I personally believe that everything that happens to us and for us is for a reason. It’s all connected to the bigger picture in some way. And that may not always be clear to us right away but holding onto this personal value in business as well has allowed me to see a shift in business. I get to meet wonderful human beings like Sarah and Doug. Not out of chance but because life has a funny way of working out. I remember clearly our first conversation on the phone. Sarah’s voice was warm, friendly and calm. As we got to know eachother more and moved into the wedding day, everything fell into place and the three of us were easily cracking jokes as if we were old friends. From goose droppings getting on her dress (and me diminishing the stains with club soda! We inarguably agree with eachtoher that is THE funniest memory from their wedding day!) to joking that Doug looked like Mark Wahlberg, we laughed until our bellies hurt. I walked out of their portrait time feeling inspired and joy-filled. It was so effortless and authentic. And you’ll see why in these highlights: their connection is undeniable. Doug clearly makes Sarah’s heart smile and she obviously has his heart too. Plus I was able to sell her on cheesecake from Say Cheesecake for her wedding cake so she’s always a favorite in my book for that! Enjoy their beautiful story as told by them and some favorite images from their wedding day at the Sheraton Four Points in Niagara Falls!
How we met: Working together at FedEx in 2005
How he proposed: We were at home having dinner
Describe the type of wedding you planned and why?
“We wanted simple and convenient for our guests. I didn't want anyone to worry about anything other than having a great time. That is why we had such a small bridal party and the ceremony and reception all in the one venue.”
Describe the thoughts and feelings when you saw eachother for the first time on your wedding day:
“I came out of the building on my grandpa's arm and I told him to stop for a second just so I could take it all in.”
Sarah described her most emotional moment of their wedding day:
“The vows and our exchange of rings.”
What do you most look forward to being married to eachother?
“A lifetime of traveling!”
What do you two like to do as a couple?
“Travel. We never vacation the same place more than once.”
What is your favorite thing about Doug?
“He supports everything I do.”
What is your favorite thing about Sarah?
“Her pretty eyes!”
Do you have any bits of advice to offer couples planning their wedding?
“If you can afford a planner do it. Be sure to stop and just look around throughout the night!”
What was the best part of working with Michelle Day Photography to document your day?
“She was everywhere!” Thanks you two! I pride myself on my quick feet on a wedding day!
Sarah and Doug’s incredible wedding professional lineup:
DJ: Moving Music
Sarah’s Dress: Tattler’s Lane Bridal
Doug’s Suit: Ike Behar
Bridesmaid Dresses: Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Florist: Sam’s Club
Decor: Boulevard Wedding Concepts
Wedding Cake: Just Say Cheesecake
Cookie Favors: East Aurora Cookie
Fireworks: Skylighters of WNY