My heart is full. 2017 was truly an amazing year, and ending the season with Chris and Sarah's wedding at the Trump Winery Grand Hall was simply the icing on the cake. Sarah is truly an incredible human being. Life has thrown her curveballs but each time she has come back stronger and happier than ever. I met her in college but didn't know her story until I read this article from her CrossFit gym, which made my admiration for her grow all the more. I couldn't wait for their wedding, and after a postponement for Chris' deployment in the Navy, everyone was more than ready for the day to arrive.
Sarah, determined and strong, trained for months to be able to WALK down the aisle with her dad. That moment is one I will never forget. With a smile on her face, Sarah stood up, leaned on the man who raised her, and walked to meet her groom. Chris, caught between tears and unspeakable joy, waited for his bride at the end of the aisle.
Besides the incredible emotions that ran throughout the day, the wedding was simply stunning from start to finish. Keen Weddings knocked it out of the park with design and planning, and the burgundy theme was perfect for Christmas. Red roses, greenery, and the background of the winery all came together to make the day that much more beautiful. Gold bottle centerpieces and a beaming bridal party gave Chris and Sarah's wedding the shine it deserved.
The part that blew me away the most was seeing the love between these two as they got married. At the reception Nathan and I chatted a little with Chris about the day. After two sentences he began to gush AGAIN about his bride and how stunning she looked. She had just left the room for a moment, and he already couldn't wait to see her again.
Chris and Sarah, you are finally...finally MARRIED. You talked in your vows about pushing each other to be better - never stop doing that. With the joy and love you have for each other, your life together will truly be one for the record books.
Venue: Trump Winery | Wedding Planner: Keen Weddings | Bride's Dress: miLA Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Florals: Flower Forte | Hair: Katia Ocampo | Videographer: Avery Videography | DJ: Hey DJ | Rentals: MS Events | Caterer: Glorious Foods | Cake: Rosie Gilbert | Transportation: Easy Riders
Sarah gave her mom a letter and a gift...this day was full of sweet moments from beginning to end.
After Sarah got dressed her bridesmaids prayed over her...it was truly a meaningful moment.
She also shared a first look with her dad...everyone was basically either crying from joy or laughing all day long.
Finally they were married...and Chris carried his new bride back down the aisle.
Before we headed inside, their wedding planner and the venue coordinator surprised them with...a horse-drawn carriage ride! It. Was. Amazing.
After an amazing evening already, we headed inside for a gorgeous gold and burgundy reception inside the Trump Grand Hall.
Congratulations, Chris and Sarah!!!