When I first googled “Cedar Rapids, Iowa March weather,” I really didn’t get much clarity on if we should anticipate snow or sunshine for Jordan and Ashley’s wedding. Nevertheless, I geared up and excitedly counted down the days till I could fly over and capture their wedding and check off Iowa off my list from my 50-state challenge!

Sunny weather even better than the almanac predictions greeted us that morning – along with Ashley’s contagious enthusiasm and Jordan’s entertaining wit. I’m telling you, I don’t think I’ve encountered such a great balance of wedding-excitement and overall organization than at this wedding. Ashley and Jordan did such a good job planning their day that nothing interrupted the photos, the ceremony, or the reception. It was quite literally a non-stop day of celebration! We moved seamlessly from prep to photos to joyful praise to vows to OHMYWORDWEAREMARRIED to great food to dancing to cupcakes to a fantastic send off. It was perfect.

I’m so happy for you both, Ashley and Jordan. Thank you for letting me be a part of such a wonderful wedding and I wish you both the absolute best now and for the rest of your lives! Enjoy the highlights of your wedding below!

Gettin ready for that first look!

Then Ashley gave out special bridesmaids gifts to her ladies. Their reaction says how much it meant to them.

After all the formal photos were done, everyone got ready for the ceremony to begin!!


On to the reception celebration – at a location aptly named The Celebration Farm!

Twas a glorious cake smash!

Time for first dances

And then open floor dancing!

While the guests were dancing away, we sneaked out for a couple more “just married” shots!

(We had the cutest photo bomber and I wasn’t the least bit mad about that 🙂 )

All too soon, it was time to send them off on their honeymoon and the rest of their journey as husband and wife. They had just about the best send off I could have ever imagined – once they heard that rice wasn’t allowed at weddings anymore, they substituted it with a better alternative: oatmeal!

Congratulations again, you two! God Bless.

The vendors that made this day a dream come true: 

Photographer – Captured! Photography
Florist and
DJ – Unique Events
Reception – Celebration Farms
Catering – Myers Grill
Bridal gown – David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses – Amazon
Groom and groomsmen suits – Men’s Warehouse

Chrissy <><

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