Jonathan + Sarah || Winter wedding, Oxford Community Art Center
Where to start.. Well, I am finally getting around to blogging about Sarah and Jonathan's wedding. Currently writing in cozy place, my home, where it is 72F. Much needed warmth after this chilly and windy wedding. Yeah, it was freaking cold outside, the whole bridal party were troopers tho!
Okay, now on to the happy couple. Jonathan and Sarah had an amazing winter wedding. It was 33 degrees... a lot of snow, sunny and the beautiful crispy blue sky. LOVED IT!
Watching Sarah come around the corner, it was so sweet to see Jonathan’s whole face light up! These two so clearly love each other and they couldn’t stop smiling and sneaking kisses all day long! ( I hope you like my GIF)
My favorite part of this wedding?
The Ceremony for sure! Everybody cried including me! Whitney, if you read this post, I'm not gonna lie, it was very emotional for everyone. All in all it was a beautiful day, full of love and joy. I feel so grateful to have worked with Sarah and Jonathan and their families :)
HOW DID THEY MEET:
We meet in the summer of 2010 shortly after I (Sarah) had return to the states from a research trip to Kenya. After a summer of smiles and even me reaching out to him once (with no return from him, haha), Jonathan snagged my number from a childhood friend of mine (thanks Cummins!) and our story started...
HOW HE PROPOSED:
...On February 10th, 2018, we ran in a 5k together and plans afterward were for me to have her hair done and then dinner out at one of our favorite Oxford spots, Paesanos. It was actually one of our first dates (I should have known then)... Before leaving for dinner, Jonathan asked if I'd like the gifts he had been talking about for awhile....I said "absolutely!" (he knows I do love surprises and love when he plans things). I walked into my yoga/knitting room and found a bin of yarn and knitting needles. I was super pumped, as Jonathan gets my passion and love for this art. It's one that was passed down to me by my Ging and I've enjoyed passing it on to others. It took me a few minutes but I soon realized the knitting needles were engraved...one with the name I use for my knitwear and the other with...."Sarah Corrin Van Frank, will you marry me?" I was in total shock, stunned! I turned towards him to find this handsome man down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of our lives together. He couldn't get out any other words than "will you marry me?" (insert all the heart eyes), I dropped to my knees with him and whispered, "yes". The evening was perfect, we celebrated together and it fit us.
It was really hard to narrow the gallery down for a sneak peak!