Katie + Luke [Cedar Rapids Marriott Wedding, Cedar Rapids, IA]

Katie and Luke were married on July 20th in Cedar Rapids, on an absolutely beautiful summer day. Josh and I have been looking forward to photographing their wedding ever since we shot their engagement photos at Ellis Park last fall, these two have tons of chemistry and are just so so sweet.

The ceremony took place at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with the reception following at the Marriott (also in Cedar Rapids). Katie and Luke chose the Morgan Creek Park Arboretum as their third location, which was a beautiful spot for some photos (love the wildflowers and all of the greenery!!). I loved the colors Katie chose, wines and pinks for the ladies, coordinated classic tuxes for the men. Everything was classic, and elegant...just perfect. I think it's pretty evident looking at the photos from their day, but Katie and Luke are not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside too. Their friends and family were so incredibly gracious and kind the entire day, and it was sad to say good bye at the end of the night!

Katie and Luke - Congratulations again!! I hope each day is as wonderful as your wedding day, you two deserve nothing less!! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your day, and I hope you like this sneak peek. :)

Vendors:

Dresses: Heart to Heart Bridal, North Liberty 
Tuxes: Skeffington's, Marion 
Flowers: Oakland Road HyVee 
Cake: Johnson Ave HyVee 
DJ: LMD Productions 
Videographer: First Kiss Video
Hair: JCPenney Salon 
Makeup: City Looks Salon 
Rings: Albert's Jewelers, Clinton, IA 
Reception Venue & Catering: Marriott, Cedar Rapids 
Ceremony: St. Jude Catholic Church


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Next five photos (below) by Josh.
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Often, I encourage my brides to have a mini "first look" with their dads as well, it's such a sweet moment for a father and daughter!
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Photo on the right by Josh.
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I love when my couples choose to do a first look, the reactions are always the best!!
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Below photo by Josh.
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Below photo by Josh.
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Below photo taken by Josh.
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Katie and Luke went to Iowa State, so they played this awesome entrance video and then came in to the fight song. Everyone at the reception loved it!
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Katie and her dad planned a really fun father/daughter dance as a surprise (only her mom knew about it) and the crowd went crazy! They started out slow dancing, and then the music switched into a medley of music through the years. roling-blog-101

Luke, Katie's brother, and Luke's moms' reactions were priceless!
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2 comments:

Carrie Matt said...

The pictures are just beautiful. You did a fabulous job.
katie's Aunt Carrie Matt

Sandy said...

Love the pictures! Absolutely beautiful! We had an awesome time at the wedding. See you soon!

Aunt Sandy and Uncle Mark