Bridal Bliss: Raquel and Chris

Bridal Bliss: Raquel and Chris
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 30, 2011

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Newlyweds Raquel and Chris on their wedding day.

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Bride-to-be Raquel poses to perfection as she waits for her wedding ceremony to begin.

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Raquel and Chris show off their shoe style. We’re loving her beautiful bridal ballet flats — a chic and sensible solution.

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Raquel’s dress is the star of this photo. Isn’t it just lovely?

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The bride to be admires her dress one last time before heading down the aisle to meet her dream guy at the altar.

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Raquel puts on her earrings in the moments leading up to the ceremony.

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Raquel’s bridesmaids’ pretty pumps and florals were divine.

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A priceless moment captured forever.

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The Groom and his guys head to the church.

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Chris makes sure his cut is so fresh and so clean as he prepares for his big moment with Raquel.

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Raquel and Chris share a tight embrace. Back when they were dating, the first vacation they took together was to Hawaii to visit Chris’ sister.

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Chris shows off his excitement as he waits patiently for the time to come for him to make it official with his love Raquel.

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Raquel decided to go dress hunting at the little dress shop she would pass each day on her way to class because the route had such sentimental value. “The first dress I saw there was The One,” she shares.

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Chris waits patiently for their big moment to arrive.

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Raquel’s beautiful bridesmaids look stunning in their Grecian inspired gowns and mini bouquets. What a pretty color palette.

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Let’s hear it for the gentleman, ladies! Don’t these guys like dapper?

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Raquel’s girls stand proudly behind her as she glows from head to toe.

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Raquel and Chris finally say ’I do".

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…and here comes the kiss! We can feel the love.

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Guests place cards and money envelopes inside this beautifully decorated bird cage.

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Guests were greeted with this beautifully lit decor masterpiece when they entered the reception space.

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We just love how easily a flip of a switch changes turns up the romance. Just breathtaking!

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The new Mr. and Mrs. make their first appearance at the reception. Don’t you just adore Raquel’s bouquet style?

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Guests two-step with the newlyweds as everyone parties the night away.

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Chris gets ready to go for Raquel’s garter and he sure looks like one happy, happy man.

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Even the deejay’s turntables matched the couple’s color palette. Now that’s what we call seamless style!

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That’s what Raquel and Chris are; anyone can see that. Best wishes to you both!

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Guests were treated to this yummy candy table for dessert. Look at all this delicious goodness to choose from?

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Raquel and Chris’ modern wedding style was so fierce, fun, and fabulous, wasn’t it?

See more photos from this lovely wedding and others just like it on The Bride’s Café.

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