Abby on how they met: Jonathan was playing baseball for a college in my hometown, that my friend at the time was going to as well and introduced us. We got engaged in May of 2014 and will be getting married June 13, 2015.
Abby describing their wedding theme/look: I love traditional and very elegant weddings, so that is what we are going for. Very chic. Our colors are mainly white and silver/grey with accents of navy.
When Becca and Tyler met they knew it was love at first sight; hitting it off immediately on their first date. Nine months later when the couple knew that the relationship wasn’t anything less than serious Tyler decided to secretly pop the question in the crowd of a Trampled by Turtles concert. Becca of course said yes, and the planning began!
With Tyler from Washington State and Becca from Dubuque, and the couple now living in Fargo, North Dakota; choosing a wedding location was one of the most difficult decisions for planning the big event. The couple had selected a venue that was middle of the road for all their guests, but were prevented from checking out the space when a bad snow storm hit. After missing the venue tour Becca did some searching and stumbled across Clarke University’s Atrium, and knew it was the perfect place to hold an intimate wedding ceremony and reception with 70 of their closest family and friends.
The couple lucked out with gorgeous August weather perfect for some outdoor shots on the campus grounds and arboretum. They opted for a first look prior to the ceremony, and included family as much as possible throughout the day’s details. Tyler’s son served as a mini groomsman, his dad served as wedding officiant, and the couple incorporated a hand-tie ceremony using Tyler’s grandmother’s dress that had been passed down.
Later in the day the couple mingled with guests and held a laid-back dinner where everyone enjoyed Chicken Parmesan, vegetable lasagna and cake! At the end of the day the couple admits it was a lot of work to put a wedding together, but say that Clarke University and Mindy Leigh Photography were amazing to work with when it came to the wedding day.
Wedding Bands: Stainless steel matching bands (Becca’s worn on her right hand, due to engagement ring’s style which does not allow for an attached band). Steel bands to symbolize unending strength and durability. Both bands were purchased as engagement rings, Becca’s diamond purchased a month later.
Rehearsal Dinner: BBQ at Flora Park in Dubuque with homemade food from family
Our Veils + Cocktails Bridal Experience is just a few short days away and we are so excited to be working with some great vendors to bring you and your gals loads of wedding inspiration, fun cocktails and giveaways all
Ring: Siebke Hoyt; Photo: Robyn Photography So the holidays hit just like a tornado…in and out in an instant! I can’t believe it’s over and that next thing you’ll know we’ll be headed into Spring (which I’m so ready for!).