June 2, 2017

A Wedding at Wartburg College and UAW Hall | Waterloo IA wedding photographer

Today’s post is a little #throwbackthursday post to Megan and Matt’s wedding last summer.  I can’t believe they are getting ready to celebrate their first anniversary soon!  Being a Waterloo IA wedding photographer, the area is full of some great areas for portraits and celebrations.  Matt and Megan’s wedding took us all over the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area to document their special day.  Their love radiates through all of their photos!  It was such an honor to be able to capture their day.

We started the day at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly.  Megan was surrounded by her mom, sister and mother-in-law, along with her closest friends.  They were all so relaxed as they helped Megan get ready in her beautiful dress.

Photograph of white lace wedding gown hanging in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Photograph of white lace wedding gown hanging in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Wedding details of the bridal bouquet with gold and teal accents and the wedding rings of wedding at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing bride as she prepares for her ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa.

The church also gave us the perfect spot to incorporate Matt’s beloved classic car in their first look with each other.  You may recognize it from their engagement photos which you can see by clicking here.

Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographs a first look between a bride and groom by the groom's classic red car in front of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly Iowa.

Since we were in Waverly, Wartburg College provided the perfect backdrop to capture portraits of the wedding party.

Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing the wedding party on the Wartburg College campus. The dresses feature floor length dark gray lace and the suits are a light gray. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing the wedding party on the Wartburg College campus. The dresses feature floor length dark gray lace and the suits are a light gray. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing the wedding party on the Wartburg College campus. The dresses feature floor length dark gray lace and the suits are a light gray. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing the wedding party on the Wartburg College campus. The dresses feature floor length dark gray lace and the suits are a light gray. Waterloo IA wedding photographer photographing the wedding party on the Wartburg College campus. The dresses feature floor length dark gray lace and the suits are a light gray. Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography, wedding couple couple portraits at the Wartburg College Campus. Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography, wedding couple couple portraits at the Wartburg College Campus. Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography, wedding couple couple portraits at the Wartburg College Campus. Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography, wedding couple couple portraits at the Wartburg College Campus.

Afterwards, we all headed back to the church for the wedding ceremony.  Once again, I teared up during the vows.  I can’t help it, I’m a romantic.

Wedding ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly IA photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly IA photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly IA photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly IA photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly IA photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly IA photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly IA photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding ceremony at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly IA photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography.

On our way to the reception, we made a detour with the wedding party to Single Speed Brewery in downtown Cedar Falls.  It’s such a cool little brewery and it was a nice way for Matt and Megan to start letting loose before the party got started. We also had some time to steal away from the guests for some quiet moments as a married couple.

Wedding party celebrating at Single Speed Brewery in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding party celebrating at Single Speed Brewery in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding party celebrating at Single Speed Brewery in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Bride and groom portraits in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Bride and groom portraits in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Bride and groom portraits in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Bride and groom portraits in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Bride and groom portraits in downtown Cedar Falls Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography.

The reception took place at the UAW Hall in Waterloo.  The huge quilt was made for the couple by Megan’s mom (a tradition started with her older sister) and the hydrangeas in the centerpieces were picked from Mom’s garden that morning.

Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography. Wedding reception at the UAW Hall in Waterloo Iowa, photographed by Waterloo IA wedding photographer, Danielson Photography.

If you are looking for a Waterloo IA wedding photographer to capture your wedding day in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area, please contact me through my inquiry form by clicking here.  I’d love to hear from you to hear more about your wedding vision!

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