It’s been a while!  This past season has been so busy that I haven’t had a minute to blog – but as I sit down now to reflect on some of my favorite weddings of 2018, I’m really enjoying taking a minute to reflect.    Sara and Matt’s wedding was in the early spring, so trees were still waiting to bloom and things were a little chilly and windy.  I loved their laid back nature and that their wedding really reflected their personalities so well!  Those sparkly Keds were AMAZING!!

I am a huge fan of Haley Paige! and Sara looked just stunning in her Haley Paige gown.  There were a lot of nerves leading up to the day – Sara and Matt are not the type of people who like being the center of attention.  They did a first look, which is great to help ease anxious minds.  It was such a sweet moment.

I also loved that their wedding party was made of their best friends and that Matt’s side had grooms-girls!  Once I found out that they all were in the band together in high school – I HAD to do an instrument photo.  It wound up being one of my favorites of the day!!
My second photographer – Gabrielle Garland captured this great shot while I was going for a different angle!!  The bonus of 2 photographers!!

Even though Sara was really nervous – she walked herself down the aisle.  Everyone was SO emotional – even us!!  This is just another example of how a “First Look” can actually enhance “The Aisle Moment”

Waiting for her moment to walk down the aisle – such a huge moment and she walked on her own.  So much courage.  It was a sweet and simple ceremony where they wrote their own vows.  They are friends first – which made hearing about their commitment even more sweet.  To top it all off – the girl who set them on up to go out was the person who officiated their wedding!!  I love this personal touch and see it more and more.  

Traditions at the Glen offers a private cocktail hour up in the bridal suite.  It was such a nice way for everyone to take a breath and relax a bit together to let everything sink in.

Their reception was in the ballroom.  There were so many sweet and thoughtful little details – one of my favorites was the extra place cards!!!  LOL!!  

Gotta love Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes!!  (I’m always secretly excited when I see these bite-sized wonders at a wedding – YUM!!)

Gotta love The Magic Mirror –  Exceptional Receptions with Jimmie Malone has the best in town!  I love working with Jimmie – he’s a true pro and also fun to talk to!!  Not to mention he throws a great party! 😀

Sara and Matt –  it was a true pleasure!  Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

Gown – Haley Paige – Dress Your Fancy
Flowers – Woodfern Florist
Cake/Cupcakes – Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes
DJ & Magic Mirror – Exceptional Receptions with Jimmie Malone
Second Photographer – Gabrielle Garland
Wedding Coordinators – The Social Market

Want to see more??  Check out their sneak peek slideshow!!  (Turn on the volume and go full screen for the best experience!!)