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Alice & Abhijeet

A Rapid Creek Cidery Spring Wedding

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I flew down to Arizona last February for Alice & Abhijeet’s engagement session, just a few weeks before the pandemic shut everything down. At that time, we were all still planning on their wedding happening in the fall. But when the pandemic hit and we all realized the seriousness and longevity of the situation, Alice & Abhijeet made the difficult decision to reschedule. They knew there would be a lot of guests and family traveling for their wedding, including themselves!, and it made a lot more sense to reschedule.

And while their day was filled with extreme happiness and so much joy, there were still some very important people missing, including Abhijeet’s sister and brother-in-law, who couldn’t make it from India because of the lockdown. (Thankfully, his parents and nephew arrived in the States the day before the most recent lockdown and they were able to be there!) It is my hope, even more than usual, that this blog post filled with so many pieces of their wedding day help the people who couldn’t be there to feel like they are when they scroll through the photos. rapid_creek_cidery_wedding_emilycrall_photo_4842.jpg

Last Friday was cold and rainy and miserable so it was with great relief that the sun shone on Saturday and we could ditch the coats for some sweaters. (You really just never know in Iowa, do you?) We started the day at the Marriott, where everyone was getting ready, and then headed out to Rapid Creek Cidery for the ceremony and reception.
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This handkerchief has been used for generations! The earliest date is November 1900 and now most recently: May 2021.
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Alice and her dad had a first look; it is always so special to see a father’s reaction to his daughter on her wedding day.
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Then Alice & Abhijeet saw each other for the first time and there were the sweetest tears.
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Out at Rapid Creek Cidery, we had a golf cart to use and so we were able to go to this location, which is on the other side of the creek and never accessible on a wedding day unless you have a golf cart to get there. It’s just such a beautiful spot and I’m so glad we could use it!!
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Girlllllll….
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They made the drive from Arizona to Iowa and brought their dog, Hilton, along, one of them sitting in the backseat with her the whole way. I’m so glad we were able to get some photos with her on their wedding day!
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I adore these colors so much and, if I must prove the point, I unintentionally showed up at the wedding wearing them; a blush pink sweater with a maroon skirt! It was both hilarious and awesome.

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In lieu of a unity candle, Alice & Abhijeet poured soil from both of their homes (Iowa and India) on this tree and watered it.
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Photography: Emily Crall Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Soiree Wedding Planning

Videography: Diamond Label Films

Florals: Studio Bloom Iowa

Cake Artist: Tip Top Cakes

DJ: ProSound

Hair & Makeup: Moods Salon & Spa

Paper Suite: Allegra Iowa City

Bridal Gown: Martina Liana from Bella Lily Bridal

Maids’ Gowns: Azazie

Suits: Generation Tux

Decor & Rentals: Borrow My Vintage & Unique Events

Musicians: Corridor String Quartet

Venue & Catering: Rapid Creek Cidery 

Transportation: Black Diamond Limousine

Golf Cart: Lincolnway Golf Cars

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  1. Teresa McCarthy (Burchacki) says:

    What an amazingly beautiful wedding. With all the pictures and detail at the event I feel like I actually was a guest, thank you so much for sharing these. Please extend my congratulations to the bride and groom I wish them a lifetime of happiness.

  2. Emily Bell says:

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple, and beautiful pictures!

  3. Royston Dsouza says:

    Awesome Pics. Very nicely captured moments. Though we could not attend the marriage, these pics gave us a Good glimpse of the marriage.
    Congrats Alice and Abhijeet. Wish you a Very happy Married life.

  4. Ray Stoner says:

    Beautiful!

  5. Joey Guz says:

    These photos are absolutely beautiful! The bride looks stunning as does the groom!

  6. joey guz says:

    These photos are unbelievable! The bride looks absolutely stunning, not to mention the groom. But also the other pictures look beautiful as well!

  7. Matt stoner says:

    Great job capturing the evening.
    Congrats guys!

  8. K.J. says:

    Beautiful photos! Such a fun wedding. Congrats Alice and Abhijeet!

  9. Jake Nielsen says:

    Great photos. Congrats Alice and Abhijeet!

  10. Wow! This day could not have been any more perfect and these amazing photos express how truly magical it felt to be there. Thank you so much for inviting me to share in your joy.

  11. Lynnette says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful job Emily!

  12. Surendra Fedujwar says:

    Awesome pics, and amazing photography!

  13. Rachel says:

    Emily! You rocked it, again! 🙂 Such a timeless style that I’m sure Alice and Abhijeet will cherish for a lifetime. I truly admire how you augment the photo with written storytelling! Amazing!

  14. Olivia says:

    What gorgeous photos! It was a magical evening. Congratulations, Alice and Abhijeet!

  15. Sachit says:

    Emily, you captured the emotions and beauty of the wedding perfectly. There’s such a great mix in the pictures of the big and small moments throughout all of the events. I know that I’ll be looking back at these pictures from time to time as a reminder of how great the day was.

  16. Lindsay Thuerauf says:

    These are perfection! Such a beautiful wedding!
    Congratulations Abhijeet and Alice! ❤️

  17. Shanelle Sua says:

    These photos look BEAUTIFUL. The wedding should be pinned to every Pinterest board haha. Thanks again Alice and Abhijeet for inviting me to this very special day – you could feel the love in the air. And great job Emily on capturing these precious moments <3

  18. Sanu Kurup says:

    Hi Emily , your skills reminded me of the famous quote by Arthur Brisbane –
    “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
    Yes,every picture is a story in itself .
    I & my best half (Ashwini Gandharwar) couldn’t fly out of India to attend the occasion ,but after seeing all the photographs we were getting the feel of being present there ,gracing the big day in the life of Abhijeet & Alice .
    You could perfectly blend the beauty of the nature of venue around the ever charming Alice & handsome Abhijeet .
    Smile Please ☺️📸

  19. Brett Kroeger says:

    Thank you capturing so many beautiful moments- felt like we were there!

  20. Awesome pics! great photography!

  21. Chris Stoner says:

    These photos are great! We were so happy to get to celebrate and reconnect with you all.

  22. Ashwini Gandharwar says:

    Hey Emily … Fab work ! I love to the detailing .. how well you captured emotions .. I am Abhijeet’s Sis who missed the Wedding😭…
    Your outfit matched perfectly with bridesmaids .. so cute !
    #stay safe
    #Much Love

  23. Prasad kanvinde says:

    Congrats to Alice and Abhijeet ! The photos and the blog are absolutely beautiful !!

  24. Vikrant Thakre says:

    Amazing pics!! Loved the way every detail is captured and captioned here.
    Wishing all the happiness to the newly married Gandharwar couple 🤘🍻

  25. Cynthia Cameron says:

    Alice these photos make it clear that you got your dream wedding. So beautiful!

  26. Sarika says:

    Congratulations Alice and Abhi! Such a beautiful event , and beautiful people too! Everything was so gorgeous, perfect and blessed 🙂 Emily’s pictures captured the soul of this celebration <3

  27. Mallory Childress says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I’m obsessed. Congratulations to the gorgeous bride and handsome groom.

  28. Larizza Viado says:

    Wow!!! Everything looked beautiful and the pictures were amazing.

  29. Sally Beyer says:

    One of the best wedding albums I have seen. The photos are amazing and the narrative added to the experience, making me feel I was sharing in it all. The love and beauty shine through each photo.

  30. Ariana Gebbie says:

    I loved being a part of this beautiful day!! Picture perfect through and through for two beautiful souls. Love you guys!!

  31. Nihal says:

    What an absolutely fantastic wedding, and the photography was simply amazing. I have seen the sneak peek pictures, and cant wait to see the full set.
    Simply beautiful.

  32. Elahe says:

    Very beautiful! Congratulations!

  33. Ann Jackson Stoner says:

    Absolutely wonderful pictures. Emily you captured so many lovely moments. Beautiful memories recorded.

  34. Linda Bahr says:

    Congratulations to you both. Through all the adversities over this past year, you were able to have an extremely special and beautiful day. Your wedding pictures are stunning, and your choice of colors and venue were just fantastic, even down to his socks! Thank you to our dear friends, Ann & Ray, for sharing this website with us and allowing us the opportunity to view your pictures. Just beautiful!!

  35. Jacob says:

    These photos are amazing! Thanks for capturing thee soul and spirit of this incredible event.

  36. Deb Marciniak says:

    Exquisite photography.

  37. Caitlin says:

    All the photos are fabulous! I love the close ups of the children.

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