Nichole + Tanner | Cedar Rapids, Iowa Wedding

Nichole and Tanner were married on July 1st at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Cedar Rapids. It was really nice to get a change of scenery from the churches I am usually at (don't get me wrong, I love big, beautiful churches too). I was also happy to finally be at home for a wedding since I am always traveling all over the place!

I arrived with plenty of time for detail shots before the ceremony. I don't always get a chance to really get into all of the details, so I got as much as I could, and I am so happy with the shots I got. The little details of your wedding day will fade from your memory faster than you would think, so I always try to set aside time for those.

We did formal photographs in the lobby of the hotel, which was beautifully lit (seriously, there is nothing better than natural light shining through huge windows). Afterwards, we headed to Greene Square Park and then to White Star Ale House for some fun wedding party photos. The reception was fabulous--a big highlight of their night was when comedian Bobby Bones showed up to surprise the bride with a dance and a speech!

Below are some of my favorite photos from the day (and I made sure to add some of those amazing detail shots I talked about above!)

Flowers: Deb Toppert
Cake: Heather's Gourmet Cupcakes
Venue/Catering: Doubletree Hotel in Cedar Rapids, IA
DJ: Premier Sound Entertainment
Hair/Makeup: Salon Voche
Videographer: Matt Holley