Kevin and Jillian know how to throw a party. And a really good looking one as well! With a herculean effort from Blissful Events by Abbey, I think their vision for the wedding day came together really beautifully. There were some pesky rain showers that came through the area at an inconvenient time, but almost everything else was perfect. The bonus of the rain showers was being able to even more fully incorporate and capture the different elements of Jillian and Abbey’s wedding design.
We started the day at the Wave Length salon in Iowa City for hair and makeup. The bride and groom then got dressed at the Hilton Garden Inn of downtown Iowa City. Kevin looked nice and all, but Jillian was stunning in her unique dress from BHLDN. Its detail and shape were unlike anything that we’ve photographed before, so kudos to her for pulling it off. From there, we traveled (in the rain), to Old Brick where the wedding reception was to be held later that evening. In the meantime, Kevin and Jillian had their first look in the beautifully decorated space, and we used the available window light and decor to capture some portraits while the rain subsided. Eventually, we were able to get outside with the wedding party and the day really turned out to be very reasonable for late July!
The wedding ceremony was at Trinity Episcopal Church, also in downtown Iowa City. Kevin and Jillian creatively wrote their own vows, and certainly supplemented the emotional weight of the ceremony with their words! After their pronouncement as husband and wife, and a huge first kiss/exhale, we traveled back to Old Brick to get the aforementioned party underway! With good food, great toasts, Midwest Dueling Pianos and a ridiculously stocked open bar, it was quite a night! Kevin and Jillian, thank you for choosing to have us alongside you guys to capture the story of your love on your wedding day! We hope you guys dig the photos!
Hair & Makeup – The Wave Length
Flowers – Chris Crow – Hy-Vee John Deere Rd Moline
Cake – Hy-Vee Waterfront
Dress – BHLDN
Catering – Bread Garden Market
Bartending – The Summit Iowa City
Planner & Designer – Blissful Events by Abbey
Photographers – Carter Photography