Sarah and Will's Wedding

We've been anticipating pictures from Sarah and Will's wedding for a while now and here they are!  I'm starting at the end and then starting again at the beginning and I know that makes no sense, so let me explain.  When Sarah and Will told us they were getting married last year on December 23, we knew that it was going to be a year of crazy and we were right!  The fun started in February with their official wedding and "for family only wedding reception"!  The problem is that every girl wants the big wedding and the beautiful wedding gown and...February was just the beginning.  We started planning the "big" wedding right after the first wedding - are you getting dizzy yet?  It all started on a cold day in Charlotte when Sarah found the perfect wedding dress at Hayden-Olivia Bridal.  Shortly after, Sarah finished her sophomore year at High Point University and moved to Clarksville, Tennessee to be with Will.  We moved her in May and they started their official lives together in an adorable condominum.  The wedding details were mostly planned over the summer when we were all together at Bald Head Island.  The guest list was made and our florist, Lyn Moser, joined us for lunch at one of the local restaurants and the flowers were discussed.  When we got home from Bald Head, I hit the ground running, taking care of the details and starting food prep.  I did most of the food, but had a little help from a local caterer. 

The reason that I said we started at the end is because, the bridal pictures and the couple shots were taken in September, after the wedding in August.  Sarah and Will had to get back to Clarksville and so...Sara-Anne Caudle, of Sara-Anne Photography and I went to them in Nashville, to do the rest of the pictures.  Sarah was determined to have portraits done in Nashville at the Thompson Hotel and that is just what we did.  It's a miracle we didn't get run over when we were in the middle of the street, Sara-Anne taking pictures, and me fluffing the wedding gown.  It was the most fun!  I'm starting with those pictures because they're my favorites, and at least, the bridal portraits should have been first.

Sarah & Will's Couple Shots
Sarah & Will's Couple Shots
Sarah & Will's Couple Shots
Sarah's Bridal Portraits
Sarah & Will's Wedding
Sarah's Bridal Portraits

This was Will, right before the wedding.

Will McHugh

Sarah and Hudson...he may have had more fun than anyone!

Sarah & Hudson

Getting ready to walk her down the aisle.  We were a little unconventional because we both walked her down.  I wasn't about to miss that part!

Sarah and Will's Wedding

Smiles of relief!

Wedding Ceremony

The bridal party! 

Sarah & Will's Wedding
Groomsmen and Sarah

Sarah and Will arriving at the reception that was held at our home.

Sarah and Will's Wedding

The official cake smash!

Sarah and Will's Wedding

I had the Lil Photo Bus come to the reception to take fun pictures of the guests.  We had the street closed off on the side of our house and everyone chose from the props, including hats, glasses and more, climbed in the bus and had their pictures made.  It was a huge hit, especially with the children and the over served!

Sarah & Will's Wedding
Sarah & Will's Wedding

First dances!

Sarah & Will's Wedding Reception

We had the most incredible band and Rebecca's boyfriend Hayes, who is an incredibly talented musician joined them for a few songs.  Everyone loved the band and we danced until we were all exhausted.

The band at Sarah & Will's wedding reception

A few pictures of the food and flowers.

Wedding Reception food

Mr. and Mrs. William Bruce McHugh, Sarah and Will!  We are incredibly happy to have Will McHugh for our son-in-law!

Sarah & Will's Wedding

The picture below was taken at the rooftop bar, L.A. Jackson, at the Thompson Hotel!

Rooftop Bar Thompson Hotel

I've been waiting for a while to share this with you all!  I hope you've enjoyed and maybe gotten a few ideas for your next event.