This past weekend, New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns traded her pointe shoes and tutu for stilettos and a custom tulle gown as she tied the knot with television and Broadway director and choreographer Joshua Bergasse with a beautiful ceremony at Sunset Beach, NC.
Their careers in Broadway and the ballet heavily influenced the wedding celebration, with swan motifs as a nod to Sara’s role as the swan in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. So keep reading to see how Sara Mearns and Josh Bergasse brought touches of the Big Apple (and a few surprises!) to North Carolina for their big day, as photographed by Perry Vaile Photography.
Sara walked down the aisle where she met Josh at the driftwood altar accented with arrangements of palms and colorful roses. “We ate shrimp and grits, Southern-style ham, and mac and cheese,” says Sara of the locally inspired menu.