Rachel Havel@rachelhavel

Live Adventurously + Love Deeply
Destination Wedding Photographer 📷 Based in CO
✈️2017-18: Aspen | Vail | Santa Monica | Italy | NJ

http://rachelhavel.com/

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Delicate pieces beautifully designed by @coricookfloraldesign
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Planning: @gobelladesign
Florals: @coricookfloraldesign
Venue: @rcbachelorgulchbride

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
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This perfect little dusting of snow was good to be true and made for the most magical pictures.
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Planning: @bluebirdproductions
Florals: @barerootflora
Venue: @thelittlenell
Gown: @rebeccaschoneveld_bridal from @aandbe_bridalshop

The Little Nell
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Take me back to the open fields and breathtaking mountains of Telluride with @barerootflora and @polishedfun! This fall beauty was inspired by a Ralph Lauren meets Town and Country vibe.
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Planning: @polishedfun
Florals: @barerootflora
Decor: @tkarnimports
Venue: Schmidt Ranch; Telluride, CO

Telluride, Colorado
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"If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before." - Mitchell Burgess

Crested Butte, Colorado
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Never ceases to take my breath away. These mountains, this couple, and this memorable day with @bluebirdproductions
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As seen in @harpersbazaarus and @magnoliarouge
Planning and Design: @bluebirdproductions
Florals: @premastyle
Videography: @elysiumweddings
Hair and Makup : @lutzkarpf
Custom Gown: @naeemkhannyc
Custom Suit: @thombrowneny

Aspen, Colorado
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Fierce and bold style meets a delicate and elegant beauty.
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As seen in @harpersbazaarus and @magnoliarouge
Planning and Design: @bluebirdproductions
Shoes: @giuseppezanottidesign

Aspen, Colorado
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Effortlessly beautiful in every way.
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Planning: @wetietheknots
Gown: @liancarlodesign from @lwdbridal
Hair and Makeup: @coloradoweddinghair @lianakathrynmakeup
Venue: Private Estate; Aspen, CO

Aspen, Colorado
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Couldn't resist stopping to marvel at these Aspen beauties just off the side of the road.

Aspen, Colorado
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Rehearsal dinner style. Margaux wore her grandmother's antique jewelry while Patrick sported his grandfather's bolo tie and hat. Such a sweet way to honor their loved ones who couldn't be with them during their wedding weekend celebration.

Aspen, Colorado
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Bright and elegant french blue table setting with natural florals from @newberrybros for this stunning @anevents wedding at @crookedwillowevents.

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms
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As a mom and a business owner, often times I wake up, shove some food and coffee into me, and just start taking care of my family and business. However, this week, I’ve had this thought quietly reminding me that I need to be better about giving myself the freedom to take care of me. Whether it be hitting the gym, enjoying lunch without my precious computer screen, or just giving myself time to do nothing, I need to invest I myself too. We all do. No matter how busy, or how many deadlines are approaching, investing in ourselves is truly life giving. Not only for ourselves but to all the other facets in our lives that demand our attention.

Santa Monica, California
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These stunning ladies and their gorgeous gowns!
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Planning: @anevents
Bridal Gown: @lelarose
Bridesmaids Gowns: @mumuweddings
Florals: @newberrybros

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms
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These fall colors and this beautiful couple! It's undeniable that fall in CO is one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Morrison, Colorado
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This is everything to me. This couple's ease and comfort together made for such beautiful and playful photos. 💛

Boulder, Colorado
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This fall has been full of engagement sessions and it’s makes me so pumped for next season already. I love the extra face time with my couple’s and getting to know more of their story. This couple has known each other since their early years and began dating in high school. They brought me to their hometown for photos and I love getting to see some of the special spots where they’ve grown up together.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Sitting in Tuscany, soaking in the warm sun with an aperol spritz and finding myself incredibly grateful for my sweet couples. I’m here because of each and every one of them. For believing in me, supporting me, and sharing the sweetest part of their lives with me. What a gift.
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Planning: @laurelandrose
Florals: @fiori.flowers
Venue: @milstonwellfarm
Gown: @j_mendel
Suit: @bloomingdales
Hair & makeup: @sidedoorsalon @alchemyfacebar

Milston Well Farm
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This modern and elegant suite set the tone for this Boulder wedding. It’s the perfect ode to the couple’s chic style and @lotusandash nailed it.
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Planning: @laurelandrose
Invitation: @lotusandash
Venue: @milstonwellfarm
Ribbon: @silkandwillow

Boulder, Colorado
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Such a delicate and radiant beauty. Love these two and this incredible day with @laurelandrose
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Planning: @laurelandrose
Venue: @milstonwellfarm
Gown: @j_mendel
Suit: @bloomingdales
Hair & makeup: @sidedoorsalon @alchemybre

Boulder, Colorado
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Heading out today for the @engagesummits in #venice and I couldn't be more excited!! I love, love, love learning, and getting to soak up inspiration from Italy and some of the best people in the industry is a dream! Not to mention, hanging with a few of my favs @bluebirdproductions, @barerootflora, @gobelladesign, @elysiumweddings and @shannonvoneschen. Follow along in my stories for the next couple weeks to see all the bts and inspiring landscapes. Addio!!
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From a recent fall wedding with @bluebirdproductions and @barerootflora

The Little Nell
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Bohemian beauties
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Planning: @anevents
Florals: @newberrybros
Venue: @crookedwillowevents
Gowns: @mumuweddings

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms
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Wild and whimsical florals from @laleflorals
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Planning and design: @wetietheknots
Florals: @laleflorals
Gown: @liancarlodesign from @lwdbridal
Venue: Private Estate; Aspen, CO

Aspen, Colorado
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Laughter and love.
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Planning: @wetietheknots
Gown: @liancarlodesign from @lwdbridal
Suit: @bonobos
Hair and Makeup: @coloradoweddinghair @lianakathrynmakeup
Venue: Private Estate; Aspen, CO

Aspen, Colorado
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How about this for your backyard view? Such a serene setting for this private estate wedding in Aspen with @wetietheknots.

Aspen, Colorado
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"Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." - Brene Brown
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Planning: @eversochicevents
Florals: @mainstreetflowermarket
Gown: @berta from @annabebridal
Tux: @theblacktux
Venue: @thelittlenell

The Little Nell
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Elegant, simple, and beautiful. Loving this table setting from @anevents.
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Planning: @anevents
Florals: @newberrybros
Venue: @crookedwillowevents

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms
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Summer sunsets and this golden light is what it's all about.
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Planning: @anevents
Gown: @lelarose
Venue: @crookedwillowevents

The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms
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The lines, the light, the feeling. I've been meaning to make a visit to Greystone Mansion, and randomly stumbled upon it quite serendipitously while in Beverly Hills last month. Such a stunning and inspiring place.

Greystone Mansion
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As a nod to the bride's cuban roots, this couple's good friend surprised them with this classic getaway car for the wedding.
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Planning: @wetietheknots
Florals: @lavendersflowers

Santa Monica, California
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Fall floral perfection from @barerootflora
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Planning: @bluebirdproductions
Gorgeous Florals: @barerootflora
Venue: @thelittlenell
Gown: @rebeccaschoneveld_bridal from @aandbe_bridalshop

The Little Nell
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Towards the end of the night the skies opened and the snow fell gently. It was such a beautiful way to end the day.
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Planning: @bluebirdproductions
Venue: @thelittlenell
Gown: @rebeccaschoneveld_bridal from @aandbe_bridalshop
Videography: @elysiumweddings

The Little Nell
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