Sara and Daniel had quite the story leading up to their Notre Dame wedding (a courtship while students, a cross-country move, and a tree-falling-through-the-roof adventure on the night before Daniel’s proposal), but their wedding day was sunny, sweet, and full of love for each other and their alma mater! Debbie Sprague, of Browne Photography, beautifully captured all the special moments and the gorgeous setting. Enjoy!
The Couple: Sara and Daniel
The Wedding: 6.09.12 – Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame – Notre Dame, Indiana
What three adjectives best describe your wedding day? Sacred, elegant, and timeless
Was there a decor theme that ran through your wedding? What was the inspiration for that particular idea and how did it reflect you as a couple? My husband and I have always loved Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby and thus, a vintage garden party served as the primary inspiration for our reception.
What were some of the different ways you used decor elements (fashion, flowers, linens, lighting, paper products, food, etc.) to create the beautiful, cohesive event you were envisioning? I have to give the credit here to our amazing wedding planner, Cyndi Basker. She played an integral role in taking our vision and making it a reality through all of the beautiful details she came up with.
Where did you choose to hold your wedding, and how did the location influence your decor decisions? As alumni of the University of Notre Dame, campus seemed like the natural venue for our wedding. Notre Dame holds a special place in our hearts, and we feel very blessed to have been married in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Looking back, do you have a favorite project or successful decor idea from your wedding? I loved utilizing lanterns as a second center piece idea. It was elegant and cost-effective!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Browne Photography
Event Planner: Cynthia Basker, Celebrated Events
Ceremony Venue: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame
Reception Venue: Tippecanoe
Videographer/Film Maker: Keith Anderson
Officiant: Monsignor Antonio Cacciapuoti
Cake: SugaRush Desserts
Wedding Dress: Jenny Lee
Bridal Accessories: Alla Berkovich
Bridesmaids Apparel and Accessories: Marta Avila
Hair and Make-up: Emerald Cut Salon & Day Spa
DJ: Paul Chamberlin
Rings: J.C. Grant Company
Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us, Sara and Daniel!
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