Real Weddings | Westlake Village, CA

Zack, the musician-turned-lawyer and Sarah, the artist-turned-doctor, first met on JDate. Although Sarah was in Australia for the summer after her first year of medical school and Zack was in L.A. after his second year of law school, the Internet knew no geographical bounds and they hit it off right from the start. They wrote back and forth for several months before finally meeting in person at a John Mayer concert. Zack was the first JDate guy that Sarah had ever agreed to meet in person — she was nervous, to say the least.

After the concert, Zack and Sarah extended their evening at a bar in Hollywood. After talking and laughing for several hours, Sarah went home and soon received a text from Zack, “Just wanted to make sure you made it home safely. I had a great time with you tonight! Sweet dreams.”

A second date turned into a third, the third lead to the fourth and, a month later, they decided to date each other exclusively. Zack came to Sarah’s “MedProm” and Sarah sat in the front row at Zack’s law school talent show. Zack learned that Sarah had always imagined being proposed to by being serenaded with the song “Marry Me” by Train. Without hesitation, Zack jokingly replied, “Well, IF I propose, it will be at a McDonalds after we watch a screening of Blood Diamond…” He smiled. Sarah didn’t.

A few months later, they were sitting in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton in Maui when a guitarist Zack hired started to play “Marry Me.” At the line “You wear white and I’ll wear out the words I love you, and you’re beautiful,” Zack got down on one knee. Thinking Zack was messing with her, Sarah got down on one knee too. That is when Zack took off his claddagh ring and handed it to her, asking, “Will you marry me?” The answer was an emphatic YES!!

Mazel tov, Sarah and Zack!

Venue- Sherwood Country Club
Photographer- Chris Schmitt Photography
Coordinator- Under the Chuppah
Florist- Shirvan Designs
Officiant – Rabbi Ahud Sela
Cake- A Sweet Design Cake Co
Videographer- Ahava Films
Music- DJ FX
Hair Stylist- Union Salon, Veronica Mills

Check out the bottom of the post to see the beautiful wedding day video trailer by Ahava Films and swing back on Thursday to see the official highlights reel!

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Sarah & Zack Trailer from Ahava Films on Vimeo.