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Five photo-worthy first looks

You’ve been preparing for this moment for about a year now – every detail of your big day from your invitations to your caterer to your nails. You want it to be absolutely perfect. Now, it’s finally the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re about to make a forever promise and seal it with a kiss. The dress had to be hidden and the look kept secret, but the buildup is worth the reveal. Your love is right in front of you. Yes, it’s the first look. Tears, excitement, joy, passion – however you’re feeling, it shows. Take a peek at five photo-worthy first looks that we love:


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Gold Leaf Wedding Cakes

Do you love the gold leaf effect and wish to add some of that beauty to your wedding day? Take this idea to your cake artist! Check out some of these cakes below that are adorned with gold leaf!

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Real Wedding | Nellie + Marcus

Having watched the movie UP on their first date, it’s no surprise the movie has a special place in this couple’s hearts! Incorporating the sweetest moments of the movie into their day, the bride describes their wedding day as romantic country with a twist of elegance. Nellie and Marcus’ wedding day was stunning to say the least! The couple thought of everything, creating a wedding affair that was full of special touches for their guests. See every beautiful detail in these images by Jessica Blex Photography & Design.

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FROM THE BRIDE: I loved everything about my day, but a memory that I cherish is my husband’s toast to the guests. He thanked all the guests and then proceeded to tell all the guests how truly lucky he felt to marry such a beautiful person. He doesn’t express emotion much in public so it was very unexpected, which made the moment even more special. One of the most important parts of the wedding planning for me was the decor. My mom and I have a passion to decorate, so I had a vision of what I wanted the reception to look like. My mom and Petals to Platinum helped make that happen. It turned out better than I could have imagined! Another important aspect for us was to make every person at the wedding feel special – I love hosting guests! However, when hosting over 600 people it is difficult to make each of them feel like they were special. We had a couple party favors that they could take home, thank yous at each place setting, snacks before the reception, a taco bar during the dance and signature drinks with custom take-home wine glasses. We wanted them to feel like they were at a big party, not just another wedding. Marcus and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends that traveled near and far to help celebrate our special day. Every moment was more than what we could have imagined and it will forever be one of the best days of our lives. 

 

LOCAL VENDORS

Photography: Jessica Blex Photography & Design // Second Photographer: Autumn Waldman // Venue: Oak Ballroom // Hair: Jenna Klassen for Static Salon // Makeup: Amanda Banghart for Spa De Da // Bridal Gown: Ready or Knot {Wedding Chic} // Alterations: Felicia’s Couture Creations // Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse // Wedding Rings: Nebraska Diamond // Floral Design: Petals to Platinum // Catering: Hy-Vee // Rentals: Elite Events Rental // Music: Pro-Motion Audio Services // Transportation: Navigator Motorcoaches // Guest Accommodations: Cobblestone Inn & Suites

 

Real Wedding | Nichole + Justin

What began as a set-up by their families was followed by a romantic surprise proposal, which ultimately led to Nichole and Justin’s glamorous winter wedding! Together they created a wedding style that was classic old Hollywood with the perfect mix of elegance and sophistication. This couple wanted their wedding to be unique – something they would love forever, and it was nothing shy of perfection! Check out all the details from Nichole and Justin’s wedding day in these lovely images by Sam Swartz Photography.

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FROM THE BRIDE: I know this sounds cliche, but it truly was the best day of our lives. Having all of our friends and family in one place to help us celebrate felt like such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A day full of all our favorite people and things – what more could you ask for? My favorite memory looking back on our wedding day would have to be the private time we had before the ceremony to take pictures out in the snow. It was such a perfect day, we could relive it all over again! 

 

LOCAL VENDORS

Photography: Sam Swartz Photography // Second Photographer: Christopher Tierney // Venue: Lincoln Station Great Hall // Bridal Gown + Jewelry: Ellynne Bridal // Hair: Brett Lucchino for Eve A Salon // Bridesmaid Dresses + Menswear: Ellynne Bridal // Rings: Michael Tish Jewelers (engagement) + Elder Jewelry (wedding bands) // Paper Goods: Star Digital Print // Floral Design: Hy-Vee Floral // Cake: Cindy’s Cakes // Catering: Premier Catering // Rentals: Elite Events Rental + United Rent-All + omahachaircovers.com // Reception Music + Lighting: Eskra Event Production // Gown Alterations/Cleaning/Preservation: Ellynne Bridal // Transportation: Leisure Limousine and Sedan // Guest Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket