Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sarah and Todd - Married!

So incredibly honored to have been a part of Sarah & Todd's wedding day. It was an intimate very moving ceremony with hardly a dry eye in the house. You just can't beat a tight knit group that truly cares for one another when it comes to celebrating such an important day. 


Just after their first kiss... ah, love the way they love each other!



Sarah you are sooo cute!

Favorite.. just love the sweet sentiment you can see in their snuggle.

What was the most memorable part of your day?

Sarah -  Having such an intimate group of people, we chose to do a family dinner without having a dance reception. My sister however didn’t want us to have a wedding without a first dance. Her MOH speech was a moving collection of song lyrics that she felt described Todd, me, and our lives together. She also chose Nora Jones’ Love Me Tender to be our first dance and cleared a small area near our table at Liliana’s so we could have that special moment with each other.

Todd - Seeing Sarah walk down the aisle and seeing friends and family all come together to celebrate our day. That was very cool.

What was your funniest memory from your wedding day?

Though not really a funny, ha-ha moment, a FUN moment was sneaking onto the property of Sarah's parent's neighbors to get some GREAT pictures with our amazing photographer in front of their barn :)

Any advice you'd share for future couples getting married?

Keeping our celebration small and intimate was a great choice. We were able to have a dinner that truly felt like a family celebration and planning for a group of 26 made planning the wedding in just under 3 months (and on a holiday weekend, no less!) possible. 
Take a deep breath and enjoy the day.. A wise friend once said to me, “When the day is over, and something wasn’t done right, or was missed, it really doesn’t matter because you’re still married to your best friend”.  Great advice!

Would you change anything about your day if you could?


Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We spent many months planning a trip to Italy and took the trip over Spring Break this past March.

How did you two meet?
Sarah is the Athletic Trainer at Fort Atkinson High School and Todd was a football coach at the same school the year we met.  We worked with each other in that capacity, but didn’t start dating until about 6 months after we met. 

How long have you been dating?

We started dating on New Year’s Eve, 2008; almost 4 years.  Our first date was actually to the Wartburg vs. UW-Whitewater football playoff game (Sarah’s brother was a coach at Wartburg) and Todd got to meet the ENTIRE family (aunts and uncles included!).  Sarah knew he was a keeper once he was able to put up with that hullabaloo on date #1 :)

5 words to describe your bride: happy, detail oriented, funny, caring, compassionate.

5 words to describe your groom: loving, affectionate, family-driven, supportive, driven.

Who were your vendors?
Florist - Olson’s Floral
Cake Baker - Jessica Mirek (Friend of the couple)
Music/String Quartet - Led by Katie Koza
Reception Site - Liliana’s
Ceremony Site - Springdale Lutheran Church, Mount Horeb

Any great vendor experiences to share?
ALL were truly wonderful, helping us to throw together such a beautiful day in less than 3 months. Those that really stood out: 
Our quartet included our pastor’s daughter and they did a phenomenal job. No one could believe that this group of talented musicians was high school students. We couldn’t have been happier with the music we chose. 
Our choice of Liliana’s for our reception dinner was possibly the best decision we made with regards to our wedding celebration. Dave, the owner and head chef is an amazing man who went out of his way (as well as his staff) to make sure our day was special. The food was second to none and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. We both would HIGHLY recommend Liliana’s to anyone for their special occasion or just a great date-night out! 

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