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Maddison & Aaron

A Bella Sala Winter Wedding





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It was an overcast, but otherwise lovely day for Maddison and Aaron’s December wedding at Bella Sala. The temperatures weren’t bitterly cold like they had been leading up to the wedding and the lack of a breeze helped!

I have been so excited for this wedding ever since I first heard from Maddison over a year ago! I had first met her when I was photographing Jessica and Chase’s wedding details and Maddison, a bridesmaid, was in the room with me, steaming gowns. As I recall, she told me she doesn’t like to sit around so she was keeping busy, being helpful. We chatted about how she knew Jess, her full medical school schedule, and how she’s single because she “doesn’t have time.” Haha. THE IRONY. Little did she know that a groomsman at that very wedding would be her future husband. They just needed to meet. Jessica made sure they did and Aaron took the initiative after that.

“We had been together for a while but since I was in the midst of medical school, our first date in-person date wasn’t until May 2022. Aaron drove down to Centerville, Iowa where my parents live and where I was studying for my board exam to take me out to lunch. I was pretty giddy,” Maddison said. 

“We sat in her parents living room and talked for a couple hours after lunch.” Aaron added, “She then kicked me out because she was studying for first round of medical boards. Definitely a love at first sight kind of deal. I told her from that day forward I knew I was going to marry her.”

And finally, the day arrived and he did indeed marry her.

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Photography: Emily Crall Photography

Venue: Bella Sala

Coordinator: Town or Country Event Planning

Florals: HyVee Waterfront

Bride’s Makeup: Danielle Stewart

Hair & Makeup: La Reve Salon & Spa

Bridal Gown: Suzanne Neville from Marie Gabriel Couture

Maids’ Gowns: Azazie

Suits: Skeffington’s Formalwear

Rings: James Allen

Invitations & Paper Goods: Allegra

Live Music: Belladiva Band

Catering: Kalona Country Catering

Cheesecake: The Cheesecake Lady

Videography: Travis + Joni Films

Church: St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church

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Maddison’s Suzanne Neville gown was absolutely beyond stunning! I’m a sucker for a ballgown skirt, but this one also had box pleats, pockets, a slit (!!), and a stunning structured bodice. Combining that with her long, pearled veil, she was breathtaking.

I insisted on the photo below with Jessica, Chase, Maddison, and Aaron. It seemed only fitting since I’ve photographed both their weddings and Jessica and Chase’s wedding was where Maddison and Aaron met! The circle is so full and happy.


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