We were so excited to work with Maddie and Nate for their fall wedding! They are such kind and welcoming people and they deserved to have the very best day. Maddie and Nate’s wedding was a little Parisian, a sprinkle of southwestern, and a touch of midwestern. It was a nod to their families’ backgrounds and we thought it was very thoughtful and unique. We weren’t sure how it was all going to blend together but it worked out quite well!
It was a beautiful fall day in 2016 and the day started off without a hitch. The ceremony took place at St. John’s at Creighton where Maddie and Nate went to college. If you haven’t been to St. John’s it’s a beautiful church and the perfect backdrop for their ceremony. Unfortunately, Nate’s mom took a tumble on some steps right at the beginning of the ceremony so she had some scrapes and bruises for the rest of the day.
The bridal party took some photos around campus and then hopped on Ollie the Trolley for a stop at Huber Haus aka the bar under Crescent Moon for a boot 🙂 Then, they made their way to the Holland to make their grand entrance at the end of cocktail hour.
The reception is where most of the theme shined. The table numbers had hand drawn plants native to the southwest and midwest including cacti, coneflowers, sunflowers, and peonies. The dessert table had an assortment of pastries including a croquembouche which is basically a tower of eclair balls drizzled with caramelized strings of sugar. It also featured an assortment of eclairs and bundt cakes and was decorated with bundles of wheat and flowers. Maddie and Nate incorporated a family-style dinner where each table had the entrees and sides set out in the middle of each table and the guests would pass around the plates to serve themselves. They had a beautiful Edison light bulb plank hanging overhead just to add a focal point to the dance floor which was popping the whole night.
Coordination/Design/Reception Flowers: Basic Bash Events | Photography: The Mullers | Ceremony Venue: St. John’s at Creighton | Reception Venue/Caterer/Bar: Holland Center | Caterer/Bar: Guckenheimer | Personal Flowers and Overhead Reception Lighting: Blooms & Bouquets | Rentals: United Rent-All | Bride’s Dress: Watters | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew | Men’s Attire: Jos A Bank | Hair: Jessica Alyse Designs | Makeup: Model Perfect Airbrush | French Pastries: Le Petit Paris | Bundt Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Officiant: Fr. Richard Hauser | Ceremony Music: Molly Mattingly & Thompson Brass Quintet | DJ: Glenn Lewis | Invitations & Signage: Caitlyn Ottinger Photo & Design | Videography: Brian Turner | Transportation: Ollie the Trolley