Emily and Chad’s day(s) was one of the most intimate and personal wedding days that I have had the privilege of photographing. These two decided to split their wedding in two. They held the ceremony on Friday, including only their parents, Chad’s sister Katie, and Emily’s brother Joe. Saturday evening they hosted a larger reception to celebrate with all of their family and friends.
I loved that their ceremony was just them and their immediate families. I thought it was the perfect way to keep the focus on their new marriage. I also felt like a part of their family by the end of the weekend. Often times I don’t get to spend too much time with the families of the couple, but this was the complete opposite and I loved every minute of it!
Chad and Emily planned a lot of time for photos, which of course I wasn’t going to complain about! We did their first look at the Tournament Club of Iowa, where their reception on Saturday night was held. After the ceremony, at St. Boniface church, we headed downtown for more photos and then ended the evening at Django. As we walked out to the limo after the ceremony, the rain started to pick up, but these two barely noticed. They had brought along the most perfect clear umbrellas and we didn’t miss a beat.
Chad and Emily – thank you so very much for choosing me to document your wedding days! I have loved getting to know you two over this past year and I’m kind of sad that it’s all over! 😉