Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dane and Madelyn's Winter Wedding

Winter in Iowa is not the season most people would choose to get married.  Often the weather is unpredictable and taking outdoor pictures to use the beautiful natural light can be a little chilly. Brrr!! 

But I am seeing more and more winter weddings in the midwest.  Couples are choosing to embrace the season and use the beauty of the winter season to there advantage and the pictures from Dane and Madelyn's wedding are proof that it works.  I wonder if the fact that venues are filling up so far in advance has been a factor in seeing more winter weddings here in the heartland.  

Dane and Maddie were married on a beautiful winter day in January.  There first meet and photos were taken at the historic and warm setting of the Rollins Mansion.  Expressions Photography took all of these sweet and beautiful photos that I am sharing.  


The beautiful couple at the Rollins Mansion in Des Moines, IA

See what I mean about pictures outside in the winter.  Awesome

For Maddies bouquet we used white Anemones with black centers, white garden roses, white roses, pink majolicas spray roses, winter greens and pine cones.

What is more seasonal than pine cones. 

Love this photo.  Thank you Expressions Photography

And this!!

Bridesmaids bouquets were White Hydrangea, White Roses, Pink Majolica Spray Roses White Anemones (with their cute black centers), Brunia, Dusty Miller, Evergreen and of course Pine Cones.

Groomsman's Boutonnieres

Grooms Boutonneire

Sweet details for the bridesmaids shawls and gloves.

Maddie chose to have several different centerpieces that all had the same theme. Here she used wood slices, lanterns and dried hydrangea flowers.  And chocolates, YUM!

Some of the tables had these centerpieces with a trio of cylinder vases filled with White Hydrangea, Pine Cones and candles set in epsom salt for a snow effect. 

Another centerpiece option.  So much warmth with the candles, wood and pine cones.

Love lanterns for any season

More candles and wood slices

Photography courtesy of Expressions Photography. They did a wonderful job.

Wedding Venues:
Rollins Mansion
The Tuscany Event Center

Wedding Planner:
Mostly Becky

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Molly and Jesse December 2014 Wedding

Mollies beautiful dress

A top view of Mollies bouquet made of white roses and white and green parrot tulips.

Justin always gets a picture of the bouquets in there delivery boxes.  Nothing fancy this week just protection from the chilly weather.  Bridesmaids bouquets were made of green mini hydrangea, freedome roses, heart roses and red hypericum berries.

Happy couple

Beautiful bride

Mollies mother asked if it would be possible to have a Mollies grandmothers prayer book that she and her sister had carried at their wedding be included in Mollies bouquet. It was a little bulky so we figured out a way for Mollies aunt to attach it just before the ceremony along with one of Mollies grandmothers hankies.  Very sweet. 
Table centerpieces.

Sweet junior bridesmaids

All photos courtesy of Justin Salem Meyer Photography