January 11, 2010

Married: Sarah & John (part I)

Sometimes it’s the tie that binds. It’s what holds it all together. Makes you remember what’s important. Reminds you to live and love and hold on to each day like there’s no tomorrow. Gives you a reason to never forget how precious love is.

It’s comfort and kindness. Sweetness and sacrifice. Today and tomorrow all rolled into one. It’s the start of a new life without ever once forgetting the life you had, the life that made you who you are today. It’s the courage to go out and love with your whole heart. Because somebody first loved you that way. And at the end of the day, every day, never once forgetting.. that it’s always the tie that binds.

Married: Sarah & John

Sarah & John were married on a glorious November day in a Burberry themed wedding. Not because it’s fancy or fashionable, but because it reminded them of him. Made them feel closer to him. See it all started with a tie…his tie….and on a day when they were missing John’s dad so much, it was amazing to look around and see him everywhere. He was there as a reminder to all of us to love with our whole hearts, to be the kind of person we want to be right now, to hold on to the people that we love with both hands. And I can think of no better start to a brand new life, than a tie like that. Sarah & John, there are no words to say to thank you enough for allowing us in to your lives. To share in such an important day. To be there as you promised forever. My hope for you is that you will always love just like you did that day: fully, with your whole hearts, living for right now, and never missing a chance to say I love you. We are honored to call you friends.

So much love,

Sarah had one of the most beautiful and unique headpieces I’ve ever seen! It was actually four parts: a tulle birdcage and the three extra pieces you see below.

Sarah’s ring is just gorgeous!

How beautiful is Sarah’s bouquet? The feathers and lace were just perfect! Courtesy of the amazing folks at Fleur de Lys


In memory of his father, John carried these details in remembrance of him.

His father’s cufflinks.

The tie that binds

A beautiful Mont Blanc pen.

John made one handsome groom!

I loved the bow on the back of Sarah’s gown.

Sarah you are stunning!

Absolutely stunning!!

A few shots outside before heading off to the church.

This picture makes my heart happy!

Sarah and John were married at Laurelton Hall where Sarah went to school. This bell hangs outside the chapel and they ring it every time one of their girls is about to get married!!

In memory of his father, John and his brother lit a candle on the altar.

Sarah’s dad was so emotional right before the ceremony. C’mon just look at that face!

Here we go!!

The ceremony was emotional from beginning to end! Love this next series of Sarah and her dad.

LOVE this one J grabbed!!

The chapel at Laurelton Hall was incredible!

And the LIGHT!! Ahhhh the light! I’ve SEEN the light!

Just look at the way they look at each other!


Stay tuned for Part II!!

  1. Dennis Bullock

    Gorgeous work guys!

  2. Alice

    Holy Cannoli! Love everything going on here… all of your hard work really shows up in your images!

  3. Samantha Harkins

    Just when I think you can’t possibly get anything better you go and do something like this. Fantastic!

  4. Sarah

    Mary & Justin – I am blown away. Thank you so much for these memories. You truly have a gift and I am so lucky that you were with us on our wedding day.

  5. Katelyn James

    oh GOOD GRACIOUS! what beautiful details! cant go wrong wrong with lace! beautiful!!

  6. John

    Wow! Thanks J&M! You guys definitely captured our day, love everything so far, and my bride looks so Beautiful!

  7. jeramy

    gorgeous. classic. loved it.

  8. Deyla Huss Photography

    So beautiful, words cannot express how stunning these images are, fab work as always guys!

  9. john pascale

    Georgeous wedding photos! And Yes! The light! I have seen the light and I love it!

  10. Yuka photo art

    Beautiful photographs!

  11. maggieb

    Encore! Encore!

  12. abbey

    I recently have started viewing your blog and I’ve bookmarked it. Your images are captivating! These pictures are absolutely amazing and the light is out of this world!

  13. Ray

    I love the story behind why Sarah & John choose to have a burberry themed wedding. Such a sweet sentiment and so creative. Beautiful, beautiful photos. My favorites would have to be the series of Sarah and her dad walking down the aisle. Never seen photos of the dad tearing up as he walks his little girl down the aisle. So cute! Awwww! ;D

  14. Elisabeth Carol

    LOVE these! She is a gorgeous bride!

  15. feuza

    The dad is so cute, made me cry! love it, I hope you are having a great time in Nash and that is so cool that Shyla will be joining you!

  16. Diandra

    Do you know who makes her dress???? Its incredible! And I LOOOOOVE these shots!

  17. Susannah

    WOW! What a stunning bride! I love all the beautiful details they both wore, too! LOVE the headpiece, the dress, the bow, and the love that glows in the bride and groom!

  18. Nicole Benitez

    These are absolutely stunning! I have tears in my eyes just looking at her sweet father. You guys are a-mazing!! oxox

  19. Maria

    You guys are such a beautiful couple! Amazing Photos!

  20. cassandra m

    WWWWWWWOOOOWWWW! Gorgeous…everything. The details shots are amazing…that dress is stunning…Sarah & John are gorgeous….the light was even gorgeous…ha ha. LOVE these photos like crazy!

  21. Jackie Lamas

    beautiful wedding! geez, could the day be any more dreamy! the details, the dress, the images…beautiful!

  22. René Tate

    Mary Marantz! You are my GIRL! Dang, that was a good post. Geez a loo…. Justin… you rock my socks off as well. Great team effort, my friends. One of the best intros I’ve EVUH read, and some of the best images, and prettiest b&g. Smokes… that was good.

  23. MeissaW

    These photos are something out of a high fashion magazine that you’d pick up on the streets of Paris. Absolutely breathtaking! The joy and love of that day shine through your photographs. Such talent Mary and Justin. And that dress! To die for!

  24. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    Woah, I’m digging her shoes in a BIG way!

  25. Lore

    WOW! Unbelievably Beautiful!! Every picture captures a special moment. The bride is captivatingly stunning and the picture of the groom and his brother lighting the candle in their father’s memory was poignant. The whole thing – Mesmerizing! When’s Part II??

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  27. Tressa

    Truly stunning images! The light, the details, the emotion – so gorgeous!

  28. Cassie

    Gorgeous pictures in my old high school! I don’t think I ever pictured the chapel like that. Her dress is one I longed to try on. Also, I hate to be the grammar police, but it’s Lauralton not Laurelton. I have to represent after wearing the navy jumper for 4 years.

  29. Kelly McPherson

    Any idea where he cute shoes are from? they’d look great with my gown! Beautiful pictures!

  30. MM

    @Kelly: I believe they were from a designer on etsy, but I’m not 100% sure!

  31. Sarah

    The shoes are by Hey Lady Shoes.

  32. Mary Anne Morgan

    Amazing, beautiful work, you guys. I would love to meet you some day! I hope you continue to do workshops so I can come to one. These shots are so wonderful!

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