This adorable couple was originally thinking they really wanted to have a very simple wedding. Kelly’s mom said they were talking about just having a justice of the peace marry them, so she did some quick talking to persuade Kelly and John to reconsider a church wedding.
I’m pretty sure that they are glad she did, because they ended up choosing the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, IA.
I had never photographed there before and was looking forward to seeing the church in the middle of the country where they’ve held over 73,500 wedding ceremonies and about 400 weddings annually! Crazy!
The pastor, James Mann, gave a great, short sermon and we were in and out in less than an hour, but it was still very moving and meaningful. It was simply beautiful.
The weather that day was absolutely ideal for their outdoor reception that they held in her parent’s back yard.
Kelly and her mom created lovely fall-themed decor and instead of a traditional cake, she had yummy cupcakes in flavors like red velvet and pumpkin spice. MMmmmmm!!!
Her dad is on a competition BBQ team so they had the best smoked pork I have tasted all summer. The casual food paired perfectly with the casual atmosphere and after dinner there was a little bonfire held by Kelly’s childhood treehouse.
What a perfect ending to a wonderful day!