This was the first of two weddings this weekend. And this one was a surprise! Not for me or the bride and groom - but for the parents and their family. Eldin and Sara graduated from college in the morning. Then their parents and family thought they were going to a graduation party at 6:00 p.m. at the beautiful new Shady Hollow Lodge in Sand Run Metro Park in Akron. The photographer had the group walk around the building instead of going through it to where the wedding was going to be held. And the first thing they saw was a chalkboard sign that said Surprise! Eldin and Sara with a bride and groom silhouette below and the date. How fun is that?
The weather cooperated and the ceremony took place outside in a back area with the incredible forest of Sand Run surrounding us. Eldin and Sara were as excited as could be. Eldin’s parents and Sara’s mother still looked like they couldn’t believe what was happening. It was one of the most joyous weddings in my experience.
Sara had a stunning dress not only in style but in color. It was a soft grey that almost looked sliver. She looked just beautiful in it. Eldin was very handsome in a stylish blue suit and bow tie.
These two very bright young people have an incredible life awaiting them. I know they will be blessed with a life of love and happiness.