lindsey + nick

This blog post is pretty ridiculously long. That's a fair warning. I got a little out of control...

But what did you expect? My BROTHER got married! It was my first wedding back after my maternity leave and it was a perfect way to start! I could tell you countless stories about Nick; I've known him my entire life! But the best story began when he met Lindsey. This girl is so great for for him; she is kind and gracious and can hold her own when it comes to Nick and especially our crazy family. She is compassionate and cares about people in a very real way. She definitely gave Nick's sarcastic, cool demeanor a run for his money and it's so easy to see that these two are absolutely perfect for each other!

I was so excited when they asked me to photograph their wedding day and I couldn't be happier to call this girl my sister! Congratulations you two!

Getting Ready: Hotel Fort Des Moines    •    Ceremony: St. Augustin's    •    Reception: Sticks Warehouse    •    Flowers: The English Rose    •    Dress: Schaffer's Bridal    •    My AMAZING second shooter: Brooke Pavel

nlblog-1 nlblog-2 nlblog-3a nlblog-6 nlblog-7 nlblog-10nlblog-8nlblog-12 nlblog-13 nlblog-14 nlblog-17That moment when a guy comes out of the Joseph's Jewelers store downtown and asks if you want to wear a $20,000 strand of diamonds for pictures. OH. SURE. Yeah. That happened.

nlblog-21nlblog-19 nlblog-22It takes an army to look this good:

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nlblog-64 nlblog-65 nlblog-67nlblog-68 nlblog-70a nlblog-71 nlblog-72 nlblog-74 nlblog-75 Nick made this bench for Lindsey. HOW COOL IS THAT?! So happy we were able to use it for their pictures! nlblog-81 nlblog-87 nlblog-87a nlblog-87b nlblog-87c nlblog-87d nlblog-89a nlblog-90 nlblog-91 nlblog-91a nlblog-91bnlblog-93 nlblog-103 nlblog-104a nlblog-106 nlblog-107 nlblog-109 nlblog-115c nlblog-115d nlblog-199