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Today’s couple guides us through their LGBTQ wedding planning process and shares how to guarantee that your big day will be filled with nothing but joy. Be it an LGBTQ wedding or not, planning a big day is stressful, and anxiety inducing. There’s no getting around that. But what Nikki & Crystin learned on their […]

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Read our couples’ love story and how they nearly didn’t have music on their day at Jacob Henry Mansions wedding. One of the best parts about my job is being able to meet couples and hear love stories. However mundane they think their journey is, it’s still a journey. That path to the altar is […]

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Gaelic Park has elegant surroundings for a true Irish experience on your wedding day!

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A serene field location with magnificent views, Cooper’s Cove is a predominant foreground to a picture-perfect wedding. Our lovely bride, Noel, Got ready at Hotel Pattee in Perry Iowa with the help of her loved ones. The bride & maids got ready in the morning in the Louis Armstrong suite. Hair and makeup were done at Powder Studio, Ames Iowa. […]

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The outing club holds a special place in Loras’ heart. Her great grandparents, parents, aunt/uncle all got married here. This timeless and classy venue is perfect for years to come! Congratulations to the newlyweds, Lora and Chris! Venue – The Outing Club Entertainment for reception – Twisted Mic Florist for the event – K’nees Florists Bridal shop/ boutique – Atelier […]

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I love asking about the moment my couples realized they want to spend the rest of their lives together in my wedding questioners and it never ceases to make me emotional! This is what Jasmine had to say about Anees –  “Our first date! It’s pretty cliche, but it’s true- when you know, you know. […]

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These two have known each other since Angela was 14 and rick was 15. Pretty long time! They were best friends! Life comes at you in funny ways but these two have always found their way back to each other arms! “We were just always connected throughout the years and could never not be around […]

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The big day is finally here! Katrina and Henry have been waiting for this since the last time we got together for an engagement shoot that you can check out here! This Romantic wedding is full of laughing and crying moments of family and friends! Everything is held at the beautiful  Hyatt Regency with Ivory, blush, and gold […]

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Claudia and Cody are very easy-going, and very go-with-the-flow type of people! This elegant and classy wedding was taken place at the beautiful Astoria Banquets! The atmosphere was perfect for a warm and loving time! Enjoy the Cute candid moments!   Venue – Astoria Banquets Entertainment for the reception – DangerWayneMusic His name is Eric  Emcee of the event […]

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What happens when you tell a stranger you love someone and that someone tells them before you can? You get married to them! Abigail tells us how “Zach is the most selfless person I have ever met who is always ready for an adventure.”  His Humor, kindness, & motivation won Abigail over! “The biggest thing […]

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