Say hello to MR.&MRS. Wagner! Sandra and Aaron’s wedding has a unique story, and it all starts with October 4th of LAST year! When I met Sandra and Aaron for our consultation over the summer, they let me in on a little secret…they were already married! Say whaaaat?! They had tied the knot October 4, 2013 in a tiny chapel, but could only invite 10 people. They wanted a traditional wedding with all their friends and family, so they decided to have their wedding on their one year anniversary, October 4th of this year, and I had the pleasure of photographing their special day!
Sandra volunteers for the campaign ONE, which advocates for the world’s poorest. She is very involved in the campaign and her wedding details showed how giving back is important to both the bride and groom. While planning her wedding, Sandra asked all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen to wear TOMS shoes on the big day as part of her ‘give back wedding’. Sandra rocked a pair of TOMS wedges herself! TOMS is a one for one company, which means for every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give one to a person in need. The groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen all wore shirts and dresses made by one of ONE’s favorite partners, Global Mamas. The company’s goal is to change the lives of women in Africa through selling handmade products of the highest quality. Each bridesmaid got to chose which style dress she wanted to wear! The shirts and dresses were beautifully made and definitely added a unique alternative to traditional bridesmaid dresses and groom/groomsmen suits.
Sandra also has a love for all things Peter Pan, so there was a Neverland theme at the reception, and boy was it beautiful! The cake was probably my favorite detail! When it was cut into, fairy dust came out…fairy dust! The big hit of the reception was when Sandra sang a song (a twist on Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’) to their wedding guests spilling the beans that she and Aaron were already hitched! The guests cheered and loved her unique way of sharing the news!
Congrats, Wagners! It was an honor to document your special day!