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June 1, 2017

It’s been a year since their beautiful wedding day and I love reliving it through their photos. Chanelle & Nik had what might be described as a magical wedding. They were married in her childhood backyard, under the towering tree she used to climb as a kid. The yard backs up to Lake Keomah State Park so the views were breathtaking, with the guests parking in the state park and being ferried over to the ceremony by boat. I have a personal love of ballgown dresses and the color of blush pink so when I saw Chanelle’s blush pink ballgown wedding dress, it took my breath away.

Perhaps one of the loveliest things to happen was Chanelle making the rain-call. It was supposed to rain that day. The forecast was gloomy and rain lurked behind every cloud. A few hours before the ceremony, she had to call it and she decided they’d go ahead with the plan, outside in the backyard. We made it through the entire ceremony without a drop and then for just a few minutes afterwards, it lightly rained, then the sun came out and all that gloominess dissipated.

I’m so honored to have their wedding featured over on Blushing Bells Iowa today!

May 22, 2017

It’s been a gloomy & unusually cold few days here in Iowa so it’s hard to remember how hot it actually was at Sara & Corey’s summer wedding last year, but I do recall feeling the need to shower every few minutes. Despite the heat of the day, their ceremony was held on the Hotel Vetro rooftop patio and it was absolutely perfect. Right before the ceremony began, we got some delicious cloud coverage, which helped ease the heat and a slight breeze ruffled through the rows. As for photos, I found a spot on the University of Iowa campus that would provide shade during the high heat as well as a slight wind tunnel due to the positioning of the buildings. (I use that spot a lot in hot weather for that specific reason!) With that combination of shade and a breeze, we all made it; just a few drops of sweat!

Their wedding was gorgeous with the most lovely palette of navy, blush pink, and soft gray. Get inspired over at Blushing Bells today, where their wedding is being featured!

May 1, 2017

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They are coming up on their 1 year anniversary and I can only hope that we have the same swift change of weather that we did last May! Leading up to Jaclyn & Jacob’s wedding day, it was blustering and cold, much like it is right now, but then we had the most glorious, warm sunshine on the weekend of their wedding and it could not have been more perfect.

Jaclyn chose blush pink and mint green and it was the perfect combination of elegant, classic, and modern all in one. I still love that she wore her mother’s wedding shoes. They broke just moments before the wedding and I have some behind-the-scenes photos of the dads all at work with a hot glue gun trying to fix them for her. It was a sweet moment that I’ll never forget.

Jaclyn & Jacob’s wedding has been featured over on Blushing Bells Iowa today and it makes me so happy to see all that sunshine and pretty Iowa weather in the photos.

April 24, 2017

Summertime weddings in Iowa are usually…warm. Hot, actually. And Stephanie & Sam’s was certainly hot. But they live in Texas so heat is something they’re used to. What you can’t tell in these pictures is just how hot it was or how quickly we had to photograph the bridal party and couple! We had a very limited amount of time for photos with no wiggle room at all and we blazed through these like superman.

I’m so happy that their gorgeous wedding was featured on Blushing Bells Iowa today! It’s so much fun to relive a couple’s wedding, especially when it lives on a blog other than mine.

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