I have been so incredibly lucky this year with the weddings I have booked. They have been just incredible. Sarah and Padraic's wedding was no different. Sarah has the kind of spirit that I look for in the people I call my friends. She is genuine, good natured and quick to show her beautiful smile. For her, her family comes first. Padraic has a presence about him that is infectious. He is strong and passionate about his family. The people he loves most certainly never doubt that.
Sarah and Padraic decided on a Groom's first look. Sarah was dressed in the most beautiful lace David Tutera gown with a blush underlining. Padraic was dressed in a khaki tuxedo with a dark blue tie and a dark blue and white plaid pocket square. They were both as nervous as could be but not about getting married to each other. More just about having their day be all that they had wished for. Once they saw each other, all of that stress seemed to melt away and they were able to focus on what was important. Family and each other.
It was important to Padraic that they get to exchange their vows under the arches that he built for them. The rain was threatening to ruin that moment for them. Then, as if it was fate and literally just a few minutes before the ceremony was set to begin, the clouds and rain passed and allowed them to have their moment as they had planned right on the water in Cape Charles at the beautiful The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek in front of all of their family and friends, including their three amazing children.
The best part was the laid back reception in which they shared so much laughter, tears, love and friendship with everyone. Not to mention the fabulous Irish dancing by Padraic's daughter and niece and eventually much of their family. My favorite part may have actually been the guestbook bench that Sarah's dad built. What better way to remember their union than to have all of the people they love sign a bench that their little family can sit on for years and years to come. The whole thing made me wish I was a Donnelly for sure. It was a great time and I am so glad I got to be witness to and be a small part of it.
Dress: L & H Bridal (David Tutera gown)
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Florist: Seagrass Floral Studio
Hair & Makeup: Michelle and Katey of 76 Salon
Cigars: Primo Cigars
Second Shooter: Dee Akright Photographers