On June 13th, 2020, Sarah and Alex were married in front of their families and friends. It was actually our first full wedding since February due to COVID-19 but I have to say it was an amazing way to start wedding season again.
Sarah and Alex first met in Chemistry class during their sophomore year of high school. They were lab partners and became really good friends. We could say they had really good “chemistry” (sorry no more puns I promise…). However, they did not start dating until their senior year in 2013 and they have been together ever since.
Before we discuss their wedding day, let’s look back at the day that led to their wedding day. Alex came up to visit Sarah in Cleveland while she was in nursing school. It was a beautiful spring day and he said he wanted to do something new so he took her to the Botanical Gardens in Cleveland. They walked around for a bit and then went to the butterfly room. He kept looking around very intently and Sarah was quite shocked that he was so interested in the butterflies. So they went up onto the canopy ledge where he asked her to turn around. When she saw that he was on the ground, she originally thought he had fallen, but then she saw him down on one knee and it was perfect. There was no-one else around and there was sunshine coming in a butterflies flying around.
Now onto their wedding day.
Sarah started off her day by getting ready with her bridesmaids and mother. Her hair was styled by Nicolette Wilden. Then, both of the wedding parties arrived at the church to finish getting dressed before their ceremony. Here are a few photos from their getting ready:
Their service was conducted by their pastor at Central Christin Church in Warren, Ohio. Alex definitely shed a tear or two seeing Sarah come down the aisle and we all giggled as the flower girl came hopping down the aisle. Their ceremony included their own vows. Here are a few moments from their ceremony:
After their ceremony and their bell exit out of the church, we took family photos in the church followed by going to The Women’s Park in Warren, Ohio for bridal party photos and of course, photos of the two of them. Here are a few of our favorites:
Originally, their reception was supposed to be at Mr. Anthony’s, however, due to COVID-19 changing their plans, they were blessed that Leo’s Ristorante in Warren, Ohio was open for their day. From entrances, to toasts including song and dance, to cake-cutting, to full party dancing, it was so wonderful to experience a wedding day again, especially with a lovely couple and their amazing wedding party and families. You truly never realize how much you miss the little things until they are gone for awhile. Here’s a sneak peek of their reception:
We wish Sarah and Alex a wonderful and blessed life together. Congratulations again to the new Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald!
If you’re new to our blog, let me introduce myself. My name is Jenna McCarty of Jenna McCarty Photography. I work alongside my wonderful husband, Andrew McCarty, to capture weddings all over Ohio and Pennsylvania. We love weddings and believe in the beauty of marriage. We enjoy getting to know our couples, their families, and their friends. If you would like more information about our wedding photography services, please contact us.
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