Destiney & Joe { A wintery Iowa wedding }

Destiney and Joe were married on a chilly, but still beautiful day in January.  Though the snow didn’t fall as much as they had hoped (Destiney LOVES snow), Mother Nature still brought out her best with some gorgeous sunshine and just enough chill in the air to keep a few patches of snow around for us to use  🙂

Destiney started her day with all her girls getting ready at the church together.  Girls Getting Ready, Iowa Wedding, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, UnPosed Photography

Destiney’s Maid of Honor wrote her and Joe a letter that was incredibly sweet and brought tears to Destiney’s eyes. These girls have been friends for forever and care so much for each other.  Destiney and Joe Wedding Girls Getting Ready, Iowa Wedding, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, UnPosed PhotographyWintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed PhotographyI love this ring shot Jeff grabbed while I was hanging out with the girls!  Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Girls Getting Ready, Iowa Wedding, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, UnPosed Photography Girls Getting Ready, Iowa Wedding, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, UnPosed Photography Destiney had a custom jacket made for her dress which she wore most of the day.  It complimented her and her dress so well!!!!Girls Getting Ready, Iowa Wedding, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, UnPosed Photography

Joe and his guys got dressed in another room of the church.  Joe had to help most of the guys with their ties which was pretty amusing!

Guys Getting Ready, Iowa Wedding, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, UnPosed Photography Guys Getting Ready, Iowa Wedding, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, UnPosed Photography Before she left to see Joe for the first time, Destiney and her dad got a few moments on their own.  Destiney kept telling us her dad wasn’t an emotional guy, but he certainly got a huge smile on his face when he saw his little girl in her wedding dress.  You could feel how proud he is of her the way he looked at her in these moments.  Daddy Daughter First Look, First Look with Dad, Bride First Look with Father, Bride First Look with Dad, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wedding Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography

Next, it was time to go see Joe for the first time!!!!  Destiney was so anxious to see him while we were on the way there and couldn’t hold back her happy tears once she tapped him on his shoulder.  Joe’s reaction was one of absolutely pure JOY!  There was no containing the huge smile and pure joyful laugh he had when he turned around.  It was such a pure moment between these two and we were so glad we got to witness it.  First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography You are STUNNING Destiney!!!!!  Love these images of you!!!!!First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Their first look took place at Destiney’s parent’s house so it was especially sweet having these photos there.  First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography It got pretty chilly while we were outside so Destiney wrapped up in a pretty white blanket to stay warm.  First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Even though there was almost no snow anywhere, we found this tiny patch and made the most of it!  First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Loved the sun peeking over this wall!!!First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Perfectly flowy veils are my fave!!!!First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography First Look, Bride and Groom, Sneak Peek, Bride, Groom, Romantic Portraits, Wintery Iowa Wedding, Winter Wedding, Iowa Winter Wedding, Winter Wedding in Iowa, Iowa, Winter, Wedding, Silver and Blue Wedding, Preston IA Wedding, Photography, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography

After the first look we went back to the church for a few photos with their wedding party.  At this point in the day it was COLD so we did these as quickly as possible to keep everyone from getting frostbite! Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Flower Girl, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Flower Girl, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Navy Blue Bridesmaid Dress, Gray Groomsmen Suit, Gray Suit, Blue Dress, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography

Then it was time for the ceremony to begin!  St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed PhotographySt. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Bride, Bridal Portrait, Bride in Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church Preston IA, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography

After the ceremony, we stopped by the high school for some photos on the basketball court.  Joe coaches basketball so these were the photos he was super excited about all day!  Basketball, Wedding Pictures on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom Basketball, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Basketball, Wedding Pictures on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom Basketball, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Basketball, Wedding Pictures on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom Basketball, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Basketball, Wedding Pictures on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom Basketball, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Basketball, Wedding Pictures on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom Basketball, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Basketball, Wedding Pictures on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom on Basketball Court, Bride and Groom Basketball, Wedding Party, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Navy Blue and Gray Wedding, Blue and Silver Wedding, Preston IA, Wedding Photography, Wedding, Photography, Photographer, Iowa, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed PhotographyOnce the wedding party photos were done, it was time to start our journey to Maquoketa for the reception!  Their reception was decked out in winter prettiness!  From their hot cocoa bar to their snowflake cookies, every detail was exactly what Destiney had always wanted for her winter wedding.  Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Destiney and Joe learned a choreographed dance for their first dance and they rocked it!!!Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites The rest of the night was full of dancing and hilarity!  The After Party kept the party going all night!  Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites We grabbed Destiney and Joe for a quick sunset photo since the view was beautiful from the back of the hotel the reception took place at.  Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Of course we had to do a photo of Joe with his basketball team ladies! Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites Maquoketa, Wedding Reception Maquoketa IA, Iowa, Iowa Wedding, Iowa Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography, Centerstone Inn & Suites We ended the night with this fun image of the two of them out front of the hotel.  We love creating cool night photos for our couples anytime we can! 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Destiney and Joe, we had an AMAZING time with you guys and LOVED your wedding day!!!!  Thank you so much for choosing us to be part of it!

Special thanks to the vendors that made their day possible:

Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Preston IA /Reception Venue: Centerstone Inn & Suites, Maquoketa IA / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: All flowers made by the bride’s family friend /Bridal Gown: I Do Bridal, Galena IL / Bridesmaids Attire: I Do Bridal, Galena IL / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: I Do Bridal, Galena IL / Entertainment: The After Party, Guttenberg IA / Catering: Matthiesen’s, DeWitt IA / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Cake:  Sweetheart Bakery, Clinton IA

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