Rachael & Eric, Quad Cities Wedding
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport, IA
Rachael and Eric met and fell in love as students at Augustana College and returned to the Quad Cities to become husband and wife. On a sunny June day, we met the couple at Hotel Blackhawk as they prepared for their wedding ceremony. Hotel Blackhawk is, hands down, my favorite hotel in the Quad Cities. The rooms are abundant with natural light, modern decor, hard wood floors, and feature big, beautiful windows that overlook the Mississippi River. Rachael and Eric were escorted by trolley to Ascension Chapel, a treasure of Augustana's campus. Centered in front of the stained glass window, the couple exchanged vows in front of all their loved ones. Bubbles flew in the air as the new Mr. and Mrs. recessed out of the church to meet their two adorable puppies. After the ceremony, we enjoyed more of the Augustana campus for photos with their family and wedding party. It was such a beautiful day! From there, we headed back to Hotel Blackhawk for cocktails, dinner and dancing. The design work by Tamara Wendt blew us away! It felt like we were attending a soiree hosted by the Great Gatsby. We loved the vintage styling, the abundance of flowers, the luxury linens and so much more. Thank you to Rachael, Eric and their families for letting us capture this beautiful celebration. Congratulations!