Sarah and Paul's Iowa Winery Wedding

October 14, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

To say I was excited when Sarah asked me if I was available to shoot her wedding is an understatement. I've been shooting her beautiful face for years and she's allllll over my website. We know how to make magic together. She'd also been filling me in on her romance with Paul since it's inception and I was beyond excited to get him in front of my lens as well. On top of all that, their wedding was in another state which means I would get to travel (my favorite) and shoot somewhere new (my other favorite). They held their wedding at the gorgeous Harpors Vineyard, a venue that is both absolutely stunning and employs perhaps the nicest staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

I am so thrilled to share this special sneak peek of Sarah and Paul's magical day.

Wedding Rings are from Berlinger Jewelry and MCG Jewelry

Sarah's dress is from Martina Liana Bridal and Paul's suit is from The Grotto Menswear

Paul gifted his groomsmen engraved pocket watches that matched his own.

Best Man is the best at helping tie that tie.

While Paul got ready, Sarah spent an emotional few moments with some of the most important women in her life. They all held hands while speaking words of encouragement, lifting Sarah up as she prepared to enter into a lifetime partnership.

A true friend will catch your tears before they ruin the beautiful makeup done by Afterglow Pro Studio

I just love it when couple's finally get to be together on their wedding day. As soon as Sarah and Paul were reunited, everything made sense... everything fell into place. They are exquisitely matched and very, very much in love.

Videographer Anna Lam and I marveled at the light we had for these pictures. Looking back, I'm still so struck by it's perfect glow.

This cutie was absolutely besotted with the bouquets done by Budding Optimist and of course, wanted his picture taken with them!

The ceremony was officiated by Sarah's middle school principal, Wanda Holland-Greene.

After sealing their marriage with a kiss, Sarah and Paul blended Jewish and Black customs by jumping the broom and then simultaneously breaking glass together. SO. MUCH. JOY.

The reception space was so perfectly elegant.

A marriage blessed by a magic moon.

I can't get over how beautiful this venue is.

These two brought such AMAZING energy into their reception and their guests were so happy to respond in kind.

Their first dance was to Kissing You by Des'ree... one of the most beautiful love songs of all time.

 

Shout out to DJ Clife keeping both the evening and the music flowing!!!

The end of the evening brought one of my favorite sparkler exits to date! There is something so thrilling about being seeing a couple surrounded by their loved ones as little, handheld fireworks are raised in support of their love. 

What a beautiful, magical day. I'm so incredibly grateful that I got to be a part of it. Thank you, Sarah and Paul. May you treasure these pictures for the rest of your lives!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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