The wedding is over, and it was beauty as you’ll see below! Now that it’s complete, what advice would Sarah give to future brides?

“When the planning gets tough, imagine how that detail will play out on your wedding day to reinvigorate you. For example, I had a lot of fun doing the decorations but wasn’t as thrilled with the constant phone calls and scheduling. Before calling to schedule a dress fitting appointment, I would imagine myself walking down the aisle. Before scheduling the transportation, I would imagine riding in the SUV after being married and having fun taking pictures. Keeping a mental image help re-energized me and made me excited to do the phone call. It’s all how you look at it! 

Sarah and Ryan love the fall season, so they planned their wedding colors of burgundy and gold around the timing of the weather. It was a perfect combination and looked lovely both in the church and at their reception at Mansions on Fifth. They really wanted the night to feel elegant, and so they added in some old romance and a small, old stone church (Old St. Luke’s). They also included some unique touches like acrylic invitations, a salt ceremony, and a flipbook for Save-The-Dates. My favorite touch that they added in? Sarah’s grandfather said the final blessing after their ceremony before they walked down the aisle. Although he was not able to perform the entire ceremony, including him in this special way was really meaningful!

I have to give a huge shout-out to my second photographer, Pamela Anticole, who helped me a lot with this wedding because I had the stomach flu while photographing it! We powered through! 🙂

Florist: Blossoms by Jillian

DJ/Band: Jason Kendall

Bakery: The Priory Fine Pastries

Hair + Makeup: Caruso’s on Vanadium

Video/Cinema: Hannah Rose Snyder

Transportation: Elite Coach Limousine

Wedding Colors: Burgundy and Gold (with a bit of black mixed in)

Dress Shop: Sorelle Bridal Salon

Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse

Jewelry: JAB Jewelry

Shoes: Kate Spade

Stationery: Penn and Paperie

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