Ica from Ica Images shot this wedding accompanied by her husband Tim (who's a heck of dancer, btw). Ica and I have quite a history by now. It started with my sister's wedding back in 2010 when I was just getting started.. and I have been lucky enough to do a few of her brides since then.
I have known Sara since I was 9.. she's practically my sister. We share a love for all things vintage..thrifted..glam..sparkly..and shabby chic. So I knew recommending Ica for Sara would be a perfect fit!
I have to give a little disclaimer with this wedding. This wedding is different than any wedding i have EVER done! Why?..you ask. Because Sara asked me to plan the entire thing. Yes, literally.. the entire thing. Where most people were like, "whoa that's overwhelming".. for me, it was a dream come true. Honestly. I was flattered, honored, humbled - that someone thought I had good taste and understood their vision enough to turn over that amount of responsible for their wedding day.
So this wedding is like my baby. It was the only wedding I've seen from start to finish. I spent days and hours and months calling vendors pretending to be Sara. From the dress to the venue..the food and the cake..ordering the flowers, cutting and assembling them the morning of the wedding..making the invitations..staying up til midnight to finish chalkboards..thrifting for old glass bottles for centerpieces..and of course, doing the hair and makeup.. i had so much fun doing this wedding alongside Sara.
All the planning was done and the venue was set up ready for guests to arrive. That was my cue to start Sara's hair and makeup. If anyone knows Sara, you know she is naturally beautiful. She needs no makeup to look pretty..and she has THE most beautiful eyelashes I have ever seen ((so jealous)). Sara looked incredible..so stunning that it took your breath away. Her groom, Chad, was one lucky guy.
I could do an entire separate blog post on Chad alone. He is the kindest man you will ever meet. He redefines what it means to be a gentlemen. He has done more for me and my family in the past year that I could ever repay him for. And I'm blessed to be able to call him my friend.
i'm so happy for these two. i blogged on their engagement pictures that i love the way the love each other.. and it's true. You don't even have to know them to see that their love is undeniable. The way that they looked at one another on their wedding day melted your heart.. and I hope i'm around to watch them look at each other that way for another 75 years.
Ica, you have really outdone yourself on this one. You captured the day and venue and the ambiance so effortlessly and so perfectly... not to mention, you made a pretty mean dance partner ;) You appreciated every last thrifty detail and you were an absolute rockstar for the day.
So, without further adieu.. sit back, relax, and buckle up.. this is a long one
So glad they did, because the pictures are unbelievable
long and lined with trees with an old charming brick home at the end of it
we couldn't have found a more perfect setting
no bridesmaids..no groomsmen..
a day just to celebrate the two of them. together. perfectly.
Photographed by: Ica Images www.icaimages.com
Venue: Running Fox
Hair and Makeup: Tollehouse Beauty
Bride's bouquet, corsages and boutonieres: Country Beautiful
Tent and Tables: Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Centerpieces: Emily Tolle