The first Saturday in June, I headed to the Coralville Marriott to capture Jonathan and Emily's wedding day. Emily shared this about how they first met, "Our mutual friend who turns out to be an expert matchmaker suggested to each of us that we meet. We had worked at the same place for a few years but the University hospital is a small city and our paths had never crossed. We agreed to meet for trivia along with a couple other friends. We spent a fun evening learning how bad we both were at coming up with useless knowledge (or maybe we were just nervous...) Although we finished near the back of the pack, I guess we won each other!" The window light in the rooms at the Marriott made it so easy and beautiful to capture getting ready photos and style details. I love window light!! About their first date, Emily shared, "After the first meeting at trivia, we met again a few days later for brunch, which we both have a passion for, although for us brunch is really just late breakfast because breakfast food is the best." Instead of a first look with Jonathan, Emily shared a first look with her father. What a sweet father-daughter moment! After the father-daughter first look, we popped back inside for a few portraits as the bridesmaids got ready. I love their robes!! Their ceremony was held at St. Mary's in Iowa City. Such a beautiful church! Emily knew Jonathan was the one, "When he was belting out soundtracks to musicals in the car, and again when he delayed seeing a movie premiere in order to build a cat house for our backyard cats!" It is impossible for them to choose their favorite memory together.
"How do you choose one? We've been to some amazing places in the last year, from Hawaii's North Shore to the glaciers and lakes of the Canadian Rockies, to completing a full week of RAGBRAI together."
What amazing times spent together! Be sure to check back soon for more from Jonathan and Emily's beautiful wedding day!
Asst. Photographer | Samantha Owenson
Venue | St. Mary's Catholic Church
Dress | BHDLN
Hair |Aveda Salon
Makeup | Grace Lemke
Men's Attire | Skeffington's
Flowers | Every Bloomin' Thing
Invitations | Designed by Rachel Immen
Cake | New Pioneer Co-op
DJ | DJ Cox Entertainment
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