To say there was a couple of surprises at Rachel and Luke’s wedding on Saturday would be a bit of an understatement. The first is how gorgeous Ponca State Park is, the river and the greenery and the easy going environment are really perfect for a wedding. The second is how cold and windy it can be on June 1st, we had sweaters on, in June! But one awesome surprise was how willing Rachel and Luke were at letting me march them around for some fun outdoor pictures, and during one said outdoor shot the entire wedding party and I had a 2 foot close encounter with a baby deer. It was clearly terrified, but when you’re surprised by a group with that much awesomeness, what creature wouldn’t be a little taken back. It’s a bit of a drive from Omaha to Ponca, but the bride and groom, and their fun loving friends made is so worth the while. The day was clearly crafted for the bride and groom to personal garters for each bridesmaid, 300 cupcakes, a simple and sincere ceremony, and plenty of time for guests to enjoy the day. I’m so glad I was able to be there to watch these two start their marriage with plenty of laughs, kisses, and friends to cheer them on. Enjoy the preview!