Pictures from the Rehearsal Dinner


These are pictures from Heather Elliott and Stuart Rachels' wedding. The rehearsal dinner was on October 23, 2009, in downtown Atlanta.



Trish Byrne, Heather Elliott, and Daniel Markovits. Daniel once got off a double-decker bus in London and stopped traffic coming in the other direction so the bus could make a U-turn. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Betsy Craig, the most beautiful of all the Universal Life ministers (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Robin Brand. We have our secrets. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carlo Maley, explaning how he used to man-handle Stu at Oxford (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Rob Elliott, brother of the bride, explaning how his sister's intelligence exceeds his own intelligence, exceeds the groom's intelligence, and, in fact, exceeds the product of his own intelligence and the groom's intelligence (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Rob Elliott and his wife Glenda (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart Rachels, the groom, happy and insane. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


David Rachels, the groom's brother and half of Kurtis Davidson (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Pokey Rachels, The Bishop of Brick (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carlo Maley, Shani Warner, Neda Ulaby, and Robin Brand (with good friends in the background). When Neda says her name on NPR, she makes sure to pause between "Neda" and "Ulaby." (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Rob Elliott and Heather Elliott. The great smile must be genetic, as they say, overlooking the fact that siblings are raised in similar environments. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Angie Rachels, David Rachels, Carol Rachels, and Gus Rachels. Gus's first album is called "Cobalt." (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carlo Maley is a complicated man. No one understands him but his woman. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Erica Benson, Sean "Balu" McAleer, and Sid Elliott (the bride's uncle). When I introduced Sean to veggieburgers in 1994, he said they would change his life. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


The Menton-Mrozinskis: Paige, Manya, Christopher, and Michael. I've known Paige since she was a strong-willed girl. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carol Elliott, Betsy Craig, Kerry Ressler, and Cara Drinan. Good people all. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Jennifer Nisenoff and Carlo Maley. Jennifer is an excellent bridge player; Carlo dislikes the whole idea of winning and losing. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Cindy Withrow and Stuart Rachels. I think I was giving that speech about how I'd come to put Ceasar down, not to blow his horn. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Cara Drinan, happy wife of the picture-snapper. (Picture-snapper: Ben Herman) high res version


"Not all red eyes unwelcome." Daniel Hollingshead, Stuart Rachels and Paige Menton. (Photographer: Jennifer Nisenoff) high res version