Emily + Athan | Romantic Winter Wedding

December 30th, 2016 | Burlington, IA

Emily and Athan winter wedding was the last of my 2016 season which was truly incredible! The pair wed on the gorgeous but brilliantly cold Friday after Christmas and the day flowed smoothly all at one location. I loved the style Emily chose to go with for her decor—lots of greenery, cranberry and blush tones and the barn with it’s huge space and twinkling lights was truly the perfect setting. Emily and Athan chose to have a first look in order to have lots of light for photos before their evening ceremony which are some of my favorite images of the day. Something about seeing your bride or groom before the wedding is so reassuring, calming and just a lovely chance to talk, giggle, jump up and down with excitement, and pray as this couple did. The thing that sticks out most to me about this wedding was all of the emotion involved. There was laughter and happy tears at every turn and Athan and Emily’s ceremony was deeply personal, involving communion and a prayer with both the bride and groom’s parents. This was a great punctuation mark on a truly packed and humbling 2016 season for me and I’m so glad I got to be apart of the Moncada wedding. Enjoy!

The team:

Officiant: Don Helton, Harmony Bible Church
DJ: Chris Day
Wedding dress designer: Morilee
Jewelry: Estrella Earrings by Lulu Splendor
Florist: Myer's Potting Shed
Caterer: Carrie Weigand
Suit/tuxedo designer: Ike Behar
Hair + makeup stylist: Danielle Miller, Grand Strand Salon
Reception + Ceremony: Barn on the Ridge

XO,

Melissa