Eric & Bailey's Wisconsin Mansion Wedding

Eric & Bailey

Date | 6.8.19

Ceremony & Reception | The Hollister Mansion

Wedding Photography | Lora Skelton

Florist | Bailey

Make-Up Artist | Meg Henschler

Hair Stylist | Krystal Forrest

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Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

“We first met when I was in town on a stop over from touring with Dallas Children’s Theatre. Eric and I connected on Tinder, and in trying to blow him off and avoid a “date” I invited him to come out dancing with my tour mates and me. We clicked immediately! We danced all night, and parted ways as the bar closed. He asked the next day if he could call me, and after that we talked every day until we saw each other again 2 months later when he came to visit me in Dallas.”

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When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

Bailey - “I first knew he was the one when I came to visit Minnesota again for the first time since we’d met. He had planned a 4th of July fireworks cruise for us. We were standing on the boat and chatting and I remember him saying, “you should just stay here”. One week later we were planning my move in August.”

Eric - “I knew she was the one when we were driving to the airport at the end of her visit to MN. We were holding hands as we approached her terminal and we started joking about turning around and her staying. There was definitely a moment when we both realized we weren’t joking. We never went through with it, but that’s when I knew.”

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Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

Bailey - “Eric makes me belly laugh, every single day! He’s seriously so silly!”

Eric - ”Her consideration for others. She’s the yin to my yang.”

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

Bailey - “Eric does the most ridiculous dances around our apartment. I think if anyone ever saw them but me, he’d probably die of embarrassment, but they crack me up.”

Eric - “Bailey sings musical theater numbers at full blast while attempting to act out the scene with her hands as she drives. Once I start giggling the volume and intensity increases. “

Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

“We’re so excited to be surrounded by all of the people we love on the best day of our lives! We kept our guest list small and intimate. Our nearest and dearest people will be by our side celebrating with us, and you can’t beat that. Also, can we say the food?”

Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?

“Lora & Isaac have gone above and beyond for us since we first inquired about having them photograph our wedding. They’re so warm, and friendly. They have made us feel like so much more than just “clients”. “

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Michael & Jennifer's Northern Iowa Wedding

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Michael & Jennifer

Date | 6.8.19

Ceremony | First Lutheran Church, Cresco, Iowa

Reception | Expo - Howard County Fair Grounds

Wedding Photography | Isaac Skelton

Florist | Plantpeddler

Make-Up Artist | Jessica Billmeyer

Hair Stylist | The Hair Company

Dress Salon | White Rose Bridal

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Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

Jennifer - “Mike and I are high school sweethearts. We met after Mike's Freshman year and my Sophomore year through FFA. Our first date was a canoe trip with his whole family and watching the movie Hall Pass. Yes, I know, great start to our relationship. We did the whole high school dating in a small town thing and then went to ISU. We stayed together and our relationship continued to grow stronger.”

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

Mike- " Well, after 6 years I haven't found a reason to get rid of you and you like cows."

Jenny- “He always makes me laugh!”

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Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

Jennifer - “Mike had asked my parents prior to asking me. My mom was all excited, but my dad told him (jokingly) that he would make more money on EBAY as a way to try to calm Mike down. The next evening we were sitting watching tv on December 21st and he said you can have your Christmas present if you can find it. Mike doesn't like to wrap presents so he hides them. I didn't know what/where to start. He finally started to give me clues. In the end he had hid the ring on the tree and it only took 15 minutes to find it. We told immediate family right away but waited til Christmas to see how long it would take the rest of the family to notice.”

Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

“We both are most excited to dance and celebrate with everyone!”

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Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?

“We decided to work with Lora & Isaac because of the flexibility and how laid back they were! We just felt like our personalities really matched.”

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Jeremy & Abby's Minnesota Wedding

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Jeremy & Abby

Date | 5.18.19

Ceremony | Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

Reception | Harold J Pond Sports Arena

Wedding Photography | Lora Skelton

Florist | Bay Side Floral

Make-Up Artist | Eye Do Makeup LLC

Hair Stylist | Danielle Barnett Hair

Dress Salon | The Wedding Shoppe

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Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

We met at Abby's Cabin in Avon, MN over the 4th of July 2016. Abby's family always has a huge 4th of July celebration and through mutual friends Jeremy was invited. “

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When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

“Jeremy knew the moment he saw Abby on July 2nd, 2016 that she was the one. Jeremy fell in love with Abby's spunky, fun loving personality that day.”

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Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

"Jeremy planned the perfect proposal for almost a year. Jeremy worked with a jeweler designing Abby a one of a kind ring. But, before purchasing the ring, Jeremy got Abby's dads permission (such a gentlemen). After Jeremy was given permission, it was full speed ahead. Jeremy planned a romantic weekend getaway in Minneapolis. The day before they left for their weekend getaway in Minneapolis, Jeremy got a call from the jeweler stating the ring was not done, oh no! So, the romantic weekend getaway was just that. No engagement happened. So, Jeremy went back to the drawing board to plan the perfect most unforgettable proposal. With the ring in his hand, he was ready to go. So, On June 23, 2018, Jeremy picked Abby up from her parents house for a "date day." Abby's parents knew what was happening, so they encouraged Abby to dress up for the "date day." Abby was stunningly beautiful when Jeremy picked her up. Abby was a chatty kathy the entire car ride with Jeremy not having much to say as he was nervous. Jeremy and Abby arrived at the Spoon and Cherry (Walker Art Center) for their date day and Abby was SO excited! She had been wanting to see the Spoon and Cheery with Jeremy since they started dating, but Jeremy never wanted to go. Abby was smiling ear to ear and could not walk fast enough to the Spoon and Cheery. Jeremy was following close behind feeling a tad light headed and sweaty knowing he was about the ask the most beautiful women in the world to be his wife. Abby gave her phone to a stranger to take a photo of them in front of the Spoon and Cherry. Jeremy kept telling the stranger to, "TAKE A LOT OF PHOTOS." As they were taking their photos, Jeremy got down on his knee and asked Abby to marry him. Abby was in pure bliss. Abby was SO excited to be spending the rest of her life with her best friend.”

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Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

Abby: "The one thing I love most about Jeremy is his ability to make me laugh and smile."

Jeremy: " The one thing I love most about Abby is how caring she is AND she is so BEAUTIFUL."

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

Abby: "Whenever Jeremy is excited and/or trying to be funny he likes to wink at people, but he doesn't know how to wink so his eye twitches uncontrollably." (If you see his eye twitch, its sure to make you laugh) Jeremy: " Abby LOVES desserts. Any time, any day you can catch Abby sniffing for a good dessert. She gets all gitty and is instantly in a good mood. If she's in a good mood, that chances are she just ate something sweet."

Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Jeremy: "I am looking forward to seeing our friends and family. Many of my friends are flying in for our wedding, so I look forward to visiting and catching up with them all."

Abby: "I am looking forward to dancing and eating our wedding cake."

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Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?

“We knew from the moment we talked to Isaac on the phone about possibly using them as our photographer that we wanted to hire them. We could tell on the phone how passionate he was about photography and he was very down to earth. We had to opportunity to view some of their past work and it was AMAZING! At our engagement photo session, we had the opportunity to get to know Lora and Isaac better and oh my goodness they are so kind, comforting and accommodating. Taking photos can sometime be uncomfortable,but they knew who to make us laugh and positioned us to get amazing pictures. Lora made our wedding day truly special. She is a phenomenal photographer and we cannot that her enough.”

Justin & Paige's Casino Wedding

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Justin & Paige

Date | 5.18.19

Ceremony | Austin Congregational UCC

Reception | Diamond Jo Casino Event Center

Wedding Photography | Lora & Isaac Skelton

Florist | Sam’s Club

Make-Up Artist | Chantell Canfield

Hair Stylist | Chantell Canfield

Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero

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Tell us how you first met? Who, what, when, where, why? Give us the dirty details.

Paige:

“We met through mutual friends! Our friends Jill and Levi were roommates at the time and Justin was coming to visit Levi. I happened to be at the house hanging out with Jill when Justin came over. Levi and Jill wanted to set me up with him, but I refused because I hated being set up! We said “Hello” in passing and that was the last of our communication until 6 months later when he randomly sent me a friend request on Facebook. We’ve been together ever since!”

Justin:

“I was down from St. Cloud for a week and I was going to hang out with my friend Levi who was living at Jill's house at the time. We were going to get some pizza at Crazy Jane's and Paige was over so I said hey before we left for the pizza and that was about it. I sent her a Facebook friend request 6 months later and the rest is history!”

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When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?, etc.

Paige:

“I think I knew he was the one when I realized just how genuinely nice of a person he is. I knew my heart would be safe with him and he would never do anything to intentionally hurt my feelings.”

Justin:

“Our late night phone calls/Skype chats never had a dull moment and we were always making each other laugh. Once we went on a couple dates and saw that the fun continued uninterrupted in person I had a great feeling about her.”

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Tell us about the proposal. (Did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning?, how did you feel? nervous, excited, freaking out?)

Paige:

“I had suspected for several weeks that it was coming, but didn’t expect it when it actually happened! He proposed to me in the living room of our first apartment after we had been at his dad’s cabin all weekend. He put on a nice shirt and made me Arby’s curly fries (a nod to our first date). I shouted to the other room “Can you bring me some ranch?” He walks in, gets down on one knee, and says, “Before I get the ranch, will you marry me?” It was so sweet!

Justin:

“I had gotten the ring and her dad's blessing to ask her to marry me. I wasn't totally expecting to propose when I did but I was starting to psyche myself out wondering when the perfect time was. I realized that the perfect time was really any relaxed moment we were alone, I needed to ignore the thought that I needed to make it some giant flashy spectacle like in the movies because I would have never been able to decide when the perfect time really was. The nice shirt that Paige referred to is now known by us as "the engagement shirt" whenever I wear it. I was positive she would say yes but I was still pretty nervous because it was such a huge thing to ask someone!”

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Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.

Paige:

“He is always my biggest cheerleader and NEVER makes me feel silly about wanting to try something new. He’s one of the sweetest people I know.”

Justin:

“She always goes out of her way to show me love and kindness, I never feel like anything I ask or need is an inconvenience. I'm not someone who asks for help easily but I have no problems ever asking for anything from her.”

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If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.

Paige:

“He says the most random things! On our first date, we were at Arby’s and he said this about Horsey Sauce—-‘Ahh... Horsey sauce! It’s just like riding a horse... but it’s a sauce... that has NOTHING to do with horses!’ It was then that I knew I wanted to go on a second date with him.”

Justin:

“I love when we're sitting around on lazy mornings drinking coffee and if she's the one to get us a refill she always says "Coffee and a smile!" when refilling my cup, it's super cute and always puts a smile on my face.”

Besides getting married - whats the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Paige:

“I was really excited to see Justin all dressed up in his tux. I was also looking forward to seeing both of our families together to celebrate with us!”

Justin:

“I was really looking forward to seeing all the hard work (the vast majority of the wedding work was Paige's doing) come to life and seeing our families and friends all together in one place to show their love and support for us. Her dress was also a closely guarded secret for over a year so it was awesome finally getting to see it (she looked beautiful in it).”

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Explain why you made the decision to work with Lora & Isaac?

Paige:

“Justin and I both know Lora from different times in our lives! In addition to loving their work, we felt comfortable with Lora and Isaac! Isaac helped make our day SO special! We joked that he was the backbone of our wedding day because he truly helped keep the day moving smoothly!”


Marlon & Emily

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Born nearly 3,000 miles apart, Emily and Marlon believe luck played a role in their meeting eight years ago at their small town Iowa high school. Emily, an Iowa native, and Marlon, born in El Salvador, quickly realized fate had brought them together as they fell deeper in love throughout their time at Luther College. Now living and working in Chicago, the high school sweethearts returned to Decorah, Iowa, the place where it all began, for their outdoor wedding at De Novo Barn.

Their appreciation of both cultures was evident in all aspects of the planning, from the locally grown unity tree to the "shake for a kiss" maracas. While the day was celebrated in both Spanish and English, it was clear that Emily and Marlon's love language was universal.