It's always a pleasure working with couples that have this glow about them. A glimmer in their eye that communicates a deep passion and affection for one another. That's exactly the type of love that Lindsay and Derek share and it was so evident throughout their wedding.
The morning started out at Savvy Salon in Marshall where the ladies were sharing a glass of mimosa, getting hair done, and touching up makeup for the big day. Lindsay's lighthearted personality was coming out as she made jokes with her bridesmaids and danced around with her niece. After the hair was done and makeup was set, the wedding party made their way over to Cornerstone United Methodist Church, the church Lindsay grew up in. Derek and the other groomsmen were staged upstairs, putting on their charcoal suits from Men's Warehouse, playing foosball, and sharing laughs along the way.
Lindsay was below on the main level, anxiously waiting to put her dress on from David's Bridal. After slipping into the dress and a few excited screams and tears followed from the bridesmaids, Lindsay was ready for the first look and to see Derek all spiffied up. We drove over to Wayside Park where Derek waited patiently for his wife-to-be. He was nervous, but excited to see his bride. When he turned around and locked eyes with Lindsay, a wide grin stretched across his face and all he could do was stand and stare.
"Come here!" exclaimed Lindsay. Derek, lost in the moment, hurried over to Lindsay and embraced her, burying his face into her shoulder as they hugged. Derek was so overwhelmed with emotion he was at a loss for words as he cried in excitement. In that moment, you could feel the affection and energy they shared for one another. They are a true match made in heaven.
After the first look, Shay Photography MN spent the next few hours taking pictures with the wedding party and couple. Afterwards, we headed back to the church to say "I Do." The wedding was a beautiful ceremony as the pastor delivered a heartfelt and poetic message for the couple. A unique element of the ceremony happened at the beginning where people from the wedding party and audience were able to share a personal message with the couple. After the wedding bells rang and Lindsay and Derek shared their first kiss as a married couple, they burst through the church doors to be greeted by a bubble exit.
The reception took place at the Marshall Golf Club, a beautiful country club venue with amazing scenery. Guests were filing in and admiring the mouth watering donut wall the couple created for dessert rather than opting for the traditional cake or cupcakes. Lindsay has a love for donuts and was going to find a way to include them in her wedding. After a delicious buffet catered by the reception venue, speeches commenced and tears started flowing. Our favorite speech from the night came from Lindsay's father, where he shares a story about praying for his daughter's future husband. You'll need to watch the wedding video to hear the actual speech!
Once speeches were over, the dancing began and the fun continued. It was such a pleasure to share in Lindsay and Derek's day and Dan West Films couldn't be more happy to capture it on video.
Photographer: Shay Photography MN
Videographer: Dan West Films
Hair & Make-up: Savvy Salon
Dress: David's Bridal.
Suits: Men's Warehouse
Bus: Southwest Coaches
Catering: Hy-vee Bakery
Ceremony: Cornerstone United Methodist Church
Reception: Marshall Golf Club
DJ & Lighting: Envision DJ Services