Do you ever wonder which doctor your doctor goes to? Or who does your stylist’s hair? Or who takes a wedding photographer’s wedding photos? Look no further, friends! Michael and Sarah, who has no shortage of experience shooting weddings, chose Sanderson Images to capture their special, a DIY wedding and love filled day. Before we can dish on the fab details, the beautiful venue and the pretty B+G, let’s swoon over some engagement sessions pics.
Photography by: John + Kimberly
Blog Writer: Lauren Bailey
Sarah is a lover of all things birds (especially bluebirds) and Mike is an award winning home brewer. Sarah chose a nest to share in the photos while Mike chose to bring a bottle of his own beer. Love how this captures their personalities and interests!
Golly, I LOVE a good costume change!
Hooray for the big day! I really enjoyed getting the low down on this fete. In her very first email to SI, Sarah revealed that she and Michael had plans for an “unorthodox” wedding — an all day event to get them hitched sans reception. I love couples legit personalize their day and make it about them, their love and their families.
Sarah and Michael created a cozy backyard party for their marriage to start. Their focus was on their transition to husband and wife and how they interacted that day with their families. What a beautiful and important sentiment. Per the bride:
[The] ceremony/ritual is what is most important as we celebrate this next step in our lives. I feel like the ritual of entering into a marriage is often looked over these days, we have made it so that our whole day has some sort of element of ritual. We want to be as fully present as we can.
I never tire of that first moment when a bride sees herself just as she imagined on the big day. It is pure bliss.
Oh goody! A first look!
Wedding high fives are FOR THE WIN!
Alright, let’s go get hitched
What a beautiful sunshiney day to get forever linked to the person of your dreams.
Yummy details. I have on good authority that Sarah and Michael did almost everything for their wedding day themselves. Love!
Michael surprised his bride with a song after the guest blessing. Why people don’t surprise each other with song more often is seriously beyond me.
There is always time for a few portraits with your love, right?
I’m a big sucker for the phrase eat, drink and be married.
Sarah and Michael — congratulations on such a wonderful union. Your day looked perfect and I am certain that if you approach your lives together as you approached this very special day there will be many, many more happy backyard fetes for years and years.