The guys had not yet arrived at the church, but the ladies were spread out in a room in the basement finishing up their makeup and hair when we arrived. Emily’s gown was hanging in the window in all of it’s ballgown glory and the maids’ gowns were lined up nearby. After hellos and hugs, I took a peek through some of Emily’s carefully set-aside details; her heirloom pearl necklace, their paper suite, her shoes & jewelry, and her handkerchief, another family piece. Each item, in it’s own way, showcasing the small part it was playing in the grand scheme of the day.
Since Emily & Mitchell were holding both their ceremony & reception in Old Brick, there was a major room “flip” during cocktail hour, but Tamara’s team pulled it off spectacularly and the day couldn’t have gone any better. After the ceremony, while the church was being flipped over for the reception, I took the bridal party a block away to the Old Capitol area for photos. We managed to hit the jackpot with pedestrian traffic (for some reason, there was nothing going on right then!) and got some of the most fun photos!
Emily & Mitchell, thank you so much for having me be part of your day. My prayer is that these photos will help trigger your memories with sweet smiles and happy thoughts. Congratulations!
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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Tamara Wendt Design
Makeup & Hair: Eden Salon
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Florals: Designed by Tamara Wendt Design, produced by Chris Crow and the team at Moline Hy-Vee
Catering & Cake Artist: Hy-Vee
DJ: Anytime DJ
Paper Suite: Minted
Venue: Old Brick, Iowa City
Officiant: Reverend David Flemming
Musicians: Iowa Summer Strings