We have an incredible day to share with you all, friends! Rauvin and Mark’s wedding day will forever be one of our favorites. Lots of happy faces, gorgeous gardens, and incredible detail went into this fantastic celebration. Let this post load, come back, and sink into some seriously wonderful memories.
These two met their first year of college and had been together ever since. When we first chatted, Rauvin had recently graduated law school and Mark had begun his career as an engineer. They connected with our style because of our use of color and emphasis on candids. I can’t say how much we were a perfect fit. Their day was full of laughter, playfulness, tearful moments, culture, dancing, and lots of easygoing fun. These two are so relaxed and effortless around each other. It was so easy to crack jokes and to share in their joy. Needless to say, these were our kind of people and our kind of day.
Having nearly the entire guest list come into Nashville from out of town (mainly Vancouver, Toronto for Rauvin/Boston and Virginia for Mark’s side), this was definitely a destination celebration. These aimed to emphasize how their “wedding is a celebration of the coming together of the communities that raised us”– a vision they so beautifully executed. We especially loved how Rauvin’s look blended a contemporary and light wedding look with traditional eastern touches (in particular the ruby red bangles, henna, and lots of gold). We loved how their families came together to keep the dance floor packed and our coverage endlessly exciting. We documented every moment and by the end of the night we were embraced like family.
Also a big shout out to Riverwood Mansion! Not only is this location just all-around-gorgeous, the staff there is genuinely helpful and kind. Thrilled to have worked with their team and I am 100% eager to return!
This was such a FUN experience, Rauvin and Mark! Thank you for inviting us in to capture it all. We wish you the absolute best in what we already know is a fantastic partnership. Cheers!
And then they did a bigger “redo” (haha!):