Wedding Feature: Rachel & Rob
Last year, Rachel & Rob said “I do!” We were so honored to play at their gorgeous outdoor wedding reception. Like so many engaged couples during this pandemic, Rachel & Rob did not have the wedding they originally planned. However, as plan after plan changed, love always remained.
We are excited to share their journey as a couple: how they met, how they adjusted their wedding during COVID, and how they managed to create an incredible final result filled with joy and love.
Tell us the story of how you two met.
We met on Tinder, funny enough. Never in a million years did either of us think we would end up marrying someone from a dating app. Long story short, we ended up spontaneously meeting up at a bar where Rachel was with her friends and the rest is history!
What made you decide that this was the right person to be with for the rest of your life?
Rachel: There were so many little things that added up to knowing Rob was who I wanted to spend my life with. Everything just seemed to fit with us — there were no challenges, no obstacles, just a sense of ease. We are a great balance for each other and always seem to know what the other needs. As Rob said, we really do make a fantastic team.
Rob: We went on a month-long road trip across the country three months after we met. We made such a good team that I knew that it was meant to be. Plus, we were living in the back of a truck and not only did we manage to not kill each other, but we wanted to keep going after it ended. That’s pretty special.
What do you enjoy most about each other’s company?
Rachel: I think how comfortable we are with each other is something I cherish most. We take the time to spend time just the two us doing things that we love, like hiking with the dogs or going for a drive through the country. We always seem to have fun when we’re together.
Rob: We keep each other engaged and can talk about a variety of subjects. Even if we disagree, we can listen and hear each other.
How was your experience with Silver Arrow Band?
Amazing!!!!!!! Silver Arrow Band really did make the experience of our wedding. From the beginning of working with them, it was super easy and we felt so comfortable with our decision to go with them. Plus, they ROCKED on the wedding night. People wouldn’t stop talking about how great the band was!
What was your favorite song you danced to at your wedding?
One of our favorite parts was when the band brought Rachel’s dad on stage to sing a song with them. That was really special that they were able to incorporate a song that was not a “traditional” wedding song into our night (Second that Emotion by the Grateful Dead). We also LOVED our first dance song (Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) and the female vocalist absolutely crushed Respect by Aretha.
Share one special memory from your wedding with us.
Hava Nagila was one of our favorite parts of the wedding. The band did SUCH a good job getting everyone on the dance floor. Hava Nagilah is always a good time, but this one felt very special.
What changes did you have to make to your plans due to the pandemic?
Do you have any advice or great solutions you found that you would like to share for other couples?
We had to greatly change our plans due to the pandemic. We shifted from a big wedding in the Catskills, NY to a small backyard wedding in Maine. (On a side note, Silver Arrow made the switch SUPER easy, they were honestly one of the most flexible vendors we worked with). Our advice to anyone trying to plan a wedding in a pandemic would be to remain as flexible as you can be. Try to find the most important aspect (or two) about your wedding and then think of the rest as a bonus. Once we realized that the most important things to us was the fact that we were getting married and having our family by our side, the rest faded into the background.
Photography by Eric Jon