Callie and Steve’s Cedar Rapids Czech Museum wedding was elegant and matched every bit of beauty these two hold. Throughout the day, family and friends gathered and gushed over how much they loved this couple. “They are such great people” was the phrase of the day. Greg and I had met Callie and Steve a year ago and shot their engagement session on one of the most spectacular snowy days an Iowa winter can gift. They had arrived in coordinating blue and gold — a tribute to Steve’s love of Michigan. I was impressed by how well the theme continued into their wedding day – and the ability to pull of a truly elegant Michigan wedding. I can’t say I would have okayed a big red husker wedding, but the blue and gold colors were striking in late October.
This was the first time we had photographed a Cedar Rapids Czech Museum wedding – and I was impressed by how much natural light the ballroom lets in. I also loved that they opened the museum galleries for guests during cocktail hour.
Callie and Steve sat us at a table with friends from Michigan. I must mention that they were without a doubt some of the most welcoming and hilarious wedding guests we had ever met. I’ve never laughed so much at someone else’s wedding reception — as I was fighting through a bout of flu, they made the evening incredibly enjoyable and livened up the dance floor.
Thanks Callie and Steve for sharing your lives with us – we are humbled and gracious for your hospitality, kind words, and the warmth and love you share with all those around you.