Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you’re enjoyed the long weekend – I know Derek and I did! And I am so excited to post Sarah & Phillip’s wedding today!
Sarah spent her childhood and adult years going to her family’s other home in Pulaski right on Lake Ontario. A beautiful spot on the beach by the ocean, so calm and peaceful. So of course, when she met the love of her life, Phillip – they knew they would get married there! They dated for one year before he popped the question, and the moment she said yes, she knew she didn’t want to wait! So she planned their wedding quickly – and designed an intimate, family day at a place dear to her heart, filled with creative touches. And I so loved being a part of it!
Sarah got ready at her family home on the ocean, and I was in love with all her details! From the florals with burgundy fall colors, to the way she decorated their home with eucalyptus, gold, and wood details! Sarah’s sister in law helped her get ready, and you can tell these two have such a sweet relationship And her little niece Madison was another star of the show!
Once Sarah was ready, I took the girls out to the beach for portraits, as Sarah had always envisioned having her bridal portraits there. And gosh was I in photographer heaven! I want to photograph more bridal portraits like Sarah’s! Her joy, too, was just effortless!
When I arrived at Rainbow Shores and met Phillip, his brother was helping him get ready. Their ceremony was all set up under a big tree overlooking the ocean. And before long, Phillip was standing at the altar awaiting his bride. Their relative officiated their ceremony, and before long these two were husband and wife!! We took family portraits outside before I took these two and stole away for their first portraits as Mr. & Mrs. The scenery was just so beautiful
We went inside for a relaxed reception in beautiful natural lighting, and so many of their family members got up to give toasts, a few that were planned and a few that were unplanned. It was obvious how much support they have, and so sweet! Sarah couldn’t wait for sunset…and we watched as the clouds developed. There was a moment I thought we somehow missed the sunset! But then, MAGIC happened! We went outside as the light beamed down between the clouds. We took gorgeous sunset photos of the two of them. I thought it was over…and then, the sky became the most gorgeous shade of pink, it almost didn’t seem like an East Coast sunset! It was so magical that these two had to take more photographs…and they were just EPIC!
I had the best time celebrating Sarah and Phillip…and I hope you love their story!
I love Sarah’s eye for detail! Love this eucalyptus and these fall colors!!
Phillip’s gift to Sarah…which was still a surprise at this point!
Pretty shimmery details packed up and ready to go!
Ahh! Sarah’s dad gave her the earrings from Phillip and she loved them!
These two are so sweet!
How adorable is Sarah’s flower girl?!
Stunning Sarah!! Love that photo of you and your pup too!
Love this – time to take portraits on the beach!!
What a cutie!
Killin’ it Sarah! These bridal portraits are SO amazing!
Love her joy!!
My favorites!! Ahh!
This was just too cute! Madeline and the dogs waiting for us to come back from the beach!
Looking great Phillip!
Aw love this!
Those smiles are so contagious!!
I love this one! What a gorgeous location along the lake!
Love this one of Sarah!
Love this menu and these table details!
Such sweet speeches by their family!
Let the magic begin!!
AHH! One of my favorites! This light is incredible!!
Omg!! Can every bride have a portrait like this?! This is amazing.
AHH! Favorite!! So incredible!
The most perfect and EPIC end to their day!
Venue: Rainbow Shores, Pulaski, New York