How many brides and grooms can say they were high school sweethearts at their wedding these days?
Sarah and Tyler met when they were freshman in high school. The story told is they met each other while riding the summer school bus. I’m not sure who took the first initiative, however my guess might be Sarah! One of Sarah’s cousins likes to tell the story on how Sarah (who is not all that athletic) wanted to play catch in the front yard at a certain time of the day. Apparently Tyler would be driving by and Sarah wanted to be there to wave to him! To say the least, she must have caught Tyler’s eye from the start. And they have been together ever since, eight years before their wedding day. You might say they grew up together, and what better way to get to know someone? By now they know each others’ thoughts before they even think them!
After high school Sarah pursued a nursing degree; she is currently an Emergency Room Nurse. Tyler went on to pursue a degree as an electrician. Both are extremely talented. For the wedding Sarah sewed beautiful handmade quilts for each of the bridesmaids, Tyler created beautiful signs for his groomsmen, each one different to represent each guy’s interest. The signs of course would light up, change colors (only an electrician would create)! They did all this while finishing college, getting a job, and planning a wedding!
If you know Sarah, she is definitely an over achiever, super organized, party planner, down to every last detail. I’ve been told: Tyler is very easy going, go with the flow kind of guy. He likes the fact that when something needs to be done, he can rely on Sarah. It has been told that Sarah was keeping a wedding binder for many years, when Tyler popped the question, she was going to be ready!
And ready she was! Every last detail of the wedding was planned to perfection. The flowers were amazing, Diane, Tyler’s mom who designs floral arrangements for weddings, had a lot to do with that! They matched that beautiful September day. During the ceremony, I loved the way the minister sat right down in front of them, talking just to them, telling them to cherish the love they share, to always nourish this love. It was so romantic and intimate. The look in their eyes told the story of how they feel about one another: love, respect, tenderness, and kindness. It’s awesome to see two wonderful people start their togetherness.
The day was very special for Sarah, Tyler, family, and friends. We were fortunate enough to have a beautiful place for outdoor photos, the landscape was breathtaking. While we were busy photographing Sarah and Tyler the wedding party had a chance to chill, relax and have a little fun.
The venue was also decorated to a tee, oh to be so talented! The festivities really happen fast once the dinner starts, the day goes way to fast for all the planning goes in to it.
Thank you Sarah and Tyler for letting us be a part of your special day. We wish you all the love and laughter your hearts can hold. Congratulations!