Sarah and Nate started their journey into becoming newlyweds when Nate popped the question at Enrico's in Sturbridge and enjoyed pizza :) They had been growing together for four years prior to their engagement. It’s one of my greatest joys to be let into the intimate areas of my couples history together.
They started early when planning your wedding and gave themselves plenty of time to account for unexpected hiccups. Wedding planning can be quite the undertaking if you don’t plan ahead and let people take on some responsibilities you may feel are overwhelming. Sarah was fortunate to have a great deal of support from both friends and family.
Sarah and Nate…. and their photographer ; ) were animate about making sure everyone was on point for family formal photos. It’s a wedding detail that can end up being a nightmare if you aren’t providing clear communication to everyone involved.
I asked Sarah to share some of her thoughts on the dress and she simply said “My dress has POCKETS!” She got it at David's Bridal, but it's an Oleg Cassini. She never thought she’d have a designer dress... It was the first dress she tried on and every other dress after that couldn't compare. Sarah chose it by listening to her intuition -- she knew it was the one when she first tried it on, and decided that settling wasn't an option. My dress was way out of her price range, so her whole bridal party pooled funds to help get the dress of her dreams. It was a fantastic moment that she will never forget!
They spent the night before the wedding at different locations, and only saw each other for first look photos before the ceremony. Sarah shared with me how special it was to see each other for the first look photos, which they were so glad they did because it would have been “a total crying mess” during the entire ceremony if she hadn’t seen him first. It’s safe to say she recommends it for any future brides out there
Any tips on what to bring? Food, water, extra Corona!!
Many congratulations to this remarkable couple. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to document the memories that pave the way for a bright future together. These two have a recipe for greatness.