Lydia + John | Wild Iowa wedding

Spending the day with Lydia + John was nothing short of magical.

When we walked through the door to the venue we were greeted with smiles and an overall peaceful feeling in the building. Greenery was scattered all around the tables and walls. And if you’ve ever met me, you know I’m a sucker for literally any green plant.

We were able to work with a videography team that I’d never had the opportunity to work with, and have never felt such a sense of teamwork with any other vendor before. Working together, we were able to make sure we did everything possible to make this the wedding that was nothing short of what Lydia had spent months perfecting.

The first look with Lydia’s parents was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, seriously. The look on her parents’ face was so joyful; and Lydia showed that dress off like it was nobody’s business. After the first look with her parents, we moved on to the first look with her freaking almost-husband! Watching couples see each other for the first time on the wedding day gives me goosebumps every time, and this day was no different. The heart eyes were so real with these two. I love letting my couples take 5-10 minutes after the first look to talk to each other or just hug. Watching them soak in the quiet before everyone shows up is so valuable.

As guests showed up right before sunset, they sat outside with the gorgeous golden sun lighting up the whole wedding party; and of course, John + Lydia. I always tell myself I won’t cry, but it’s so hard when they exchange vows with birds chirping in the background, and the wind is soft against your cheek. So yes...I cried, ok? But I know I’m not the only one that did, so I’m not even worried.

Give me all the sunset weddings, and all the couples who are madly in love.

Pizza, soda, the moon, someone to share it with.

-Kevin Malone

Vidographer ||

Desert || Little Blackbird Bakery

Florals || Donna Jean Flowers

Dress || Bridal Elegance

Stationary || Missy Jones

Venue || Irishman Acres