Sarah and Trevor have known each other since they were young, practicing archery with their families, going to classes together, and showing cattle. It’s fitting that after many years hanging out with each other’s family, as well as seven years of dating, that family was a big part of their wedding day.
It was easy for our associate photographer, Jamie, to get to know Sarah and Trevor, snapping candid reception photos and creating posed umbrella shots the entire day, despite the misty weather. Their wedding was laid back and joyful. The chill vibe was in part due to the amazing people Sarah and Trevor surround themselves with. The entire party has known each other since childhood, so it was easy to take silly, genuine pictures throughout the day. Everyone from the wedding party to the guests were willing to help out in any way possible.
Boy, did Sarah and Trevor have a lot of support! There were over 200 folks at their ceremony alone. The church proved to be too small to hold everyone, but they came up with a simple solution. Working with the space and COVID restrictions, Sarah and Trevor provided additional seating for family and friends not only in the sanctuary of the church, but also the banquet hall and a tent outside. Sarah was super excited to have an epic walk down the aisle through each crowd showing off her stunning gown, before meeting Trevor at the altar. Having their ceremony at Freedom Moravian Church in Appleton meant so much to Sarah, as she’s been attending since she was tiny. The lighting of the unity candle was a magical moment, symbolizing their unity as well as the joining of their families.
After a beautiful procession through cheering friends and family, we traveled a short way to take bridal party pictures at a local homestead. Sarah and Trevor relaxed easily in front of the camera, and needed little direction from Jamie. The two were natural, cozy, and happy. Although it was raining, it was the perfect opportunity to take amazing umbrella photos while we were there—the pictures are stunning!
After newlywed portraits and bridal party photos, the group met guests at Romy’s for the reception. There was laughter, delicious food, and lots of scrumptious cupcakes from Monzù Bakery. Multiple generations of their family held their reception at Romy’s in Black Creek. Capturing traditions and those special moments will mean so much in the years to come.
Sarah’s grandmother gave Sarah and Trevor a special treat: making them their very own wedding cake, which they enjoyed at the head table. Another handmade item was their card box. The couple (plus some help from Dad) built an actual card box, as large as a table and perfectly functional for all of their guests’ letters of congratulations. The amount of thoughtfulness and family projects that came together for this celebration was amazing. Check out their fantastic photos below—you’ll want to eat the frosting right off those delicious cupcakes too!
Venue: Freedom Moravian Church
Reception Venue: Romy’s Nitingale
Florist: Kailhofer’s Greenhouse and Flowers
Cupcakes: Monzù Bakery
Hair and Make-up: Rustic Cuts & Co.
Wedding Dress: Elaine’s Wedding Center
Bridesmaids Dresses: Elaine’s Wedding Center
Bride’s Shoes: Buckle
Groom’s Suit and Shoes: Du Bois Formalwear
Invitations and Programs: Express Printing
Officiant: Pastor James Heroux