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Cole & Joey are such a fun couple! Right from the first email we exchanged, I knew that we would be a perfect fit. Yes, I might have been a tad biased, cause this awesome girl writes her emails just like me – with a ton of extra !!!’s and smilie faces! Their wedding day was nothing short of magical, in this beautiful country location. They decorated the rustic barn to really give it that elegant look, with gorgeous chandeliers, white fabric drapes and market lights… Dream! Enjoy ♥

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VENUE Paicines Ranch | FLORAL DESIGN A Love Story Floral | WEDDING DRESS Morilee | SHOES JustFab | CALIFORNIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Rahel Menig Photography | HAIR & MAKEUP Mallory Moreali & Kelli Ballin | CATERING Cafe Soleil | CAKE Freedom Bakery | ENTERTAINMENT Big Fun DJ

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Cole & Joey, thank you for letting us celebrate with you!!

XO, Rahel ♥

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As Adrian & I prepare for our life changing move to New England, I’m writing a Countdown Journal to keep you all in the loop and to share our adventures in this crazy journey! You can find our full New England story here

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One and a half month! It’s kinda really hard to believe right now. 1 1/2 month and we’re leaving California, drive for about 6 days and finally arrive at our new home in New Hampshire!

Right Now // The last few weeks have been crazy busy with weddings and just about every spare moment my brain has been on fire. Designing, dreaming, coming up with cool DIYs to save a buck or two. I’m pretty much ready with our kitchen design (eeeeeeks!!) and there’s a gorgeous vision for the outside of the house too! I’ve come up with a plan on adding more storage to the house and Adrian is dreaming of building a beautiful garage the following summer. Yes, things are certainly moving along!

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Rahel Menig Photography / New England Flower Garden

Source: Bee Balm / Veronicas / Peonies / Dahlias / Scabiosa / Hellebore / Astilbe / Columbine / Anemone

In my excitement I started to look into what plants grow in the chilly North East! My goal/dream/plan is to have plenty of beautiful flowers in the garden and to make pretty bouquets for the house on a very regular basis!! ♥

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A New Blog // This idea has been squirming around in my head for a while. To start a blog dedicated to this very special house. A blog with lots of cool tutorials, ideas and inspiration. A space where I can let my design heart run free :) Because I have a feeling that as soon as we rip into the floors, too many photos of the process will be taken and I definitely don’t want to bore people over here on RMP with this messy design stuff ;) LOL So, stay tuned – it’s already in the works!!

Moving Company // Adrian booked a container with PackRats! It’s 100% happening, people!!!

Excited to Pack // In true Rahel-fashion, I’m excited and giddy like a kid to start packing. Aka, going through all of our stuff and MINIMIZING. In all seriousness, I love moving for this very reason. It gives you a chance to see everything you have, and it gives you the perfect opportunity to just get rid of things that you don’t need/love anymore. The less the better is what I say :)

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That’s it for our 1 1/2 month countdown post!

XO, Rahel

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Chelsea & Mason tied the knot at Sylvan Lake Estate, a gorgeous wedding venue nestled among the mountains of Napa Valley. Chelsea pulled together all the details so beautifully. From the white & green flower arrangements, the copper colored silverware to disposable bamboo plates! She really did an amazing job and I think all their loved ones appreciated her sense of subtle elegance while they celebrated with the couple. Enjoy ♥

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VENUE Sylvan Lake Estate | COORDINATOR Lindsey of Lovely Day Events | FLORAL DESIGN EV Floral Design | SYLVAN LAKE ESTATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER RMP | GROOM’S SUIT Brooks Brothers | WEDDING DRESS Watters | HAIR & MAKEUP Bella Bridal Napa Valley | CATERING Ca’Momi | DESSERTS Johnny’s Doughnuts | ENTERTAINMENT Decades

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Chelsea & Mason, thank you for letting me celebrate with you!!

XO, Rahel ♥

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Annie & Jay celebrated their wedding day between redwoods in the beautiful mountains of Los Gatos at Nestldown. Their wedding was forest themed with delicate pops of pink color mixed in between the different shades of green. When I first met these two love birds, I quickly learned that there is never a dull moment when you get to spend time with them! Annie & Jay are fun, loving and always ready to dance, even if it’s just to their own beats. Super sweet!!! Enjoy  ♥

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VENUE Nestldown Los Gatos| COORDINATOR Jennilyn Swiggart | NESTLDOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Rahel Menig Photography | FLORAL DESIGN Karen of Plan Decor | HAIR & MAKEUP Blush Hair & Makeup Design | CATERING Toast Catering | DESSERTS Sweet Tooth Confections | MUSIC CJ Wallace of Weddingtech Entertainment Inc

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Annie & Jay, thank you for letting us celebrate with you!!

XO, Rahel ♥

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Being a boudoir photographer, I get to work with lots of brides that are looking for a special gift for their groom. This lovely bride did her boudoir photography session at my studio. We have this one room that gets the most beautiful natural light throughout the day. The light is soft and seems to hug a body, caressing curves and really just creates the most beautiful setting for boudoir moments. It creates the dreamiest art, a most gorgeous gift for your groom ♥

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The best way to approach your boudoir session is to trust me with creating the art! Trust me that I will pose you beautifully, that I will pay attention to details. That I will give you a fabulous experience, even if you feel just a tad shy. Trust me and just let yourself have a blast during this special experience!!

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XO, Rahel ♥

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