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The bride and her bridesmaids in berry-red dresses hold colorful bouquets made by Dustin Moorhead

Richly-Colored Wedding at The Barn at Ackerhurst Dairy Farm

Caroline and Nevin chose their venue for the memories it evoked of spending days at their grandparents’ farms in eastern Nebraska. Family played an important part in this wedding: both the bride’s and groom’s mother’s wedding dresses stood on display, as well as Grandma Holoubek’s lace gown and a scrapbook from her wedding day. The couple booked dueling pianos for the reception, which were a huge hit and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long.


Photographer: Mae Small Photography
Gown and Bridesmaid Dresses: Ellynne Bridal
Accessories: Von Maur, 14 Karat
Hair: Salon Capelli
Makeup: Lavish Hair Studio and Spa
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Catering, Cake and Desserts: Annette’s Catering
Decor and Flowers: Creating Atmosphere
Stationery: Dana Osborne Design
Music: Karlyn Music, Claudio Mascarenhas, Adam Blue Productions

Real Wedding // Breann + Andrew

In case you missed this stunning real wedding in our 2017 Summer Issue, we wanted to share all of the gorgeous images with you today on the blog! Uniquely captured by Nick Nova Photo & Film, Breann & Andrew’s wedding embraces the natural and lush elements of Lauritzen Gardens, where they tied the knot. Don’t miss out on all of the beautiful details below!

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FROM THE BRIDE: Our wedding was, unequivocally, us. Neither of us could stop laughing or smiling – as we said our vows, we could barely contain ourselves. It all felt so natural and intimate. Our wedding style was very classic and personal. We chose the venue because I had had a dream after we got engaged about a greenhouse and, after searching together, we stumbled upon the newly-opened conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens. The conservatory reminded us of the beauty of Dominica where we adventured together, so we thought it was only fitting to start our greatest adventure yet somewhere that reminded us of the island. Reflecting back one of my favorite memories was dancing to “Unchained Melody” for the first time with my husband – the song that I fell in love with when I was little and wanted, some day, to dance at my wedding to – and the first song that Andrew, unknowing of that fact, ever played for me.


Photographer: Nick Nova Photo & Film // Hair: Chloe Heil for Victor Victoria Salon & Spa // Makeup: Chevy Kozisek for Victor Victoria Salon & Spa // Rings: A.T. Thomas Jewelers // Floral Design + Décor: Events Etcetera // Catering & Desserts & Rentals: Abraham Catering // Cake: The Cake Specialist // Reception Music: Complete Weddings + Events Omaha // Videography: Nick Nova Photo & Film // Second Photographer: Kimberly Bailey // Venue: Lauritzen Gardens

Real Wedding // Meredith + Alec

In case you missed this stunning Real Wedding in our 2017 Summer Issue – we wanted to share all of the goods with you today on the blog. Beautifully photographed by The Mullers, every detail of this bright and modern wedding is incredible! The couple wanted to plan a formal yet fun, black-tie wedding and they certainly hit the mark. Don’t miss all of the gorgeous details below!

FROM THE BRIDE: Our wedding day was a fairy tale! It was the wedding that I had always dreamed of and so much more. There were intricate surprises at every turn for our guests and even for Alec and I. All of my expectations were exceeded thanks to Lovestruck Events, the guests, and most importantly, Alec and I’s family. My favorite memory was walking down the aisle – Alec and I chose not to see each other before the ceremony so this was a really special part for the both of us. As my Dad walked me down the aisle, I remember telling myself to slow down, and enjoy this moment because the rest of the day was going to fly by. The most important part of our wedding planning was the food. We went on the cutting-edge of food design and did food stations! We wanted our guests to experience a fun, laid back cocktail atmosphere where they could walk around and mingle while eating bite-sized “farm to fork” entrees. Brides when planning your wedding – ENJOY THIS TIME! There are so many little things that you are going to be stressed about, but always remember the reasoning behind it all: your marriage. After all of the headaches, the emails, the guest list drama and the to-do lists – remember that in the end, you get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend. This is a once in a lifetime experience, don’t let it drag you down!


Photographers: The Mullers // Hair: Tina Johnson + Erin Kothenbeutel for Mint Hair Studios + Stephanie Herdrich for Salon Z // Makeup: Kate Williamson for Kontempo. + Michaela Kriener // Rings: Gunderson’s Jewelers // Bridal Jewelry: Elisa Ilana Jewelry // Bridesmaids Dresses: Ellynne Bridal // Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse + J. Crew // Event Design + Planning: Lovestruck Events // Paper Goods: Inclosed Letterpress Co. + Misty Silva, Graphic Designer // Floral Design: bou•quet Floral Design Studio // Décor + Rentals + Lighting: Blooms & Bouquets Event Productions // Rentals: United Rent-All // Catering: Abraham Catering // Cake + Desserts: Butterfly Bakery // Ceremony Music: Harris Academy of the Arts // Reception Music: Harris Academy of the Arts + Image Entertainment + Romeo Entertainment Group // Videography: Dundee Digital Wedding Films // Transportation: VIP Sedan & Limousine + Emerald Limousine // Gown Cleaning + Preservation: Omaha Lace Cleaners // Guest Accommodations: Hilton Omaha // Venue: Joslyn Art Museum

Real Wedding // Annie + Kyle

If you didn’t get to see Annie & Kyle’s Real Wedding in the 2017 Spring Issue of NWD, we’ve got all of the goods for you right here! We are loving the delightful & festive boho-styling of this wedding. Along with the help of their vendors, this couple created a charming and cozy atmosphere at their venue Wilderness Ridge – filling their wedding with personal touches and amazing celebration! Don’t miss all of the beautiful details below, wonderfully captured by Nick Nova Photo & Film!

anniekyleblogpost2FROM THE BRIDE: Looking back it happened in a flash! So much is happening at once around you and it is a cluster of emotions, yet it was better than we could have ever imagined! It was important for us that we select an experienced photographer because our wedding photos are what will last throughout the years. We also wanted a good florist who could create the atmosphere we wanted. After the festivities, our photographer took us and our wedding party downtown for more cool wedding shots. It was a great time to take in everything that had just happened with all of our friends before we headed off for our honeymoon! To the bride, don’t forget to treat yourself. It is stressful so take breaks and enjoy it! To the groom, just shake your head and smile!


Photographer: Nick Nova Photo & Film // Hair: Blown A Blow Dry Bar // Makeup: Madi Bowman // Menswear: Gap + J. Crew + Dillard’s + Target // Rings: Nebraska Diamond + Zales // Floral Design: I Bloom. // Décor: Debby and Breanna Berthelsen // Cake: The Farm Wife // Cupcakes: Goldenrod Pastries // Ceremony Music: Golden Cords String Quartet // Videographer: Drew Hoffmeyer Video // Guest Favors: Brewed Ginger Beer – Trader Joe’s // Guest Accommodations: Holiday Inn Lincoln Southwest + Residence Inn Lincoln South // Venue + Catering + Lighting: Wilderness Ridge


Real Wedding // Lauren + Trey

Didn’t get a chance to see Lauren and Trey’s Real Wedding in the 2017 Spring Issue of Nebraska Wedding Day? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered with all of the stunning details of their whimsical affair on the blog today! From drapery and string lights, to chandeliers and greenery, Lauren and Trey’s wedding was decked in lush décor that transformed the rustic barn space of the Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm. Make sure to check out all of the gorgeous details below, fantastically captured by Jessica Blex Photography & Design!


FROM THE BRIDE: Our wedding day was our own personal fairy tale filled with a lot of love, a ton of laughter, our amazing family & friends and music that made us never wanting the night to end! When thinking back on our wedding day, I’ll never forget the love we felt from everyone and truly enjoying every second spent with them. It was really important to us that everyone felt at home at our wedding because all of our guests traveled to celebrate our day. We made it a point to spend time with everyone and soak in as much of the day as we could! The flowers, drapery and greenery provided an atmosphere that felt like it had jumped straight out of a book while the laughter in the air provided warmth to make the barn feel like a cozy cabin! Our day was never just about us, but about all of the people who helped us get to where we are today and we couldn’t have had more fun with all of them! When planning your big day – remember to enjoy it and always be a team on all decisions. Although the wedding is about the bride and groom, never forget about how many people are taking time to travel and spend their day with you – so be sure to make the day about them as well!


Photographer: Jessica Blex Photography & Design // Bridal Gown + Jewelry + Bridesmaids Dresses: Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear // Gown Alterations: Stitch 3 // Hair: Macey Adair for Salon Allure // Makeup: Natalie Westerhold for Serenity Salon & Spa // Rings: Sartor Harmann Jewelers + Hoover’s Jewelers // Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse // Paper Goods: Megan Berry Designs // Floral Design + Décor + Lighting: Blooms & Bouquets Event Productions // Rentals: Elite Events Rental // Cake + Cupcakes: Smallcakes A Cupcakery // Desserts: Eileen’s Colossal Cookies // Ceremony Music: Harris Academy of the Arts // Reception Music + Photo Booth: Complete Weddings + Events | Lincoln-Norfolk // Videography: Sara Kimberling // Second Photographer: Mary Klasek // Venue + Catering + Transportation + Guest Accommodations: Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm