My first wedding of the season in Dubuque, Iowa was nothing short of incredible. With flood warnings, hail in the forecast and 90% chance of thunderstorms all day, I had my umbrellas ready to go and back up plans on deck for Dana & Aaron’s outdoor Dubuque wedding. We had a light drizzle for about 5 minutes and other than that the only thing that was showered all day was the love between Dana + Aaron.⠀⠀
Dana got ready in an exposed brick filled Airbnb loft in the historic Millwork District of Dubuque. Her and Aaron had their first look just outside standing with their backs against one of the iconic painted murals that Dubuque has scattered through out the idyllic city. This little corner of town had so many unique and gorgeous backgrounds to work with for capturing Dana, Aaron, their darling children Hailey and Logan, and one heck of a great bridal party.
We headed over to the Riverfront Pavilion at Eagle Point Park for the ceremony. Under a simple, but absolutely beautiful arch overlooking the Mississippi river, Dana and Aaron said I do with only their families in attendance. The ceremony was intimate, so heartfelt, and ended with a craft brew cheers from all attendees.
The reception took place at the super fun 7 Hills Brewing Co. right in the heart of Dubuque. The brewery had the best relaxed vibe, wonderful music that lasted through out the whole night, and did I mention the cupcakes?
My heart was bursting watching these two tie the knot and join their families together. They are the sweetest, chillest, warmest souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and getting to capture their big day was an absolute honor. ⠀⠀
HUGE shout out to Ashley from Midwestern Bride. All of my Midwest Brides if you’re looking for a top notch planner with a “get shit done” attitude and sense of humor – Ashley is your girl!
Planning // Midwestern Bride
Ceremony // Riverfront Pavilion • Eagle Point Park
Reception // 7 Hills Brewery
Florals // Sunborn Gardens
Hair + Makeup // Fringe Salon
Dress // Oleg Casini
Suit // Jack Victor Style