Sarajane & Logan: I Do

Sarajane and Logan live in Georgia now, but came back to Madison — where they met and went to college — to be married last weekend.

Sarajane’s mom made her vintage-inspired dress, and Sarajane styled her own veil. When she emerged from the UW-Madison Memorial Union to give Logan his first look, you could see in his face how stunning she looked.

We walked around the Union and to a few sites on campus that had special significance to them before the ceremony. That time really helped Sarajane relax. “I feel so much better now, just being with you,” she told Logan.

Doesn’t this one below look like a postcard from the ’40s? I love it. Sarajane’s getup lent so much style to every photo…

They were married at Olin Park overlooking Lake Monona in a very personal ceremony with some Jewish elements to honor Logan’s side of the family. The chuppah, or wedding canopy, was made from the lace of Logan’s grandmother’s wedding dress. When the men were getting it set up, I heard her say, “There goes my wedding dress… or pieces of it, at least.” What a beautiful sacrifice.

I love this shot of Sarajane. She was so full of joy — and she brought so much joy to everyone around her all day.

Logan’s relatives welcoming her into the family after the ceremony… and very nearly dropping her. She was a good sport.

Her shoes were a pain in her… heel by the end of the day, but weren’t they fabulous?

Though they hired an amazing Brazilian band for the night’s festivities, they gladly played “Hava Nagilah” while Sarajane and Logan were lifted in the air for the Hora. I was standing on a chair to get these two shots, and Sarajane’s mom was on the floor about six inches from me the whole time. When I got down, she said, “I was making sure I’d be there to catch you if you fell.” What a sweet family.

Congratulations, Sarajane and Logan, and thank you for welcoming me to be part of your fantastic day.