June 26, 2019

a moody and romantic spring wedding // HSL

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this moody and romantic spring wedding is no joke. it was literally what you think of when you think of a moody but romantic spring wedding, but with all of the most perfect details and personal touches. our couple, dave and elizabeth, are what we call fabulous. when i mean that they really made their wedding day about them, they REALLY did. and tbh, our favorite part was their love of gin – aka the gin and tonic cake, the speciality gin and tonic drinks, and even the table numbers were beautiful illustrations of gin bottles! like what the heck! they had a rug from saudi arabia that they used at the ceremony and reception, under the sweetheart table. and honestly just many more little details that will definitely catch your eye as you are scrolling through these photos. BUT, not only where there incredible details at this moody but romantic spring wedding at historic shady lane, there was also really really important moments! there was a super special first with her grandparents and then a prayer with them and dave right before the ceremony. this left the room damp for sure. after the ceremony, her little brother couldn’t keep back those happy tears, and elizabeth stood and held him as he cried. yeah, that was to date my favorite moment at a wedding ever. and lastly, she shared her father daughter dance with her sister. <3 like i said, you’ll see all of this as you scroll below. you can’t miss it. grab the tissues now because its bound to make those eyes tear just a tad.

elizabeth and dave were a dream couple to work with. they ARE that couple that fully trusts your vision. offers no direction, because they know you don’t need them to. gives all of the love and trust in your passion. those are our kind of people. they love they have people isn’t for the light hearted. they are deep, they are real and raw. they are totally meant for each other. and i know always seem to say this in my blogs, but truly – those are my couples! <3 we really really really do feel so incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to photograph their wedding. again, something else i know i always say but i promise, we mean it. so thank you elizabeth and dave for asking us to photograph your moody and romantic spring wedding at historic shady lane.

below i am going to highlight all of the vendors. guys. the vendor lineup was siiiiiiiiick. like, everyone brought their best to the table. check it below!

venue — historic shady lane // makeup — vero leigh // hair — seven salon // dress — beloved by casablanca & fame and partner // shoes — valentino & converse // groomswear — nordstrom // shoes — christian louboutin // bridesmaids — BHLDN & fame and partner // flowers — splints and daisies // planning/styling/rentals — sapphire road weddings // paper stationary — cork and chambers // desserts & cake — flouretta sweet // catering — mountain laurel catering // dj — dj leeroy  // ice cream truck — penny’s ice cream



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  1. Mary Kate Anthony

    June 26th, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Wow, the attention to detail in this wedding is crazy!!! I LOVE the colors and the vintage details everywhere and you are right, it is literally the perfect blend of moody and romantic. Gorgeous photos of an amazing wedding!! I hope you submit this to be featured somewhere!

  2. Sarah Benner

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    oh i deff did submit it!! haha just waiting for a response! thank you so much!
    yeah the couple knew exactly what they wanted and needed and had the best eye for detail! i say they do it professionally. 😛

  3. Veronica

    June 26th, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    I get so emotional looking at all the photos again. You really captured the love that Elizabeth & Dave have for each other. You also captured how well a wedding can go when you have a killer vendor team! Love this so hard! ❤️

  4. Sarah Benner

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    xoxoxoxxoxoxxo thanks boo!!

  5. Karen

    June 26th, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Every detail is perfection! Absolutely love the colors, the mood and those raw, emotional moments captured!

  6. Sarah Benner

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    the couple was just so perfect and had the best eye for detail!!

  7. Meagan

    June 26th, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    You two are so perfect! LOVE. And Sarah, girl, your style of shooting and your aesthetic–amazing. 💕

  8. Sarah Benner

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    THANK YOU MEAGAN!!!!! xoxox

  9. Alyssa

    June 26th, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Sara, you knocked it out of the park with this wedding! What an incredible couple to work with! Adore the editing, adore the photographs. If I could get married again, you’d definitely be someone I’d be chatting to! Really, really loving this blog post!

  10. Sarah Benner

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    OHHHHH this puts a smile on my face. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! this all means so much coming from you!

  11. Melissa

    June 26th, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Oh my word the jewel tones!!!! They are my favorite!!! So many rich colors and velvety textures in those details, even the melted candles are a divine shade of blue. And they also had the best ice cream from Penny’s!!!! As always, you capture the emotions and the beauty so well Sarah. I swear all of your couples could pass for professional models.

  12. Sarah Benner

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    ahhhh best comment ever!! thanks melissa!!!! i truly truly appreciate all of it! but yes, this couple had the best taste of style and the best eye for details too!!

  13. sarah b

    June 26th, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    girl i am LIVING for your edits on this wedding. the jewel tones are gorgeous.

  14. Sarah Benner

    June 26th, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    ahhhh thank you so much!!

  15. Aimee

    June 27th, 2019 at 12:39 am

    I am in tears – this wedding was captured so beautifully, the tones are perfect and you made sure to get every stinking detail. You’re amaazzinnngg

  16. Annie

    June 27th, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Legit DYING over the colors and details from this wedding. Jewel tones and velvet forever plz!!! You knocked this one outa the park!

  17. Rebekah Culley

    June 27th, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    These are so beautiful Sarah! Each time I scrolled all I could think was how beautiful the raw emotions you were able to capture were. And the details!! Everything about this post was elegant!

  18. Rachel

    June 28th, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    FIRE. all of it. the photography, the personalities, the edits, the moments.

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