The Lakeview Lodge at Hickory Hills: Jessica + Nick

It was so cold the day of their wedding, but Jessica and Nick weren’t going to let that stop them from having an amazing day. The Lakeview Lodge at Hickory Hills Park in La Porte City was the perfect location for the two, and though lots of smiles, laughs, and tears of joy (and maybe some shivers!), Jessica and Nick pledged their love in front of their family and friends. We made some incredible wedding photos, and I am truly blessed to be a witness to their relationship. Jess and Nick, thank you for letting me share in your day. You both are so wonderful and I am thankful to call you friends! XOXO, Rachel

Jessica and the girls had their hair done at the KJ & Kompany salon in Waterloo, and they did a fabulous job with all of the ladies!

Seriously, I just love her laugh.

The wedding was held at the Lakeview Lodge at Hickory Hills Park in La Porte City and it couldn’t have been more beautiful. Jessica’s father made their alter… isn’t it incredible?

Jessica picked out a bunch of incredible lanterns to decorate their special place.

Those shoes!

Those rings!

I don’t know how I’ve been blessed to have such amazing brides, but Jessica made her bouquet herself, along with her bridesmaids’. Blows my mind – the girl is talented!

One of my favorite moments between Jess and her mom. Lovelovelove.

The first look!

Jessica. You are SO. BEAUTIFUL.

I could not get enough of that lake. Incredible.

Too cute, right?

It was so incredibly cold during the ceremony, but Jessica was a trooper and I have to say it was totally worth it.

Oh. My. Goodness. Such a sweet moment. Nick, you are such a gentleman!


We stopped at the Screamin’ Eagle bar on the way to the reception. I just can’t get enough of this couple.

Jessica and Nick kicked off their reception with their first dance and then partied the night away. And I have to tell you, this group knew how to party!

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  • Jessica Kaiser - RACHEL I LOVE THE PICS! :) You captured our day wonderfully :) Thank you thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Brian Depew - Love this. exactly what I envision someday!! ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Hager - This was one of the most beautiful and meaningful weddings I have ever been too. The location was perfect – we all knew there were angels among us. We are so proud of both of you.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kautzky-Scheib - Beautiful Jess and Nick! Congrats again :) Love love love the pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Sabata - Rach, you soooooooo captured their love in the photo’s. Great job, you really are amazing.ReplyCancel

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