Rachel & Neil
Ok so this a great story for all of you non-believers… Blind dates can actually be successful… And for Rachel & Neil, thankfully, this blind date would be there last first date.
Rachel, a recent transplant to Miami, received a call from a family friend looking to set her up with a great guy in the area. Encouraged by his brother, Neil, who usually cringed at the idea of a set up, called Rachel. The couple met a few weeks later at at Rosa Mexicano. It would be the first of many magical dates. Rachel even recalls Neil asking her on a 2nd date while still on their first. And to think he almost didn’t go…
They both knew they found the one because they had never felt that kind of love before. It was easy and natural and the best part was they could be themselves with one another.
For their one year anniversary Neil planned a wonderful activity packed day beginning with rides on jet skis on Biscayne Bay, South Beach followed by lunch overlooking the water then to the Fountainbleau Hotel. After hitting the gym and having a dip in the pool they both had relaxing massages. They headed home to shower before returning back to South Beach for dinner. A perfect day so far! Little did Rachel now that is would become one of the most memorable days of her life! While out, Neil’s brother and his wife decorated the apartment with roses, champagne, chocolates and a “Will You Marry Me?” teddy bear. When they arrived home she joined Neil moments later in the bedroom only to find him down on one knee with a ring held out and he asked her to be his. Rachel recalls her first words after the proposal being, “Is this a joke?” followed by a yes of course! They celebrated with family and friends that evening and brunch the next day.
Rachel & Neil were married on May 5th 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC. Golf Smitherong of Tatawan Bloom decorated the room to perfection but the main attraction was really the Monique Lhuillier dress Rachel rocked! We were joined in capturing their day by our friends Moho Creative and serenaded by the sweet sounds of Erik Marshal from Hank Lane.
We would like to take this time to thank you both and wish a lifetime of happiness!