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  • Annie + Jared’s prairie wedding {Iowa City, IA} -PART 1

    Saturday, August 21 | Comments

    We met Annie and Jared for the first time on their wedding day, and right away could see how awesome they were. Annie is a writer and Jared is a musician {he even wrote a song for Annie that song friends sang in the ceremony}. Annie was so nervous/stressed but once they saw each other she was totally fine.. I love when that happens.

    Everything about this wedding was amazing, the location, the couple, the feel of the whole day… even the weather! This wedding was one of those weddings we have always wanted to shoot. We drove out past a ton of corn fields to this red, octagonal barn and I walked into the 2nd floor of this amazing, huge old barn where their friends and family were running around, helping to set up… and I almost pooped my pants, it was the best thing I’ve ever seen. Everywhere you looked there were hand made decorations that Annie obviously put all of her heart into and you could tell were all about the two of them. Old sewing spindles, vintage books, flowers, hand sews pieces… it was beautiful.  She even made her own dress out of 3 vintage dresses!! Come on!!

    It’s so awesome it’s going to have to be split into 2 blog posts.. So.. here is the first :] Oh, and I had Annie write some things about the wedding to give you more of a feel of their day.

    “Iowa was our inspiration. Jared and I moved here from the coast, not knowing what to expect, and a little nervous about what we would find. But instead of being flat and dull, we found it to be so lovely, with rolling hills and a profusion of wildflowers and the most amazing old barns scattered everywhere. When we began to plan our wedding, we just let the theme emerge from this place we had fallen in love with. Then we just gathered or made things that seemed somehow to fit. The overall feel we wanted for our wedding was relaxed, cozy, colorful, and glowing with love.

    They wanted their first look to be in this beautiful field with their dog, it was so good!!!

    Loki :]

    “I couldn’t bring myself to spend more than a hundred dollars on a wedding dress, and most of the ones I saw (in any price range) were just not my style, so I ended up I buying an ill-fitting vintage Gunne Sax dress, some lace trim from a thrift store, and two antique petticoats, and spending a few weeks tearing everything apart and sewing it back together again Redesigning the bodice was the scariest part, for days everything was in shreds, and I was convinced I would never be able to make it whole again, but somehow, the morning before the wedding, it clicked together and everything fit, and I had a wedding dress that felt like me. Which was a pretty lucky thing seeing as I how didn’t have a backup plan!”

    Annie MADE the cake topper… crafty McCrafterson!

    the rest of this wedding will be up tomorrow. The ceremony, reception and some more of their awesome details. It’s worth the wait!


    1. Taralynn Dixon says:

      Holy mackerel! This is a dream. Every one is just too good :)

    2. Darren says:

      Splendid! Love your Style! And Dogs = Awesome!

    3. [...] the great people who will be stylishly attending. until then, enjoy this picture and hope over to Jagger Photography and check out the whole wedding. whimsical, crafty, vintage-y, [...]

    4. Brenda says:

      This is my kind of wedding…simple beauty…God’s beautiful creation as the background…creative bride…and what a gorgeous dress…and of course…the incredible BARN..love it ALL!!!

    5. loki is so cute! this couple and the entire wedding gave me warm fuzzy feelings. rad job, you guys!

    6. Alex says:

      Ho. Ly. Shit.
      Everything about this is perfect. You two, and this wedding, put together, make my soul melt into a little puddle on the floor of my bathroom (yeah, you know what I mean). This is so gorgeous, and her dress! Oh man that dress. I want one just like it, except, ya know it’s a one of a kind.

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