It’s time for fast cars and the color purple! 🙂 Nicole & Austin’s big day was full of fancy cars and a whole lot of love! Getting to know these two has been a real joy and their wedding day was so exception. 😀
Austin has several race/sports cars so I wanted to incorporate that love into each detail. I used the keys to his Nissan GTR for the ring shot and later would use the car itself for the night shots.
The sanctuary was decorated beautifully with florals that Nicole and her family made. They also added purple lighting to really pull in the theme. Everyone pitched in to make their purple and silver dream a reality.
A heartfelt moment when both Nicole and Austin’s moms helped zip Nicole into the dress. Both families are very close and that’s rare these days.
Grandma Clady was called in for the very special duty of pinning Austin’s boutonnière.
Since Nicole was getting ready in a Sunday school room, I decided to turn all the lights off and place her in front of the one door way for her portraits. This cut out all the distractions of the room and focused on her. She’s such a sweetheart… loves everyone! 🙂
Austin’s portraits were done in a similar fashion and he nailed the ‘cool guy’ look! Some guys can’t pull it off but Austin was up to the task. 🙂
First kiss as man and wife!
The rice hurt when it hit you… trust me. The newlyweds drove around the block and came back for family formals.
Off to Plymouth Park!
This bridal party was all family and that’s a whole lot of love! 🙂
LOVE THE LIGHT!
Yes, Nicole did allow this to happen. And no, she wasn’t mad. lol It was actually a pretty funny moment! 😀
Intros to the reception.
Best man (Cody, Austin’s brother) speech.
Man of Honor (Rami, Nicole’s older sister) speech.
Cake cutting got a little crazy… hehe
Father daughter dance.
Mother son dance. What Toka (Austin’s mom) didn’t know was at the end of the song, Nicole invited all of the family to come up and dance with Toka. She has been fitting cancer since November of last year and as of 3+ weeks ago, is cancer free. It’s been a tough road for her and the family so they wanted to show her that they support and love her. Not a dry eye, including myself. So beautiful.
A very special and silly garter toss! lol
Bouquet toss ladies!
Killer car deserves a killer night shot… x2!
To Nicole & Austin – Thank you so much for taking me in as on of the McGriff/Clady family clan. 🙂 You both are surrounded by so much love and have so many wonderful things in store for the future. I’m so excited to continue this journey with you and see how you grow and love as Mr & Mrs! – S
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Photography: Sarah Sage Photography LLC
Ceremony venue: North Liberty Church of Christ
Reception venue: Christo’s Banquet Center
Photo Booth: Sarah Sage Photography LLC
Florals & decor: McGriff & Clady families