019



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It was so wonderful working with Danielle during our whole wedding process! From the moment I initially reached out, she was kind, very helpful, and great to work with. She was always helpful and quick to reply. She worked with our wedding planner to come up with a great wedding day timeline and adjusted it based off my ideas. I loved being around her on our wedding day and knew that she had it all under control! Throughout the whole process she helped my husband and I feel comfortable behind the camera. Her photos are absolutely amazing!! Our photos are bright, elegant, and timeless. We will cherish our photos forever!! I could not be happier that we chose to work with Danielle for our wedding!!



We really enjoyed working with Danielle on our wedding day! She was great to bounce around ideas before and during the event, very thorough in her questionnaire, and super pleasant to be around bringing just the right energy to the mix. We got a ton of lovely photos to capture the essence of our beautiful wedding! Overall, we're very pleased with our decision to work with Danielle and would recommend her to any couple who needs a fantastic photographer for their wedding!



I could not recommend Danielle enough. My husband and I wrapped up our wedding experience feeling as if we had made a new friend through Danielle. She made it a point to get to know us on a level that was more than just transactional. My husband Cooper expressed to me after the wedding that Danielle had made him feel as though he was important as the groom, while making him feel comfortable and calm through the whole process...I chose Danielle as my photographer because you could really see and feel the romance and happiness of the couples through her photos, and I absolutely could not be any more happier with my choice of photographer. We loved every step of the way with Danielle! 

"Danielle made him (Cooper) feel as though he was important as the groom..."

Abby & Cooper

When we were looking through photographers galleries, we loved the style of Danielle's photos the best. Her work is bright, classic and elegant. We didn’t have any concerns prior to working with Danielle and the moment we met her, we knew we had made the right choice. She made us feel so comfortable. We absolutely love our photos! Danielle, you captured our wedding day perfectly. Choosing Danielle as our photographer for our engagement and wedding photos was one of the best decisions we made! We couldn’t love Danielle and her work more! 

"the moment we met her, we knew we had made the right choice. She made us feel so comfortable."

Abbey & Rustin