John and Sara were married today!
John and Sara had a sweet morning ceremony at Lutheran Church of Christ the Redeemer. The focus was clearly their beloved Church community, where the bride and groom served communion to their guests and beautiful hymns were played. After greeting and ushering all of their guests, the couple was given a grand sendoff with white ribbons and they left in a gorgeous Rolls Royce from HiTech Motorsport. After a quick stop at the couple’s home for pictures, we headed to Black Bear Crossings on the Lake for the reception.
From her darling Anyi Lu shoes to her collared wedding dress to her hair (139 Hair by Heidi) and makeup (Mikaela Croyle), Sara was stunning. John looked ok, too ; ) Especially when posing with that Rolls Royce, which literally turned heads as they drove around town.
I love the design motif that John and Sara used for their day. Pots of herbs served as escort cards, and darling pieces of vintage paper were ready for the guests’ well wishes. Ivy was used throughout the space, including submerged in water in tall cylinders. The colors were all soft greens and blues, and everything had an English Garden feel. To contrast the cool colors, the bouquets were white with splashes of pinks and were simply beautiful. The theme carried through with the Spark Letterpress invitation suite including some lovely lace details and delicate scripts. The couple did quite a fabulous job tying all of the elements together.
One of the best parts about having your reception at Black Bear Crossings is that you get to enjoy their amazing food. The couple had a wonderful brunch ready for their guests including omelet and carving stations and fresh squeezed orange juice. A variety of cupcakes waited for anyone with a sweet tooth and instead of cutting a cake, the couple fed each other Norsland Lefse in honor of their Norwegian heritage. There were sweet speeches, especially when honoring Sara’s recently departed father, and celebrations of long and happy marriages. Then Midwest Sound got the music playing and Sara was ready to DANCE!
John and Sara, thank you so much for having us be a part of your day! Here are our favorite images, enjoy!