Iowa wedding photographers – Oelwein wedding

Being a wedding photographer gave me the chance to travel quite a bit and one of the places that I got to travel this summer is Oelwein, Iowa. Kate and Dave, the couple that got married, brought a little bit of Texas with them. Dave is a proud texan and you can see it through a lot of the wedding details.

First photographs in this set are from the rehearsal dinner which was held in Kate parents’ backyard. It was a fun, relaxed party that got everyone in the mood next days’ party.

A personalized coozie served as a wedding gift for the guests
Texas themed table decoration for a wedding rehearsal dinner
Paper plates for a texas themed wedding rehearsal dinner.
Flowers were set on tables using texan boots as vases
The best way to keep beverages cool for your backyard rehearsal dinner:
Huge tub full of ice used to keep the beer cool
Beer on ice
wedding guests at the rehearsal dinner
speech at the rehearsal dinner

I started the wedding day photographing the bride and the bridesmaids getting their hair and make-up done at Studio 17 in Oelwein.

Oelwein street photography
Bridesmaids waiting to get their hair done at the studio
Bridal make-up at Studio 17 Oelwein

While the girls were getting ready the groom and groomsmen were waiting in the church parking lot.
Groom and groomsmen waiting in the church parking lot

Kate and Dave decided to have a “first look” moment before the ceremony so we went to the Oelwein City Park to take some photos of them seeing each other for the first time in their wedding attire, as well as some group photos.

The time the bride and groom see each other for the first time during the wedding day
Bride with the bridal party
Group photo of the groom with the groomsmen
Photo of the bride and groom
Bridal bouquet by Buds n Blossoms, Oelwein
Portrait of teh bride and groom inside the church
wedding ceremony
wedding church ceremony

Bride and groom exiting the church

A lot of cool wedding decorations!
sweets buffet
wedding reception sign

best wishes notes from the wedding guests

A little bit of texas salsa as wedding favors
salsa jars as wedding favors

Bride and groom entering the reception venue
wedding speech
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first dance photo
bride and groom dance
dancing floor
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I am lucky to get to photograph amazing weddings like this one. I had a blast spending two days in Oelwein, starting on Friday with the fun backyard rehearsal dinner and continuing with all the crazy party on Saturday. Get in touch if you are looking for a wedding photographer in Oelwein -I’d love to get back!

wedding photo for thank you note

Ceremony: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Reception:Elks Lodge, Waterloo Iowa
First look photos: Oelwein City Park
Thank you note photo taken at the Independence Train Station / Museum
DJ :Ultimate Entertainment, Waterloo
Florist: Buds ‘n Blossoms, Oelwein
Hair and/or make-up: Studio 17, Oelwein
Videographer: Dick Klapperich

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