Will and Sarah are originally from the Cedar Rapids area, though they now make their home in Chicago. They returned “home” for their wedding celebration, and we spent the bulk of the day out at the always amazing Cedar Ridge Winery. And as usual, it didn’t disappoint. We started the day getting ready at the DoubleTree, and then took a few quick photos around the downtown area for some variety in their final portfolio of images. We then traveled to the early afternoon ceremony, which was at the home church of Sarah’s family—Faith Lutheran in Marion. After a long bus ride out to the winery, we strolled through the rolling hills and rows of vines to get some really awesome wedding party and couple photos. There is such a chill vibe that exists out at Cedar Ridge, and it’s present basically as soon as you step foot onto the country property. It’s easily one of my favorite spots in the area! At the reception, the food was outstanding, and obviously the wine was flowing. We learned a little more about Will’s younger years during the toasts, and the dance floor stayed pretty active, even despite it being a perfect evening to be outside. A great time was had by all!
Will and Sarah, thank you guys for choosing to have us document the story of your day! You guys could not have been more wonderful and gracious (and tenacious in all weather scenarios) throughout the whole process, and it was such a pleasure to partner with you! We wish you nothing but the best!
Hair – Lindsay Trumblee (Brayden James)
Makeup – Airbrushing by Liz
Flowers – Hy-Vee (Beth @ Oakland Rd)
Cake – Jules Bakery
Dress – Brides and Weddings (Manchester)
Rings – Savas Designers and Jewelers
Photographers – Carter Photography