Yesterday we featured wedding photography with a modern twist on a classic color scheme. Today we carry on the classic theme with Kelly & Brad’s wedding which featured very elegant details, even some that were homemade.
I loved how Kelly made her beautiful lace strapless dress her own by adding very classy elbow length fingerless gloves and a fur wrap both which also proved to be quite handy in the crisp October air! To top off her look she wore a stylish pearl necklace and a feathered headpiece. She looked gorgeous from head to toe!
When looking for the perfect bouquet to carry down the aisle, Kelly wanted something unique and decided upon a fabric bouquet. After scouring the internet and seeing how pricey a fabric bouquet could be, she decided to channel her inner DIY-er and make her own. She enlisted the help of her crafty mom and together they spent hours fabricating each individual rose for her arrangement. To personalize it even more, Kelly added some of her grandmothers’ pins and broaches into the design for some sparkle. What a great way to incorporate your “something borrowed”! They also crafted up a stylish boutonniere for Brad – after all you can’t leave the groom without a flower!
Kelly & Brad’s wedding day was just beautiful! Sunny, fairly warm, and lots of fantastic fall color – you couldn’t ask for a more perfect day. Since Kelly is a photographer also (we went through the professional photography program and Hawkeye Community College together almost 6 years ago) she had scoped out the area and found some great areas to hit up for their creatives. We started out down by the river since one of the things they really wanted was an image with the iconic I-74 bridge in the background. This area was perfect! A fantastic view of the bridge, a new contemporary building for a more modern look, and also a river walk with the most amazing fall color I had seen that year. Just look at the fire red and orange colors!
The couple had a wonderful Catholic ceremony held at the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral. I just loved all the architectural detail this church had – so gorgeous! The reception was held at Abbey Station, the elegantly restored historic former Rock Island Train Depot that provided a perfect classic backdrop for the evening of dancing.
Thank you Kelly & Brad for thinking of me when you were looking for a wedding photographer. I am always honored and humbled when fellow photographers hire me to photograph their wedding!
If you would like to see images from Kelly & Brad’s engagement session, feel free to check out the custom wedding website that I created for them. Right now, when you book your 2013 wedding with me, you can receive a complimentary wedding website of your own with any of my collections. Please contact me for more details!