Sara & Kris | Bread & Chocolate | Goshen, IN

We met Sara a few years ago, after she contacted us to photograph some headshots for her portfolio. She is a brilliant actress, and an absolutely gorgeous person, inside and out! So we were super excited when she contacted us about photographing her wedding!

But first thing's first ... the engagement! :) We loved learning how Kris popped the question during their engagement session at the Round Barn Winery in Baroda, MI! After dating for over six years, wedding plans were always in the back of their minds, and September 22nd was the date that just stuck out as THE date. Kris wanted the proposal to be an absolute surprise, and he sure did pull it off! And Sara couldn't have said it better! "Leading up to the proposal, Kris told me he had a special work event on 9/22/16, so I took the afternoon off work to join him. When I was all dressed up and ready to go, he played our favorite song, asked me to dance, then got down on one knee. Afterward, he surprised me with lunch at one of my favorite local restaurants. When we walked in, our families were waiting to celebrate with us!" The collective "awwwwww". We agree! Super sweet and super romantic!!!

Fast forward to September 22nd, 2017 - their wedding day at one of our VERY FAVORITE venues, EVER, Bread & Chocolate in Goshen, Indiana! It was one of the hottest September days we can remember, but what an absolutely amazing day it was! Sara said, "Our wedding day was full of love and laughter. We got married exactly one year to the day after the proposal, on the date we had always wanted. While it was the first day of fall, it happened to be unusually hot. Thankfully, we had both our ceremony and reception at Bread & Chocolate, and it was a dream. Our guests loved the beautiful venue, and they were so happy that they didn’t have to venture back out into the heat to travel to a second location. Our guests were complimentary towards all aspects of the day, from the venue and the catering, to the music and the flowers. It was the best day, and we had a blast dancing the night away with our loved ones!" We couldn't agree more! Grateful to have share in these beautiful moments with this absolutely beautiful couple!

Check out their wedding, which was featured in The Wedding Mag

Wedding Planner: Platinum Weddings & Events
Cake: Sweet-Em's Cake Shoppe
Flowers: Martin's Super Markets
Photographers: Hey Sisters! Photography
Venue and Caterer: Bread & Chocolate
DJ: R & S Entertainment
Hair: In-Style Salon
Makeup: Genuine Beauties (Amanda Kain)
The Dress: Johanna Johnson
Menswear: JC Penney
Bridesmaids Gowns: Lulu’s
Accessories & Invites: Etsy

John & Kate {Journeyman Distillery} Three Oaks, Michigan

Kate was a general manager at a bar in Chicago, where a repeat customer insisted she let them set her up on a blind date. Kate went crazy as they pressed, and eventually John himself waltz right in and asked her to go on "run" sometime. This first date "run" eventually lead to a night of fun, street festivals, and love!

After six years of dating, Kate was convinced that John and her were never going to get married. In fact, he went on a whole "anti-marriage" kick nearly a month before he proposed. But all that didn't matter one night on Paw Paw lake, where he insisted that, even after an entire day on the lake, he wanted to take the boat out. Kate, on the other hand, just wanted to relax and chill. 

In the middle of a lake, swaying to her favorite Pearl Jam song and dressed down to a sweatshirt and sweatpants, she felt a hand on her waist and turned to see John down on one knee! He said the sweetest thing and of course she said yes! Talk about relationship goals! 

Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful! The tiny details really helped pull everything together into an unforgetable experience for both guests and the bride and groom

We couldn't be more happy that John and Kate let us capture this special day for them. We absolutely adore being able to capture weddings for couples. It is such an important and special part of someone's life, and we feel amazing knowing that they trust us to capture it! We wish John and Kate nothing but the best in the rest of their forever! 

Venue & Caterer: Journeyman Distillery 

Florist: Marco Alexzdondra

Hair & Makeup: Blowout Junkie

Dress: Anne Barge Wedding Dresses