Friday, August 29, 2008

Sara + Joe : : Preview Gallery

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sara and Joe are a couple that I have gotten to know well over the past year and from talking to them about their vision for their day, I knew it was one that I was going to enjoy immensely! And even the rain that came during as we were at Reed's Lake didn't dampen anyone's spirits. This couple shrugged their shoulders, hopped in the limo and we came up with plan B. Love them!

The colors were a rich palette of deep oranges and purples and Sara's dress was simply stunning. The flowers came from Modern Day Floral, which brides-to-be...if you are looking for a florist, call Jennifer today. Her designs were beautiful and I was thoroughly impressed.

Their ceremony was held at the First United Methodist church in downtown Grand Rapids and the reception at the ever-fabulous Meijer Gardens. The cake was another amazing Sweet Cakes creation, which is always one of my favorite parts of the reception.







Some of the beautiful details of the day
This dress was seriously stunning. It was absolutely the perfect dress for Sara.




I love this pocket watch that Sara gave Joe as his wedding gift. One side with a picture of his bride...perfect!



I love this part of the day! Joe and Sara chose not to see each other until the ceremony. I always love seeing both of their reactions the first time they lay eyes on each other.





















The skies opened up seconds after this shot was taken.

So what's a wedding party to do when the pictures are cut short by rain? Head off to have a few beers at a favorite hang-out!
While the wedding party enjoyed their time hanging out, Sarah, Joe, Angie and I went over to the theater next door for some pictures. We asked if we could sneak into an empty theater for some pictures and they obliged! Who's going to say no to a beautiful bride on her wedding day?







Sara and Joe - I wish you so much happiness in your lives together. I couldn't have been more honored to be a part of your day!

6 comments:

Angie said...

Beautiful ... just beautiful! LOVE the movie theatre one!! I have to know though, from my view I couldn't see Joe's face when Sara walked down ... did he cry??

Sara said...

Amy, Joe and I are in Mexico now and just looked at these and they are amazing...each one took my breath away and I knew that they would. Thank you for everything and we will see you soon!

Sara S. said...

SARA! seriously, checking on your honeymoon?! That's why I love you (and can't wait to see you) :) and Amy, absolutely fabulous pictures, I love them all! It was great seeing you and Angie again too. You both did such a good job capturing a beautiful day for some of my best friends :)

The Loucks Family said...

Gorgeous wedding! I am a bit partial though as those were similar colors to our wedding colors, so rich and beautiful!

aletha :: pearls events said...

WOW. These are amazing, Amy! I love that your style continues to develop and your passion shows through on these. Looking forward to our upcoming weddings together :)

Liene at Blue Orchid Designs said...

love the shot in the theatre! So fun!