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Sarah + Nick

Early last month, we finished out the summer wedding season celebrating Sarah and Nick’s marriage! Despite the humidity, the ceremony and reception were beautiful! Thanks to Sam Stroud Photography for capturing these moments!

The couple was married at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on River Road, which boasts a multitude of windows and high ceilings, giving the ceremony a light, open-air feel. A reception at Willow Oaks Country Club followed featuring a cocktail hour and a delicious dinner menu. Other favorite moments include a beautiful first look at St. Mary’s, an old-fashioned trolley ride from St. Mary’s to Willow Oaks, the toasts, and a glow-stick and Rolls Royce send-off. Take a look at some of the special moments from the day below! 

One of the most special parts of day was Sarah and Nick’s first look at St. Mary’s! It was such a joy to witness this meaningful moment.

The ceremony was beautiful, and the mint colored bridesmaids dresses only added to the light, airy feel. 

This vintage trolley pulled up following the ceremony, likely surprising some guests! The bridal party took this fun ride from the ceremony to the reception!

The reception venue had a plentiful supply of photographs from throughout Sarah and Nick’s life – with table numbers featuring the photos of the bride and groom at that age, a photo book detailing their relationship, and engagement photos scattered throughout. The couple also honored important family and friends who were unable to be with them on their special day through a special display right outside the dinner event space.

During the toasts, Sarah’s sisters, Lauren and Anne Forrest Hyslop, shared some well wishes with the couple – in the Hyslop sisters’ own language! They shared many of the terms that had been created in the Hyslop household throughout their lives and interpreted the language for the rest of us!

The evening also featured sweet moments between Sarah and her father and Nick and his mother during their dances.

Last but not least, Sarah and Nick finished out the evening with a glow stick send off outside Willow Oaks. The guests had fun cheering the couple on towards the waiting vintage Rolls Royce! 

It was a privilege to be a part of your special day, Sarah and Nick! Best wishes for the future!