DoubleTree Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Photographers - Carter Photography
DoubleTree Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Photographers - Carter Photography
Keep your shit together. That was the sentiment stitched on a hanky that was gifted to Ashley by one of her bridesmaids. Neither Ashley, nor anyone else, kept their shit together for this day. Ashley consistently set up situations throughout the day that inspired ugly cries. She was aiming for ugly crying and scolded her dad for not completely losing it when she gifted him a sentimental hanky of his own. I should have known what was coming because she even cried the first time we got together to talk about their wedding day and if we would be a fit for each other! I mean, I'm not complaining over here, because if you follow our blog at all, y ... READ MORE
Iowa Memorial Union IMU Wedding Pictures Iowa City Photographers - Carter Photography
Iowa Memorial Union IMU Wedding Pictures Iowa City Photographers - Carter Photography
Tyler and Heather are two Hawkeye-ish fans (with other Big 10 allegiances), and they chose to get married at the Iowa Memorial Union on a Hawkeye game day. So that probably made for a super crazy day, right? Nah, we hardly noticed. But the craziness their wedding party brought certainly had things turned up a notch! It was all good though, and I think everyone had a great time celebrating these two. And we were happy to endure their craziness that was all in good fun. I actually love a wedding party that will banter with me, because I know they are more comfortable and there will be more personality in the photos. The day started at Adeva Sa ... READ MORE
Eastbank Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Photographers - Carter Photography
Eastbank Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Photographers - Carter Photography
Matt and Theresa had their wedding in Cedar Rapids, which was a middle ground of sorts. They currently live and work in the Chicago area. Many of Matt's family and friends are from Kansas City. And Theresa's family is actually from the Cedar Rapids area, so many of them had it easy. They had both the wedding ceremony and reception at the Eastbank Venue and Lounge, which was wonderfully convenient—no travel between venues and plenty of photo opportunities close by. We started the day getting ready at the DoubleTree in Downtown Cedar Rapids, which is such a perfect getting ready space . . . if we could only figure out how to use those stupid re ... READ MORE
Rollins Mansion Wedding Pictures Des Moines Iowa Photographers Carter Photography
Rollins Mansion Wedding Pictures Des Moines Iowa Photographers Carter Photography
Christian and Julie had a very atypical August wedding day, in that the sun never shone through the clouds and the temperatures never crested above 70. I can say with certainty that every guy in attendance was just fine with that! For a day that had rain forecasted for much of the week leading up, it was quite an acceptable day for the wedding that was almost completely hosted outside - ceremony, dinner and dance party. Christian is an army man, and he had a bevy of military men at his side for his wedding day. We owe a big thanks to all those guys for their service of our country! We appreciate you guys giving so completely of yourselves so ... READ MORE
Eastbank Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Wedding Photographers Carter Photography
Eastbank Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Wedding Photographers Carter Photography
I feel like every wedding has its own story. I will leave a wedding at the end of the night and come up with several things from each wedding that were unique or central to the story of the day. Sometimes it's a couple overcoming crazy odds; there might have been an outdoor ceremony when it was 200 degrees outside; perhaps it's the absence of a loved one. What I saw as a core theme from Andrew and Hannah's wedding day was the story of Andrew's grandparents (who won the anniversary dance by being married for 60 years), who hail from Jordan and had spent roughly the last 5 months in the States to witness Andrew and his brother's weddings. More ... READ MORE
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