Catherine + Mike {Wedding} Sneak Peek

February 16th was a beautiful day. Both for Catherine and Mike on their wedding day, and Catherine’s grandparents who were married on February 16th many years ago. Though they have passed away, their spirit remained a huge part of the lovely wedding of their granddaughter. It was such a precious way to honor them. Not only was the date the same, but they had their cake replicated as well!

So many of the personal touches were thoughtful and sentimental. The flowers were put together by the mother and uncle of the bride and they were some of the most gorgeous arrangements I’ve seen! Catherine’s something blue was an heirloom from her great grandmother that sparkled brightly on her finger. This bride and groom made their day special not only for themselves, but for everyone involved. It spoke volumes to their kind, loving and compassionate characters.

It was very obvious how deeply they cared for their family and friends, and it was definitely reciprocated. The toasts given by their friends and family members were heartfelt and sincere. They could not say enough wonderful things about the newlyweds. It was truly an honor for me to be there to document the start of Mr & Mrs Steigerwald’s next chapter.

Thank you to the fabulous creative team that made this beautiful wedding possible!

Cake + Catering | Krumpets, Fulton, IL | http://www.krumpetsbakery.com/

Hair | Salon Halo, Bettendorf, IA | http://www.salonhalo.com

Ceremony Music | Kristen Jones, Clinton, IA | https://www.facebook.com/pg/stringsunwound

DJ | Anytime Event Service | https://myanytimedj.com

Special shoutout to the very talented mother and uncle of the bride who put together all of the gorgeous flowers. I was seriously blown away by how wonderful of a job they did!

Pladna Wedding 10/20/18 {Sneak Peek}

To say Megan and Aaron were meant to be together is an understatement! They were so happy and so in love on their wedding day, and I know that love will last in their marriage for many years to come.

The weather wasn’t exactly what we were hoping for, but at the end of the day, it didn’t seem to matter much to anyone. Everyone had a wonderful time and Megan and Aaron had a beautiful wedding day!

I am so happy for the Mr & Mrs Pladna and am excited to share a sneak peek of their special day!

Thomas Wedding {Sneak Peek}

Monica and Dave first got in touch with me earlier this year for engagement photos. I asked a bit about their wedding plans and as she explained it, I was a little envious of whoever was their wedding photographer. Well, as luck would have it, they wound up asking me to also shoot the wedding! And it did not disappoint! It wasn’t super traditional and encompassed both Monica’s personality and Dave’s. There was glitz and glam, rockabilly hair, and a retro flair. And there were bikes, leather vests, beer and buds. It was truly a beautiful compromise that made one heck of an awesome wedding day and most importantly, the perfect beginning to their marriage. These two were made for each other and that was very obvious to everyone in attendance last Saturday.

This was fun sneak peek to put together; I hope you enjoy it!