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Beth & Jim

A Celebration Farm Iowa City Fall Wedding





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CelebrationFarmwedding_JB_EmilyCrall_0044.jpgBeth & Jim’s Celebration Farm wedding day was a perfect celebration of their many years together and their perseverance through long-distance and college then grad & med school. They are both brilliant people and yet they have such genuine hearts and a quirky sense of humor that makes them both adorable and also incredibly lovable.

Beth had made sure to have all of her wedding garments hung and ready for me when we got to the farm. The flowers were carefully laid out, her Badgley Mischka heels were resting on the bench in the bridal suite, and her stunning Rivini bridal gown was hanging on the hook, just waiting for her to step into it.
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The weather could not have been more perfect; there was a beautiful breeze stirring the leaves on the trees and the sun was dipping over the treeline. The temps hit the high 70s and it smelled of fall.

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During dinner, I had grabbed Beth & Jim for some quick photos outside. It was the most spectacular timing because the sun was just dipping over the horizon, but the last few rays snuck through the trees surrounding the pond.

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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Makeup: Jade Engler
Hair: Casey Turner
Bridal Gown: Rivini from Bella Bianca
Bridesmaid Gowns: Bill Levkoff from Weddings by Design
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Florals: Wolf Floral
Cupcake Artist: Scratch Cupcakery
Catering: Bread Garden Market
DJ, Uplighting, & Photo Booth: Unique Events of Iowa
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Celebration Farm Amphitheatre and Double Round
Live Music: Jesse Drtina & Emma Drtina
Officiant: Frank Harris 


  1. Rhea Green says:

    A beautiful wedding, I can see why it took 18 months to plan. A stunning bride and groom.

  2. Jodie Brotherton says:


  3. Annette Conzett says:

    Loved seeing these beautiful pictures of a very beautiful wedding, Pam. Gorgeous!

  4. Kelcy Hanson says:

    This may be the prettiest wedding I’ve ever seen!

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