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One of the biggest anxieties a bride and groom can have is the weather on their wedding day. Each season is drastically different, yet offers amazing opportunities. If you’re searching for simple and unique ways to match your wedding style with the season, I’ve got you covered! Check out these wedding ideas and tips for each season, because seriously, it’s the Midwest and anything is possible!
When I first met Kelsey and Craig, two things stuck with me more than anything else. First, they were the biggest New England Patriots fans I’ve ever met (congrats on the W this year) and second, they couldn’t be more in love if they tried.
One of my favorite aspects of every wedding is experiencing the theme that the bride and groom incorporate throughout their day. For some, it’s bohemian with lace and metallic details. For others, it’s a classic approach with black tuxedos and a magnificent church. Marie and Cody cultivated a unique theme based on one of their passions: travel.
With brides and grooms foregoing norms to plan their own nuptials, DIY weddings are totally on trend this season. If you’re getting married soon, harness your can-do attitude and get to it! Here are 5 DIY wedding hacks you can implement to save money and customize your big day in a way that fulfills your wedding dreams.
For many couples, the task of creating a wedding day timeline can seem daunting. Besides scheduling out the ceremony and reception, so many other details can play into the flow of the day. As tempting as it can be to forgo a timeline altogether, this is one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked. A little planning up front can be the difference between a rushed schedule and the allowance for creative liberty. Here are seven wedding timeline tips to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch!
One of the most significant conversations I had with Sadie about her wedding was when we planned the wedding day timeline together. Sadie wanted to make sure we took time to capture of all the special people involved in her day, telling me, “the bridal party is my family.” It was then I understood what kind of people Sadie and Derek were and that their loved ones were going to play a major role in this wedding.
It all started at La Poste. That’s where the venue coordinators told Cherie and Ethan about a wedding photographer from Des Moines that might be a good fit for them. Cherie and Ethan knew they wanted their special day at La Poste, an amazing, rustic venue in downtown Perry, Iowa that was formerly an old post office. Now, it’s a beautiful location that I’m honored to photograph in.
From our first conversations, I could tell Keely and Caleb’s wedding was going to be a celebration specific to them. They both are kind hearted and funny, not afraid to be who they are. Their aim was a wedding that didn’t get caught up in the small details, or exact timelines, but a wedding that when you reluctantly left, your face hurt from smiling and laughing the entire time. Their celebration exemplified a lighthearted and intimate celebration centered on the guest list instead of a checklist.
When Tyler and I arrived at Andrea and Justin’s venue in Denison, Iowa, we knew exactly why they chose this setting for their day. The Stables at Copper Ridge were absolutely beautiful. Off a small two lane road sits an old barn that has been manicured to fit the setting of a beautiful movie. Chairs were set up outside of the venue and the ceremony overlooked the rolling hills of what I can only describe as ‘Iowa’.
When we arrived and greeted the bride and groom, we had no doubt that this couple’s excitement for the day wouldn’t be outdone by the heat. What resulted was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve been honored to photograph. Mikaela and Frasier, you two are incredible.