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.



Isaiah and Tammy; mother and child. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Josh Ressler: serious, determined, and color coordinated (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Waldo void (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Betsy Craig and Stuart Rachels. Stuart was once known in chess circles as "S.G." for "Southern Gentleman." (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Torin Alter, known in the table-tennis world as "The Claw." (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Alexandra Robert Gordon and Laurie Belin. Great friends to me, and great friends to each other. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Caryn Roseman, Shahar Dillbary, and Annmarie Parker. Annmarie and Heather were walking buddies in Washington, DC. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


The bride and groom make their exit. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


The Marital Kiss. (Doesn't the bride have beautiful hair?) (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Dan Marx and Heather Alderman (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Dan Filler, Chapin Cimino, and Scott England (in the background: Katie Worthman and Rick Clelland). This joyful moment is frozen for the ages. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Caroline Klockseim. Why can't poets be beautiful and happy? (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Justin Klockseim and Torin Alter. An amiable make-up after a particularly loud and bloody fist fight. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


David Patton. I could look that cool, but I choose not to. No thanks, buddy. Got better things to do with my time. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


It's sad that the bride is so self-conscious about showing her bottom teeth. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Randy Elliott: drinker of wine, builder of houses, and begetter of lawyers. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Alexandra, Tim and Carlo. Tim left his powercoat at the hotel. Who says he can't go out without it? (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


I like looking at the high res version: taking a peek at all the great people. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart Rachels and Heather Elliott (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Tammy Harper always looks happy with her baby. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Alexandra is looking beautiful. As for Tim, I tried to find the least flattering picture of him that I could, because it pisses me off that he's smarter than me and better looking than me. On the other hand, in 1992, he taught me how shadows are cast, and I remain grateful for that. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Randy Elliott, putative father of the bride. Is he watching a wedding, or is he trying to solve a crime? (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Luanne Elliott, beautiful mother of the bride. As a CDC scientist, she used to put on those funky space suits and study deadly pathogens from Africa. All this explains why her daughter grew up to love something which is so obviously bad for her, and bad for the human race, yet fascinating to study. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Fine folks a-plenty (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart and Jeanne appear to be dancing. Rick doesn't seem to mind. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Alexandra's father was a consultant on the movie "Wall Street." Laurie's father was on the Warren Commission. ("This is fate!") This picture is exactly like the picture above, except that here each woman is 15% happier. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Laurie Belin was once quoted in a Dave Barry column. Laurie had sent Dave Barry a news story from Russia about a man who had died. The official cause of death: sitting in a chair. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Cara Drinan and Heather Elliott. Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Philip Schrag (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Michael Mrozinski. He and his wife Paige began their courtship by forming a two-person book club. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


A great picture of Luanne Elliott. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


I hope the vows didn't wake him. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Pay attention, there'll be a quiz later: Randy Grayson, Patti Grayson, Rick Clelland (seated), Jeanne Clelland (seated), Dennis Poplin, Kevin O'Neill, Jason Yust, Katie Worthman (seated, foreground), Tracey Allen (seated, obscured with hair), Bob Allen (seated, obscured without hair), Rob Elliott, Glenda Elliott, Tammy Harper (kissing), Isaiah Harper (being kissed), Jamie Harper, Maryann Parker, Trish Byrne (seated), Craig Cowie. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Susan Hollingshead, a woman who managed to have the world's greatest husband and the world's greatest son without ever leaving her laboratory. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


In Oxford, Alexandra did Improv Comedy while Tim spent twelve hours a day learning Polish from audiocassette tapes. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Torin looks on, with a big smile. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Stuart's brother David. As a child, Stuart was a very, very sound sleeper. The night before a big chess game, David used to come into Stuart's room and shake him violently and ask, "Are you going to win tomorrow??" David's theory was that Stuart's subconscious already knew the answer. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


A skeleton walks into a bar. He says to the bartender, "I'd like a beer and a mop." (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Kevin O'Neill used to manage Bob Mould, the lead singer of Husker Du. (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version


Heather Mechler tells the crowd that the bride and groom met at her wedding. (That's a little bit better than "the little black dress of friends," wouldn't you say, Dr. Mechler?) (Photographer: Ben Herman) high res version