Koru Berry Farm Wedding near Iowa City
Ellie and Sean planned a beautiful summer wedding day in June at the Koru Berry Farm near Iowa City. They really wanted an outdoor ceremony, but the forecast called for rain and severe weather. When the time rolled around for first look, wedding party, and family photos - the sun came out! It was quite unbelievable. They decided to choose to go with what their hearts really wanted - having an outdoor wedding. The clouds were brewing up a storm which made for a beautiful backdrop and the rain started pouring mere minutes after their ceremony. That has to be a sign of good fortune on your marriage!
Ellie and her bridesmaid got ready in the beautiful bridal suite at Koru Berry Farm and of course their hair and make up turned out flawless since Ellie is a talented stylist at Tru Salon. They were such a fun group - so much so that Ellie’s sister, Olivia, did a “fake” first look with Sean in an inflatable dino suit!
It was such a laidback and minimalist day with light greenery adorning the beautiful white space at the venue. The true focus of the day was getting married and celebrating that loved with those closest to them - as every wedding day should be!
The storm was so strong it knocked the power out at the venue. Ellie and Sean had planned to forgo the more “traditional” reception to-dos like first dances, speeches, and cutting the cake so things didn’t seem very different with the power out. They enjoyed their delicious tacos by candle light and just soaked in the moment and the people surrounding them. The venue staff at Koru were so attentive and brought generators so that Sean’s brother’s band - Strays - could get the party started even without power! The rain slowed down and gifted us a crazy sunset that we had to take advantage of to get some romantic silhouette shots!
These two are off to Italy and I couldn’t be happier for them (or more jealous!) I love having the privilege to be part of such kind people’s wedding day and getting to give them the gift of time through images that tell their story. If you are planning a wedding near Iowa City and think we’d be a great fit, please fill out my contact form.