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Rachel & Eric could teach a class…never before have we seen so much thought, planning, and attention to detail go into a wedding as we did this past Halloween. Nothing was done “just because” or simply because they saw it on Pinterest. Every aspect of their wedding was bursting with meaning and we were so incredibly honored to be asked to document such an incredible event.

1031152000 1031152001 1031152002 1031152003This beautiful dress looked stunning on the bride, but it was not purchased at a store. It was handed down from Rachel’s aunt who wore it at her wedding. With only minor alterations, it proves just how fashion-forward her aunt was.

1031152004 1031152005 1031152006 1031152007 1031152008 10311520091031152011 1031152012 1031152013This cheese barrel, which Rachel & Eric used to display their wedding cake, fit in perfectly with the rustic feel of the Dairy Barn venue. It wasn’t just any old cheese barrel, though. No, it belonged to Rachel’s grandmother.

1031152014The bride & groom enjoy spending their free time together brewing their own beer. They made sure to carry this theme into their wedding details by including hops and barley in the bride’s bouquet and groomsmen’s boutonnieres…or “brew-tonnieres” as the groomsmen fittingly dubbed them.

1031152015 1031152016 1031152017All Rachel’s jewelry, as well as her shoes and handkerchief were family heirlooms.

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1031152010 1101152030 1031152031 1031152032 10311520331031152025 1115152023 1115152024 1115152041We loved seeing the wedding pictures from previous generations adorning the walls of the Dairy Barn at the reception. We can only hope that, one day, our images will be used the same way.

1115152021Some of Rachel & Eric’s home brew even made it to the wedding for their guest’s to enjoy…and of course they made sure to brew some Fall-inspired ales and mead.

10311520341031152035 1031152036 1031152037 1031152038 1031152039The cake-topper figurines on the cake table were the very same figurines that topped Rachel’s grandmother’s wedding cake.

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P&W Photography are Phil & Whitney Mayhew, a husband/wife team located in Nebraska & documenting the good life throughout the Midwest. P&W Photography are non-traditional, storytelling photographers who specialize in lifestyle & documentary-inspired photography, making it their goal to capture authentic moments & genuine emotions. They are always eager to travel to new places & meet new people. Phil enjoys tacos & cheeseburgers. Probably too much. Also pizza. He loves listening to vinyl records & walking the cobblestone streets of Charleston. Above all, he is grateful for undeserved Love. Whitney is fueled by fashion & essential oils. She's a Southern Belle with the sweetest accent this side of the Mississippi. She loves vintage jewelry & cannot bear the thought of passing a farmers market without stopping. ​Phil & Whitney are parents to two incredible little girls & a sweet Morkie pup. They recently fulfilled their dream of restoring an old, historic building & their love of antiques will likely lead to their television debut on A&E's Hoarders.

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