Christin and Paul's wedding was a blast! The day started with pre–ceremony portraits at St. Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines, including some moody groomsmen photos inspired by the Rat Pack. The church provided a fantastic backdrop for the ceremony with its modern, but still awe–inspiring, art and design. Afterwards we took a quick limo cruise and stopped for a few more portraits on the way to the reception at The Marriott. Christin and Paul's chemistry was wonderful to capture. They savored their day to the fullest and it was a joy to watch them interact. Here are a few of our favorite moments from the day:
Sam & Evan couldn't have asked for more beautiful weather for their October wedding: it was sunny and pleasantly crisp. Sam’s choice of decor was sweetly romantic with a touch of rustic and included details like wine corks, winter berries and white mini pumpkins (grown just for the occasion by the father of the bride.) We loved Sam's red shoes that added a fun splash of color to her ensemble. Sam & Evan had an afternoon ceremony at Memorial Luthern Church in Nevada, IA. After the ceremony we hopped in a limo and cruised to the campus of Iowa State (where Sam and Evan met) and photographed some portraits before heading to the reception at Prairie Moon Winery in Ames. Before making their grand entrance, we followed Sam and Evan into the vineyard for a romantic getaway. The lush rows of grapes provided a cinematic backdrop for some stunning images. The wedding party's introduction into the reception was the most enthusiastic and entertaining we've ever seen! Dinner was an Italian themed buffet accentuated with Prairie Moon wine. The dance floor was hopping all night, but we were able to sneak Sam & Evan out back for a few nighttime portraits to bring an end to their amazing day.