Mike + Ashley | Sun Soaked Cedar Rapids Wedding

June 3rd, 2017 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mike and Ashley wed at the dawn of summer in at the Veteran's Memorial Building in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

The couple's style was the epitome of class with a color palette of red, navy blue, ivory and gold which complimented the sunny Iowa day and their fun-filled bridal party perfectly.  The pair focused their day around spending time with their friends, both of blood and heart and a highlight of the day for me was documenting their first “family” look with the couples 4 precious little boys. Even though I love following my couples around all day in true documentary style, when my brides let me sneak them out of their reception at the end of the night for some sun-soaked portraits away from all of the noise and people, thats when my heart just sings. It’s an amazing opportunity to just breath it all in. This is your wedding day. This is your family. This is your one. You did it. 

Congrats to Mr. + Mrs. Handford, enjoy!!

The team:


Florist: Covington & Co.
DJ: Kruse Productions
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Veteran's Memorial Ballroom Cedar Rapids
Caterer:  McElroy's
Hair + Makeup: Elevate Salon and Spa
Second shooter: Nadine Photography Co.