Dubuque Grand River Center Wedding
Dubuque Grand River Center Wedding

February 8, 2022

Modern Film-Inspired Wedding at the Grand River Center | Shelby & Austin

Dubuque Grand River Center Wedding

Dubuque, Iowa

As a wedding photographer, I get to experience a lot of things. One of those things is witnessing true love and friendship between two partners who truly cherish one another, and balance one another as human beings. It’s one of my favorite bride-walking-down-the-aisle photos ever, when Austin is overcome with his happiness and sadness all at once, just beaming at Shelby. I was blessed the day these two kind-hearted souls crossed my path and chose me to be their photographer. All the hearts for Shelby & Austin <3

Super 8mm Videography

Not to mention I brought along my Super 8mm and filmed the day for them the old-fashioned way. I love these 8mm films so much and think they bring an incredible nostalgic feeling that is absolutely timeless. You can check out their wedding film here: Shelby & Austin on the Super 8mm.

The Wedding Day

Shelby & Austin had their entire day at the Grand River Center. They each had separate hotel rooms that I visited while they finished getting ready. Then we went to the ceremony spot, which is a beautiful peninsula of the building jutting out over the river with views on all sides. Everything was within easy walking distance. I especially loved their garden in front, and the coordinators were so helpful!

I enjoyed this day from start to finish. I got to talk to a lot of the guests about the super 8, as many of them recognized the sounds that the magical little machine produces when you’re pressing the record button. Shelby, Austin, and their entire families are some of the most open and loving folks I’ve ever been around. Here’s to Shelby and Austin, and many years of health, beauty, and love.

Wedding Day Pros:

Hair: The White Loft Salon

Make-up: The White Loft Salon

Dress: Hopes Bridal

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Flowers: Inside Decor

Coordinator: Emily Treanor and Mitzi Yordy of Grand River Center

Venue: The Grand River Center

DJ: Ultimate Entertainment 

Videographer: Lila Rose Videography

How to book a wedding with me?

  1. Check out the pricing and info in my wedding photography guide.
  2. Visit my contact page and send me a message!

February 8, 2022

Modern Film-Inspired Wedding at the Grand River Center | Shelby & Austin

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