August 9, 2019
I have been trying to find the words to describe the love that Sean & Ariana have for each other because witnessing it first hand was something so special. They met at North Greenville University where a summer filled with letters and a year and a half of dating led to a proposal in the middle of the rose garden gazebo on campus. While the violinist filled the air with Ariana’s favorite song, La Vie en Rose, Sean got down on one knee and asked the love of his life to marry him… the scene and the story, does it not sound like a Nicholas Sparks book???
And to top it off, the number one thing they wanted for their wedding day was to keep God at the center. In their own words, “We believe that without God’s guidance, our marriage would be impossible. Faith is very important to us and we want this day to reflect Christ.”
During the first look, Ariana wanted her dad to be close by so he helped her with her dress as they walked out of The Maylon House to meet her groom. Sean’s reaction to his seeing his beautiful bride says everything about their relationship! While they had this special time together, the couple exchanged their gifts and Sean’s was one for the books! Ariana’s childhood best friend is on a mission trip in another country so she was unable to attend the wedding, so instead, Sean had her bff record a video that was to be shown to Ariana during this specific moment. By the end of the video, I am pretty sure we were all crying!
Ariana and Sean, thank you for allowing us to witness so many blessings through you at your Maylon House Wedding in Milton, WV!
xo, kara & sarah
Venue: The Maylon House (New Name – The Venetian Estate) in Milton, WV
Flowers: Keriann Ford (family friend)
Dress: Champagne Taste Bridal Boutique
Hair: Sydney Nader (family friend)
Makeup: Emily Seeley (family friend)
DJ: Drew DeHart
Day of Coordinating: Priss Lusher
Catering: The Maylon House
Cake: Contessa Asebes
Photography: Kara Blakeman Photography
Second Shooter: Sarah Reed