Last weekend, we experienced a first! We traveled to a new state – Iowa! – to photograph Melissa & Cyle’s wedding day at the Farm at Brophy Creek, and in the process we were reminded why we love being wedding photographers. We had been unable to meet this beautiful couple prior to their wedding day, but they welcomed us with literal open arms into their day and made us feel like part of the family. Their day absolutely radiated joy, despite the sudden temperature shift that had everyone reaching for jackets and moving the ceremony indoors into the barn. Melissa could easily have let that unsettle her or dampen her spirits (it was drizzling too!), but we saw her happiness shine even brighter through the rain.
Melissa and Cyle were high school sweethearts, and formed a relationship that stood the test of distance. Melissa went to college in Florida, and while separation can mean the end of so many relationships, Cyle was patient – and even travelled down to surprise her for Valentine’s Day. Melissa came back to Iowa to pursue her degree in dental hygiene, and she graduated just a few days before the wedding! Talk about a busy year! Cyle’s adoration of her is so clear – Melissa says he’s the more romantic of the two! Right down to the handwritten letter he gave her before their first look, rolled into a scroll.
Melissa & Cyle, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to be a part of your day. It was truly heart-warming to see such joy and love fill you up on one of the most important days of your life. Nothing phased you, and your smiles were infectious. Jon commented, “You just can’t not smile back at them!” And it’s true! We hope these photos help you remember that perfect day over and over again, and that you will always treasure these memories. We love you both!
We are so honored to work with such a talented creative team. Thank you to all for your beautiful work!
VENUE: BROPHY CREEK FARM
RINGS: NECKERS JEWELERS
BAKERY: OLDE TOWNE BAKERY
FLORIST: MISS EFFIE’S
PHOTOGRAPHY: JON & LAUREN PHOTOGRAPHY