Having met their sophomore year of high school, Abby and Austin’s wedding has been a long time in coming. They are both studying at the University of Northern Illinois to become teachers and their compassion is demonstrated throughout everything they do. The wedding day threw our timeline for a loop – the continuous rain throughout the planned portrait time would be a challenge for any photographer. I appreciated the willingness of Abby & Austin to embrace the bad weather and put their trust in me to juggle the timeline by changing up portrait locations to give them the absolute best photos for this celebrated day. I think some rainy-day wedding creativity was able to shine through despite the forecast.
Abby and Austin’s wedding was held at one of our favorite Dubuque area venues – Grand River Center. From the grand floor to vast ceiling windows – this was a beautiful space for friends and family to gather despite the rain drops. Abby and Austin shared their vows and were officially pronounced husband and wife. As guests gathered in the reception room to enjoy cocktails, they mingled alongside a table displaying photos of the couple going all the way back to their high school days – a very nice walkthrough of their relationship.
My favorite part of the evening was the bridal party jamming to Miley Cyrus in a perfectly executed line dance to kick off the dancing party. Cheers to the new couple, I have been so excited to share a few favorites from your day.
A special thanks to all the vendors who made Christina & Chris’s day beautiful!
Ceremony & Reception Venue – Grand River Center
Make-up Artist & Hairstylist – Gymkana Blue Salon
Bakery – Candle Ready Cakes
Bridal Dress Shop & Groomsmen Tux Shop – An Elegant Affair
Bridal Dress Designer – Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dress Shop – Finery
Bridesmaid Dress Designer – Bill Levkoff
Invitations – Full Bloom Creative
Officiant – Kalen Eckenrod
Rentals – Tracey Sherwin
Jewlery – Riddles Jewelry