This love story begins with Alexandra’s friend introducing her to “the nicest guy ever” while visiting Omaha from California. What a great friend, right?! Turns out, it worked like a charm and this sweet couple maintained a thriving relationship despite living halfway across the country from one another – that is until Alexandra moved back to Nebraska! Ultimately, Steven would propose to his bride on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC over Independence Day weekend, no less. Talk about fireworks!
For their wedding, this couple sought an urban elegance aesthetic and boy, did they nail it – through a neutral palette of black and white, tastefully accentuated with hints of Tiffany blue and pale pink. Of greatest importance for these two was capturing the day through photography and videography. Their photographer even managed to capture all 300 guests in an amazing group photo at the reception with the happy couple front + center! For an added touch of flair, they commissioned an artist to create a live painting to capture the reception in real time. Guests were fascinated to see the artist in action throughout the evening as she created a one-of-a-kind keepsake for the couple.
Reflecting on their wedding weekend, Alexandra reminds couples to remember that it may not be perfect, but it will all end up being amazing if you let it. Her words of advice are simple, “Soak it all in and smile!”
Photographer: Ben Ramos Photography / Second Photographer: Yoni Gill Photography / Bridal Hair Accessory: Rhylan Lang / Bridal Gown: Rhylan Lang / Gown Alterations: Andra Bose Bridal Tailoring / Hair: Stephanie Mausbach for Brooke Roman Studio / Makeup: Amanda Lee Artistry / Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse / Event Design + Planning and Paper Goods and Decor: Lovestruck Events / Floral Design: bouquet Floral Design Studio / Calligraphy: Miranda Writes / Rentals: United Rent-All / Catering: Abraham Catering / Cake: Cupcake Island / Live Painter: Jenna J Art / Music: Complete Wedding + Events | Lincoln-Norfolk / Videography: Suit & Tie Films / Transportation: Emerald Limousine / Guest Accommodations: Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown + Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha-Downtown + Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown-Airport / Marriage Preparation and Celebrants + Officiants: Citylight Church / Gift Registry: Borsheims, Target, Crate + Barrel / Wedding Party Gifts: Vera Bradley + White House Black Market + Shirts101 / Rehearsal Dinner: Blue Sushi Sake Grill / Venue: Omaha Design Center