July 21, 2020
Chris and Heidi were already married back in May (view their beautiful, intimate ceremony and celebration dinner HERE!), but they were finally able to have the big celebration they were always really wanting! They had their second ceremony and celebration at Carper Vineyard + Winery in Des Moines last Friday, and when I arrived, I could tell immediately how relaxed the atmosphere was because there were no nerves. They had already seen each other, so they were able to spend the whole morning together before getting ready and portraits!
In a way, they got the best of both worlds; they had a sweet and simple, relaxing day and intimate ceremony with just their family, as well as a big, joyous celebration with all their many friends and family! Though re-planning both wedding days and having to change their original plans was a frustration at times, they both always looked at the cup half full, instead of half empty. That’s what I love about these two, and to get to spend TWO full wedding days with them was an honor! They make the most of every little thing, and always put each other first.
Photography: Summer Alisabeth Photography
Venue: Carper Vineyard + Winery
Florist: CamBam Custom Floral
Bridal Gown: Schaffer’s
Bridesmaid’s Gowns: One Loved Babe
Groomsmen Attire: Halberstadt’s
Caterer: Hickory Park