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Sarah & Michael // Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation Wedding


Jul 19, 2016

If we could think of one word to describe this wedding, it would be “joy”. These two have so much joy in each other and in their relationship with the Lord. This day was truly a celebration of their love. From our first meeting with these two, we’ve been so struck by their joyful hearts. You will not meet two sweeter people!

Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation was the perfect venue for this dreamy wedding, especially for a bride who loves Anne of Green Gables as much as I do! Exchanging vows beside a lake of shining waters. A romantic backyard swing. Our Anne-loving hearts were so happy. :)

(To see more of our Anne of Green Gables inspiration with these two, check out Sarah and Michael’s engagement session feature on the blog here!)

We started off the morning with some gorgeous, gorgeous details. I love the detail shots, and having so much prettiness to capture definitely made my heart happy!

The story of this veil is so sweet. Sarah’s mom found this veil in Italy. Since then, it has graced the weddings of many happy brides as family and friends have worn this timeless veil down the aisle. How special for Sarah’s mom to see her own daughter wear this at her wedding!

This picture is totally Sarah. Joyful, just loving life and all of God’s blessings! <3

Michael gave Sarah a beautiful set of pearls to wear for their wedding day!

This veil….

Oh, these girls! When you have a bride as sweet as Sarah, you’re bound to find bridesmaids who are just as joyful, kind, and loving!

Michael’s bowtie was epic.

These guys were super fun!

I love this picture! :)

This swing, this light, this bride…so much to love about this snapshot of time!

I feel like this moment is very “Anne worthy”. :)

Cue the groom’s cake! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, we were excited to see you! <3 <3

This was such a fun group at the reception! We loved watching them dance the night away!

There were so many cultures represented at this wedding. It was so neat seeing different traditions coming out!

I know you’ve all been waiting for this!! We found a guy as tall as Joel! We got such a kick out of it! I stood on a chair for part of the reception to get an epic angle into the dancing, and I could shoot grins at these two above the crowd. Shout out to all the tall guys out there! :)

Sarah and Michael, we’re so thankful to have you guys in the J&A Family! We’re so thrilled to have walked this journey with you, and we can’t wait to see where God takes you next! You are going to be a blessing to all those around you. We wish you so many years of wonderful happiness!



It takes a team! A huge shout out to these amazing vendors:

Photography: Joel and Amber Wedding Photography

Venue: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation

Wedding Coordinator: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation

Bridal Dress: The Something Blue Shoppe

Dress Designer: Justin Alexander

Hair and Makeup Artist: Brianna Cunningham

Florals: Jana Warner and Brittany Ortner

Videographer: Calvin Siler

Officiant: Will Spink

Guitar and Vocals: Michael Babin

Catering: Hartley’s Catering

Cake Artist: Hartley’s Catering

Groom’s Cake: Krispy Kreme

DJ: City Beatz DJ


  1. Patti Palmer

    July 19th, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Looks like you all had an amazing time. As always, the pictures are incredible.

  2. Sarah YACOB :)

    July 20th, 2016 at 10:46 am

    You guys are the best photographers ever!!! We love the photos so much!! Y’all did a wonderful job and we can’t wait to see the rest! Thanks you so much!!!!

  3. Joel and Amber

    July 20th, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Aww! Hugs!!! <3

  4. Sandra Hardiman

    July 20th, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Such a beautiful Wedding!! So sorry cousin Jim and I couldn’t share this time with you in person. Our prayers are with you as you start your life together with our GOD as your guide!! We send you both our best blessings!!! Love Sandi & Jim Hardiman xoxo❤️

  5. Mary Joe mclamb

    July 20th, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful couple! Mary Joe McLamb

  6. Jenny

    July 20th, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I hope this comment helps you win some pages, Sarah! :)
    We love you to pieces and are so happy for you and Michael!
    Praising God for your marriage and to think it all started at a greasy taqueria in Oaxaca! :) love you! Besitos!!

  7. Jenny

    July 20th, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Sorry- and amazing pictures, Joel and Amber!! Y’all are so gifted! Wow!! Just beautiful!! Amazing job!

  8. Joel and Amber

    July 21st, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Haha! Thank you Jenny! We appreciate your kind words! :)

  9. Mili

    July 21st, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Jenny! Qué alegría encontrarte! Tenemos muy lindos recuerdos tuyos y de tu familia! Si querés comunicarte con nosotros te dejo mi mail personal: no hay problema si por cuestiones personales no te podes comunicar… A mi me encantaría recibir noticias tuyas! Un abrazo desde Argentina! Mili y Nando

  10. Judy Toles

    July 20th, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    WOW! The pictures are so awesome – they capture how wonderfully beautiful the couple is and the wedding was. Thank you Joel and Amber for being so gracious and patient with us and all our crew. They will enjoy these pics for the rest of their lives and will enjoy sharing them with family and friends.
    Love and hugs,

  11. Joel and Amber

    July 21st, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Judy – Thank you so much for your sweet comment! You and all the families were such an absolute joy to work with. Everyone is so wonderful! We absolutely loved spending the day with all of you sweet people! <3

  12. Evelyn Mills

    July 20th, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Beautiful pictures they look great, the wedding was great and everybody was so nice..lets do it again!!!!

  13. Michael Toles

    July 20th, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    The pictures are great! Beautiful pictures and great interaction at the wedding. Good people.

  14. Micah Toles

    July 20th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Beautiful pics of a beautiful couple and wedding!

  15. Lucia Barquero

    July 20th, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Amazing!!!! One of the best wedding ever!!! Wonderful pictures, as a Love Story Tale. Congratulations to Joel and Amber, my God your job is just Amazing!!!

  16. Elizabeth Bettis

    July 20th, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    What wonderful pictures! Seems to truly capture the lovely ethereal feeling of the day. Love them!

  17. Mary Rae

    July 20th, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures! So enjoyable especially since we couldn’t be there. And from another redhead and Anne of Green Gables fan, it was a rather romantic setting! Congratulations, you two!

  18. Courtney Hamby

    July 20th, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Such a beautiful couple! Sarah is just the sweetest!

  19. Lilia

    July 20th, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Congrats! These pictures are beautiful!

  20. Summer Lehew

    July 20th, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful pictures Sarah!

  21. Rebecca

    July 20th, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Sarah these pictures so truly capture you guys! They are lovely! Love you friend!

  22. Stephanie

    July 20th, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Love, Love, Love the pictures! The wedding was perfect from start to finish and what beautiful pictures to capture every moment. Pharoah marries his Southern Belle haha! I love how they were able to capture the blend of cultures at the reception. Congratulations to the Yacobs! God bless you.

  23. Lauren

    July 20th, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Gorgeous photos. That veil is AH-MAZING.

  24. Melinda Maness

    July 20th, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    The pictures are amazing !! You really did capture the true ‘JOY’ of this wedding with sweet Sarah & Michael! I have told many friends that this was my favorite wedding ever!!
    My daughter Leannda was one of Sarah’s bridesmaids ~ friends since nursing school at AU! I think they definitely need to WIN more pages !!!

  25. Joel and Amber

    July 21st, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    It was one of our favorite weddings, too! We loved getting to know Leannda a little bit. She’s so sweet! Yay for nursing school friends! :)

  26. Grace

    July 20th, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    An amazing wedding captured by amazing photographers!

  27. Karen Conners

    July 20th, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    As I told Judy, mother of the bride, the photographers did a wonderful job. You were so much more creative than the photographer for our respective weddings and ours was the best around 30 plus years ago. Your eye for capturing the many details of the wedding, the celebration and the personality of the bride and groom and all those in attendance was amazing. It was a beautiful wedding but as I looked at all of the pictures I realized that it was even more beautiful than I remembered. What a blessing it will be to have all of those moments recorded for the years to come. Thank you! I have you on my “hope chest” list for my two daughters.

  28. Joel and Amber

    July 21st, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Karen – thank you so much for these sweet and kind words! Sarah and Michael made it nothing but a joy to capture those memories with them! We are so very honored to be in your hope chest! :) Thank you for taking the time to share this with us!

  29. Leah and delilah

    July 20th, 2016 at 9:32 pm


  30. Sharon Crawford

    July 20th, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple.

  31. Megan Logan

    July 20th, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    This was such a precious wedding! The pictures do a wonderful job portraying what a beautiful wedding it was. This sweet couple should definitely win more pictures in their album. ☺️

  32. Liesa

    July 20th, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Incredible pictures of 2 incredible people! Love you both and so honored to have been a part of your journey to this day!

  33. Calvin Siler

    July 21st, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Michael’s bow-tie looks almost…professionally tied.

  34. Mike B

    July 21st, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I concur.

  35. Mike B

    July 21st, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Mike, I can see your sister’s “LILILILI!” in the final picture. There were enough things in the wedding to pass the Ethiopian test. Well done!

  36. Karina Duran

    July 21st, 2016 at 9:42 am

    What a wonderful wedding to have been honored to attend. The pictures are so beautiful. They did a great job capturing the essence of the wedding and all it’s ethnic pieces.

    We had a blast at the party. Who know people from the south could party just as hard as we do up north. :)

    Love yall,

    The Duran Clan

  37. Diana & David

    July 21st, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Joy is the very word. It’s contagious.

  38. Jessica Sherrit

    July 21st, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I absolutely love these two and am thankful to have been at their wedding! Your photos capture this beautiful day so perfectly!!

  39. Mili

    July 21st, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I love every detail in the pictures! Great job, Joel and Amber!! Y Sarah y Michael qué emoción me dio al ver esas hermosas fotos! Pensar que tuvimos la bendición de Dios de ver el comienzo de su historia de amor! Si bien compartimos poco tiempo, a menudo pensamos en ustedes y estuvimos orando por este momento de su casamiento! Dios les siga bendiciendo y usando! Cariños desde Argentina: Mili y Nando

  40. Sandra Toles

    July 22nd, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Beautiful. Love them

  41. Karina

    July 23rd, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Beautiful pics of a beautiful wedding of a beautiful couple! So honored to have been a part of it and so happy for y’all!

  42. Silvia Yacob

    July 24th, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    This was a beautiful wedding, the photographer did a wonderful job capturing every special moment. Everyone one there seemed to have a great time.

  43. Marlon Duran

    July 24th, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Oh, these pictures are so awesome. Especially the ones of the groomsmen which i’m not in. ;) Love these shots because they are proof that true love still exists. Congrats guys.

  44. Estelio Cifuentes

    July 24th, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    You guys look great. Congratulations. Great pictures.

  45. Reyna Rodas

    July 24th, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Que preciosas fotos de una pareja igual de hermosos.


  46. Patricia Berberena

    July 24th, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Beautiful pictures from the wedding you all.

    May God bless this marriage with health and happiness.

  47. Ray Barquero

    July 24th, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    hey guys thank you so much I had a great time the pictures came out great!!

  48. Brianna Cunningham

    July 24th, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Stunning photos!! It was such a joy working with you both!!! Best wishes to the oh so sweet newlyweds!!!

  49. Joel and Amber

    July 25th, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Brianna – We loved working with you, too! You did such an amazing job with hair and makeup! :)

  50. Scott Walthour

    July 24th, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    The pictures were beautiful!

  51. Elio

    July 25th, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Congrats Sarah and Michael, wish you nothing but the best!

  52. Scott Walthour

    July 25th, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Stunning pictures of a beautiful wedding!

  53. Andy

    July 25th, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    The picture look really nice and it look like the people in the wedding they had a lot of fun.

  54. Andy

    July 25th, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Those are the best picture I ever seen and the best thing is the the monument the photograph took look so good

  55. Herani

    July 25th, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Lovely shots!

  56. Alem

    July 25th, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    These pictures truly captured the beautiful moments! Congrats Cuzzo & Mrs.Yacob!

  57. Cathy

    July 25th, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations to the both of you! These photos are incredible! The photographers did an amazing job capturing every wonderful moment and every beautiful detail of the wedding!

  58. Juan Vega

    July 25th, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Great photos! Great time! Wish the best for my brother and sister in Christ! Ephesians 5:22-33

  59. Liliana

    July 25th, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Congratulations to Sarah and Michael! Everything looks amazing, and Sarah looks so beautiful!

  60. Nancy

    July 25th, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    The sweetest couple ever – though we are a tad partial to them!! We love you both! Simply gorgeous pictures!!!!! Nancy and Randy!!!

  61. Enrique Monges

    July 25th, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    These photos really capture the amazing time we had celebrating Sarah and Mike’s love.

  62. Miguel Gomez

    July 25th, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful pictures! You can really feel the joy from everyone there. I liked learning about the veil. Congrats to the beautiful couple!

  63. Michael

    July 25th, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Joel & Amber, you guys truly set the standard for professional photography!!!
    Choosing you all as our photographers was by far one of the best decisions we made regarding the wedding; it was like having our closest friends as our photographers. We wish you guys many opportunities to reflect the beauty of Christ in the work you do!

  64. Joel and Amber

    July 25th, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Michael! Thank you so much for those kind words! You two are truly a blessing in our lives. We couldn’t have asked for anyone sweeter than the two of you. You encourage us as we watch you live out your faith through your love for God and for honoring each other. We can’t wait to see where your adventure leads you. <3

  65. Leannda McKelvey

    July 25th, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Best wedding ever! The pictures turned out amazing!! And that veil!!! Wow!

  66. Jennifer

    July 25th, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    These pictures turned out beautifully – from the still details to the dancing and excitement at the reception. They capture the joy we all felt that day perfectly! Great job Joel and Amber!

  67. Nicholas Gordon

    July 26th, 2016 at 12:48 am

    What a beautiful display of love. We are so happy to have been a part of Sarah and Michael’s wedding and were blessed to witness a wonderful ceremony. Joel and Amber you managed to capture beautiful moments of the celebration and these pictures will be cherished for years to come. Great job!

    Shanika and Nicholas

  68. Shanika Gordon

    July 26th, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I love it, these pictures look like there from a romantic Nicholas Sparks movie. The pics came out so beautiful, they captured the essence and joy of your love.

  69. Nick

    July 26th, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Joel and Amber you both are awesome! Your mannerisms really helped to calm the atmosphere as the groomsmen prepared for the wedding. You directed and positioned us with such grace that it felt natural as we posed for the camera. You both make your jobs look easy, but the caliber of your work reflect your expertise. Thanks for making Sarah and Mike’s wedding memorable!

  70. Joel and Amber

    July 26th, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Aw, thank you, Nick! That means a lot to us! You guys did a rocking job, as well! Everyone was so wonderful to work with. :)

  71. Lisa Rhoades

    July 26th, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Beautiful photographs! I felt like I was at the wedding. They captured all the events and celebration of the day.
    Thanks for sharing the photos with me.

  72. Cyndi

    July 26th, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Lovely pictures … You truly captured both Sarah and Michael and the love they share!

  73. Langston

    July 26th, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Dope pictures! Congratulations!

  74. Rhonda Szamier

    July 31st, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Amazing God honoring wedding, couple and capturing all of this blessed ceremony and beginning of new life together!!

  75. Raven Colvin

    August 1st, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Looks like a beautiful and fun wedding! Where were the shoes purchased from? Designer?

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