Maggie + Jared | Hawaiian Influenced Fall Wedding

October 29th, 2016 | Burlington, Iowa

This beautifully colorful and Hawaiian influenced day full of emotional moments was one of my favorite weddings of 2016! Maggie + Jared’s wedding day had so many layers, it’s hard to pick favorites. The first and sweetest, was the heavy involvement of Maggie’s daughter, Ony as her little maid of honor, who also got a ring from Jared when he proposed to her mama. This little girl was so excited to see her mommy so happy, to gain a father in Jared, but most of all, dress up and pose in her wedding digs! The bride had recently lost her grandfather, whom she loved deeply and she wrapped her bouquet in a shirt of his in memory. After a beautiful first look, the couple wed in a St. John’s Catholic church with Hawaiian elements involved such as a lei ceremony in homage to Jared’s heritage. Jared and Maggie loved pineapples which worked perfectly with the Hawaiian theme they already had going: the two had everything pineapple, to their wall-art guest book, to a custom pineapple cake to Jared’s whimsical pineapple socks. Jared was also a die-hard Cubs fan all of his life and during their wedding the Cubs were playing in the World Series so we made it a point to do some portraits with the sprawling ivy of Burlington as a nod to the infamous ivy of Wrigley Stadium. The Cubs playing, the gorgeous fall day and a large and happy bridal party gave the day spark and lightness, which always makes my heart sing. Maggie and Jared chose to have their reception at the Golf Club in town where Jared had grown up playing golf and which lent a gorgeous fall backdrop to their portraits. These two were just so deeply in love and their wedding day was a total blast, riding from one meaningful, heartfelt moment to the next, ending with Maggie dancing emotionally with her two fathers, and finally with a “family” dance of the happy couple and their daughter. I can't say enough good things about this couple and their wedding day, so I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking. Enjoy!

The team:

Wedding dress brand/designer: Allure Bridals
Jewelry designer/ring designer: Bride - Kay's Groom - Becker's
Hair Stylist: Kamryn Almonte
Makeup artist: Laura Gayewski
Suit/Tuxedo brand/designer: Allure Bridal Men
Ceremony: Saints John & Paul Catholic Parish
Reception + Caterer: Burlington Golf Club
Name of Officiant: Father Marty Goetz
Name and number of DJ: Bill Koster
Floral: Bride - Burlington in Bloom Bridesmaids - Real Touch Flowers