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Karleigh & Jake ~ September 7, 2019

September 9, 2019

Coming to you on the blog today is Karleigh and Jake’s wedding, which is a serious contender for one of the most fun weddings I have ever had the chance to not only photograph, but to also attend.

From the time I arrived to the time I left, it was a non-stop stream of laughing, dancing, and celebrating!

These two lovebirds met ten years ago and have clearly been having the time of their lives ever since. And, as you’d expect, the bridesmaids and groomsmen were just as much fun. I mean, there are wedding parties… and then there are wedding PARTIES.

Mingling with with the uproarious events were some genuinely sweet moments, too. Two moments really stand out as special. The first was when Jake surprised Karleigh with a bracelet at their first look. She was totally not expecting it and he scored some serious romance points with that. The other was the surprise dance Karleigh had planned for her and her mom– Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song.” I know I wasn’t the only one tearing up as Karleigh and Karen shared a few precious minutes on the dance floor.

Just goes to show that fun and love go together really, really well. Congrats again, Jake and Karleigh, and is it too much to ask that you put me on the invite list for any of your future get-togethers? Ha!

Enjoy some of my favs from your big day!


Second Photographer- Danielson Photography

Ceremony Venue- The Spotlight Theatre

Reception Venue- The Bend Event Center

Bride’s Dress- Storybook Ending

Bridesmaids’ Dresses- Little Black Dress

Tuxedoes- Ducky’s Formal Wear

Rings- Helzberg

Floral/ Decor- Kathy Mistic

Ceiling Draping- I Do Events

Cake & Cupcakes- Sam’s Club

Chocolates- Chocolate Manor

Entertainment- Music Connection

Hair & Make-Up- Sarah at PURE Hair Studio & Hollie from Salon MXIX

Sarah DeMaranville Photography is a Midwest wedding photographer providing timeless, joyful portraiture for the crazy in love. We specialize in outdoor photography and love to shoot at locations like The Armour HouseLavender Crest WineryOakwood Country ClubAllerton ParkHoney Creek Resort, and the Illinois Beach Resort.  We accept a limited number of weddings each year. To schedule your engagement, proposal, destination, elopement, or traditional wedding, please email us at sarah@sarahdemaranvillephotography.com or by inquiring here

We are so excited to love and serve you on your wedding day! You just take it all in, and we’ll be there to make sure your wedding day is as magical as you always envisioned!

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  1. Karleigh says:

    Absolutely stunning! Thank you for capturing one of the best days of my life. You were so much fun and so easy to work with. Thank you for dealing with my crazy group of family and friends. These pictures are more than what I was asking for. PERFECT!

  2. Linda Kerker says:

    The pictures are just like being right there again! Great job on capturing Karleigh and Jake’s special day!

  3. Katie says:

    It is impossible not to have fun when these two are around. Then through in the rest of group and it’s a full on party. Beautiful pictures of a stunning bride and her prince. Here’s to a lifetime of love and laughter!!

  4. Linda Kerker says:

    These pictures are just like being right there again! Great job catching the perfect day for Karleigh and Jake!

  5. Erika Luken says:

    Sarah did an amazing job! I would HIGHLY recommend Sarah to anyone in the future with weddings or other special events. Her personality was amazing and she captured all the love Jake and Karleigh share in every picture. Thank you so much Sarah!

  6. Trudy White says:

    You captured this wedding beautifully. While Jake was always family, I’m glad they got their day to celebrate their wedding & becoming the Moulton’s. And yes, we White’s can party! The bridal & groom partied with the best of us!

    Love Aunt Trudy & Uncle Travis White

  7. Tammy Drake says:

    What beautiful pictures. One to capture every important moment. So happy for you Karleigh and Jake. Dave and I wish you many years of happiness with each other and your beautiful girls. Everything was perfect from you wedding to your Dad’s wonderful heartfelt speech. Congratulations!! Lots of love!!

  8. Britney says:

    Beautiful pictures 💜

  9. Amanda Nesbitt says:

    I can definitely vouch for how fun this wedding party is! They love to party😉🍻

    These pictures are gorgeous! It was a beautiful wedding and Sarah you did an amazing job at capturing it all 💞

  10. Kaitlyn says:

    These pictures are beautiful!! The love and happiness truly just radiate from everyone there celebrating Karleigh and Jake’s big day.

  11. Corie says:

    The pictures are breathtaking! And everything was beautiful 💕 I sure wish we could have been there, love you both!!

  12. Cassidy Preslar says:

    Really wish I could have made it! These pictures are stunning! Congratulations Karleigh and Jake.

  13. Laura Nelson says:

    What a beautiful wedding for a lovely couple! These photos are amazing!

  14. Ann Hilton says:

    The pictures are just perfect. Bride and groom are gorgeous, the wedding was beautiful and you did an amazing job.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! Best wedding ever!

  16. Jessica Schatti says:

    Absolutely stunning pictures! Having a beautiful bride and family makes it easier! Congratulations to the bride and groom! You look beautiful!

  17. Nikki White says:

    I’m so happy for Karleigh, and Jake that they will forever have these gorgeous pictures to look back on, and remember their perfect day!

  18. Momma "George" White.... (Karen) says:

    Wow, just wow! You were so easy and awesome to work with! You kept us on schedule to be sure you captured it ALL! I simply cannot wait to see the rest! Thank you so much Sarah! You are amazing!!!!! P.S. Thank you for your help with the dress!! 😉

    Anyone need a photographer?!?!?!? ❤️❤️❤️💍🥂👰📸🎉❤️❤️❤️

  19. Anonymous says:

    The pictures are amazing. They will be a perfect reminder of a perfect day.

  20. Vien says:

    Beautiful wedding 😍🥰❤️

  21. Rachel Vera says:

    Everyone & everything looked stunning! You captured the day beautifully! I can’t wait to watch Jake & Karleigh & the girls all grow as a married family!🧡

  22. Val says:

    Very beautiful! Love the photography work! 😍

  23. Jessica says:

    So happy for the two of them. Beautiful photos

  24. Amy says:

    What beautiful pictures!! The day was gorgeous and you captured it perfectly!! Congratulations Karleigh and Jake!!

  25. Debbie says:

    What an amazing day!! Love the pictures and all the memories that will last a lifetime

  26. Morghan says:

    Definitely the perfect wedding! Such amazing pictures of the most amazing wedding! So happy for you Karleigh and Jake ❤️.

  27. Anonymous says:

    It was a beautiful wedding karleigh and jake..you have a beautiful family …I wish you the best of love always…I love you all

  28. Jo Lynn says:

    Amazing pictures of a beautiful family!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful keepsakes of a beautiful wedding!