Amanda, Patrick and a vintage Crown Victoria

A great addition to Amanda and Patrick’s wedding was this mid 50’s-era Ford Crown Victoria, totally restored by Amanda’s father, and used to drive to their reception. While their wedding day started with a traditional June-day thunderstorm, the sun broke through in the evening as their ceremony was ending, providing a beautiful sun-lit finish to their day.

 

Lea & Brent’s wedding stop-over

After the ceremony, we stopped off at the OPPD Arboretum for a little walk in the woods. Beautiful at any time of year, the Arboretum provided a great location for the couple to take a walk, as well as inviting the wedding party to join in.

 

Amy & Joey’s wedding at St. Peter’s Catholic Church – Council Bluffs, Iowa

One of the oldest churches in Council Bluffs is St. Peter’s Catholic, and certainly one of my most memorable for beautiful wedding ceremonies. Built in 1895, it’s a classic example of a late 19th century Gothic Revival design and has remained structurally unaltered except for an entrance for the handicapped. It’s interior colors and sense of light add immensely to the beauty and ambiance of a ceremony, such as Amy & Joey’s below. Located above much of the surrounding area, the well-lit steeple can be seen for miles at night .

Great locations – the OPPD Arboretum

One of Omaha’s nicest natural places has probably the least “sexy” name – the OPPD Arboretum. You can drive right by it and not even be aware that it’s there. But once you stop for a visit, walk the forested paths, crossing tiny foot bridges while even learning the names of some trees that grow all around us, you’ll see why it’s a great place for that peaceful walk, right here in the city. Here’s a few shots from Amy and Joey’s recent engagement session done there in late March. The change from a late winter to early spring landscape is always a bit stark, yet beautiful. To see more of their session, check out http://proofs.jnedreskyphoto.com/event/534337

Wedding at the Durham Museum

There’s nothing quite like the timeless beauty of Omaha’s Durham Museum for a memorable wedding. The beautiful art-deco architecture is echoed in the vintage train cars downstairs, once a proud part of the Union-Pacific Railway. Here’s a few shots from Jen and Tony’s wedding, held on April 5, 2014.