Sara and Sawyer tied the knot at their beautiful Winter Park Farmer’s Market Wedding in Winter Park, Florida. You may remember the two from their adorable engagement session at Rollins College when trekked around the campus looking for the perfect spots. However, it truly wasn’t hard to find the perfect background when you have subjects as sweet as these two.
Sawyer first met Sara when they were in high school at the young age of 15. He was a sophomore and she was a freshman. Their friendship turned into romance when Sawyer asked Sara to the senior prom and they have been together ever since.
Inseparable and so in love, Sawyer knew there was no other girl for him. Their engagement is incredibly sentimental and personal to the two. After the two made the big leap to move into their apartment together, Sawyer started planning out his proposal. He knew that their adorable pugs, Tater and Winston, would have to be included and that he wanted it to be at their very first home together.
After an incredible day together, the two spent the afternoon walking their pugs around the lake. When they arrived at the sweet gazebo that they enjoy spending time under, Sawyer got down on one knee and popped the question. Sara of course said yes and the wedding planning began!
The two envisioned a wedding that would be relaxing and comfortable. The Winter Park Farmer’s Market had the fun vibe they were looking for with an upbeat personality. As Sara describes it, “I am trying to go very low key, nothing too extravagant, just simple details that show elegant simplicity.”
My second shooter Laura joined me in starting off our day at Sawyer’s parent’s home where he was getting ready with his groomsmen. His best man Jonah Hardy had us cracking up the entire time, while the guys were trying to tie their ties and button up their shirts.
After spending time with Sawyer, we headed off to Sara’s parent’s home to grab detail shots of her beautiful ring, shoes, and other details, and of course putting on her dress! I am just so in love with the lace trimmed piece that fit her to a t.
The ceremony spot under the patio tent was perfect for their “laid back vibe.” Situated in the heart of Winter Park, the historic Winter Park Farmer’s Market use to be a layover stop shuttling goods back and forth. It bellows with personality and a rustic cheak vibe. After saying their “I do’s” and sharing a first kiss, we headed off for formal portraits. With daylight coming down and the sunset coming up, it made for some pretty neat portraits outside.
Their reception was just as intimate as the ceremony and also just as vivacious. “Elsa” blue, silver, and grey could be found in all of their details from the girls floral bouquets filled with babies breath and calla lilies to the seating cards perfectly placed at where the guests walk in.
Our night was filled with laugher, love, and a lot of fun. Sara and Sawyer surprised guests with the “shoe game” where they raise a shoe up to their answer, ranging from “who is the silliest” to “who loves their pugs more.”
I had so much fun spending time with my sweet couple an am so honored to have captured their special day. Wishing these two (along with their four legged fur children) a beautiful life together!
Venue: Winter Park Farmer’s Market