Sarah + Nate’s wedding was seriously just a dream from start to finish! It was such a JOY filled day and you can just feel that in every single photo!
Sarah is one of seven kids in her family and they are all very close! She wanted to start the day off by getting photos of her and her family at her parents’ house, which I was really excited about! It was so sweet to have it be such an intimate family time while she was getting ready for the big day! We took the photos of Sarah getting in her dress with her mom and sisters in her childhood room that all three sisters shared growing up! How sweet is that? Grace, her youngest sister, shared during her toast at the reception that when growing up Sarah would ask her to “help her get ready to go out and it was her favorite thing and that today she loved that she got to help her get ready on her wedding day in that same spot”! Some of my favorite photos from the day are from the morning with her mom and sisters!
Then we headed to the ceremony at the Notre Dame Basilica of the Sacred Heart Cathedral and wow what a breathtaking setting! Nate’s reaction to seeing Sarah walk down the aisle is one to remember. It was a beautiful ceremony followed by family photos in the church and a few more outside on Notre Dame’s campus. Then we headed over to St. Mary’s College across the street! That’s where Sarah went to college so she wanted to take her bride + groom photos and all of her wedding party photos there! Oh my gosh this was all such a blast! When there are 24 people in the wedding party it’s bound to be a party and it definitely was! All of their bridesmaids and groomsmen were seriously so sweet and such a joy to work with! Kyle and I loved getting some time with just Sarah + Nate for their bride + groom photos, because it’s that last bit of time before the reception where they can just focus on each other and soak it all in that they’re now husband and wife! I’ve said it since their engagement session, but these two make it so easy to take their photos, because they’re so in love and are just adorable together. In between shots Nate is always pulling Sarah in for a kiss, or their grabbing each other’s hand, hugging, laughing, etc., and it’s just so obvious that they have definitely found their match!
On to the reception, which was held at the The Downes Club on Notre Dame’s campus. Oh my goodnessss!!! Kyle especially loved this setting, because he’s a huge Notre Dame football fan! The ballroom is overlooking the football stadium and everything about the whole place is just stunning! I’ll let the photos do the talking on that! That aside, what an incredible night it was getting to be with all of Sarah + Nate’s family and friends celebrating their love story! You could just feel the love for them in the room! You could just tell everyone was having such an amazing time, including Sarah + Nate! Once again, JOY would be the word I’d use to describe their reception and their entire wedding day!
Oh Sarah + Nate where to begin? Kyle and I loved every minute of your wedding day! Thank you for choosing us to be your photographers it was seriously a joy! We can’t wait to see you again at your sister Meghan’s wedding in August! Yay!!! Enjoy a few of my favorite moments with you guys below!
Ceremony Venue: The Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception Venue: The Downes Club
Videography: With Love Productions
Florals: Always N Bloom Weddings
DJ: In-Tune DJ Service Inc
Hair: Nicholas J. Salon & Spa
Wedding Dress Shop: Nancy’s Bridal Boutique
Wedding Dress Designer: Enzoani
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Tuxes: THE BLACK TUX
Rental: AAYS Event Rentals