As a Quad Cities Wedding photographer, it is truly my pleasure to work with some of the most incredible couples, vendors, and venues in our area. This couple was absolutely amazing from the start, and their families are both so incredibly nice! They were married in St. Thomas in May and then came back to the Quad Cities for the most glamorous wedding reception in September at the St. Ambrose Rogalski Center.
We started our day at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Davenport, IA. The suite they had was simply stunning for the girls to get ready in. And the lobby of that hotel…a photographer’s dream! As soon as I walked into the building I knew we had to utilize their lobby for a few pictures with the bridal party. This is not my typical look and feel, but it was so exciting to shoot something that looked like it should have been a setting for a bridal magazine!
We then headed to a couple other spots around the Quad Cities to photograph the bride and groom and their bridal party. This group was so much fun! Everyone was willing to do all the crazy poses I through at them, and they were genuinely a good group of people to work with.
Once we captured all the wedding formals, we headed over to St. Ambrose to the Rogalski Center. I had never shot at the location before, so I went over a few days before to scope everything out so I was prepared for the day. I loved it just as a blank slate. The natural light that fills the room is so wonderful! When we walked in for the reception, the room had been transformed by the very incredible Tamara Wendt Design and her team. IT.WAS.MAGICAL! This is the type of romantic atmosphere every girl dreams of! Everything from the smallest detail was pure perfection. I can’t say enough about how great of a job Tamara and her team did, and how this couple has impeccable taste!
Please feel free to check out some of my favorite images from this wonderful couple’s wedding day, and if you’re planning your wedding, please make sure to check the vendors below (especially the photographer 😉 ).
Photographer: Amanda Oakes Photography
Reception Venue: St. Ambrose Rogalski Center
Wedding Coordinator: Tamara Wendt Design
Flowers: Tamara Wendt Design & Christopher Crow
Hair & Makeup: Haus of Heir
Cake: Cakes by Kay
Transportation: Act II Transportation
Amanda Oakes Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer who also specializes in engagement, newborn, family and children photography, and maternity photography. This includes photography services in the Moline, IL, Rock Island, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Muscatine, IA and the greater Quad Cities area.