It has been an incredibly overcast and rainy spring, so when I was driving to Winterset for Lauren and Ryan’s wedding I was so happy that it was finally sunny! I hadn’t had a sunny wedding day since March! Not only was the sun out, but it wasn’t too hot either; the day could not have been better.
The wedding was held at Middle River Park in Winterset, IA and we made sure to stop by Clark Tower Park after the ceremony to include Winterset’s Covered Bridges and Clark Tower.These two had so many personal touches and lovely details to their day. Lauren’s mom made ALL of the flower arrangements, even making a good number of the flowers herself. Her dad built the lighted trees that lined the reception walls. And Ryan’s family made all of the food themselves! You could just feel how excited everyone was for this sweet couple. And their family and friends were so welcoming to me and Jenae (my second shooter for the day) – I felt like I had known them for years by the time we left.
Lauren and Ryan – thank you so very much for choosing me to photograph your first day as husband and wife! It was such a fantastic day, I hope these images help you to remember all of the joy you felt that day.