Days like today here in the midwest make me so desperate for the days when this gorgeous wedding was held at The Black Watch Room in LeClaire, Iowa. It was such an amazing day as the sun was shining, the temperature was delightful, and the bride and groom were perfect! Every single detail was so elegant and romantic. This couple and their wedding was truly a dream to photograph!
We started the day with all the preparation shots of the bride’s stunning dress and all her details, along with the groom’s details and all the behind the scenes of getting ready for their moment of seeing each other for the first time. Once everyone was ready, we moved into the first look with the bride and her father which will forever give me goosebumps. There’s nothing more special than having photos to document your dad seeing you for the first time in your dress. It’s such a special moment that is forever frozen in time. Then having your groom see you for the first time, in all your wedding day attire that you’ve planned and dreamed of for years. As she walked down the aisle to meet him, I could just feel the excitement build. He turned around and they were instantly wrapped in each others arms embracing the moment. It never fails I get a few tears built up as the love fills the air and my heart for these couples! It’s like watching fireworks go off!
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful as friends and family played a major part. Everything from the string quartet that played as everyone was ushered to their seats, to the romantic flowers that lined the aisle which led the bride from her father’s arms to her groom’s hand, to the arbor her father built where she and her groom recited their vows….everything was simply perfect. The reception that followed was so intimate and beautiful with the light music and beautiful decor and the sounds of their family, friends, guests sharing stories and excitement for this sweet couple. This wedding was incredible to say the least.
So with that being said, please take a stroll through this wonderful couple’s love story. Feel free to leave them compliments and well wishes in the Comments area below!
By the way….If you are planning your wedding, feel free to check out the vendors listed below. This couple selected the best of the best for everything as it was perfection in all aspects!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Black Watch Room – LeClaire, IA
Bride’s Dress: The Crystal Bride – Geneva, IL
Florals: Hignights – East Moline, IL
Makeup & Hair: Salon Aria – Davenport, IA
Signage: KRorer Decor – Chicago, IL
Amanda Oakes Photography is a full service photography studio offering quality service and experiences paired with fine art prints, canvas gallery wraps, luxury albums, and many other heirloom items.
Amanda Oakes Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer who also specializes in newborn, family and children photography, engagement and wedding 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.