Rachel + Eric’ story all began during marching band practice at Purdue University!

There he was, just a few rows back (playing the bass drum) when he spotted this beautiful blonde bombshell! His friends say that after he started crushin’ on Rachel that there wasn’t much that could get her off his mind! Good thing it didn’t take long for Rachel to catch the love bug too! Sooner than later they were sharing milkshakes in their dorms cafe and walking to and from practice by each others sides!

So when Eric popped the question years later, it was met with an excited YES!

And this past Saturday that excitement came to an all-time high when they shared their “I do”‘s in front of all their favorite people at the Drake in Oak Brooke, IL!!

There wasn’t a doubt in anybody’s mind if these two were meant to be. Between their sporadic break dancing, mutual love of music and the way they love everyone around them so well, it’s a perfect match!

So watching them this past Saturday was so fun! There was no questioning if they were having the best day of their lives… everyone could see that right away!

I couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of the day they’ll be talking about for the rest of their lives! And I can’t wait for you to get a glimpse into their day through pics!!

Hope you enjoy reliving Rachel + Eric’s beautiful wedding day with me below!

Congrats to the newlyweds, Mr. + Mrs. Nelson!!!

And a huge thanks to the wonderful group of vendors who made this day so awesome!

Venue: The Drake, Oak Brook
Planner: Keri Jeffers
Videography: Unscripted Visuals
Photography: Arielle Peters Photography
Florist: Band/DJ: Tony Caponi
Makeup artist: Stefanie Schoeneman
Hair artist: Erin Graham Hair
Cake: DeEtta’s Bakery
Wedding Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal
Tuxes: Generation Tux

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