The day was beautiful with warm sunshine occasionally diffused by large white fluffy clouds. As Shelly and I walked into Sarah’s parent’s house, Sarah and her mom were chatting softly while Sarah painted her nails. Sarah was calm, but I could sense an undertone of excitement radiating from her. As I started shooting details, I hear Sarah’s bridesmaids arrive. Having just finished their hair, they were excited to be around Sarah again. I could hear Shelly talking with the girls as she grabbed some really fun candids with them. The morning flew by and soon cars were being loaded and the group was leaving.
As Sarah pulls into the Church, we sneak her around back, where Adam is patiently waiting. Sarah quietly walks up behind Adam and the moment her hand grasps his, I see his shoulders relax and he instantly smiles. The moment was perfect, full of anticipation for Adam to see her for the first time walking down the aisle, but calming, as the two of them shared some alone time together. As time passes, Sarah nods to me and she is ready to go into hiding.
The ceremony was as elegant as Sarah and Adam, the stunning cathedral was decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements accenting its stunning architecture. A traditional Roman Catholic Wedding ceremony captures the important role their faith plays in the marriage. It was beautiful!!!
As Shelly and I arrive at Stone Tree, cocktail hour was in full swing. Outside their reception tent, their guests were enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the bar. Various lawn games and seating areas were set up and the atmosphere was fun and laid back. As dinner and traditions occur, the evening slowly slips into night and the dancing begins!!! Such a beautiful day for such a beautiful couple!! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Helmers!!!!
Second Photographer| Shelly Lynn Photography
Ceremony Venue| St Mary’s Roman Catholic Parish
Makeup| Katie Ballantyne
Hair| Erika Wiley Hair Body & Soul
Brides Dress| Maggie Sottero, Superior Bridal Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses| Maurices
Florist and Reception Decorating| Linda Deboer Decor
Invitation Suite| Sustain Social, Adam Helmer (Groom)
Reception Venue| Stone Tree Golf & Fitness
Catering| Intimate Fare Catering Company
Wedding Cake Artist| Melissa Helmers (sister-in-law of Groom)