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For the first time in months, I’m sitting in my new (and still totally not decorated) office here in New England, typing words for a new blog post. It’s high time to give you all an update on our crazy life! LOL

After arriving in our new town of Amherst, we quickly started work in the house. It’s an old house in the middle of the historic district. Yes, our place is 227 years old! We made a huge mess sanding and whitewashing the old floors, ripping out a closet, installing numerous plank walls (eeeeeks!!) and 7 weeks ago, we started work on the kitchen. We did a full gut job, taking out absolutely everything and starting from scratch. And all of that work happened by none other than Adrian and I. Mainly Adrian! ♥

By the way, if you want to follow our journey, check out the House of Menig Blog as well as the accompanying Instagram feed!

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The house is slowly but surely starting to feel like home, and I just can’t wait to invite new (and old) clients to come over for meetings and such!

Even more though, I’m getting excited and giddy for the 2017 wedding season!! Taking a break is important to re-charge my creative batteries, but I can feel the itch and can’t wait to capture all of the special moments that are to come!

XO, Rahel ♥

 

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Hollins House Wedding Photographer / Rahel Menig Photography

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It was that one stormy weekend in October, when Chelsea & Deaton tied the knot at Hollins House just outside of Santa Cruz CA. Even though rain was falling, their love for each other shone right through and brightened up the day. Really, it was such a magical day! Full of romance, laughter & love. Enjoy ♥

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VENUE Hollins House | DRESS Pronovias | BRIDAL SALON Haute Bride | SHOES Manolo Blahnik | HAIR Jillian Haun of Monet Salon | MAKEUP Chelsea :) | FLORAL DESIGN Gavita Flora | DJ Logan Andren of Sound in Motion | VIDEOGRAPHY Mark Blake | FOOD Hollins House | CUPCAKES Buttercup Cakes and Farmhouse Frosting

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Thanks Chelsea & Deaton for letting us celebrate with you!! We wish you all the best as you embark on the marriage adventure :)

XO, Rahel ♥

Today is finally the big day! Everything is packed up and the three of us have started our 3200+ mile road trip across the country. Which also means: our 2016 wedding season has officially come to a close! We’re SO grateful for all of the amazing clients we had this year! Seriously, year after year it only seems to get better ♥ A huge THANK YOU to all of our wonderful photography clients!!! Thank you for trusting us with your special moments and for letting us celebrate with you!!!

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house of menig home & lifestyle blog

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FYI… Email replies will most likely get delayed until early November, when we hopefully have settled into our new house. So please bear with me until then, thank you!

If you’re interested in our crazy journey & home reno plans, hop on over to House of Menig! It’s a brand new blog dedicated to our 1790s New England Colonial! And don’t worry, I will keep posting beautiful wedding related posts here on RMP!

Catch you on the flip side!!

XO, Rahel ♥

When you get asked by Lindsie, the owner of Haute Bride to shoot their new 2017 Haute Bride collection, you get really giddy and excited! This doesn’t happen every day, after all! And sure enough, she created an amazing shoot with all sorts of beautiful dresses, jewelry and hey, even a working farm with horses! Can this get any better?

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BRIDAL SHOP & JEWELRY Haute Bride | HAIR & MAKEUP Makeup by Moni | PHOTOGRAPHY Rahel Menig Photography | LOCATION Grandview Farms & Restaurant

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XO, Rahel ♥

 

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Today is a pretty exciting day for us! Not only are we two weeks away from moving (eeeeeks!!!), today we’re also thrilled to introduce our new lifestyle blog ‘House of Menig’ to you!

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It dawned on me some time ago, that once we’d move into our 1790s New England Colonial, plenty of DIY & home remodeling photos would be taken. I started to think about a separate blog that could be all about home projects and our journey of leaving California to start a new life in New England.

So without further ado, I hope you’ll enjoy this new blog and follow us through the ups and downs of remodeling an old house!!

XO, Rahel ♥

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