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Lincoln Country Club Wedding | Meghan & Jack

Their day was bursting with such beautiful moments, one after the next. Like precious pearls strung on a necklace, one after another. Each one just as amazing and breathtaking as the one before it. You know you are witness to something life changing, a truly awesome moment, when afterward you look around to make sure it really did just happen... To see who else saw it. When you pinch yourself to make sure you really did just get to see such a beautiful thing take place. When, for me as a photographer, the snap of my camera capturing that moment is followed by a huge wave of gratefulness that I got to document it. Those photos are ones I will never forget taking. Those are the pearls. Those are the moments that stir in your heart and make you feel like the luckiest person in the world that you, you got to witness it. Meghan and Jack's wedding day was strands of pearls. 
Meghan & Jack's favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Hands down. Throughout their relationship, they loved meeting up in the morning before the craziness of the day and just share cups of hot coffee and a pastry. Or maybe oatmeal. Or cake if you know Meghan. ? So they decided they wanted to have an early morning wedding and then a brunch reception. And the Country Club of Lincoln was a perfect space for their brunch. It was relaxed and filled with farm tables and beautiful fresh blooms, transforming the space into a secret garden. Four hundred of their family and friends enjoyed waffles, pastries, eggs, fruit, and everything and anything else you would want for breakfast. (Including wedding cake!) They celebrated the newlyweds and the beginning of this next chapter of their lives. 
Meghan & Jack - Our hearts are so full of gratitude and thankfulness to you and your families. Your families opened their arms to Chris and I and truly treated us like family. It was an incredible day full of moments we will never forget. Truly. We feel so deeply honored that we were the ones that got to witness and capture it. Thank you for being the sweet and genuine couple you are. We are so happy for you guys!

With the early morning dew still in the air and the sun rising out of the blue night clouds, Meghan got ready at her parents home. Her parents and future in laws chatted in the kitchen with excitement. It was quiet and peaceful. Jazz music softly played as Meghan put the finishing touches on her makeup. She said this is how she always envisioned the morning of her wedding, and I know why. It was so special and beautiful...

That golden sunrise light!!!

I LOVED that her dad put her bracelets on... it was a pearl of a moment.

GAH!! Meghan, you are insanely gorgeous inside and out! I mean, my goodness!

Meghan's grandma clasped her hands and told her how excited she was. How happy she was to be there. And told Meghan to soak it all in because it goes by fast.. the wedding day. Life. It brought tears to everyone's eyes including Meghan's. But she then told Meghan she didn't want to make her cry! :) What a sweet soul. Another pearl...

I was thrilled that they decided to do a First Look and see one another in a private moment before the ceremony!

One of my favorites!

THESE two... That kind of happiness that fills you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. That's their kind of happiness.

The two gave one another the sweetest presents which they opened before heading to the church. But the cards, whatever they said, the cards spoke to the others heart.

How awesome are these programs?!

With the entire congregation singing the church's hymn behind them, the love and support for these two was tangible. Pearl.

Hillis and Company completely knocked it out of the park with the amazing floral design!

I just adore these two! So very happy and in love...

One of my favorites!

As we were finishing up taking a few more photos on the golf course after the brunch, a golf cart pulled up with their parents in it! They had come to say goodbye to the newlyweds. There were hugs and tears. Meghan and Jack's parents are some of the kindest loving people you will ever meet and clearly have so much love and sheer joy God brought these two together.

Reception: Country Club of Lincoln 
Ceremony: Capitol City Christian Church 
Gown: Vera Wang 
Bridal Boutique: Mark Ingram Atelier 
Shoes: Kate Spade 
Jewelry: Kate Spade 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Ark & Co. from Lovely Bridal 
Groomsmens: Suits from Emsud's Clothiers 
Event Planner: Lisa Petersen 
Floral Design: Hillis and Company 
Cake: Donna Roehrs 
Coffee Bar: Kinetic Brew 
Invitations: Porridge Papers 
Videographer: Suit & Tie Films 
Photography: Ashley Therese Photography
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