Planning an outdoor wedding in any area of the country involves two things: 1) a backup plan and 2) a flexible spirit. While we encountered no rain on their wedding day, we did have a brutal heat wave sweep through that brought temps in the upper 90s with “but it feels like 103” cautions from the weathermen. The morning of their wedding, Sarah & Ian made the decision to move their ceremony indoors and, in a matter of a few hours, the ballroom in Hotel Vetro was set up as if it had been the original plan all along. Their Sheraton wedding reception was just next door through the pedestrian mall and was brought to life with stunning florals and amazing design. Scroll on through to see!
Sarah & Ian, you guys were a dream to work with. Thank you for being flexible, for being gracious, and for being such kind souls. I wish you so much love and happiness!!
Sarah’s “something blue” was this stunning ring that was a gift from Ian’s family. His father had given it the blue stone to his mother when she was pregnant with Ian and they had it reset in a ring with the stones from Sarah’s grandmother’s necklace. I absolutely adore all the history present in this one piece of jewelry.
Sarah’s eyes…I could photograph them all day every day.
The back of the gown was so intricate and perfect! All of the lace detailing was so fun to photograph!
Ian is a realtor so this custom sign was a fun surprise for them!!
I loved working with this bridal party for a few reasons, but the first being that any bridal party who pays attention during photos gets automatic gold stars from me! Despite the heat, they graciously went along with my plan to do photos outside with the promise that if they listened, I’d move quickly and they could dash back into the hotel lobby to cool down.
We stepped out for some sunset photos on the rooftop (where their ceremony was going to be) during dinner.
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Town or Country Event Design & Coordination Makeup: Buzz Salon Hair: Michael Tschantz Salon Bridal Gown: Allure Bridal from Bridal Boutique Bridesmaid Gowns: J.Crew
Suits: Austin Burke
Florals: HyVee Florals Cake Artist: Tip Top Cakes Catering: Sheraton DJ: LMD Productions Paper Suite: Zephyr Weddings Ceremony Venue: Hotel Vetro Reception Venue: Sheraton Ballroom