Hooray, it's time to share wedding photos! We had our ceremony at the Rose Garden behind the Des Moines Art Center, where we had our first date. The garden is filled with interesting architecture, along with roses and lovely trees, which we thought was a perfect setting. This is one of my very favorite photos—I love the movement in it and how we're clearly on our way somewhere important!
My momma and I (with my pretty sis in the background), sharing a laugh at the back of the aisle.
I love that my natural reaction to being pronounced husband and wife was simply to say "Yay!".
Our families, getting into the spirit of the celebration. I just love the silly expressions on everyone's faces.
The trees gave us just the right amount of light filtering—but so much of the way the photos turned out was simply due to the eye of our photographer (and my good friend) Bethany.
I really enjoyed all of the opportunities to hug my new husband, as you can tell.
We had the dinner after the ceremony at Cafe di Scala, and brought in wine from Chimney Rock, where our good friend Betty is the winemaker.
The food, including this pesto pizza, went incredibly quickly—it was so delicious! They even accommodated a handful of gluten free guests, which was great.
The feeling of the dinner and being surrounded by our close family and friends eating good food and drinking excellent wine was so lovely. I wish that we had a photo of the desserts because they were lovely too—a citrus panna cotta and a flourless chocolate torte with an almond brittle crust. So delicious!
Photos by the lovely and talented Bethany Kohoutek.