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.
We 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!
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.
This was taken right after Megan got into her gown. She hadn’t even seen herself in the mirror yet, but I love this group shot of her bridesmaids and mom with her!
Megan & Trent chose to do a first look and I love how excited they both were to see each other! When Megan had first shown me a photo of her gown, she had said that Trent thought all wedding dresses looked the same so she was really excited for him to see hers since it was so unique. He agreed; not all gowns are the same after all.
As the reception carried on, we snuck outside for about 10 minutes to get some evening shots. As always, these turned out to be some of my favorites.
The breeze in her hair, her smile, his kiss…this has become an all time favorite of mine.
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