Heartfelt Central Iowa Wedding // Nick + Alecia 9.22.18

When I first met Alecia at a coffee shop here in Des Moines, I instantly felt like I’d been friends with her forever. She has a way of listening that shows how much she values you, and on top of that she’s one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met! I loved hearing about her and Nick’s love story, and was so thrilled when they decided to book me as their wedding photographer. Their engagement session (check out these!) only deepened my excitement for their wedding day, and when the day finally came, I knew my excitement was not misplaced!

When I arrived, Alecia and the girls were already done with hair and makeup, and HOLY MOLY Alecia already looked so gorgeous! I knew as soon as she put her dress on that jaws would drop! Alecia spent a few moments hanging out with her bridesmaids before putting her dress on. One of my favoriteeeee parts of the day happened after this. Alecia had a special first look with her bridesmaids, mama, mother-in-law, and her dad! I loved the opportunity to see their proud, excited, teary-eyed faces when they saw her.

The ceremony began with Nick walking grandparents and parents down the aisle, then Alecia’s uncle sang a special song. The bridal party made their way towards the front of the room as excitement built for the moment Alecia would walk in with her dad. I always feel so lucky at this time— I’ve already seen how beautiful a bride is, but few others in the room has had that chance. When the doors open, it’s so fun to hear the awed murmurs. Alecia met up with her groom at the end of the aisle and a sweet ceremony commenced. As soon as their marriage was sealed with a kiss, family photos were taken, and the party bus was loaded up with a whole bridal party ready to have a good time!

The bridal party drove to a stellar location owned by Alecia’s father and a couple other spots for pictures before making their way to the reception. Cake was cut, dinner was served, and toasts were toasted (haha) before Nick and Alecia danced the night away with their cherished guests.

I loved spending the day with Nick and Alecia— their bridal party was sooooo cool, their families were so sweet, and they day was spectacular. Check out my favorite photos from their day! xoxo

Second Photographer: Made New Photography

Videographer: Diamond Label Films

Florist: Sams

Catering: U2 BBQ & Catering

Makeup: Blush Salon Spa

DJ: Ultimate Entertainment