September 27, 2018
They kissed. Everyone cheered. Confetti fell. In an instant of glorious celebration, their dreams came true — they were husband and wife. And I got to capture it all. I’ve been looking forward to photographing Brian and Katelyn’s NOAH’s Event Venue West Des Moines wedding all year long.
I first met these two on a FaceTime date. Hanging up after that call, I just knew. I couldn’t take the smile off my face. They were SO fun and easy to get along with!! In March they made the trip back to Iowa for their engagement session. With my baby Rowan due just weeks after their session, I wasn’t fit for traveling anywhere. They were both so patient as I awkwardly waddled around Iowa City with them! We laughed and talked with ease. After that day, I again, couldn’t stop smiling.
Like most girls, Katelyn planned out her perfect wedding day all her life. She knew what she was doing when she assembled the dream team to make it happen! With Taylor Heying from White Willow Events in charge of planning, the day was bound to be gorgeous! Boesen the Florist put a beautiful twist on the classic navy and wine color palette. The inclusion of tiny sunflowers and succulents were the perfect pop! (I’m still drooling a little over those dusty purple tones!) I never ever would’ve imagined a floral combination like that. BUT it turned out AMAZING! Probably why I’m a photographer instead of a florist. I just LOVE seeing the beautiful floral creations of others!
Brian and Katelyn had me smiling from the second I met them. Now, after their wedding day, I’m still beaming. I had such a hard time picking just a few favorites to share with you! These two are so fun. Katelyn has a laugh that could light up any room. Both of their personalities combined are the perfect match. Everything about their day was flawless. That has way more to do with who they are as people than anything.
Brian and Katelyn, I love you guys! There’s no other way to put it! You simply are the kindest and easiest to get along with. Every time I’ve been around you, I feel unexplainable joy. Thank you for trusting me to capture your beautiful wedding day!
Venue: NOAH’s Event Venue • Planner: White Willow Events • Florist: Boesen the Florist • Stationery: Minted • Caterer & Cake: HyVee • Makeup Artist: Jessica Chicone-Culbertson • Hair Stylist: Jenna Dickinson • Videographer & DJ: BCP Weddings • Dress: Second Summer Bridal • Men’s Attire: Skeffingtons