Some days I’m overwhelmed at the arc in the narrative that God weaves through our lives. How we ended up here in the backyard of Sara’s childhood home to photograph her wedding is nothing short of a good story and we both find ourselves so incredibly thankful — to have not only captured this day, but to call the people that make up this family, wonderful friends.
I don’t know anyone who has traveled more of this world than Sara & Alex. From the capital of Thailand to the coast of Sri Lanka, from the Himalayas of Nepal, to the quaint cities around Malaysia…Alex and Sara’s love has grown in adventures through 11 different countries….and though they could have chosen anywhere in the world to exchange vows… they came home and shared the traditions learned in their travels with their families.
There was a Bangladesh street painting, hand woven Moroccan blankets, Nepali traditions woven through out the ceremony, Indian jewelry wrapped around Sara’s feet, Italian iron worn by Alex to cast off evil spirits, and the Sri-Lankan custom of a ’nuptial knot’ tied around Alex & Sara’s fingers that was doused in holy water by family members.
Watching friends and family become involved in the blessing and ordaining of this marriage was beautiful and brought more meaning to this day and the promises exchanged.
The collection of images below is quite large, so brace yourselves… but each image contributes to a story rich in friendship, family, culture, and overflowing joy and gratitude.
Head here to view Alex & Sara’s engagement session on Pyramid Point.
Michigan Wedding Venie: Private Residence | Wedding Design: Tandem Vintage | Wedding Florals: Premier Floral Design | Bride’s Dress: Grace Loves Lace | Catering: Porterhouse Productions | Band: Chris Smith | Photo Booth: The Motion Booth