Real wedding: Sara + Hugh

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Oooooooh. We’ve been waiting for this one for a while! You all know Sara, right? You know, Sprouted Kitchen, only one of our most favoritest food blogs. And Hugh? Her super talented photographer hubs? They’re a pretty great pair. (As evidenced by their collaboration on Sara’s blog.) Their wedding, shot by the extra extra talented James Moes with help from Sergio Mottola, is so lovely in it’s simple desert vibe.

Um, her sister made her dress. And all the bridesmaid dresses. She’s a pretty amazing fashion designer, that sister.

You guys better frame that luscious glowy photo!

Here’s a little bit from Sara that explains how they arrived at their perfect, literally in every way to them… day:

“I can’t describe to you how perfect everything was if you were not physically there, because the personal investment from nearly every person at our wedding, was part of what made it so incredible. With Hugh being in the wedding industry and me spending some time there myself, we had a pretty clear idea of what we wanted. We put funds towards the things that were most important to us (photography, music and food) and then we would do everything else with all the creativity between both of our family and friends. I could give you a lengthy list, but believe me, we were so lucky to have all the talent and help.”

Whitney and Sara’s mom put together all of the tables. Aren’t they lovely, in their simple, relaxed elegance?

Oh, and Michael was there, killing it on the tables. Which naturally ended with people dancing in the pool. He knows how to rock a party, does he not?

One note from Hugh:

“James Moes and Sergio Mottola are like superheroes. I think the most concise way for me to say it is that, as a photographer, their presence and contribution to our wedding day will change how I approach and serve my clients in the future. James and Sergio for president.”

And because this is just the perfect end to any wedding, we end with Sara:

“Every person told me it would all be a blur and I wouldn’t remember anything, so I made every attempt to prove them wrong. I felt very present the whole day and can still feel my heart swell as I think of how elated both Hugh and I were. There are no words; between marrying your best friend and being surrounded and supported by every person you love, there is no greater feeling.”

Awwww. Congrats congrats congrats, Sara and Hugh! Thanks so much for sharing everything with us.

Photography: James Moes, Second Shooter: Sergio Mottola / Location: Ace Hotel Palm Springs / Caterer: King’s Highway / All Dresses: Stone Cold Fox (Sara’s sister Cydney) / Shoes: Kate Preston and Hugo Boss / Hair: Lindsey Neavitt, Crew Salon / Make up: Janelle Walker / Florist: Whitney Rose Events / Suit: J.Crew, Ludlow / DJ: The Flashdance

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eileen garcia photography on Jan 24, 2011

gorgeous details + wedding!

Sally, ourdreamlives on Jan 24, 2011

Wooooow!! This wedding is so so stylish and Sara's dress is absolutely stunning - love!

Kasey on Jan 24, 2011

Wow, just wow. I am in love with Sara's blog and her wedding just captures their essence so well. Gorgeous!

liz | the nouveau romantics on Jan 24, 2011

I have been WAITING for this one - and mr. moes and mr. mottola do not disappoint. Effortless, genuine, and very very happy. Just what we should all aim for ...

Kip Beelman on Jan 24, 2011

Nuts. Just nuts. But c'mon... What'd you expect? Hugh + Sara with Moes + Mottola = A sure shot and style.

matthew morgan on Jan 24, 2011

bestest wedding (& pool party) ever!

Kamie on Jan 24, 2011

O Sara I am so glad that you said you were present! Everyone is telling me it will be a blur too so it is great to hear that it doesn't have to be!! Your wedding was gorgeous and you are absolutely stunning! Heading over to check out your blog now!!

Rachel - theWeddingVine on Jan 24, 2011

I love the bridesmaid dresses, the crochet off the shoulder look is stunning!

Sara on Jan 24, 2011

thank you ladies! I plan to look at this post all day long, I am going to relive it again in my memory. Flattered to be on your lovely site ~

Wiggs (The Beholder) on Jan 24, 2011

Holy moly, that looks like a wedding straight out of the movies! And can we talk about the decor? Good lord. I'm hyperventilating over here. Weddings like this make me want to go back and re-do my own (well, except for the guy I married). :)

lydia {ever ours} on Jan 24, 2011

ridiculously amazing images. what a team. love that her sister designed her gown...absolutely gorgeous!

ktrn on Jan 24, 2011

OMG, now I want a pool as well when I marry!

sonya at zenobia studios on Jan 24, 2011

I teared a little bit at Sara's quote at the end. A truly beautiful couple and a simply stunning wedding. Those bridesmaids dresses are probably the best I've seen, ever. <3

Megan- FashionableBride on Jan 24, 2011

I LOVE the dresses (bride and maids) and the fact that everyone ended up in the pool! Seems like it was an unforgettable evening, besides being a really beautiful wedding! Congrats Sara & Hugh.

Maelis on Jan 24, 2011

This is by far one of the most beautiful weddings I've seen in a long while! The bridesmaid dresses are perfect! and so is the dress! Where are "stone cold fox" products sold?

emily on Jan 24, 2011

Sara- Your wedding looks amazing! How did you like having Ace as your venue? I'm getting married next year and it's one of our top picks! Just wondering what you thought over all about working with the people there and then venue itself? Thanks!!! on Jan 24, 2011

oh I love James work! Saw this fab event a while ago and could not wait to see it featured here! The details are so perfect with the Ace...and love those bridesmaid dresses!!

Orlando Wedding Videographer on Jan 24, 2011

Dancing in the pool at a wedding! Amazing!

Leigh on Jan 24, 2011

ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. I haven't seen a wedding this beautiful and unique in a long time. What an inspiring way to use mason jars. <3 <3 <3 Leigh

Kala on Jan 24, 2011

Those are some of the most attractive people I have seen off of a movie screen. GORGEOUS. The tables are fantastic and the bridesmaid dresses are perfect. I would wear one to dinner on a Saturday night....if I liked my knees that is.

Megan Clouse on Jan 24, 2011

OH, I love it!! So fun!

Natalie T. on Jan 24, 2011

Whoa. Totally beautiful/gorgeous. love the lighting scheme, the dresses, and everything else...also love the concept of having parents' wedding photos at the incredibly special and original. Bride & groom are both ridiculously beautiful!

Sarah on Jan 24, 2011

I love the dresses! Her gown and the bridesmaids' frocks... so modern and seventies at the same time. Love love love!

cheap wedding invitations on Jan 24, 2011 nice,I like it!

Katie on Jan 24, 2011

Gahhhh...........that dress is just stunning (as is the bride who's in it) :-) beautiful pics!

stephanie on Jan 24, 2011

this is one of those weddings where just glancing at the pictures makes your heart glow. just beautiful.

Emily on Jan 25, 2011

so special, all the little touches, the love jumps out at you - oh and I want to dance in the pool too!

Alexis - OMG I'm Getting Married on Jan 25, 2011

Totally beautiful - my mom and I are putting together our tables as well and its so much work! Well done and gorgeous wedding!!

Rachel PICK on Jan 25, 2011

James IS extra, extra talented. Bravo. And just the right kinds of words to live by for your wedding day from Sara, to be "present" to the celebration of marrying your best friend. Well done all. Looks like one fabulous party!

Jessie @ Tasty Fare, Pretty Wear on Jan 25, 2011

THOSE DRESSES. She might have the luckiest bridesmaids ever!

Dagmarette @ The Finishing School on Jan 25, 2011

This wedding looks like it was the party to be at! Dancing in the pool. Oh man I wish I was there!

Shannon Roddy on Jan 25, 2011

STUNNNNNNNNING!!! Love everything about this post! The collaboration of talents, the love, imagery and words shared!

ells on Jan 26, 2011

Oh my gosh! Sergio! I (sort of) know him! What a great wedding. I have to say, the bride is lucky she and her gals have such great figures, because I could NEVER pull those dresses off. They look great though.

My Maid of Honor Speeches on Jan 26, 2011

I like the gazebo photo and the one with the bride in the center surrounded by the maids of honor in black the best!

.modern vintage bride on Jan 30, 2011

Her shoes are spectacular and I LOVE that exit!

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