Sarah and Jimmy were guests at a wedding a couple of years ago, with a fun little plan in store for them. The bouquet toss would be rigged, a way to give Jimmy a little nudge. That small gesture was enough to get things rolling (and made for great laughter-inducing wedding day toasts when their wedding day finally came).
The day began with hanging out with just the girls. As Tanya used her skills to bring out Sarah’s greatest features, I tucked myself into a corner to photograph all of the little, and often overlooked, details of the day. Sarah’s grandma was one of her favorite people in the entire world, so it was only fitting to incorporate a ton of purple into their day to honor her memory.
Dad was probably really confused when he was told not to put a tie on for his daughter’s wedding. Little did he know, his little girl had a heartfelt gift waiting for him, which she gave just before the ceremony began. His reaction made everyone watching just melt into a puddle of mush. (Sorry dad, I told you I didn’t miss those tears!)
Jimmy’s grandma sang as guests filtered into the church, and wow, does she have some chords! Her voice spread through the church, surely impressing everyone who was hearing her angelic notes. Even more beautiful? She’s so modest about her talent, even if you insist that she is amazing.
One of the most beautiful parts of a wedding day is the minute or two leading up to the walk down the aisle. Emotions are so raw and natural!
I lost count as to how many times Jimmy glanced over at his bride during the ceremony, sometimes without Sarah even noticing. He looked at her as though she were the only person in the room, completely forgetting the filled pews in front of them.
Their church had the most beautiful stained glass windows and we couldn’t possibly leave without stopping for a photo.
It was a short drive from the church to Copperfield Inn in Limerick, PA. It was the gross-humid kind of hot, so we avoided spending too much time outside while the sun was still high (poor guys in all those layers of long-sleeved!).
With a bit of time to spare, the newlyweds joined their friends for the remaining of cocktail hour as Chris and I quickly photographed the empty reception room, before purses and jackets started to be flung across the chairs.
Their first dance, officially as husband and wife, was filled with so much laughing that I thought Sarah may fall over. They always say to choose a partner who can make you laugh and these two definitely did just that!
Guests were loving the energy and laughs during the toasts, as well as the unexpected and fun answers received during the Shoe Game. Once all traditional moments of the day were completed, everyone was ready to get their bodies moving on the dance floor, thanks to the great music from DJ Jimbo.
The sun began to set so we took advantage of the cooler air by escaping outside for a few more “finally husband and wife” photos.
Sarah and Jimmy, Chris and I can’t express how honored we were to be a part of your story and be there to witness so much laughter and joy!