This year we've had several couples get married who have practically grown up together and have known each other for many years. That's not the case with Sarah and Jason. Their love is new and yet very real.  They'd both wondered if they would ever find the right one and just prayed that they would. They both knew right away when a friend introduced them. Sarah tells Jason she just knew that God had sent him for her.  She had it engraved in his wedding band, so he will always know what a blessing he is to her.  And, of course, if she'd had any doubt at all, the fact that he was a big dog lover just cinched the deal!  They fit together in so many ways, as if they were just two missing pieces to the same puzzle. The puzzle is now complete. He is her strength. She is his soft place to fall and just be. Their wedding was in her parents' backyard and was totally reflective of who these two are. Neither one likes a big fuss over things. Neither one feels comfortable in a crowd. Both just wanted to get married and tell the world - or at least as much of the world as would fit in their own backyard. Red and yellow featured prominently - colors of sunshine and warmth. Their faith was evident in every detail from the heavy iron cross on the beautifully adorned prayer cloth to the small white rocks each guest placed at it's base on their way out as a sign of their presence and witness to this day. Similar stones - Sarah and Jason received at a prayer shower - were placed in the base of their unity candle. These prayer stones had scriptures written on them from each person who prayed for them. As traditional as these two are, they opted for the first look and to have that private moment.  It was beautiful and when Jason first looked at Sarah, his eyes got big and I'm pretty sure he had to catch his breath! She is the tiniest little thing and she looked so incredible in her tiers of ruffles! Her mother made her a little purse out of her wedding gown for something old, she borrowed a hanky from her grandmother (but had to give it back to her right after the ceremony!), a special pin from her father, and some freakin' awesome sapphire blue bling shoes!  I overheard Sarah say to Jason at their first look that she thought maybe they should get in the car and drive away right then but Jason, the voice of reason on that,  couldn't contain her when, as they were presented as  husband and wife,   she just grabbed his hand and said "run" and they sped out of the yard and through the gate! It was a a beautiful ceremony and a very fun - and unpredictable - exit. An elegant reception followed at Southern Hills Country Club and  a nice send off in the Father of the Bride's sleek Aston Martin convertible. Now, that's how to leave a party!   I'm posting a few here now and their gallery will be up in a few days.  Enjoy and feel free to leave your comments for them here on the blog!

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This year we've had several couples get married who have practically grown up together and have known each other for many years. That's not the case with Sarah and Jason. Their love is new and yet very real.  They'd both wondered if they would ever find the right one and just prayed that they would. They both knew right away when a friend introduced them. Sarah tells Jason she just knew that God had sent him for her.  She had it engraved in his wedding band, so he will always know what a blessing he is to her.  And, of course, if she'd had any doubt at all, the fact that he was a big dog lover just cinched the deal!  They fit together in so many ways, as if they were just two missing pieces to the same puzzle. The puzzle is now complete. He is her strength. She is his soft place to fall and just be. Their wedding was in her parents' backyard and was totally reflective of who these two are. Neither one likes a big fuss over things. Neither one feels comfortable in a crowd. Both just wanted to get married and tell the world - or at least as much of the world as would fit in their own backyard. Red and yellow featured prominently - colors of sunshine and warmth. Their faith was evident in every detail from the heavy iron cross on the beautifully adorned prayer cloth to the small white rocks each guest placed at it's base on their way out as a sign of their presence and witness to this day. Similar stones - Sarah and Jason received at a prayer shower - were placed in the base of their unity candle. These prayer stones had scriptures written on them from each person who prayed for them. As traditional as these two are, they opted for the first look and to have that private moment.  It was beautiful and when Jason first looked at Sarah, his eyes got big and I'm pretty sure he had to catch his breath! She is the tiniest little thing and she looked so incredible in her tiers of ruffles! Her mother made her a little purse out of her wedding gown for something old, she borrowed a hanky from her grandmother (but had to give it back to her right after the ceremony!), a special pin from her father, and some freakin' awesome sapphire blue bling shoes!  I overheard Sarah say to Jason at their first look that she thought maybe they should get in the car and drive away right then but Jason, the voice of reason on that,  couldn't contain her when, as they were presented as  husband and wife,   she just grabbed his hand and said "run" and they sped out of the yard and through the gate! It was a a beautiful ceremony and a very fun - and unpredictable - exit. An elegant reception followed at Southern Hills Country Club and  a nice send off in the Father of the Bride's sleek Aston Martin convertible. Now, that's how to leave a party!   I'm posting a few here now and their gallery will be up in a few days.  Enjoy and feel free to leave your comments for them here on the blog!

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Comments
Lisa says:

Sarah & Jason - Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us! We were honored and wish you both the very best in your marriage! It was beautiful and we had a blast with you and your familes!

(10.01.10 @ 03:26 PM)
Sarah Freed says:

Thank you Lisa and Sophia! You both did a beautiful job. I couldn't have done it without you--so many questions you helped answer. I cannot wait to see more.

(10.04.10 @ 09:07 AM)
Sophia says:

You're a sweetheart, Sarah!

(10.05.10 @ 02:37 PM)