Over in Iowa there is a gem of a wedding venue called the Willow Creek Glass Chapel. I’ve been lucky to be there a couple times, so why would I geek out about getting to do a wedding there this weekend? Come to think of it, I saw a couple of things that made perfect sense to me at Nate and Lexie’s big day. Of course her Dad sprung some adorable tears when he got to see her for the first time in her wedding dress. Naturally the flower girl was following around the Jr Bridesmaids like a sticky shadow the whole morning, and I also loved watching a flower girl dump her hand basket over at the end of the aisle just to get every petal on the flower. And it seems pretty sensible that I saw Lexie coordinating every beautiful detail of the decorating and then knowing exacting when to sit back and enjoy the scenery and celebration, like every bride should get to enjoy. Its probably no surprise that such an easy going bride would have champs in her bridal party that toughed it out in 20 MPH wind gusts for some photo ops, And why wouldn’t Nate serenade his bride with every word of their wedding song during their first dance, and naturally the loudest part of the evening was when we all got to find out that these love birds are expecting a baby girl! also dumping the remaining flower petals in her basket at the end of the aisle. Yep, I was a pretty big geek in getting ready to shoot this wedding, but I think I definitely left an even bigger one with all this loveliness around me. Nate and Lexie couldn’t have picked better spot for them to exchange vows and officially start their family, and if you were lucky enough to get to be there you’d surely agree too. Enjoy the sampling!