A wedding held on the same grounds where the Emancipation Proclamation was signed instantly envelopes you in an incredible energy. One of commitment, of soul, and of a new history ahead. And on one autumn afternoon, Sarah and Michael set feet on a new path there—this one, paved in lasting love. It was the perfect place for a love as great and significant as theirs. The couple etched their own history at President Lincoln’s Cottage starting with a surprise, revealing they’d become licensed officiants and would marry each other—literally. After the moving ceremony, the bride changed into another intricately designed Tadashi Shoji gown to celebrate the night away alongside her guests. The dance floor was everything Sarah and Michael wanted their day to be. Intimate. Exhilarating. Loved. Yes, new history indeed.