Sarah & Josh met in gym class at Winfield High School in WV during 2004. They began dating shortly after they met and they now live together in St. Albans WV with their two dogs, Chloe & Gracie. Sarah teaches Biology at a local high school while Josh is a vendor for Pepperidge Farm and raises pigs.
Josh planned a true surprise for their engagement! They were going to a swimming hole in Hacker Valley, WV with their friends/family (Matt and Betsy). Betsy had told Sarah that she wanted pictures of her and Matthew while we were there and suggested that Josh and Sarah also have pictures taken. I was apprehensive at first because we were going to swim! Betsy convinced her that they could do pictures before swimming and wear their swimsuits under their outfits. Sarah was oblivious to the master plan of her and Joshua. When they got to the swimming hole, they had to hike through the woods (the trail had grown over and trees had fallen). It was hot and they were all sweating by the time we made it to the falls. They took pictures of Matthew and Betsy in front of the falls. Then it was their turn, Josh and Sarah walked through the water to the falls. (She didn’t notice this at the time but it is noticeable in pictures: Josh was clinching his pocket, holding on to something for dear life! ) They took a few pictures and then Josh asked what other poses they should do. As she was looking around trying to figure out what else they could do, Joshua got down on one knee and proposed!! It was beautiful and she was completely shocked!
Sarah & Josh were married at the Marriott in Charleston, WV amongst stunning gold decorations. The day was the perfect blend of traditional and upscale.
Want to see more of Sarah & Josh? Check out their engagement session!
Music: DJ Nick Scott
Catering: Charleston Marriott Town Center
Gown: David Tutera from Wendy’s Bridal Cincinnati
Autumn Branscome & Kelly Broyles Photography have teamed up to provide a one of a kind WV wedding photographer experience to Charleston and the surrounding areas of WV. Autumn Branscome is a child, family & portrait photographer based out of Princeton, WV. Kelly Broyles is a Wedding, Senior & Portrait photographer based out of Elkview, WV. Together they provide a unique & fresh perspective to wedding photography.