Brenna & Bruno Wedding

Brenna and Bruno are an absolutely lovely couple, and I'm fortunate to have been a part of their beautiful wedding day.  Originally from Iowa and Brazil, Brenna and Bruno brought friends and family from all around the country and all around the world, to celebrate their union at the Fountains Ballroom.  A stunning gown on an equally stunning bride, a dapper groom, a very cool first dance and special touches that brought in different parts of their lives, it was altogether a wonderful day:) 

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Fountains Ballroom (Glenwood, IA)
Wedding Dress: Ceremony (Boston, MA)
Bridal Makeup: Reflect Makeup (Gretna, NE)
Bridal Hair: The Grey House Salon (Omaha, NE) 
Floral: Memrical (Omaha, NE)
Groom's Attire: 9tailors (Boston, MA)
Catering: Catering Creations (Omaha, NE)
Cake:  Eileen's Cakes (Stanton, IA)
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Karlyn Daniel (piano/vocals) and Melissa Holtmeier (violin), Ron Cooley (guitar) and Michael Pujado (percussion) (Omaha, NE - through Karlyn Music)

Favors (yellow wrapped sweets on table): Bem Casados by Cristina (Miami, FL)


Haley & Drew Wedding

Haley and Drew were married on a perfect Autumn day, the Magnolia Hotel and Augustana Lutheran Church giving their best to the many, many friends and family who were there both in person and spirit, to celebrate their love.  Congratulations Haley and Drew, you are wonderful as a couple and I wish you all the best!

Who did what!

Ceremony: Augustana Lutheran Church

Bridal Dress: Lillian Lottie Couture

 Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ's House

Men's Tuxs: Men's Warehouse

Bridal Jewelry: borrowed from personal attendant

Rings: Shane Company

Floral: The Flower Basket 

Wedding Cake: The Omaha Bakery

Groom's Cake/Cookies: Eileen's Cookies

Ceremony Musician: Jill Hagan

Celia & Matt Wedding

Celia and Matt had a SUCH A FUN wedding, celebrating their special day on Linn County Fairgrounds in Iowa.  Seriously, their day was so much fun!  Celia's family is musically gifted, and all her brothers played drums, her mom and dad did an acoustic set, and the Ramblin' Fever Band (starring her dad, Texas Todd) and so many other wonderful friends got up on stage at one time or another over the night to share their talents.  Thank you Celia & Matt so much for having me be a part of your special day!  I had an awesome time and wish you two the very best!

Photographers being friends:) Part 2

Yes, photographers are nice to each other.  We learn from each other, we work with each other, we do things together and we have each other's back - it's a great community to be a part of!  Earlier this year, when chatting with two photographer friends of mine, Aubrey Leeker and Allison Garrett Johnson, we commiserated how we don't have many photos of ourselves because we're so busy photographing other people.  So we planned a day (this was hard) where we could all get together and do mini sessions with all our families.  Allison and her husband Kyle were married on a cold day in December, and Aubrey and I were asked to attend her wedding as guests (guest book attendants!) so neither of us were able to photograph our friend.  And really, it was GREAT to just be there and experience it in real life!  Meaning, if you're at a wedding as a guest, take the opportunity to enjoy the magic of a wedding and don't experience it through a screen!  Seriously.  Unplugged weddings are more fun for everyone.  So... on our evening of mini-sessions, Allison and Kyle threw on their wedding duds again and Taura Horn Photography and The Leekers got to take a stab at photographing these two with the weather a little nicer:)

Holly & Adam Wedding

There is nothing like an outdoor wedding ceremony, especially at the beautiful Wedding Island (yes, I capitalized it!) at Wilderness Ridge!  Holly and Adam had such a wonderful day with all their family and friends, staying cool in the shade (on Wedding Island!) and celebrating in style with DJ Romeo.  There were some funny moments throughout the day that I had to laugh at again, from the ribbon that wouldn't come untied from Adam's ring during the ceremony, to how Adam brought around a mini air conditioner with him to the first look, and the always funny scuffle for the bridal bouquet.  Holly put so much time and effort into making the day not only be a fun and special day for everyone, but had so many pretty touches that made the look as nice as it felt:)  Thank you Holly & Adam for having me be a part of your wedding day!

Venue : Wilderness Ridge
Bridal dress : Blush by Hailey Paige from Rhylan Lang Bridal
Bridesmaid's dresses : Special Occasions by Jim Hjelm from Elynne Bridal
Bridesmaids earrings: Vintage Vibes Jewelry
Groom & Groomsmen suit/tux : Men's Warehouse
Bridal jewelry and belt: Millieicaro Bridal
Bridal wedding band, engagement ring : Kay jewelers, Gold Adore in Sacramento, CA
Groom ring : Kay jewelers
Floral : Blooms and Bouquets
Cake : Carol Wenzl
Catering : Wilderness Ridge
Ceremony music : Harris Academy of the Arts
Reception DJ/music : DJ Romeo
Gown alterations : Andra Bose
Bridal hair : Sway Hairspa
Invitation suite and programs : MBrehm Designs
Rentals -table linens, napkins, chargers- : Elite Rentals