Decorah Iowa Winter Wedding | Dylan & Jill
I have always loved having at least a couple winter weddings each year during our off season! It is the perfect way to ease into this new season without having to be on the go every weekend like we do in the fall. Jill and Dylan’s Decorah winter wedding was such a joy-filled, laid back day. They were married at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville by the same Pastor that did our wedding last year. It was so fun getting to celebrate the day surrounded by so many familiar faces. The day flew by and before we knew it we were heading to Decorah for the reception at Nob Hill!
It may come as no surprise but my favorite memory of the day was the Daddy/Daughter first look. I brought Bill outside to the courtyard and got him in place. We were all smiles, just excited to get the day underway, however I could tell behind his smile he was holding back a few tears. We left him alone with his thoughts and went to get Jill. I can’t imagine the emotions that would go through the mind of a father as he is preparing to give his daughter away. But in that moment, when he saw her for the first time in her wedding dress, I could see the pure love he had for her. The excitement that they shared knowing that this was the start of a new and amazing chapter.
If I am being honest, I think we all shed a tear.
Dylan and Jill, thank you for giving us the honor of capturing your winter wedding. It may not have been the winter wonderland we had hoped but let’s just be thankful it wasn’t as chilly as your engagement session! Ethan and I had so much fun celebrating you with all your family and friends. And we wish you nothing short of a lifetime of happiness! Enjoy just a few of our many favorites from your day!
the creative team
Photographer | MEGAN SNITKER PHOTOGRAPHY
Dress Store | BRIDES AND WEDDINGS
Florist | THE COUNTRY GARDEN FLOWERS
Ceremony Venue | ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Reception Venue | NOB HILL
Hair Stylist|Stacy Trower and Sandy Hangartner
Makeup Artist |Kristi Turner
Catering | Nob Hill
Cake | Mary Jo Liddiard
Bridesmaid Dresses | BRIDES AND WEDDINGS
Groomsmen Attire | Teslow’s Formalwear
Invitations | Odd Lot Paperie
Favors | 4imprint
Rings | Hammel Jewlers
Decorating | The Glenwood Events Company