Roses, Sweethearts, Happy Tears
On a perfectly overcast day in October, Mitch and Anna made it official. This classic tale of high school sweetheart finally tying the knot, immediately made me swoon! From the light drizzle that fell during the ceremony to the emotional toasts from loved ones, I seriously felt the heart melting gaze through my camera lens.
The rose garden at the end of season had such a romantic gloomy essence. Those subtle pops of red perfectly mirrored the moments of joy that Mitch and Anna brought to this year. Mitch’s smile could not be contained and I assume has yet to leave his face. And Anna’s gorgeous red locks against the deep evergreen scenery, made my artist eye lock in. Truly, photographing people as joyful and present as these two is such a treat!
Oh man do these folks know how to tug at the heart strings with a toast! The Father of the Bride pouring his heart out to Anna had me shedding happy tears. And the Best Man, I could only wish for a best friend like that for my kids. Seriously, if you all need someone to write your speeches, hit up this bunch. The support and love that this group of family and friends have for Mitch and Ann is just so palpable. From the hugs of glee to the prayer by Mitch’s grandpa, there is nothing better than getting to witness the most pure joy in people.
And being able to capture that moment for ever is a close second.
Congratulations Mitch and Anna Willie!
venue // Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
reception // Grand Ballroom Dubuque, Iowa
catering // The Barn
floral // Vicki with White’s Florist
dress // Vintage Chic Bridal
hair // Fringe Salon
tux // Milroy’s Tuxedos
video // WillowTree Productions
jacket // Lovely Little Light
dj // BMW Music