A love story that started on a soup bus and was celebrated in a beautiful ceremony!
From the bride:”Our mindset was that beauty is in the natural. From the choice of the wedding gown to the bridesmaids’ floral crowns to the sanctuary graced with white hydrangeas and candles to our lakeside venue and cherry blossom centerpieces, we wanted to keep things pure and organic, staying away from the artificial.”
From the photographer:”Mindy and Sam have a great story– they met on a soup bus serving the poor and found they shared the same passion to love those who need it the most. I was honored to document their beautiful marriage at Cornerstone Church in New Jersey on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in April. From the excitement in Sam’s eyes as he got ready with his groomsmen to the tears that sprang from Mindy’s as she read a surprise letter from her groom, there couldn’t have been more sweetness between these two. I started the day with the men at the venue and then headed to the church to a small room where the bride and her bridesmaids were putting the final touches on before the ceremony. Mindy opted to wait and let Sam see her in her dress for the first time as she walked down the aisle toward him— always a romantic moment! They have such a strong church community, the ceremony was very moving and full of song. At one point Sam and Mindy were surrounded by their pastors and spiritual mentors, all laying hands on them to pray for their union. There is no doubt this couple will have a world of support from their community as their journey unfolds! After a round of family photos in the front of the church we made our way to Indian Trail Club and shot some portraits of the couple down by the water. After the reception kicked off with a sweet performance by the bride’s brother on acoustic guitar, I was able to sneak them out again quickly around sunset when the sky was getting really pretty. I just love this shot of them under a tree with the twilight sky over the lake behind them. Another highlight was a surprise video presentation that had been made with sweet messages of congratulations from all the children that Mindy has taught over her years of service at her church’s Sunday school!”
Photographer Sarah Tew Photography www.sarahtewphotography.com Beauty Christie Lee Band The Pros Entertainment Services thepros.com Floral Designer Peonia Atelier www.peoniaatelier.com Invitation Designer Linda Park Officiant Pastor Steve Bradley www.joychurch.com Groomsman Attire Menguin Menguin.com Bridesmaid Dresses Jenny Yoo www.jennyyoo.com/ Shoes Jimmy Choo us.jimmychoo.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-jchus-Site/en_US/Default-Start Dress Designer Pronovias www.jaeheebridal.com Pre Ceremony Location Cornerstone Christian Church www.cornerstonenj.org Event Venue Indian Trail Club www.indiantrailclub.com