Sarah & Mike saw each other in the light of friendship & often enjoyed each others company. They spent their time together searching for the best plate of Mexican food in Washington, D.C, trotting the globe & just being together. Then, somewhere down that path that Sarah & Mike called friendship, they fell in love. Madly. Deeply. Simply. Their mutual zest for life & their love for each other was something that was nothing short of perfect. And, as destiny would have it, one night Mike surprised Sarah with a sweet serenade & a knockout diamond ring. She happily said yes!
I spent the afternoon before their wedding with Sarah & Mike shooting all of their bride & groom photographs. It was so fun for me to get to know them & to hear the story of how they fell in love. And, it was fabulous to have all the time in the world to shoot photographs of them before their wedding day. I love love looooooooove when a bride & groom opt to see each other before their wedding….it is always so relaxing & it gives the bride & groom more time to spend with their families after their ceremony. And it gives them sooooo many more photographs! I highly recommend it to all my future brides.
Their wedding was on an unusually warm August day & multitudes of family & friends gathered outside the gorgeous Oakland Temple to celebrate Sarah & Mike’s happy occasion. The pink roses were all in bloom as if they knew the color choice that Sarah had picked out for her wedding! Just like Sarah & Mike’s dating & engagement had been perfect, their wedding day was no different. They had family & friends who traveled from Washington, D.C & even from Scotland to celebrate their amazing day. It truly was a testament to how many people admire & love Sarah & Mike! I loved the details from their wedding-from Sarah’s custom designed dress & birdcage veil, to their sweet & delicious pink wedding cake, all the way down to the trivia cards & See’s candy boxes handed out at their reception.
Sarah & Mike- I loved getting to know you both & I had a blast photographing you on your special day! Thanks so much for being up for anything-it made for some awesome photographs! I know that you will both enjoy a fabulous life because of your easy-going & adventurous spirits. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to document your perfect day! If you are ever on the West Coast, give me a call & we’ll go out for Mexican food! With much love & appreciation…xoxo, marielle.
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Their reception was held at the gorgeous Claremont Counrty Club. Soooooooo beautiful & classy…
The person wearing the kilt in the photo below was a friend of Sarah’s family who flew all the way from Scotland to play the bagpipes for their special day!