Though my first wedding of the year was technically back in January, Lindsey & Jeremy’s wedding this past weekend kicked off my busy wedding season. What was forecasted to be a rainy day turned out to be clear and even sunny at times while being a super comfortable mid-60s. With a timeline so well planned out that we were able to get ahead of schedule several times throughout the day, it was the perfect way to both celebrate and enjoy the day.
Lindsey and Jeremy first met in Alaska in a cute twist of fate. Jeremy was in the army and stationed in Alaska. Lindsey was back home visiting her family for three weeks. “After a 3-hour ice cream date, I was hooked,” Lindsey recalled. “During ice cream, I knew there was something special with this guy. I was not looking for something serious, but the way he talked and listened and made me smile made me reconsider. After both of us having severely awful dating pasts, it felt like we both saw a friend, life partner, and romantic partner potential. The problem of me not living in Alaska did not matter; we would figure it out.”
When I had asked them both what they looked forward to most about the day, Lindsey had said “getting to commit myself to my best friend in front of our family and friends.”
“I’m looking forward to finally being married to the girl of my dreams.” Jeremy said before adding, “And to be done with wedding planning.”
Lindsey’s dad, a hobby carpenter, made this stunning wooden ring box for them as a gift. I’ve never seen a wooden bow before and cannot describe how incredible it was! It is for sure a gift that will be passed down through generations that all started here.
Jeremy’s ring was the lightest wedding band I’ve ever held. He told me it is a World War I tribute ring called The Great War Ring. It was made by “using a rare supply of WWI uniform wool and WWII era Springfield 1903 rifle stock.”
For the bulk of their photos, we went to Lindsey’s grandparent’s farm that was nearby (so close, you could see it from the venue!).
Look at this evening glow coming out just in time for sunset photos!!
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Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Venue: The Gathering Barn
Coordinator: Town or Country Events
Florals: HyVee Wilson Avenue
Cake Artist: HyVee Crosspark Road
Caterer: Z’s Catering & BBQ
Makeup: Beauty Edit
Hair: Eden Salon & Spa
Bridal Gown: Anderson Bride
Maids’ Gowns: David’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations & Paper Goods: Allegra