Braxton traveled out to Geneva, IL to spend the day with the happy couple and their family, and a collection of some of my favorite photos follows:
Sarah looked gorgeous- absolutely beaming with happiness and excitement as the ceremony time drew near.
Her four-legged friend was pumped, too!
Everyone was dressed to the nines…
…especially Sarah, seen here taking one last look in the mirror before heading out to meet AJ.
Meanwhile, AJ was hanging out with his groomsmen…
…and they took a few minutes to show off their funky socks.
A celebratory dance…
…and then everyone met up at a nearby park for the first meeting.
Braxton made good use of this bridge- I’ve shot in this park several times myself and love using this backdrop.
They had just enough time for a few more pictures around the park…
…before heading back for the wedding ceremony.
AJ looks so proud here…
…and he’s a gentleman, too! He gave his coat to Sarah as she was a little chilly during the ceremony.
AJ and Sarah participated in a traditional hand fasting ceremony.
Vows and rings were exchanged…
…and they began their marriage with a kiss.
Guests gathered in for cocktail hour…
…and Braxton set out to take pictures of the details.
I’m sure their cake was as delicious as it was beautiful!
The newlyweds made their grand entrance into the reception…
…and were toasted by friends and family.
After speeches, Sarah and AJ took their place on the floor to share their first dance as husband and wife.
Sarah dances with her dad.
Here, Sarah’s mother dances with her father. Very sweet.
And then it was time for everyone to jump in on the fun.
And this group was ready to party!
I think it’s safe to say that the party was a complete success!
Congratulations on your marriage, Sarah and AJ!
And excellent work, Braxton! Here’s to your best wedding season yet!