Spring was kind to us this past weekend in Dubuque, IA! The Spring blossoms were at full bloom, the rain in the forecast went away, and it couldn’t have been more beautiful for an outdoor wedding ceremony at Stone Cliff Winery. Above all though, Rachel and Eli could not be a more perfect pair.
Their day started off at the Grand Harbor Resort, where they both got ready and exchanged heartfelt letters to one another. Both Rachel and Eli have a talent with words, and between the letters and their vows to one another, let’s just say a lot of tears were shed! It was incredibly special.
My absolute favorite thing about their day though? After they shared their first look between the rows of blossoming trees, was the look on Eli’s face as he proudly watched his Bride-to-be take pictures. He was the happiest Groom we have ever worked with, and his smile did not fade the entire day. It was such a privilege to capture this new chapter in their lives!
Following pictures around the Grand Harbor Resort and along the river in Dubuque, we ended back at Stone Cliff Winery where their ceremony took place just outside. As soon as Rachel stepped out to walk down the aisle, the sun came out! It was straight out of a movie!
Their day could not have been more perfect, and it ended with everyone dancing the night away!
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Thank you to the vendors for Rachel and Eli’s day!
Ceremony / Reception: Stone Cliff Winery
Wedding Dress: Stella York – Brandi’s Bridal Galleria, Etc.
Wedding Shoes / Veil: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie (Dusty Sage)
Groom/Groomsmen Suites: Seno Formal Wear
Make-up Artist: Lacy – River’s Edge Salon
Hair Stylist: Lacy – River’s Edge Salon
Wedding Cake: Candle Ready Cakes
Wedding Rings: Clodius & Co. Jewelers
Videographer: Larissa Marie Photography
DJ: Steve from Alexxus Entertainment