June 18, 2014

Megan & Trent

A Great Gatsby Themed Spring Wedding at The Iowa Memorial Union

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. […] making the call as we went (literally, me texting Marisa’s personal attendant–one of my past brides!–telling bridal party and family to meet us a few blocks away) and I never ended up opening […]

  2. […] all over again and sharing it with a larger audience than my own readers. Megan & Trent’s Gatsby wedding was no different. Today I’m reliving their stunning wedding that was featured over on […]

  3. Nicole Hershberger says:

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

  4. Phyllis Maeder says:

    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

  5. Phyllis Maeder says:

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

  6. Michael Martens says:

    This picture are great!

  7. Holly Gefaller says:

    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.

  8. Lana Miller says:

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

  9. Rick Ginther Jr. says:

    Very nice wedding photos.

  10. Yvonne Ginther says:

    Beautiful!! Artistic!!

  11. Olivia Ginther says:

    So pretty!

  12. Calli Lowry says:

    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!

  13. Glenn Beachy says:

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

  14. Ainsley Rae Brenneman says:

    So beautiful! These pictures are wonderful

  15. Hannah Miller says:

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

  16. Jess Miller says:

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

  17. Hannah Yoder says:

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

  18. Jessica Kinney says:

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

  19. Nelson Overholt says:

    Super cool wedding and awesome photos.

  20. Imo Weaver says:

    Hands down best wedding ever!!!! Gorgeous!

  21. Mallory Ann Martens says:

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

  22. Kerri Hostetler says:

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

  23. Monica Schlabach says:

    So beautiful! I loved looking at these images!!

  24. Vannessa Ginther says:

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

  25. Deb Yoder says:

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

  26. Anndra Ropp says:

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

  27. Tara Yoder says:

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

  28. Maria Miller says:

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

  29. Randy Ropp says:

    Stunning! 🙂

  30. Lavon Ropp says:

    great pics.

  31. Terry Miller says:

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

  32. Lyndon Tice says:

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

  33. Brooke Kashnowski says:

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

  34. Mary Beth Miller says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Such a fun wedding!!

  35. Char Miller says:

    These are so good!!

  36. Rosina Ropp says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! 🙂

  37. Elaine Ropp says:

    Beautiful! 🙂

  38. Levi Schrock says:

    Beautiful! 🙂

  39. Holly Kemp says:

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

  40. Kayla Gingerich says:

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

  41. Tonya Tice says:

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

  42. Barbara J Miller says:

    Great job Emily, with this beautiful couple!

  43. Katie Seyfer Martin says:

    Phenomenal, per usual!

  44. Jane Hershberger says:

    great job and lots of hard work Emily!

  45. Alexandria Hinders says:

    Stunning!

  46. Valerie Duvick says:

    Emily!! This is AMAZING! Beautiful work! 🙂

  47. Dorothy Miller says:

    Very Good Emily!

  48. Erin Hoffman-Maeder says:

    Um, wow are amazing! I’m looking at

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