Pictures from the Wedding Ceremony and Reception


Stuart Rachels and Heather Elliott got married on October 24, 2009, in the Georgia Tech Alumni House in Atlanta, Georgia.



Laurie Belin. We used to eat nachos at Georgina's. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Paige Menton. We went to Simmons Junior High School together. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


David Patton. He understands the importance of the opening statement. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Greg Bonifield and Colleen Welsh (in the background: Daniel Hollingshead, Jamie Harper's back, and Nancy Harper) (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Tracey Allen (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Glenda Elliott, towering under her husband Rob (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


The bride, the ring, the emcee, and the groom. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Heather Elliott, Betsy Craig, and Stuart Rachels. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Randy Elliott, the bride's suspicious father (in the background: Heather Alderman and Justin Klockseim) (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Betsy Craig and a fat human skull (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Tammy and Isaiah Harper read their tribute as Patti Grayson looks on. The groom was a groomsman in Patti's wedding. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart's teacher, Stuart's colleague, and Stuart's student: Bob McCauley, Chase Wrenn, and Mel Torgusen (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Just as happy as they look. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


"Oh, really?" (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


The Beautiful Bride (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


We love you, Tammy! (Painter: Norman Rockwell) high res version


Trish Byrne and Eric Carr (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Laurie Belin. She has never been afraid to fight the good fight. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Athena Aktipis and Carlo Maley. It's true that Athena has the cooler name; but Carlo has the cooler girlfriend. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carol Rachels, mother of the groom. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Carol Rachels, spewing profanity. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Alexandra Robert Gordon. She had an office in the White House. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Heather Elliott got a handwritten letter of congratulations from Ruth Bader Ginsburg a few weeks after the wedding. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Eric Stephan Johnson and Heather Elliott. Eric plays Ryan Bingham in the Seattle-based drama, "Real Life." (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Timothy Snyder, Professor of History, Yale University. In 1992, Tim's acute perception and increasingly powerful lungs ("Stu! Stu!! STU!!!") prevented the groom from walking into oncoming traffic and being maimed or killed. No joke. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Alexandra Robert. If I were in Oxford today, I'd expect to see her in that little shop on Queen's Lane, eating a scone. If she weren't there, I might start crying. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


After the wedding, at Rob and Glenda's, Tim, Carlo, Lexi and I sat around telling each other the same stories we'd told each other a thousand times before. I hope you won't mind hearing them again someday, Athena. And if the stories seem to have changed any, well, that's just your bad memory. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Caryn Roseman, Emory grad, new friend, and 1L. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Isaiah and Tammy Harper. Isaiah has musical parents; if he becomes a great pianist, this photograph might one day hang on the walls of Carnegie Hall. Don't say it couldn't happen. Don't say things you know aren't true. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Two GMs: Grandmaster Alex Sherzer and Brent Inman, the Great aMerican. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Cindy Pasley and her son Ryan (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Jeanne Clelland, mathematics goddess and valedictorian of the groom's high school class. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Betsy Craig and Stuart Rachels, listening to friends speak. I might've been thinking about that time when Radar left Hawkeye his teddy bear behind in the Swamp. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Or when Colonel Blake's plane was shot down over the Sea of Japan. There were no survivors. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


The radiant bride. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Heather Elliott was in the Supreme Court on the day the towers fell. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Daniel Markovits once urged a former Rhodes Scholar and current Harvard-Society-of-Fellows Scholar to go with him to see "Space Jam," a film starring Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan. The latter demurred, saying that this would be his only chance to see Austin, Texas, and he didn't want to spend the afternoon inside a movie theater. But Daniel prevailed. His efforts were rewarded: it turned out to be the worst movie ever made. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart has learned from the world's best: in chess, he played three world champions (Spassky, Kasparov, and Anand); in philosophy, he was closely advised by Derek Parfit and John Hawthorne; and in bridge, he has kibbitzed Jeff Meckstroth and Zia Mahmood. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart has smart friends. He takes his history questions to Tim Snyder, his science questions to Kevin Dybvig, his medical questions to Alex Sherzer, his philosophy questions to Mike Huemer, and most other questions to Heather Elliott. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Heather Elliott, a beautiful woman with no middle name. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version