Remember Sara and Anna from their engagement session, when they danced on a rooftop at golden hour?
Well, now they’re married!
Sara and Anna began their day at the beautiful Mariemont Inn. Getting ready down the hall from one another, these two favored the traditional wedding day practice of not seeing each other until the ceremony. The absolute best part of the beginning of the day was witnessing Sara and Anna read their love letters from their soon-to-be-spouse. Sara grinned and smiled from ear to ear with bouts of laughter, as did Anna, also fanning her tears away upon completing the letter.
After photos at the park, we ventured to the ceremony at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum!
As Anna walked down the aisle, and the lovebirds saw one another for the first time, my heart melted. Anna smiled so big her nose squished, and Sara displayed the happiest of tears. Their vows were genuine and perfect; Anna even gifted Sara a friendship bracelet because she was marrying her best friend that day.
[Insert heart explosions here.]
TIP: As Sara and Anna decided to not see one another before their ceremony, I encouraged them to take a long cocktail hour — and they did: 1.5 hours. (Photog win!) Thus, we had plenty of time to photograph family formals before heading back to the park for wedding party and couple’s portraits.
As the time allotted during couple’s portraits is often the only time you get to spend alone together all day, I believe it’s important to cherish it. Sara and Anna did just that. With just a few tender moments popping up in all of their goofiness and laughter, it was an honor to capture the authenticity of who Sara and Anna are. These two truly had me rolling all day. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed quite that much on a wedding day before.
Their reception celebration consisted of hilarious (of course — humor attracts humor, right?), and heartfelt, toasts by their adoring friends and family, with a beautiful speech by Sara’s mother. The couple then shared a lovely first dance. Up next was a fun dance with Anna and her father, and an emotional mother-daughter dance with Sara and mom; I most certainly teared up. More dancing and mingling capped off the evening.
In all, it was an incredibly special day of abundant laughter and love; a true reflection of Sara and Anna.
Sara and Anna, I think the world of you two. Best wishes for a lifetime of love and endless laughter.
Much love, friends!
Venue: The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum | Officiant: Rev. Brian Carr
Florist: Piepmeier | Hair + Makeup: Natalie Mosteller of Bang Bang Salon
Wedding Catering + Coordination: Jeff Thomas | Cake: Bonbonerie | Music: Floyd and the Walkmen
Second Photographer: Toni Edge