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Emily & Owen

A Clarion Iowa City Summer Summer Wedding





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Six years.

That’s how long they’ve been together.

They first met when Emily’s sister, Sarah, dragged Emily–who was 18 at the time–to a party with a bunch of coworkers. The next day, a few of Emily’s bridesmaids recall lying on Emily’s bed talking about how she got to dance with a 22 year old boy. Oh, the juicy details!

In the time since that first dance together 6 years ago, Emily & Owen have been through good times and bad. They’ve held each other through the sorrow of losing a parent (Emily’s father passed away 3 years ago) and celebrated each other’s accomplishments of graduation, careers, and growing up. This past Saturday was a perfect celebration of their steadfast love for each other.

In honor of her father, Emily had two photo charms–a wedding portrait of her parents and a more recent photo of her dad–as well as his wedding band attached to her bouquet. It was the perfect way of keeping him with her throughout the day.

Emily & Owen opted for a First Look and I’m so glad they did!

How stunning are they?!?


In lieu of her father, Emily chose her uncle to walk her down the aisle and give her away. I don’t believe there was a dry eye during this processional as Emily’s dad’s absence was so strongly felt.

The reception was at the Clarion Highlander Hotel in Iowa City, a close distance from the church.

Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Videography: Rick Burger of Stang Films
Florals: Missy Mecham of HyVee Florals
Makeup & Hair: Morgan Holtz of Fix Salon
Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander from A Storybook Ending
Bridesmaids’ Gowns: A Storybook Ending
Men’s Suits: Skeffington’s Formal Wear
Ceremony Location: Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City
Pastor: Connie Spitzack
Organist: Kurt Juhl
Reception Location: Clarion Highlander Hotel in Iowa City
Cake Artist: Kyla Kennedy & Molly Barnhart
Catering: Clarion Highlander
Linens: Celebration Linens
DJ: A Fine Affair DJ
Invitations & Paper Goods: Sarah Clark of Zephyr Weddings


  1. […] known Emily & Owen since 2012, when I shot their engagement session. Then in 2013, they got married and I got to see them again at Emily’s sister’s wedding in 2015. When their daughter, […]

  2. […] first met Sarah and Nathan last August when I photographed Sarah’s sister’s wedding. Imagine how excited I was when Sarah contacted me about her own wedding next year! I love working […]

  3. Bobbette Lauer says:

    What a beautiful wedding for such a great couple. I know your families are so proud of both of you and love you dearly.

  4. Pat Young Rod says:

    Wow,wow,wow! The story words made me cry. Aletha says it was worth the tears. So proud of you two.

  5. Karyl Bohnsack says:

    Just gorgeous. I cried all over again.

  6. Janan Zierke Winn says:

    UNBELIEVABLE PICS! I cannot wait to see more. Emily Crall – you did a beautiful, very creative job! Love them!

  7. Sarah Winn says:

    They call each other tweedy instead of sweetie and the “close-up kissy veil picture” definitely captures what I like to call “Emily’s tweedy face” 🙂 LOVE all the pictures and the people that are in them!

  8. Lynne Zierke Haub says:

    These photos are AMAZING! Each one of them captures the ‘beautiful’ of this special day! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jill Casper Luton says:

    Close-up kissy veil picture…. BREATHTAKING!

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