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    Welcome to our blog!  This is where we will be posting sneak peaks from spending time with our clients, little goodies we come across to help with planning your wedding or shoot and personal tidbits about our life.

    Life is joyful, messy, hilarious, awkward, big and everything in between...and that's what we love. We love to tell the story of your life as it is, because that's what will matter at your 50th wedding anniversary. Weddings aren't about dresses, bow ties, and mason jars...they're about you and your best friend since 4th grade; they're about your dad walking his baby down the isle; they're about grooms crying in public for the first time since elementary school. They're about life...a big life...and that's the good stuff.

    Drop by often, sit back with a good cup o' Joe and enjoy!

Morgan and Matt’s day had EVERYTHING! They literally thought of every single little detail that would make their wedding a blast for everyone involved in it or attending it.  When the bridesmaids were putting on their gorgeous gowns (separates found on Etsy) I was swooning.  There were donut favors for the wedding party from Krispy Kreme, adorable scarves to keep the bridesmaids warm, an awesome personal attendant to keep all the details in check,  a couple madly in love, a fun and wind filled trolley, the cutest kids, gorgeous venue, heartfelt toasts, the best hashtag, sweetest family. . . . and cinnamon rolls.  Guys- cinnamon rolls as big as my face.  There were so many times that I wanted to be in the wedding too:) Details don’t really matter in the long run, but their’s made everyone feel so good and those memories won’t fade.

Ryan and Mindy had a lovely, lovely afternoon for their fall wedding in Omaha at Noah’s Event Venue.  These two, their families and friends, are so incredibly sweet and magical.  Mindy spent a time in her life working in Disney World, and I couldn’t help but feel like she was Cinderella during her prep time.  I desperately wanted little blue birds to fly in and help her with her dress, but her mom and bridesmaids did the job perfectly.  To sweeten the pot, Ryan is a HUGE Cubs fan (go Cubs go!) and was riding the high of their win of the World Series. The day was nothing short of whimsical and celebratory.

Some of my favorite moments of the day:
- Watching everyone cry.  Everyone.  Especially you, dad.  ;)
- The bridesmaids seeing Mindy for the first time.  There is no better reaction than this.
- Ryan playing pool with Mindy’s dad.
- Ryan seeing Mindy for the first time.
- Ryan waving the W flag like it was the only one in existence.
- Mindy and Ryan’s first dance and their magical musician.  When I find his name, I will update, because he was SO good.

Hair and makeup:  Blue Door Salon and Spa
Wedding Dress: Ready or Knot
Catering: HyVee 180th and Q
Flowers: HyVee 180th and Q
Cake: The Cakery in Rockbrook Village.
Suits: Gentleman’s Choice
China: United Rentals

Mindy and Ryan, thank you so much for having me be a part of your day!

McKenzie

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We have had the most beautiful fall here in Nebraska. Some years it is gone in a blink but this year it has hung on gloriously long.  So long that I seemed to forget that an actual winter was coming.  So, on this cold, windy and flurrying day. . . .let’s dream of love in the fall.  (which was actually like a week ago). These two are silly and fun and love to play together.  Their wedding is going to be a blast!

 

October has been growing as our most popular month for weddings in Nebraska and for good reason! Chelsey and Nate had the most beautiful and picturesque fall days to celebrate their love with their family and friends.  This season I have become a HUGE fan of quirky transportation for our bride and groom.  We’ve had some creative things- and this lil’ Husker bus took my heart as I pulled up to the church. It screams “Good times in here”! Great planning on Chelsey’s part- she choose a Nebraska bye week and the bus was available. Since the day was was gorgeous, we did all of the family photos outside.  They will be gorgeous and timeless photos to enjoy for a lifetime.  Chelsey and Nate couldn’t wait to celebrate with the relatives and have a great time at the reception.  It was evident that their family’s had a great time too.  One of my favorite moments was finding an uncle playing hide and seek in the grass.  These guys know how to love hard and have fun together and are surrounded with such support.  Congratulations you two!
Janine

 

This summer I had the greatest job in the world…documenting a day in the life of the Foss Family at the Iowa State Fair.  It was so much fun getting to spend the day with this crew as their oldest, whom was awarded Grand Champion Showman, showed his sheep for the day.

Now, anyone that knows me knows that I have a deep-rooted love for Iowa…all things Iowa.  Including the 4H program and the Iowa State Fair.  It’s the “best fair, anywhere”, if you will.  The hardworking families of the midwest are incredible.  They work together in all things, bust their butts, and are kind beyond measure.  Showing your livestock and/or your 4H projects at the Iowa State Fair is a big deal.  These kids have worked tirelessly and with deep love to raise healthy, show-worthy animals at the State Fair.  They take pride in what they show and the hard work that they’ve put forth.  I have so much respect and love for these families and kids as they’re learning great responsibility and hard work.  They’re our future, and it makes me so proud to see these kids busting their butts.

I’m so excited to finally show these!  To the Foss’…I adore you all.  Thank you for letting me be a part of this portion of your life.  Your hard working, loving, and supportive family is such an example to the rest of the world. See you next year!  :)

Are you ready to document a day in your life?  Contact us!

McKenzie

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