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Wedding Inspiration

Rachel McIntire & Captain Michael Archer

by Sally Merril

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Rachel and Michael tied the knot with an elegant wedding full of rustic charm at Southwind Hills. Honoring their military roots and heritage was an incredibly important aspect of Rachel and Michael’s big day, as Michael is a Captain, and Rachel’s father is a retired Brigadier General. When the couple first matched on Tinder, Michael had no idea that Rachel was his commandant’s daughter, which Rachel believed would scare him away. However, due to their undeniable connection, Michael didn’t run, and the couple knew what they had was forever. After returning home from deployment, Michael proposed with an engagement ring, which the two designed together, in their home. Of course, Rachel said, “YES,” and the two began planning all the details of their December rustic charm wedding.

 

On the morning of the big day, Rachel woke up at The Skirvin Hilton after celebrating with a rehearsal dinner at Pepperoni Grill- Edmond the night before. Downstairs a limo waited to take Rachel and her family to Southwind Hills to begin getting ready for the big day. Once they arrived at the venue, Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio was there to start the glam process. Once all glammed up, Rachel slipped into her gown and accessorized with her ‘something old’ a pair of antique cameo earrings that belonged to her grandmother. At last, Rachel was ready to meet Michael at the altar. The couple said “I do” under a floral arch inside the elegant rustic barn at Southwind Hills. After being announced husband and wife, the newlyweds made their way down the aisle underneath a saber arch.

 

The couple proceeded into their rustic charm reception space filled with navy blue and gold decor from Marianne’s Rentals. In addition, floral arrangements accented with Burgundy blooms from Southwind Hills Floral hung from the ceiling. Ashley Sunderland Photography captured every detail from the invitation suite from Paper + More to all the beautiful floral designs– no detail was overlooked. We are so excited to share more details Ashley Sunderland Photography captured below. Keep scrolling!

 

 

Rachel and Michael’s Favorite Memory:

From the bride, “The moment I began to walk down the aisle. To see everything that I had dreamed of before me, all of the people I care about there, and my soon to be husband waiting, it was magical. Every single last detail was absolute perfection.”

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The Skirvin Hilton
The Skirvin Hilton
Accommodations
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Southwind Hills
Southwind Hills
Accommodations, Bridesmaids’ Luncheon Catering + Dessert Bar Venue
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Marianne's Rentals
Marianne's Rentals
Decor + Rentals
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Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio
Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio
Hair + Makeup
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Paper + More
Paper + More
Invitations
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Ashley Sunderland Photography
Ashley Sunderland Photography
Photographer
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QS Culinary
QS Culinary
Rehearsal Dinner
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