It is time to share Sarah and Ty’s BEAUTIFUL wedding day with you! They are one of the funnest couples, always ready to laugh and have a good time! I love that their entire day reflected just that!
The dress Sarah choose for her wedding day was stunning! She found it at the Wedding Parlour in Grand Rapids. I love the three tiers of lace that make up her train! She also choose a cute pair of Toms as her footwear. She loved how comfortable they were!
It is always fun to see how a bride customizes gifts for her besties! Sarah got each of the bridesmaids personalized glasses to sip tasty beverages from as they were getting ready in the morning. Of course we had to get a picture of them before she got into her dress!
The image below was one of the most creative ideas I’ve seen a bride incorporate into her wedding photos. Sarah had a picture along that was taken of her mother on the day she was married. Sarah wanted to capture an image of her holding the picture. How cool is that?! I then decided that we had to take one of Sarah just like the one of her mom. I LOVE how it turned out! Two beautiful brides!
One tradition that has really made it’s way into weddings lately is a gift or letter exchange. The bride and groom send each other a card with a special message to read when they’re getting ready in the morning. It’s a fun way to get excited about all the events that are about to unfold. It’s also a really special way to remind each other of what the entire day is really about…your love.
This right here is one of Sarah and Ty’s favorite moments of the day. The first look. The anticipation of seeing each other was almost too much. There was so much emotion just in this small space of time. It is always such a privilege to document moments like these. It’s just real and raw emotion.
Sarah and Ty’s reception room looked AH-MAZING! Events and Interiors by Design teamed up with KD Floral to create this beautiful and clean look. It was so classy and fresh! I especially adored the hanging greenery! Also, make sure to check out the wedding dress that was displayed below. That was Sarah’s grandmother’s wedding dress!
I think my favorite detail from the reception had to be the champagne glasses. It wasn’t just because they were beautiful, but because there was something else that made them really special. They were the same champagne glasses that Sarah’s grandparents had used on their wedding day. It was such a precious way to honor her grandparents and have them as a part of her day!
Sarah and Ty were blown away when they walked into their reception room for the first time. They couldn’t believe how gorgeous it was! Events and Interiors by Design and KD Floral never cease to amaze! Raphael’s Bakery also did an amazing job with the donut table! Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how yummy they were. Just ask Sarah and Ty! You can see which ones below that they chose for their “cake cutting”!
Now onto the funnest part of the evening! I’m not sure if any of you are familiar with Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos, but this was my first experience with them. I remember Sarah mentioning them several times very enthusiastically when we would discuss her timeline and plans for her day. Now I can see why. I’m the kind of person that really likes to laugh. I had no idea I could laugh so hard! These guys were beyond talented and beyond hilarious. I literally cried from laughing so hard! If you have never seen them perform before, you NEED to add one of their shows to your bucket list!
And last but not least, the sunset photos…
These are the images that are always the most beautiful and romantic. If you are planning on getting married, please consider sneaking away from your reception for a quick minute to capture these. The last moments before the sun sets gives us photographers such amazing opportunities with the lighting. It is also a special moment to take a deep breath after the busyness of the day. A deep breath, a sigh and a kiss as husband and wife in front of your first sunset together.
Sarah and Ty, thank you SO much for choosing me to capture your beautiful day. I loved your energy and joy! You two are such an amazing couple, and I wish you the best!
Also, here’s a shout out to all of the awesome vendors they choose to help make their day complete!
Photographer: Purrington Photography
Ceremony Venue: Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji, MN
Reception Venue at Catering: Sanford Center Lakeside, Bemidji, MN
Officiant: Rev. Genelle Netland
Florist: KD Floral
Event Designer: Events and Interior by Design
Wedding Gown and Veil: Wedding Parlour in Grand Rapids
Hair: Kari at Hair Teasers
Makeup: Samantha Baker
Wedding Rings: Ken K Thompson
Bridesmaid Dresses and Men’s Formalwear: Formalities
Donuts: Raphaels Bakery
Live Entertainment: Deuces Wild – Dueling Pianos
Favors: #LiveLoveLippert can koozies