Sarah & Jeff
Sarah and Jeff met in 2005 when he moved in next door to her. Although they were both in relationships at the time, the two became great friends and their dogs became best fur-friends. Even after Jeff later moved out of the neighborhood they stayed in touch and in 2012, they found each other single at the same time. After sharing stories about the crazy dating world, Jeff nonchalantly mentioned how much fun they have together and wondered if they should be dating each other. Despite the fact that they were nervous to cross the friendship line, they found the decision was being made for them and the two became a couple.
About a year later and with Sarah’s birthday approaching, Jeff surprised her with a hot air balloon ride, and a marriage proposal.
“This was a dream of mine for as long as I can remember!” said Sarah. “The previous year, Jeff and I went to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Statesville and it was the most amazing experience. Nothing is more magical, in my mind, than a hot air balloon... a beautiful fabric balloon, lifting up in the sky by an amazing burst of flame.”
Both having an appreciation for eclectic and quirky, Sarah and Jeff knew that The Historic Salisbury Train Depot was the perfect place for their vintage-inspired wedding. The guys were dressed in charcoal tuxes with black Converse and handmade fabric flower boutonnieres, and the girls wore a variety of silver cocktail-length dresses with pink heels and handmade pearl jewelry, and carried fabric flower bouquets.
Guests were directed by suitcase signs, relaxed on train benches and were entertained with a chair Jeff and Sarah made out of an old suitcase, and personalized cornhole boards. They enjoyed cocktail hour complete with cheese curds, a popcorn bar, a variety of the couple’s favorite Mexican dishes served on a mix of china plates, and a mini slicing-cake that was iced to look like milk glass, with a handmade cake topper of Jeff and Sarah in the hot air balloon.
When asked about one of her favorite memories of the day, Sarah replied, “Right before our vows, you could hear a train in the distance. It created a romantic element to our vows with the faint sounds of the train. There is something so nostalgic and magical about trains. It makes children and children at heart light up and take in the moment.”
“Human Graphics Photography captured our engagement session and wedding day in a unique light. The way Stephen captured the moments and emotion will be cherished for a lifetime. He has an ability to understand and capture every important shot, which eased our minds and allowed us to fully enjoy each other, our friends, and family on our special day.”