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Emily & Trevor

A Celebration Farm Iowa City Summer Wedding





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As an Buckeye-loving Iowan, it’s rare to come across many others who can sing Carmen Ohio while simultaneously living in Hawkeye country. So you can imagine my delight when I first met Trevor & Emily and found out that Trevor (and his family) are avid Buckeye fans! Cue the start of my adoration for this beautiful couple. (Emily isn’t a Buckeye fan yet, but Trevor is working on it…)

Trevor & Emily were married at The Celebration Farm, a place I shoot at often and the people there I adore (hi Katie & Liz!). For the end of June, the weather was surprisingly cool. I mean, let’s not get crazy. It was still June in Iowa, but the breeze was delicious and the shade was perfectly comfortable. The ladies were getting ready in the Double Round barn while the guys hung out in the Timber Frame barn. I loved how Emily incorporated different shades of purples into the bridal party and the touch of orange was just enough to make everything pop and yet come together at the same time. It was a fun, fun day!

Emily wore her grandmother’s pearls. The beautiful story of the pearls is that they were given to Emily’s older cousin to wear when she was a flower girl in Emily’s parents’ wedding and now they were loaned to Emily to wear on her own wedding day. Emily’s grandmother had loved cardinals and when she passed away, she wanted to be remembered by them. “We see and hear them all the time, but especially at special times,” Emily said. Emily had a cardinal tattooed on the nape of her neck as a reminder of her grandma and the pearls clasped right above the red bird. Emily said during the ceremony (which was outside in the amphitheater), she heard a chorus of cardinals singing in the trees. I love the significance of that and how special it was to hear to feel her grandmother’s presence in spirit at her wedding.

On the inside of Trevor’s wedding band is Emily’s fingerprint. “My one great Pinterest idea,” he said.

One thing I love about these two is their ability to laugh. They’ve known each other since they were teenagers and their love shines so brightly, but especially when they’re laughing together. Trevor can makes Emily smile like no one else I’ve seen and her dimples grow deeper the happier she is.

This bridal party was killing it! Look how absolutely gorgeous they look!

I love this shot that Kevin got while Emily & her dad were waiting to walk down the aisle. There is such an air of excitement and anticipation!

The extra lights strung across the barn added so much! Bill, thanks so much for putting those up! I love how it transformed the space!

We snuck back outside to catch some of the final light of the night and it was a perfect way to end the evening!

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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Venue: The Celebration Farm
Florals: Every Bloomin’ Thing
Catering: Blackstone
DJ: Unique Events of Iowa
Makeup & Hair: Europa Salon & Spa
Bridal Gown: Sophia Tolli from Princess Boutique
Maids’ Gowns: Jasmine from Simply I Do
Suits: Skeffington’s
Invitations & Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas
Minister: Kyle Otterbein 


  1. Jolene Charlotte Bowman says:

    Fabulous moments and minutes captured in these pictures! Emily you are gorgeous and the wedding day was perfect for you and Trevor!

  2. Kevin Graf says:

    These are awesome! Thanks for all your hard work!

  3. Mary Bryan says:

    I posted on my page that this was the wedding of the summer! This photographer has captured it all!

  4. Celebration Farm says:

    It was such a privilege to be a part of Emily & Trevor’s wonderful day! Much love from all your friends at The Celebration Farm!

  5. Becky Fairchild Graf says:

    These are so wonderful Emily Crall! Thank you for capturing all the love on this day and for your beautiful words.

  6. Todd Sniegowski says:

    Thank you Emily for an awesome job! Laurie and I got to enjoy the event without a camera in front of us and now, thanks to you, we have all the memories forever! Thanks again! O..H..

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  9. Mikayla Bly says:

    Yay!! They are such beautiful pictures! Love you guys so much!

  10. Laurie Eden Sniegowski says:

    Oh what a beautiful day! You captured it perfectly, Emily Crall! Thank you! Laurie Sniegowski 🙂

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