Getting to be part of a wedding is a great honor and privilege for me in and of itself. I get to capture a couple’s love story as it unfolds before me. This one was filled, literally stuffed, with moments worth capturing and remembering. Like this quote from a journal entry that Sarah had framed sitting on a table at her wedding reception. It was just one of many special details that marked their beautiful wedding day.
“He(Mike) is nice, caring, funny, smart, very cool, and he treats me like a person not some gross girl. I am planning on telling him that I’ve liked him since November-95′, soon. I really hope he likes, loves me too.” – Sarah B.
As you can see, Mike and Sarah’s love isn’t a new development, but one long in the works and on September 28th Sarah got her wish. She married the one that loves her like no other in the wedding of her dreams.
Mike and Sarah,
We wish you the best as you begin the journey of marriage. We are grateful to have been part of your AMAZING day. We hope in some small way these images will remind you and your family of what we and others will always remember about your day. Mike’s first glimpse of you walking down the aisle, Pa-Bud performing the ceremony, your Dad’s gentle kiss on your cheek before the ceremony, the laughter and deep friendship of your amazing bridal party, the unbelievable toasts and Dad’s speech at the reception, Dad leading some rousing dancing with the Bozick clan, the lovingly crafted reception, the sincerity and simple love you have for each other and your family. These are just a few things that will always mark your day for us.
Thank you for trusting us to capture your story and the beauty of your wedding. I’ve been struggling all day to write this post, and I feel anything more will come up short to adequately explain you as a couple or the experience of photographing your wedding. So, I will cease with the words and let the images tell their story. Enjoy the sneak peeks.
Sincerely-James and Amanda
A few of the details from Sarah and Mike's wedding. Chris(Sarah's Step-mom) did an amazing job at putting these all together.
Sarah doing her make-up with her bridesmaids before the ceremony, then Sarah ready and looking absolutely beautiful.
Sarah with her beautiful bridesmaids and the lovely bracelets Sarah gifted to them.
Sarah and the girls hanging out in the backyard of her sister-in-laws home.
The proud father, Pete planting a tender kiss on the cheek of his daughter before the ceremony.
Mike's broadening smile as he catches the first glimpse of his beautiful bride. May he will always look at you this way all the days of your marriage.
The cutest flower girls and a parting shot of Mike and Sarah as they leave the church after the ceremony.
We stopped in the park in Snowhill for a few pics with the bridal party before heading to the reception. Mike trying hard to "work it."
Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan
Mike and Sarah sharing a quite moment at the park.
A panorama of the back yard at the reception. Chris Bozick transformed their waterfront property into one of the most beautiful and inviting wedding receptions that I have ever been a part of.
First dance, Mike was cutting loose.
Dance with Dad, Mike and Sarah being announced at the reception....so happy, the Bozick clan doing their special rendition of YMCA, and some family fun at the reception.
Dad's welcome speech and some reactions during the toasts. These are only a few.
A few more details from the reception. Chris created so many inviting places for guests to enjoy conversation. Kudos for her hard work and outpouring of love in every detail she provided for Mike and Sarah's celebration.
Vendors that helped make Mike and Sarah’s day amazing:
DJ/Music – David Huddleston
Reception Décor – Chris Bozick
COLORS: cream, melon/peach/salmon