15 April 2011

Married! | Elizabeth and Louis

It was supposed to rain that day, on their wedding day.  But after doing a rain dance while out on my morning run (and after many many many prayers), the only rain that fell from the sky were a few drops after the ceremony was over.  But it could have poured and it wouldn't have mattered... because Elizabeth and Louis were getting married!

He had eyes for no one but her.  And her love for him was as warm as the spring day outside.  As her brother walked her down the aisle to give her away, she was overwhelmed with emotion by the family and friends that came from all over the country to celebrate with them as they came together as one.


Elizabeth and Louis... it has been a joy to get to know you and be a part of your journey.  Thank you for giving me the honor to capture your wedding day.  Many blessings!



Grace Church Downtown now meets at the gorgeous and historic Downtown Baptist building.




I love Elizabeth's laugh.


This was her first peek at herself in her wedding dress on her wedding day.  So beautiful!

Elizabeth, your eyes just sparkle with the joy you have.


These ladies were so much fun!

Liz and Louis opted to see each other before the ceremony...
which allowed for some pictures we otherwise wouldn't have had time for.



You two are so fit for each other!







The guys were totally willing to do a few crazy things.

 Gorgeous dress. Gorgeous church. Gorgeous bride.

Liz listening to her sister play before the ceremony.



I love when guests opt to watch the groom for his reaction at seeing his bride come down the aisle!

 As she rounded the back of the pews, Elizabeth became overwhelmed with all the people who had come to celebrate with them.
It was at this point, when I noticed she was getting choked up, that I started crying.
Yes, tears falling down my cheeks!  It was such an emotionally full moment that it still overwhelms me :-)


Even though they saw each other beforehand, Louis still got a little choked up too.




They had just officially become husband and wife...


MARRIED!!!

LOVE this one.



People driving by were honking their congrats to the couple!

There was time in between the ceremony and reception so that her brother, who had walked her down the aisle, could go to the reception to prepare the food...
he not only gave her away but he was the caterer!

 Both of these families are SO talented.  Louis, his brothers, and his daughters sang in the wedding (pictures are in the slideshow).  Liz's brother catered the reception.  And Liz's sister, who was the matron of honor and played her flute before the wedding, also made the wedding cake!




As I mentioned in their engagement post, Liz and Louis met while line dancing.
So, it was only fitting that they have line dancing at their reception which was at Scuffletown!

They were explaining that they were about to receive some line dancing lessons and that
Elizabeth was going to change so that she could really dance!

Even when "arguing" they're adorable.





Mary... the cake. was. amazingly. delicious!





Here's to many more dances as you walk through the rest of your lives together. 


See more of their wedding day in their slideshow here!

31 comments:

Scott Mozingo said...

Sabrina-
Truly amazing pictures! Some of the best I've seen. Scott wanted to show them to me, and it was fun sharing with him what the wedding day was like. We appreciate you and your gift! I know they were so pleased with your work!

Mary Oppermann said...

Sabrina, these are awesome pictures!!! You are one talented lady!!! Thanks for everything. You are amazing!

Rosemary said...

Sabrina, Awesome, totally awesome! You have beautifully captured Liz and Louis and their special day. Truly delightful. You made me smile with each picture. Rosemary Selland

Jan & Jim Cookson said...

Sabrina - You delightfully captured the joy and beauty of Elizabeth's and Louis's wedding for those of us who couldn't make it - thanks!

Patricia said...

This was a beautiful wedding album of Elizabeth and Louis that you did, a real treasure for them. Liz looks the same as Sacramento when we knew her a bit older but still beautiful as ever. Thanks, Pat & Fred Gustin

Anonymous said...

I have seen photos of happy brides before but Elizabeth takes the cake. The joy on her face was overwhelming.

admin said...

Sabrina, what a joy to be able to see what the day was like. I was not able to attend, but so enjoyed your loving "eye" captured in these images of Liz and Louis. Thank you for using your wonderful gift to capture such precious moments!

Elizabeth Welsh said...

Fabulous pictures! After 53 years of marriage, they made us want to get married all over again!

Liz and Jay Welsh

Anju said...

Fabulous pictures, love the way you have two pictures in one frame!!!!

Karen Lucci said...

This was one of the most exciting, awesome, creative, fun, and delicious weddings we have ever had the privilege to attend. Photography was superb! Louis you are a very handsome man.....but Elizabeth...WOW!!! You need to think about becoming a professional model!

pawpaw1 said...

Sabrina,
best wedding photography I've seen. what a fun wedding - we had a great time.

Ashley said...

These pictures are beautiful and will capture this day for the rest of their lives! :) I am so excited to have such a joy-filled, godly step mom!

The wedding was beautiful and the reception was such a blast!! :)

Danya said...

How beautiful Liz! So excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth and Lou,

Sabrina did such a wonderful job of capturing your special day in a unique and beautiful way. These photos are lovely!

Congratulations!

Pam Clawson

liz m said...

What fun looking at all the beautiful pictures!! (I'm) soooo happy for you two. Beaut job on the pics too!

Marty Miller said...

Wow sabrina, no wonder you have professional in your title. These pictures not only captured the moments brilliantly, but they are beautifully artistic. And Liz, what can I say? I am so happy for you both! The wedding looks holy and respectful and the reception looks yummy and lots of fun! I can tell you had a great day and wonderful start to your lives together.

Larry and Carolyn said...

Without a doubt the freshest, most creative approach to photographing a wedding and reception I've ever seen. Great job, Sabrina!

Ken and Carol Korsmo said...

Congrats to all and great pix. Wish we could have been there. Ken and Carol Korsmo

Mark and Carmen Turrill said...

What a wonderful gift to those of us who couldn't be there--to see Louis and Elizabeth's joy through the lens of someone who cared enough to capture the beauty and significance with her heart. Thank you. You glo, Lizzy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your pictures, I feel as if I were there. You've captured the glimpses for me and made me a presence at their wedding. Macy

The Bride said...

Well, I thought I posted a comment the minute I saw the photos but I guess that's what you get with technology!!!! These photos are AMAZING! Thank you Sabrina for being the photographer God chose for Louis and me. You not only captured each moment but your commentary alongside truly made each photo come alive! You are so tender and talented! Thank you, my new sweet friend!
Love,

Elizabeth

Cheri said...

These take my breath away!! Amazing photographs that capture the love and joy of that day! Liz is incredibly photogenic and an absolutely stunning bride! What a truly lovely couple - praising the Lord for this special union! Congratulations!!

John said...

We have been praying that the Lord would bring the right person into Liz's life and He did just that with Louis. What a great couple. The pictures were awesome and what a privilege to get to see all of them online so quickly. Some of us will remember that it was weeks before the couple could see the pictures, let alone the guests. It was one of the most fun wedding my wife and I have ever attended. Although I'm still not sure about line dancing :)
John and Dayle

Rebecca said...

Sabrina, you stated it best..."Gorgeuos dress. Gorgeuos church. GORGEOUS Bride"...You capturted it, well!

Chris Garrett said...

Sabrina, I want a refund on my Texas wedding photos from years ago! You captured some many priceless moments at the wedding. Wish we had known about you when we got married. Thanks for giving the gift of these excellent images to the bride and groom. Excellent, excellent work! And congrats to the beautiful couple Liz & Louis!
Chris Garrett
Durham NC

Anonymous said...

Amazing pictures ... I couldn't make it to the wedding, but felt like I was there. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple.

Kathy Nelson

picklesworld said...

Oh, Liz, how I wish we could have been there for such a special day! You look absolutely gorgeous and the pics truly capture the spirit of the day. I am so happy for you. Love, Alison (and Joe)

Maggie said...

Such a beautiful and joyful bride! I wish I was there, what a special day for both families! Congratulations! These pictures are superb..I am lovin' the blue cowgirl boots!

Debbie Owens said...

Sabrina, what lovely photos you have given to Elizabeth & Louis to cherish the rest of their lives! Very special...

dana mennen said...

Liz!! You look so beautiful! What an awesome day! You guys look so happy and in love!! Wish we could have been there for the joyous occasion!
Dana (and Dave)

"Fred" Campbell said...

Elegance in cowboy boots! How many people can pull that off? Elizabeth, Louis and you Sabrina. What a sweet, lovely wedding and fun reception. David and "Fred"

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