Both of them knew very early into their relationship that this was their forever. When he asked her to be his wife, neither of them were hesitant to take this next, momentous move.
Tiffany & Jonah became husband and wife earlier this month, on a beautiful Friday afternoon surrounded by an intimate group of their closest friends and family. The Hotel at Kirkwood Center provided such a great space for everything from getting ready to photos to the ceremony, cocktail, and reception areas.
I had so much fun with Tiffany & Jonah at their engagement session earlier this year and I knew Tiffany was going to bring so much style to her wedding day. I immediately fell in love with her stunning lace gown and, obviously, her shoes. (This girl has an amazing collection of shoes…that I’d like to steal.)
I brought my friend and fellow photographer, Rachel, with me to this wedding since my husband couldn’t come. It was such a treat to see her again and to work with her! She provided an amazing addition of images to my collection and this shoe shot it just one of them. Thank you, Rachel!
All of the brooches and jewels in this bouquet were gifted or loaned from family & friends. I love the sweet sentiment behind it.
These two are no strangers to gift-giving and are often doing little things for each other to show their love. It was no surprise that their wedding day gifts to each other were sweet, thoughtful, and absolutely perfect.
I told Tiffany’s mom that she should specialize in bow-tying for weddings. I’ve never seen a more perfect bow and, let me tell you, it’s hard to tie those bows! Do you know how many times a bride is getting ready and everyone suddenly realizes that no one can tie a bow worthy of a wedding dress?
Tiffany & Jonah opted for a first look and doing their photos before the ceremony. I always tell couples that they should take their time and enjoy the first look. When they are ready to move on to photos, just let me know. I’m always far enough away that I can’t hear what is being said so it really does make for an intimate time together, relishing that today–this day–is finally here.
It was incredibly windy so we were lucky to find a place outside that was semi-protected from both the intense sun and the wind.
Five nephews and one niece; they brought the charm to the wedding party. Seeing all those little boys being adorable made me especially excited for my own little boy to arrive in a few more weeks.
I had a special helper whose job was to make the adults smile. I love that Rachel got these shots of him in action.
The ceremony was held outside in the garden.
Immediately after the ceremony, everyone enjoyed cocktail hour on the outdoor patio.
That evening, more guests arrived to join the celebration as the reception started in the atrium.
And then, just as the sun started to creep down over the western horizon, we snuck outside for a couple of minutes to get some more photos.
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Venue & Catering: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center Wedding Coordinator: Mary Van Houten Hair: Brandi Zamastil Bridal Gown & Men’s Suits: Heart to Heart Bridal DJ: Riley with Unique Events of Iowa Paper Suite: Minted Officiant: Reverend Mark Hall