Rachael and Eric’s love story begins in their home nation; the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. It was absolutely love at first sight for them both. Their eyes, drawn and locked together as if by gravity’s pull, was fate in action. The romantic embers kindled and filled their hearts with the warmth of eternal love for each other.
Read all about Rachael and Eric’s love story, proposal, and experiences in their stunning Long Island wedding. Featuring the work of MunaLuchi Coterie members, Elle Audrey New York, Makini Regal Designs, Pulse Sounds, and the IET Band. View the entire selected gallery by Amy Anaiz Photography here.
Bride & Groom: Rachael and Eric
Wedding Location: Long Island, New York
Wedding Date: July 9th 2016
Their relationship quickly grew and after two years they were blessed with the arrival of their first child. Shortly after her birth, Eric was called away for work on a contracting job which lasted a year to the date of their daughter’s first birthday. It was a trying time for them both…hearts full of deep longing for being back in each other’s arms. Not a moment passing by in which the other was not on their mind. Finally, upon Eric’s return home, he immediately went straight to the jewelry store, selecting a ring, and proposing to Rachael, promising never to again to be apart.
For Rachael, wedding shopping was a “breeze,” having the assisting of Selina from Vainglorious Brides to guide her along the way. Her final dress selection was chic and sexy, a true representation of Rachael’s personal style.
Their wedding guests were welcomed with signature cocktails, live music representing their culture, and a draw dropping ceremony decor. Out of town guests received silk box welcome packages, which included some of the couples’ favorite snacks. As guests entered the reception they were greeted by a custom escort mirror, over the top centerpieces and a custom dance floor wrap. The live band continued to rock the house until dinner, after dinner the DJ and Groom got all the guests on the dance floor, waving their custom sweat towels that said “Dance Till You Sweat.” For dessert each guest received a personalized custom mini wedding cake. It was truly a night to remember.
Quick Facts from the Bride:
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Custom silk boxes which included the following; for the Groomsmen – cigars, socks, a bottle of Hennessy and a Custom Shot Glass; for the Bridesmaids – custom nail polish, bridesmaid cookies, champagne and custom lip gloss.
Favorite Item on the Menu: Chateaubriand and stuffed shrimp
First Dance Song: “Our Love” by Natalie Cole
Best Memories: “Our first look. Eric seeing me in the dress I always wanted was extremely emotional. Other memorable moments were the speeches and poems from our children, seeing our beautiful reception for the first time, and of course dancing the night away.”
Advice for Engaged Couples: “Hiring a planner is so important! Our planner insured us that no detail was left untouched and delivered a wedding beyond our expectations. Also, remember the most important part of your wedding is marrying your one true love. Everything else is icing on the cake.”
Wedding Planner & Designer: Elle Audrey New York
Floral Designer: Makini Regal Designs
Luxury Linens: The Finishing Touch NY
Charger Plates: BBJ Linens
Custom Decor: Evolution Event Rentals
Dance Floor Wrap: Shout Signs
Stationery: Papered Wonders
Wedding Magazine Save The Date: Unlike Juliet
Photographer: Amy Anaiz Photography
Videographer: LJR Films
DJ: Pulse Sounds – DJ Ricky Bonds
Band: IET BAND– Featuring Candace Coles
Venue: Watermill Caterers
Bridal Stylist: Vainglorious Brides
Wedding Cake and Mini Wedding Cakes: J’adore Cakes
Makeup Artist: Renny Vasquez
Hair Stylist: Kolor U Blonde
Wedding Dress: Bridal Reflections NY
Headpiece: Zmalan New York