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Nestldown Wedding Photographer Rahel Menig Photography

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Last month I had the pleasure to fly back to California and celebrate with Cyndi & Scott at Nestldown. It was a perfect day in so many ways…

Cyndi & Scott met while attending grad school at Stanford. Scott, a native to Palo Alto was studying engineering while Cyndi, originally from the Midwest was in law school. They dated all through their time in California and later moved to DC together. They got engaged on the pedestrian bridge over the Missouri River that connects Nebraska and Iowa – and all of that romantically as the sun was setting over the city of Omaha…

Although they never got a chance to visit Nestldown pre-wedding, they both fell in love with the beautiful, natural setting of the venue. They are both laid back people and most of all wanted to create a welcoming, warm and happy atmosphere for their guests coming from all the corners of the country. And they sure did! Cyndi even created the beautiful white and blue candles that were scattered throughout as well as make the cutest little copper + succulent place settings! Enjoy ♥

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Nestldown Wedding Photographer Rahel Menig Photography

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VENUE Nestldown Los Gatos CA | FLORAL DESIGN Lani Elizabeth | NESTLDOWN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Rahel Menig Photography | WEDDING DRESS Hayley Paige, Decklyn Gown | HAIR & MAKEUP A-List, Wendy Ngo | DJ Woody at Big Fun DJ | FOOD Paradise Catering | DESSERTS Amour Patisserie

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Thanks Cyndi & Scott for letting me celebrate with you!! I wish you all the best as you embark on the marriage adventure :)

XO, Rahel ♥

 

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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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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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