Gladbrook, IA Wedding: Emily + Austin

You don’t have to hang around Emily and Austin for very long to see just how much they love each other. Spend a whole day with them and there’s no doubt that these two were made for each other. I had the pleasure of photographing Emily and Austin’s wedding last Saturday, and while the wind was crazy intense, the day couldn’t have been more perfect. Good friends, good food, family, and dancing… what more do you need? Emily and Austin, thank you so much for allowing me to to be a part of and document your special day. It felt like old friends hanging out, and I’m so honored to call you that. Friends. I hope you’re enjoying newlywed bliss! XOXO, Rachel

Is Emily the most beautiful bride ever, or what?

Looking dapper, Austin.

Their first look was so incredibly sweet. Austin kept telling Emily over and over how beautiful she was.

Then it was off for some bride and groom portraits. The sun and wind were a bit finicky, but we managed to get some great shots despite the weather.

This might be one of my favorite bride+groom portraits. Ever.

The wedding party was massive… but they were loads of fun to hang out with and they were unbelievably hilarious!

A beautiful ceremony…

…and the newly minted Mr. and Mrs!

The reception was held at the Reinig Center in Toledo, IA, and it looked stunning.

The bride’s family collected old wine bottles from friends and family and wrapped them with twine for these beautiful centerpieces.


Remember how I said the wedding party was hilarious? They took it to the next level for the funniest toasts I’ve probably ever heard.

The first dance and then time to party!

Happy Thursday!

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