Kelly & Nick did an outstanding job incorporating their favorite places and things into their wedding day. The couple has deep roots at Iowa State University. (If you recall their engagement session, we photographed around campus town and inside the bar where they first met.) Being Cyclone alumni and fans ourselves, we were very excited to receive access to photograph some portraits inside Jack Trice Stadium! It's safe to say the experience was a dream come true for everybody involved and we learned that girls rock at football (see below). Kelly & Nick tied the knot right next to the stadium inside the conservatory at the always beautiful Reiman Gardens. A favorite moment was when Kelly's adorable niece decided to take a nap in her daddy's arms prior her moment to shine as flower girl. After the ceremony the ISU theme was continued when we boarded a CyRide bus for a romantic cruise before the couple's introduction to their reception at the Knapp Storm Dinning Complex. The reception was decorated like a night club with moody purple and blue lights and Kelly & Nick put on a show cutting their zombie wedding cake , which read "Til death do us part..."
Kaylyn & Matt were married at The Plex in Ames, IA with reception following at the Iowa State Alumni Center. The ceremony and reception were both elegantly decorated in white and gold, creating a romantic backdrop for the entire experience. The couple's ceremony was intimate with lots of tears (the good kind!) and centered on Kaylyn & Matt's fervent devotion to Jesus Christ. As a symbolic expression of their devotion to live for something larger than themselves, the couple changed their last name to Christianson on their marriage license. The architecture at the Iowa State Center allowed us to get creative for some sweet couple portraits (see below) in between the ceremony and reception. After dinner it was time for the toasts, and they were bursting with love. It became quickly apparent that Kaylyn and Matt will have a great support system of family and friends moving forward in their new life together. We had a lot of fun getting to know this cool couple!