Sacramento Wedding | St. Mary’s Church | Courtyard D’Oro | Sarah and Brian

Sarah is wild, fun, free, and beautiful. Brian is practical, quite, charming, and handsome. If ever a pair was completely complimentary to each-other, it’s these two. She keeps him on his toes and he keeps her grounded. After spending time photographing them at their engagement session, I couldn’t wait for the wedding.

Sarah is the only girl in a family full of boys, while Brian’s family is a little smaller with just his Mom and Dad and brother. Brian’s Dad had some medical issues this year, so his presence at the wedding was extra special. The emotion coming from him throughout the day was beautiful to observe…truly.

And their friends were crazy, fun, cool. We started the day at the Citizen for some getting ready shots in the hotel and around downtown Sacramento. The ceremony was at one of my favorite churches here in Sacramento, Saint Mary’s. We did the majority of the bridal party session and the bride and groom portraits in and around Old Sacramento. Sarah arranged for us to have access to the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse museum for portraits. She’s a school teacher which made the location oh so appropriate. We all crammed in that little building and had the most fun getting some amazing shots!! Then we wrapped the night up at the always wonderful Courtyard D’Oro, run by Event Architects.

The wedding décor was rustic chic and Sarah and her girls totally rocked those cowgirl boots! This entire wedding was so full of win!

As a photographer it’s very interesting for me to observe the dynamics of families joining together on the wedding day. They were both very kind and loving…Sarah’s family echoed her outgoing personality, while Brian’s family echoed his. I think the whole event was extra special to me because I saw a bit of Tim and me in them. It was like looking back in time…in a very, very good way.

I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for these two!

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Second Shooter: Oliver Daniels III, images by Oliver
Venue: Courtyard D’Oro
Hair and Make-up: Hair Tina Romo, makeup bridesmaids Shana Beals and bride Ashley Thornhill
Gown: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Reception Entertainment: Sean Kennedy
Cake: Phyllis Donnalley
Catering: Event Architects
Florist: Erin DeYoung – Scarlett and Grace
Reception signs: Jessica Stapp

17 Responses to “Sacramento Wedding | St. Mary’s Church | Courtyard D’Oro | Sarah and Brian”

  1. Luis Godinez

    Gorgeous wedding, Teresa. The chalkboard photos were super cute!! 🙂

  2. Julia

    Love the cake sequence!

  3. Leah Kua

    Oh the schoolhouse is just brilliant. I love the joy you’ve captured on her face as she’s putting her dress on as well.

  4. Ariana

    This bridal party seems so fun! Great couple and great photos.

  5. Kat Forsyth

    Love it! Love the classroom shots, love the silhouettes on blue that the groups were posing against, love everything!

  6. Drew

    What a fun wedding! The image of the bride walking down the isle with older gentlemen bawling is such a beautiful moment!

  7. Tall

    OMG Love the cowboy boots! Great coverage!

  8. Heather J.

    Absolutely stunning. The bride’s smile is infectious.

  9. Caroline Ghetes

    Cake in your face!! Her lashes are incredibly long and luscious.

  10. Daniel

    Teresa, these rock! Love the little school house photos!

  11. sam hurd

    hahaha the classroom photos are so great! wonderful post overall tho

  12. Heather

    How wonderful that you got to be so creative with the bridal party shots!! Fabulous work!!!

  13. Jesse Schafer

    The color and processing are top notch and the schoolhouse thing is just plain adorable!

  14. Jorge R. Gonzalez

    Love them boots!! Great attention to details. Question do you use a second shooter?

  15. RuthAnn

    What an absolutely beautiful wedding! Looks like everyone had a great time. Congratulations to the adorable couple. God Bless you both!

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