Rebecca + Jacob | A joyful & rainy wedding day at the Vista Grande in Clinton, Iowa

To sum up this wedding in one word, I would definitely use “joyful!” There were so many smiling faces and all around happiness as Becky and Jake spoke their vows. The wedding party was so amazing to work with, funny, kind and definitely the life of the party! It’s easy to see why they were chosen to stand up with the bride and groom during their wedding ceremony. Also, a huge shoutout to grandma Barb for helping so much with the little ring bearer so mommy and daddy could focus on their big day while still soaking in the spontaneous hugs from Joey as he made his rounds. All of the guests had a great time and I was so impressed with the venue! I haven’t been to the Vista Grande in a few years and it seems they've made updates to the building. It was perfect for their reception!

Some of the other vendors that deserve major props are Melissa Johnston for the beautiful hair and makeup, David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse for the perfectly coordinated wedding attire, Corner Deli Catering from Clinton, Iowa for the delicious meal and Sweetheart Bakery (also Clinton) for the tasty wedding cake!

From where I was standing, everything came together wonderfully, despite the rain! It didn’t get in the way of the joy of the day even a little bit. We still did outdoor portraits and umbrellas are adorable in photos anyway! I hope Mr and Mrs Rogge agree (I’m sure they do) and had the most amazing wedding day!

Malone Wedding Sneak Peek

Danielle and Patrick have spent the last several years falling in love and on September 10, 2016 they walked down the aisle, said their vows, exchanged rings, and kissed each other for the first time as husband and wife. Patrick proposed at Christmas time, when love is in the air and family is on the mind. He surprised his pretty lady with a newly decorated tree, the biggest surprise being that one of the ornaments was an engagement ring! 

I was so honored when Danielle contacted me and asked me to photograph their wedding. I've worked with them before to photograph their little girl Violet's baby pictures and always loved getting to know them. They are a great couple and I can tell how much they are truly partners in life, they love and support each other and are parenting some amazing children together. And somehow during all the chaos of a full workload and raising a family, they pulled together a stunning wedding! Just about everything was DIY projects and it all looked perfect.  The Tuscany room at Rastrelli's in Clinton is an absolutely wonderful venue. That was seriously one of the best meals I've ever had! The staff is great to work with and as Danielle also said, very accommodating. Also, the girls all looked gorgeous! Their dresses came from Forever After Bridal and makeup was done on the entire bridal party by up-and-coming makeup enthusiast Randi Paul. 

My assistant and I had such a great time at this wedding and I am looking forward to sharing a sneak peek with the newlyweds and their family and friends while I finish up the rest of the images. So without further ado...enjoy!