June 18, 2014

great gatsby wedding : megan & trent

It had been just 3 hours after he proposed on their picnic in the park when she sent me an email. He had asked her who their photographer should be and her response was, “Emily, of course!” While I had grown up knowing him (our families were neighbors and we carpooled to school together), up to that point, I hadn’t met her. But our connection was pretty instant. Megan and I have similar style and taste and we’ve already decided that play dates will be happening in the future when we both have children. Between our emails back and forth, coffee together, and getting to know Trent & Megan as a couple, I have grown to love these two.

When I had first learned they were having a Great Gatsby themed wedding, I was thrilled because I knew that if anyone could pull off a themed wedding (especially a Gatsby one!), it would be them. While they did so much work themselves to pull it all together, they also enlisted the help of a great team of vendors as well as their family & friends. The day was stunning in every way possible and, aside from the details themselves, I was so excited to get the two of them in front of my lens again. Their connection and chemistry is absolutely amazing and it’s so beautiful to see.

Great Gatsby Wedding Iowa Memorial Union © Emily Crall_0002.jpgWe started the day at the Iowa Memorial Union where the ladies were getting ready. They had Megan’s gown hanging up and a table with all of the accessories–jewelry, paper suite, perfume, shoes–ready to be photographed. It was a dream come true to have everything so well prepared and saved so much time as I was shooting details!

 

Megan’s Maggie Sottero had been an instant love-at-first-sight kind of gown. The intricate beading, the overlay, the design…it was absolutely stunning!

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Trent worked with M.C. Ginsberg to custom design Megan’s engagement ring. I loved how they incorporated her wedding band as well as how unique his is with the matching rose gold center.

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Stunnnnnnnning!!!

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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Lana Miller
Makeup: Aubrey Roalson
Hair: Hair by Kailee
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from Schaffer’s
Bridesmaid Gowns: Vintage
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Florals: Petals
Cake Artist: Sweet Satisfaction Bakery
Catering: University Catering
DJ: Spike on the Mike
Paper Suite: Zephyr Weddings
Linens & Chargers: Spielman’s Event Services
Chiavari Chairs: Aero Rental
Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Williamsburg
Reception Venue: Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City

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  1. Erin Hoffman-Maeder

    June 18th, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Um, wow are amazing! I’m looking at

  2. Dorothy Miller

    June 18th, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Very Good Emily!

  3. Valerie Duvick

    June 18th, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Emily!! This is AMAZING! Beautiful work! 🙂

  4. Alexandria Hinders

    June 18th, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Stunning!

  5. Jane Hershberger

    June 18th, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    great job and lots of hard work Emily!

  6. Katie Seyfer Martin

    June 18th, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Phenomenal, per usual!

  7. Barbara J Miller

    June 18th, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Great job Emily, with this beautiful couple!

  8. Tonya Tice

    June 19th, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    I keep looking at these and I tear up every time! Such a special weekend!

  9. Kayla Gingerich

    June 19th, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Emily these are beautiful! Wow Megan is stunning! 🙂 Most gorgeous wedding I’ve ever been too!

  10. Holly Kemp

    June 19th, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    It was such a fun and gorgeous wedding! Megan you were stunning! And Emily these photos are fantastic! I love them!

  11. Levi Schrock

    June 19th, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Beautiful! 🙂

  12. Elaine Ropp

    June 19th, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Beautiful! 🙂

  13. Rosina Ropp

    June 19th, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Absolutely gorgeous!! 🙂

  14. Char Miller

    June 19th, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    These are so good!!

  15. Mary Beth Miller

    June 19th, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Absolutely beautiful!! Such a fun wedding!!

  16. Brooke Kashnowski

    June 19th, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    Wow, just wow! These are absolutely beautiful. Emily you are a true artist!

  17. Lyndon Tice

    June 19th, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    Emily you did an awesome job! The photos look great.

  18. Terry Miller

    June 19th, 2014 at 2:31 AM

    Great pictures and I don’t think I’ve ever had this much fun at a wedding.

  19. Lavon Ropp

    June 19th, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    great pics.

  20. Randy Ropp

    June 19th, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    Stunning! 🙂

  21. Maria Miller

    June 19th, 2014 at 3:23 AM

    you guys are absolutely stunning together!!! 🙂 so happy for you both!! good job Emily on capturing their special day!!

  22. Tara Yoder

    June 19th, 2014 at 3:32 AM

    These are Great pictures! looks like it was a perfect day for a wedding!!

  23. Anndra Ropp

    June 19th, 2014 at 3:37 AM

    Wow!!! So beautiful! What a fantastic wedding!

  24. Deb Yoder

    June 19th, 2014 at 3:53 AM

    Great pictures to a great day… Such a fun celebration. You did a wonderful job capturing it,

  25. Vannessa Ginther

    June 19th, 2014 at 4:06 AM

    SO GATSBY. I love it all. Such great pictures of such a great couple.

  26. Monica Schlabach

    June 19th, 2014 at 4:22 AM

    So beautiful! I loved looking at these images!!

  27. Kerri Hostetler

    June 19th, 2014 at 5:11 AM

    Loved ever bit of this wedding! The pictures are superb as usual, Emily. 🙂

  28. Mallory Ann Martens

    June 19th, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    These pictures are perfect. Everything about that day was perfect. I wish we could do it all again! Emily, you did excellent here.

  29. Imo Weaver

    June 19th, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Hands down best wedding ever!!!! Gorgeous!

  30. Nelson Overholt

    June 19th, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Super cool wedding and awesome photos.

  31. Jessica Kinney

    June 19th, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Beautiful! So glad to have been a part of such a special weekend!

  32. Hannah Yoder

    June 19th, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    I love all of these so much!! It was such a fun day that we had all been waiting for forever!!

  33. Jess Miller

    June 19th, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Beautiful wedding, couple, and pictures! Congrats megan and trent!

  34. Hannah Miller

    June 19th, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Congratulations to Trent and Megan it was a very beautiful day!! Emily you did an awesome job on the pictures!!

  35. Ainsley Rae Brenneman

    June 19th, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    So beautiful! These pictures are wonderful

  36. Glenn Beachy

    June 19th, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Pictures are great! Wedding was very fun. Good work Emily!!

  37. Calli Lowry

    June 19th, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    The pictures show a joy I am confident the beautiful couple will carry with them through thick and thin. Glad I could take part in this special day!

  38. Olivia Ginther

    June 19th, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    So pretty!

  39. Yvonne Ginther

    June 19th, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Beautiful!! Artistic!!

  40. Rick Ginther Jr.

    June 19th, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Very nice wedding photos.

  41. Lana Miller

    June 20th, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    What a perfect beautiful day and such great pictures to remember it by:)

  42. Holly Gefaller

    June 20th, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    This is one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever seen. (Or maybe even the best!!) How original – The pictures are stunning!! Congratulations Megan and Trent. Mallory is certainly a cutie.

  43. Michael Martens

    June 20th, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    This picture are great!

  44. Phyllis Maeder

    June 20th, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    This was a great wedding. The planning, practice and actual wedding was perfect.

  45. Phyllis Maeder

    June 21st, 2014 at 2:43 AM

    Phyl, I tried and it came rejecting it when I put in the comments. These are beautiful and really unique. It must have been so much fun, can’t wait to hear. What a special day

  46. Nicole Hershberger

    June 21st, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Emily you are the best! These pictures are gorgeous and we had a blast taking them with you 🙂

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    July 29th, 2014 at 3:11 PM

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