Love at Separk Mansion | Sarah and Josh

Sarah and Josh are such a beautiful, fun-loving couple that I had the honor to photograph at the lovely Separk Mansion in Gastonia,NC.

 Sarah and Josh first met in the 9th grade and stayed connected through mutual friends. However, they didn't get the chance to know each other well until 11th grade when they both sat together in chemistry class. From there, a friendship developed and it wasn't until their senior year when they began to develop feelings for each other. One night, in December of 2010, the two had plans to go paint the rock at school for a friend's birthday. Josh offered Sarah a ride home and when the two arrived outside of Sarah's house they spent hours in the car talking and Josh finally asked her to be his girlfriend.
After high school, Sarah and Josh both attended the University of South Carolina. The two spent the next four years filling their days with garnet and black, all-nighters in the library, football games, stressful classes, many cups of coffee, and afternoons spent on the horseshoe playing ultimate Frisbee. When their time as students came to an end, they both graduated knowing that someday they would get married.
After college, the recent graduates knew it was time to focus on their careers. Sarah moved to Atlanta after accepting a job at a law firm and Josh stayed in Charlotte where he was offered a job. However, the distance couldn't keep them apart. In late January of 2017, Josh bought a ring. On February 3rd, Josh arrived in Atlanta for what Sarah thought was just a normal weekend visit. After successfully hiding the real reason for his visit, Josh revealed his intentions when he said, "I actually didn't just come here to hang out; I came here to ask you to marry me." Sarah turned around in complete surprise to see Josh getting down on one knee. Sarah joyfully accepted and the two spent the rest of their evening overlooking the Atlanta skyline as it lit the night sky."

Venue | Separk Mansion
Florist | Whats Up Buttercup, LLC
Dress | Pronovias
Dress Store | Fabulous Frocks Nashville
Shoes | ALDO
Tuxedo | Jos. A Banks
Veil Designer | Sara Gabriel Veils
Videographers | Soussou Productions
Caterer | Family Catering
Hair | Bayley Patterson Hair
Makeup | Dole Lusso Salon
Bridesmaid Gowns | Davids Bridal
Rings | Blue Nile & Brownlee Jewelers
DJ | AAA Entertainment
Invitations | 3 little Birds