Meredith and Matt first met in a nursing class at Creighton University in Omaha. Matt had been working up the courage to talk to her for a while so he asked his friends to be his "wingmen" and sit with him in the row behind Meredith during their next class. After Matt sat down, his friends filed into the row behind him, leaving Matt completely alone in his row. We were able to get into the very same classroom where it all started (see below) on Meredith and Matt's wedding day. Their ceremony took place at St. John's on Creighton's campus and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. We photographed portraits on campus and downtown around the Magnolia Hotel, where the reception took place. Meredith's attention to detail was impeccable and her reception was no exception. We personally enjoyed the eye–popping, drool–inducing candy bar where guests were encouraged to load up a keepsake bag of sweets for the journey home. The candy bar also made for some creative craziness in their photobooth (which will be our next post later this week!). We feel blessed to have been a part of this magical day. Meredith and Matt — much love and success in your new life together!
Alana and Mike's wedding day started at her parents' acreage in New Vienna, IA. The location provided gorgeous outdoor scenes for portraits. This was further accentuated by Alana's choice of colors. The bridesmaids dresses, flowers and tan suits looked striking against the browning prairie grass and changing leaves. Alana's father Robert, AKA "The Stove Nut," has a fantastic museum filled with restored antique stoves, barber chairs and other things that provided a one–of–a–kind scene for some sweet shots. After photographing portraits we headed into town for the ceremony at the beautiful gothic Saint Boniface Catholic Church. The reception followed in Dyersville (home to the Field Of Dreams) at the Commercial Club Park Pavillion. Autumn centerpieces and a white light chandelier provided an elegant backdrop and even the drinks were jazzed up with personalized can koozies. Alana's dance with her father was a favorite moment at the reception. The photograph of it (below) is one of those images that you just feel. Big props to Alana for creating one of the most well–branded weddings we've ever seen! We're glad you chose graphic design as a profession ;)