Bettendorf Iowa Wedding Photographer
Donoso and Christina’s wedding day was simply phenomenal. They started their day off with each of them getting ready at separate locations and reading their hand written letters that they both wrote for each other! Christina and her bridesmaids got ready in a hotel room while Donoso and his groomsmen opted for a rented home in Laie just minutes from the venue. I love seeing how the groom and bride differ pre wedding. The women are usually getting pampered- hair, make up, and getting their dresses on. The atmosphere in the men’s room is typically a little more relaxed until it’s time to actually get dressed.
These two also decided to have a first look which I absolutely adore! Emotions exchanged during first looks are honestly irreplaceable! I love when the bride and groom get a little bit of time to themselves during their special day and highly recommend doing so! I think the groom seeing his bride (and vise-versa) for the first time has to be one of the biggest highlights of the day!
The reception was held beneath a beautiful tent lying underneath the mountains and the lights were strong from above which left a very romantic feeling inside! I love Christina’s attention to detail and it shows throughout the entire day. During the reception there were multiple fun and touching toasts, great food, and the best party! Christina surprised Donoso and the crowd with a special hula dance performance and I was thoroughly impressed! Check out the highlights from their wedding day below!
Ashley Bowman Photography is a Bettendorf Iowa Wedding Photographer available for travel to the surrounding areas in Illinois and Iowa. She also specializes in couples, engagements, maternity, family, lifestyle, senior portraits, and more.