An Iowa Wedding While Social Distancing | Mr and Mrs Brecht

April 25, 2020

What can I say about this March 21st wedding?  As you can imagine, it is a wedding we will never forget.  Our first introduction of what an Iowa wedding while social distancing can look like.  In the days leading up to Kristin and Dru’s wedding day, the coronavirus and talk of shutdowns started as just a rumor.  Discussions of narrowing the guest list and deciding who should stay home for safety were happening.  Then the governor announced six days before the wedding that schools were shutting down and there were to be no gatherings over 10 people.  Not exactly the blissful environment we envision as we enter the final countdown to the wedding.

Kristin and Dru admirably decided they didn’t want to wait, instead choosing to proceed with an intimate wedding that was so beautifully focused on what matters.  Family. Love. Hope.  During a time that was full of so much uncertainty, their commitment to each other and their marriage brought tears to all of our eyes.  I have the pleasure of witnessing so many couples get married.  This was a wedding that paired down all the excess.  It was two people deeply in love and ready to spend forever together, even when forever is scary.  There is something so wise in their decision to use each other to get through this, and I think we should all take stock of who we have to lean on, too.

Venue: Lake Macbride Golf Course

Florals and Cake: Oakland Rd Hyvee

Decor and Styling: Old Brick Manor

DJ/Officiant: Bill Kilburg, LMD Productions

Hair and Makeup: Eden Salon and Spa, Hair – Kelsie Gingerick, Makeup – Michaela Kiefer

Wedding Gown and Bridesmaid Dress: Hope’s Bridal

Stationery:  Express Design Co. 

Interior of Lake Macbride golf course decorated for a wedding ceremony

Interior of Lake Macbride golf course decorated for a wedding ceremony

Interior of Lake Macbride golf course decorated for a wedding ceremony

Interior of Lake Macbride golf course decorated for a wedding ceremony and cake table

Cake table with closeup of cake topper

Decorations at the head table.

Closeup of table decorations

Interior of Lake Macbride golf course decorated for a wedding ceremony with the bridal gown hanging up by the altar.

Interior of Lake Macbride golf course decorated for a wedding ceremony with bridal gown hanging up and closeup of sparkly wedding tennis shoes for the bride.

Closeup of wedding stationery and jewelry.

Closeup of groom and bride's wedding rings with a lavender background.

Bride getting ready for her wedding, putting in her earring.

Bride getting ready, her mom helping her zip her dress.

Mom putting the bride's veil in as they stand by a window.

The bride and her bridesmaid help each other get ready.

The best man helps the groom with his boutonniere.

The groom stands with a towel over his head as his bride sneaks past to hide upstairs before the ceremony.

A bridal portrait on the balcony of Lake Macbride Golf Course, with a closeup of her bouquet.

Closeup of bride's hands on her bouquet.

View of bride's hair and back of her dress.

Groom portrait

Mother of the bride gets her corsage pinned on by the father of the bride.

Groom pinning his father's boutonniere on.

Father and groom give each other a hug.

Groom hugs his father after walking down the aisle

Best man and maid of honor walk down the aisle.

A glimpse at the bride as she gets ready to walk down the aisle with her parents.

Groom smiles as he sees his bride for the first time.

Bride is walked down the aisle by her mother and father.

Groom gazes at his bride with a smile as she hugs her parents.

Bride hugs her mom as she is given away to her groom.

Wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony closeup of bride smiling as she looks at her groom.

Closeup of bride's smiling parents during wedding ceremony.

Bride says her vows to her groom.

Groom smiles as he says his vows to his bride.

Groom's sister and bride's mother smile as they watch the wedding ceremony.

Bride and groom laugh during wedding ceremony.

Closeup of officiant's hand holding up the rings.

Groom putting ring on bride's finger while they smile.

Bride putting ring on groom's finger as they smile.

Closeup of frame used in sand ceremony.

Sand ceremony

Bride and groom signing marriage certificate.

Best man and maid of honor signing the marriage certificate.

wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony, couple looks out at their family.

The first kiss.

Couple cheers as they are announced as husband and wife.

Best man and maid of honor smiling during recessional.

Formal portraits on the golf course

Formal portraits on the golf course

Formal portrait of the wedding party.

Formal portraits on the golf course of bride and maid of honor. Close up of their sparkly tennis shoes.

Wedding party walking along the golf course and smiling.

Bride and groom pose under pine trees for romantic portraits.

Bride and groom pose under pine trees for romantic portraits.

Bride and groom pose under pine trees for romantic portraits.

Romantic portrait of the couple under pine trees.

Romantic portrait of the couple under pine trees.

Romantic portrait of the couple under pine trees.

The bride holding a corona bottle, and the couple kissing as they cheers with Corona bottles.

Family poses to cheers with Corona bottles.

cake cutting

smashing cake in each other's faces

The couple laugh with cake smeared on their faces.

The couple pose and then kiss with their cake faces.

Maid of honor wiping cake of the bride's face.

first dance

first dance

first dance

first dance

Father daughter dance

father daughter dance

wedding dance candid

wedding dance candid

wedding dance candid

wedding dance candid

 

wedding dance candid

wedding dance candid

wedding dance candid

the wedding dinner

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