I knew right away that I would get along with Evan and Sara when we sat down for coffee to discuss their upcoming wedding. They were calm and collected, but excited, as they drew together the final details. They were warm and inviting not only as a couple, but as individuals. I saw their spark right away, and couldn't wait to see them again on the Big Day.
Sara was totally calm (at least externally) as her bridesmaids poured mimosas and fixed their hair. Her mother pulled out her own wedding album, and the ladies flipped through it, pointing out family members and outdated styles. Proving himself to be the sweetest groom, Evan sent a bouquet to the house where she was getting ready before the ceremony.
Their ceremony was a true testament to their love for each other. As the bride made her way down the aisle, her groom held back tears. Sara's uncle officiated the wedding, welcoming Evan to the family, and sharing biblical passages with great meaning to both of them. You could so plainly see their love for each other as they repeated the vows, exchanged rings, and shared their first kiss as Husband and Wife. I hardly ever get choked up during ceremonies, but this one got me.
Once they were introduced at the reception, the party began! You would be surprised at how many weddings I've attended where the bride and groom hardly spend time with each other. This was not the case with Evan and Sara. They were smooching and dancing all night long. Their first dance was beautiful and romantic, and the speeches from the Maid of Honor and Best Man brought stories, laughs, tears, and hugs.
The love in the room was tangible. Evan and Sara are so in love, and I never doubted it for a moment. They stayed in good spirits through it all - even the piles of frosting that ended up on each of their faces (and clothing). The word "love" is so closely associated with weddings, but on this particular evening, I truly understood why. Evan and Sara demonstrated their love for God and each other so clearly and beautifully. They were so kind to their guests and vendors, and gave us all a night to remember.
I am wishing Evan and Sara every happiness, and a wonderful, blessed marriage!
Check out their wedding video below! Be sure to change the quality to watch in HD.
And a huge THANK YOU to their incredible vendors:
Dress: Love and Lace Bridal Boutique
Hair: Macie Cravens
Makeup: Hillary Wroten
Flowers: Janet Tucker (Simply Elegant by Janet)
DJ: Love Story
Cake: Kirsten's Cakery
Catering: Whitman's Catering
Photography: Golden Moments - Natural Light Photography
Videography: Abidoodle Productions Videography