Daniel and Rachel planned their wedding for a Saturday in January...it just happened to be the weekend of one of the worst storms the county had seen in years. When there was no power at either the wedding or the reception site, a quick trip to the store yielded dozens of extra candles. The mood at both locations was cozy and intimate due to the forced, but ultimately delightful, lighting changes. In honor of her late father, Rachel carried his photo on her bouquet as she walked down the aisle on the arm of her brother. After the ceremony, the planned outdoor photos moved to the interiors and porches of the Bed and Breakfast they had booked for their wedding night, with one exception. Rachel had her heart set on a photo in the middle of their quaint town's main street...a vintage umbrella was called into service and the resulting photo is priceless. The couple chose a palette of white, cream and black, with touches of gold that sparkled all the more by candlelight. Black and white photography played a key role in all the paper goods - invitations, programs, menu cards and decorations. Instead of the traditional cocktail hour, the couple offered a hot beverage buffet featuring dark chocolate cocoa with homemade marshmallows, mulled cider with cinnamon sticks and gourmet coffees. They had planned a hearty and rustic dinner menu with a first course of organic greens, followed by a soup and bread buffet which turned out to be perfect for the weather. Rachel and Daniel added many personal touches throughout their celebration including using, as their sweetheart table, an antique that had been given to her parents as a wedding gift 30 years before. At evening's end, the guests boxed up their choices from the homemade black and white cookies and candies at the favor table. The day was full of challenges but nothing deterred the telling of their love story, their way.

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