Sarah and John married in late June at the same church in Shepherdstown, West Virginia where her grandparents wed in the 1940s. Afterwards, they celebrated with family and friends at the nearby Barn at York Hill, a beautiful historic farm with acres of apple orchards and grapevines. Their special day — accented with blue and gold — truly reflected their story as individuals and as a couple. The groom’s cake took the shape of a Chicago Bulls basketball representing John’s home state and favorite team. And the reception tables were named after national parks including Shenandoah where they got engaged and Harper’s Ferry where they met as summer park rangers.
I love seeing the excitement build on wedding days as the bride puts on her dress and everyone makes their way to the ceremony. At Sarah and John’s wedding, I was able to ride in the limo with the groomsman and capture those very special and nervous moments just before they entered the church. Minutes later, Sarah practically skipped down the aisle at her dad’s arm while John fought back tears. After their vows, dances, and a bunch of photos, they let loose to “Country Roads” (a real crowd pleaser in West Virginia!), segued into some men’s moshing, and ended the night with an exit under sparklers.
Congratulations you two! It was a joy to photograph your special day!