Kate and Sam – A Romantic Downtown Dubuque Wedding

Oh my gosh are you so excited that it’s Friday?  At the end of a long week we love spoiling you with some super pretty photos to check out and we are so happy to share this wedding with you all today!!!  Kate and Sam planned the most romantic downtown Dubuque wedding ever.  It was full of pretty elegant details, girls in beautiful silver dresses, and guys in tuxedos.  What we loved most about the whole day was that even though the wedding was full of elegance and romance, Kate and Sam embraced it with the fun-loving hearts they have and it made for the most amazingly fun day!

Kate and her girls began the day getting ready in a salon in East Dubuque.  They all spent the morning joking around together while Kate got her hair and makeup done to flawless perfection!  Purple and Silver Wedding, East Dubuque Hair Salon, Encore Salon, East Dubuque, UnPosed Photography Purple and Silver Wedding, East Dubuque Hair Salon, Encore Salon, East Dubuque, UnPosed Photography Purple and Silver Wedding, East Dubuque Hair Salon, Encore Salon, East Dubuque, UnPosed Photography Purple Shoes, Pretty Purple Shoes, Purple and Silver Wedding, East Dubuque, UnPosed Photography Something Old Something New, Bride Details, Bridal Jewelry, Heirloom Jewelry, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Perfume, Wedding Rings, Purple Bouquet, Wedding, Wedding Flowers, Purple Wedding, Dubuque Photographer, Dubuque Wedding, UnPosed Photography Wedding Rings, Wedding Ring Set, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena Photography, UnPosed Photography While Kate and her girls were getting their hair done, Sam was with his mom and dad getting ready.  Groom Getting Ready, Groom and Parents, Dubuque IA Wedding, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Groom Getting Ready, Groom and Parents, Dubuque IA Wedding, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography After hair and makeup were completed, the girls all headed over to Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church in Menominee to get dressed.  This is the church that Kate’s family has attended all her life.  Kate’s mom helped her put on her jewelry and dress.  Kate’s jewelry included pearls that her grandfather gave to her grandma.  Bride Getting Ready, Bride and Mom, Wedding Moments, Pretty Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Bride Getting Ready, Bride and Mom, Wedding Moments, Pretty Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography There were a couple of tears shed when Kate gave her mom her gift.  Bride Getting Ready, Bride and Mom, Wedding Moments, Pretty Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Bride Getting Ready, Bride and Mom, Wedding Moments, Pretty Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Meanwhile, Jeff had Sam waiting patiently to see his bride!  His reaction when he turned to see her was spectacular!!!Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Kate, you are so gorgeous!!!Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Aren’t they just so sweet?!?!Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Once the groomsmen and bridesmaids came to join in, the fun really kicked up!  Sam has a fantastic relationship with all of the guys that stood up beside him.  Because they’re all so close they are hilarious together in the antics they come up with!
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The next few images prove a point that Jeff and I always try to tell our couples. Even if you have a first look, if your significant other is going to have a reaction to you walking down the aisle they will still have that reaction even if you’ve seen each other before the ceremony.  Sam’s reaction was truly priceless.  Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography After the ceremony we headed to downtown Dubuque for photos of the whole wedding party together and a few more of Kate and Sam.  Purple and Silver Wedding, Purple Wedding, Silver Wedding, Romantic Downtown Dubuque Wedding, Dubuque Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Dubuque IA, Dubuque Iowa Photographer, Dubuque Iowa Wedding Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Purple and Silver Wedding, Purple Wedding, Silver Wedding, Romantic Downtown Dubuque Wedding, Dubuque Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Dubuque IA, Dubuque Iowa Photographer, Dubuque Iowa Wedding Photographer, Galena IL Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography This one has to be one of my all time favorite wedding party photos! 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 So fun!  🙂
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Special thanks to the vendors that made their day amazing:

Ceremony Venue: Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church, Menominee IL /Reception Venue: Holiday Inn Main St., Dubuque IA / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: The bride’s sister Jen made all of the flowers / Hair & Makeup:  Encore Hair Salon, East Dubuque IL /Bridal Gown: A&M Bridal, Platteville WI / Bridesmaids Attire: Cheryl Ann Bridals, Dubuque IA / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Dubuque IA / Entertainment: The After Party, Guttenberg IA / Catering: Holiday Inn Main St., Dubuque IA / Cake:  Sam’s Club and Hyvee, both in Dubuque IA

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Kristen and Paul – A Cute Peoria Engagement Session

If you caught our blog post on Monday you know we did a super cute literary and Disney themed wedding in Peoria in October.  Well, while were down there we got to do a super cute engagement session with one of our 2017 couples!  Kristen and Paul are living in Peoria, but Kristen is originally from the Lena area.  They’re planning a wedding in Freeport and Lena later this year, but loved the idea of taking their engagement photos in Peoria since that’s where they met and fell in love.  What we loved the most about the time we spent with these two is that they have this quiet steady kind of love and understanding between them.  You can feel it the second you meet them.  They’re kind and sweet, but still playful and silly.  It made our session with them a lot of fun!

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Kristen and Paul, we can’t wait to celebrate your wedding with you two so soon!  It’ll be here before we know it!

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Emily and Cordt : A Literary Themed Wedding (with a hint of Disney love) :-)

I first met Emily when I photographed her sister’s wedding several years ago.  She is the sweetest person and I fell in love with her right away so when she and her fiancé, Cordt, contacted us to photograph their wedding when they got engaged, we were over the moon!!!!   They planned a literary themed wedding in the Peoria area with just a hint of Disney magic.  They both love to read and Emily is obsessed with Disney so this was the perfect day for them  🙂

Each of them began their day at a house in Brimfield, IL.  Emily was at her grandparents house just outside of town.  Cordt was at his friend Matt’s place near town.  Emily and her girls all spent the morning hanging out, doing each other’s makeup, getting their hair done, and singing a LOT of Disney tunes  🙂

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had to give a personal message to Emily which was so sentimental and got her crying a bit.  It was a sweet way to begin the day for sure!  Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed Photography Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed Photography Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed PhotographyHe also gave her a map of the world that you scratch off for each country you visit, and he had stolen her shoes the night before 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 The After Party kept everyone on the dance floor all night long!  Gateway Building Peoria, Gateway Building Wedding, Wedding in Peoria, Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed Photography Gateway Building Peoria, Gateway Building Wedding, Wedding in Peoria, Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed Photography Gateway Building Peoria, Gateway Building Wedding, Wedding in Peoria, Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed Photography Gateway Building Peoria, Gateway Building Wedding, Wedding in Peoria, Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed PhotographyJeff and I might have gotten out on the dance floor a time or two.  Gateway Building Peoria, Gateway Building Wedding, Wedding in Peoria, Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed PhotographyLove this next photo with TWO UnPosed couples!!!!Gateway Building Peoria, Gateway Building Wedding, Wedding in Peoria, Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed PhotographyWe ended the evening with a photo of Emily and Cordt in front of the downtown Peoria bridge.  Gateway Building Peoria, Gateway Building Wedding, Wedding in Peoria, Peoria Wedding, Peoria Wedding Photographer, Peoria Wedding Photography, Peoria IL, Peoria, Illinois, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Galena Wedding Photographer, Galena Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena, UnPosed PhotographyEmily and Cordt, thank you so much for asking us to join you for your wedding day!  We had so much fun with you two and love you guys so much!!!

Thank you to the vendors that helped make their day possible:

Ceremony Venue: Brimfield Union Church, Brimfield IL /Reception Venue: The Gateway Building, Peoria IL / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: Bride’s mom and sister Jenny / Hair: Absolute Hair, East Peoria IL /Bridal Gown: Allure purchased at Cloud Nine Bridal Boutique, Peoria IL / Bridesmaids Attire: Alfred Angelo purchased at Cloud Nine Bridal Boutique, Peoria IL / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear from Country Bride, Peoria IL / Entertainment: The After Party, Guttenberg IA / Catering: Cracked Pepper, Peoria IL / Cake:  Trefzger’s Bakery, Peoria IL / Décor: I Do Events, Washington IL / Lighting: Prospect Sound and Lighting, Peoria IL

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