Sarah and Stephen have been together almost 11 years(!!). After meeting one summer in high school, they fell for each other, and have spent the last 10 years creating a relationship shared of things they love: travel, adventure, and different cultures; creating amazing memories together (I mean he proposed right before they went on a trip to Ireland – which is where they are on their honeymoon right now!!)
They wanted their wedding to have a classic, east coast feel, and chose the Morton Arboretum not only for the backdrop, but because it’s a very special place that the two of them have spent countless hours wandering the grounds together.
This was one of those weddings that I cried, and then cried again, and then just kept my camera in front of my face so that no one could see that I was joyfully weepy. I’ve known both Sarah and Stephen for a long time, Stephen since 6th grade and Sarah since we were on dance team in high school together. We have a lot of mutual lifelong friends, and being around all of these wonderful people for this amazing occasion was almost too much for my mushy heart to bear. I absolutely loved this wedding, and cannot wait to share these images. So let’s get on with it! :)
I had to end this with the one picture that Sarah wanted, but the Arboretum wouldn’t allow: the sparkler exit! I was able to go to the rehearsal dinner the night before, and this is my favorite shot from the night :) Congratulations you two!!