Part 1 - Pre- Wedding & Ceremony
We flew all the way to Ames, Iowa to photograph and film the sweet wedding of Lori + Brad! We had such a great time getting to know Lori, Brad and their families and friends! At Moore Memorial Park, everyone worked hard to get everything set up and ready for the ceremony and reception, down to the smallest details of burlap, pearls and lace. The park was so beautiful with it's wide open fields, towering trees, and flowers in bloom. A large red barn and tall silo made a perfect backdrop for this rustic themed wedding. Lori + Brad chose not to see each other before the wedding ceremony, so we had fun making sure neither of them saw the other while taking pictures and setting up before the guests arrived. The ceremony was genuine, intimate, and really reflected the love and commitment Lori + Brad have for one another and for their Savior. After the bridal party entered, Lori's father gave her away. It's no secret that Brad is a tall guy, so Lori's dad brought along a tree stump to stand on so he could equal Brad in height, a sight that made all the guests laugh. The next element of the ceremony was a time of worship for everyone. The songs that were sung were meaningful and conveyed Lori + Brad's intent to put God first in their marriage. After prayer and a message from the Pastor, Lori + Brad read the vows they wrote, exchanged rings, and took communion together, after which, they were pronounced husband and wife!