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Sarah & Nathan

An Amana Festhalle Barn Fall Wedding

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It’s always an honor to photograph a couple’s wedding day, but even more so when it’s a family member of a past couple! In this case, I’ve had the honor of photographing both of the Winn sisters’ weddings and I just adore their family so much! (Emily & Owen just celebrated their 2nd anniversary a few weeks ago.) While Sarah takes the credit for introducing Emily & Owen, Emily takes the credit for pushing Sarah & Nathan together.

In their young age, Sarah & Nathan have already faced a lot of heartbreak together, both losing their fathers. Later in the evening, Nathan spoke to their guests saying when his dad passed away, Sarah stepped right in when he didn’t know how to go on. She knew what to say, what to do, and how to write thank you cards to people who had blessed them through the heartache. She softly inserted, “Because I had been there just a few years before.” It was an amazing gift to see both families celebrating the wedding day with joy even while missing the patriarchs.

Sarah & Nathan were married in the Amanas and we kept commenting how much we lucked out with slightly lower temperatures than is typical in late August since neither the church nor the reception at the Amana Festhalle Barn were air conditioned. But prior to all of that, the ladies started the day in Cedar Rapids at The Redhead Salon & Blow Dry Bar where there’s a perfect space upstairs for getting ready and relaxing.
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How many times do I profess my love for a good ballgown?! I’ll never stop. This gown had everything. Lightweight fabric that ruffled in the breeze, pockets, buttons, and the perfect mixture of lace and fun.

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Nathan and the gentlemen looked so sharp in this perfect suit combination! Nathan gives Sarah credit for how everything came together and you could see her attention to detail in all the pieces of the day.

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These white walls and expansive windows were giving me all kinds of heart eyes. What a perfect church to photograph in!

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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Alyce Arnold
Videography: Stang Films
Makeup & Hair: The Redhead Salon & Blow Dry Bar
Bridal & Maids’ Gowns: Bridal Elegance
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Florals: Johnson Avenue Hy-Vee
Cake Artist: Johnson Avenue Hy-Vee Bakery
Catering: Dostal Catering
DJ: Z-Music DJs
Paper Suite: Minted
Linens: Celebration Linens
Ceremony Venue: Amana Community Church
Vocalist & Musicians: Tyler Haub, Colleen Ferguson, Rebecca Bressanelli
Reception Venue: Amana Festhalle Barn

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