Wedding: Sarah & Zack

•  Hold onto your seats, this is going to be a LONG post!  Grab a Coke and a cupcake because you’re going to be sitting and staring for a while.  Oh and drooling, did I mention drooling?

•  Sarah booked me last summer and we had a great time during their engagement session and it seems like I’ve been counting down the days to this wedding for a lifetime.

•  The wedding colors were orange and green – as a tip of the hat to where the bride and groom met, their alma mater University of Miami.

•  I don’t play favorites but I have to say, Sarah’s dress is probably my favorite dress EVER.  I’m a sucker for flowers and details… and Sarah looked STUNNING in this dress.  STUNNING.

•  Fun fact: Sarah bought her dress from Wedding Atelier in her current city (NYC) and her assistant there was none other than Project Runway’s Carol Hannah!

•  Sarah originally had a really awesome idea for her photo location for their first look but it ended up not being available and after much deliberation we ended up with the vineyard.  On the way there, we had to drive through the coolest iron bridge and the entire bridal party was begging to go back!  I LOVE old bridges so I was stoked that the bridal party was actually MORE excited than I was to go there!

•  While I may bop my head a bit or do a bit of a booty shimmy, I don’t dance at weddings.  However Sarah’s Dad didn’t dig that idea at all and this was the first time I ever have danced at a wedding (with the Father of the Bride at that), even if it was for a brief moment!

•  Their wedding party was so fun – they even created a hashtag for twitter to keep track of each other through the events.  It was #BIGFUN to see what they were doing and their twitpics.

•  Both Sarah and Zack had a person of a different gender on each side, Sarah had a Man of Honor and Zack had a Best Woman (his sister).  I love that people are starting to mix genders when it comes to sides!!!


Catering:  Sammy’s
Cake Artist:  Wendy Kromer
DJ:  Big Ear Entertainment
Florist:  Prestige Floral
Stationary:  Bride
Wedding Planner:  Heidzillas

Catering:  Sammy’s
Cake Artist:  Wendy Kromer
Ceremony/Reception:  Manakiki Ballroom and Courtyard
DJ:  Big Ear Entertainment
Florist:  Prestige Floral
Stationery:  Bride
Wedding Planner:  Heidzillas

orange bridal wedding heels

You should know by now that I love colored shoes, and Sarah’s shoes were just so perfect!  LOVED the hot orange!


groom getting ready at hilton garden inn in wickliffe ohio

Hubs was upstairs with the guys while I was with the girls.


bride and bridesmaids toasting before the wedding

Sarah sent me a spectacular list of shots she’d loved seeing online and this was one of the shots she really wanted.  Luckily, no champagne was spilled on the photographer 😉


bride getting ready at the hilton garden inn in wickliffe ohio

Sarah, you are gorgeous.


first look of bride and groom at a vineyard in ohio

They did a first look, which I always always love.  I understand why NOT to do one… but I so so love when my couples choose to do one.  This setting was so beyond perfect.

Oh and see Sarah tromping through the weeds like a trooper in her dress and heels?  She won my heart for this.  That’s my kind of girl!


bride and groom in a vineyard in ohio

*happy sigh*


bride and groom in a vineyard in ohio


bridal party blurred in a vineyard in ohio

Yet another image that Sarah loved, inspired by my friend Anne Ruthmann!  This was NOT easy to recreate on a super sunny day!


bridal party hugs in a vineyard in ohio

Group hug!!!  I adored the style of this bridal party.


bride and her bridesmaids and best man in a vineyard


bridal party on an iron bridge in ohio

On the way to the first look location we had to drive through this bridge.  EVERYONE loved it and we took some time to go back to it on the way to the ceremony/reception site.  I’m SO glad we did, how cool is this bridge – AND the fact that the green matches the color of the bridesmaids gowns?


bride and groom posing on an iron bridge in ohio

My favorite!


groomsman waiting to enter ceremony at manakiki

The guys waiting to make their entrance to the ceremony.


groom seeing bride

Zack seeing Sarah getting ready to walk down the aisle.


bride preparing to walk down the aisle

Sarah getting floofed by Heidi at the top of the stairs.  This is a GOOD picture of being in the image but not distracting, Heidi’s arms match up with Sarah’s and you can’t even tell that there’s someone behind her!


reader during ceremony at makakiki in willougby ohio

The reader during the ceremony, he did an amazing job!


manakiki outdoor ceremony location in ohio

A full view of the ceremony, this location is gorgeous!!!


bride and groom during outdoor ceremony in ohio

Their ceremony pics are some of my favorite ever.  The light was perfect!


ring exchange during the ceremony

Exchanging the rings.


wine box ceremony

Instead of a unity candle or anything of the like, Sarah and Zack did a wine box ceremony, which was a first for me.  In it there are letters they wrote to each other and a bottle of wine.  They lock it at the ceremony and open it in 5 years to read the letters and drink the wine.  I LOVE this!!!


the kiss during ceremony at manakiki

The kiss… which is one of my favorite kiss pictures ever.  Hot tamales!


wendy kromer cake in ohio

The gorgeous cake by Wendy Kromer that matched Sarah’s flower details on her dress… exactly!


centerpieces by prestige floral at manakiki

The tables and centerpieces were GORGEOUS!


bridal party entrances into reception at manakiki

The entrances by the bridal party was  A round off and a high jump by the best man/matron of honor was the icing on the cake!


bride and groom toasting with vera wang champagne flutes

The toasts were beautiful, funny and heartfelt.


bride and groom first dance

The first dance is always a “awwww” moment for me!


mother and son hug at end of their dance


bride and her father dance


rings on birch tree centerpieces

The rings on the centerpieces for the cocktail hour that the brides father made!   SUCH a creative bunch!


bride tossing bouquet

Sarah may be the only bride I’ve ever had toss her own bouquet and not a bouquet made for the toss!!  LOVE!


bride dancing on dance floor

The rest of the night this group rocked the dance floor!


bride and groom dancing to soldier boy

The DJ played “Hang On Sloopy” which got a lot of boos from the crowd as they are almost all University of Miami albums.  They were quite excited when the DJ played “Soldier Boy” which is THEIR song.

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  • KirstenJune 10, 2010 - 2:00 PM

    I love the orange and green, and the details are so classy! Tough indeed on recreating Anne’s photograph, but good job Corey!ReplyCancel

  • SarahJune 10, 2010 - 4:36 PM

    Love. Love. Love.

    Thank you again for these gorgeous images. You captured the day perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • LaurenJune 11, 2010 - 2:55 PM

    Love the photos, Corey! The bride and groom look so happy! Do you have any more details on her dress? It is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenJune 11, 2010 - 2:57 PM

    I love these photos – the bride and groom look so happy! Do you happen to have any more details on her dress? It is lovely!ReplyCancel

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