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Lincoln Wedding by Dixie Pixel

We’re wrapping up another fabulous wedding Wednesday with this super fun and energy filled Lincoln fete. We’re loving the simple, red tulip bouquet, the pretty vintage dress worn not only by this beautiful bride, but also her mother and her grandmother, and the red, white and blue bowtie rocked by the groom. There are so many fun filled and meaningful details in this fabulous wedding captured perfectly by Dixie Pixel that it’s a total no brainer when I tell you that you need to get over to the gallery asap!

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From the Bride…One of the interests my husband and I share is a love of vintage – of things of the past. With that in mind, it was easy to decide the focus of our wedding: the dress I chose to wear was not only my mother’s dress, but my grandmother’s dress. She purchased it in the 1950′s and I swoon when she reminds me that she had “express ordered it from New York City!” Since New York was where my husband and I met, it all seemed to come together so perfectly. The bow ties, the red lips, shoes and flowers, the wedding cake my mother made for us, all the details were in line. It was such a spectacular day and looking back at the photos I’m reminded that we had the kind of celebration we had hoped for: an old soul wedding to kick off our brand new life together.

From Dixie PixelJessica grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Matt in a small Kansas town.  They met after both moved to New York to begin their careers.  It was only fitting that they return the mid-west for their wedding.  The ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska.  Jessica was stunning in her “Oma’s” (grandmother’s) and mother’s wedding dress, a tea-length eyelet gown.  The pearls Jessica wore also belonged to her “Oma” (grandmother).

The flowers were beautifully simple, as Jessica carried a bouquet of single red tulips, and Matt sported a red rose to compliment his red, white and blue bow tie. Matt & Jessica invited their priest from NYC to come to Lincoln to marry them.  He had their marriage blessed by the Pope!  After the ceremony, guests released 100 red balloons as the couple descended the steps of the church.  They scheduled the reception to begin 2 hours after the ceremony ended so they could go to different locations around Lincoln for their photos.  The reception was very relaxed and simple.  A family style dinner was served to 150 guests at the Ridnour Room (located in the Haymarket in Lincoln).  A local cover band, Hard Knox played music spanning from the 50′s to the 90′s.

Wedding Photography: Dixie Pixel / Ceremony Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church / Reception: Apothecary Loft – Ridnour Room / Hair: Megan McBride / Wedding Dress: Bride’s Mother’s and Grandmother’s / Wedding Cake: Mother of the Bride / Invitations: The Groom / Catering: Carlene Sullivan / Floral: Hy-Vee / Photo Booth: Photo Booth Experts

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Lincoln Wedding by Geoff Johnson Photographer

If I were a dress, I would so be this Vera Wang number. Not only is it a ruffled dream but it gets to witness some of the most drop-dead gorgeous weddings. We are talking all out GLAMOUR like this Nebraska beauty captured by Geoff Johnson Photographer. And this is but the tip of the whole pretty iceberg. Get your gallery on for more from the day.

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From the Bride… Kendall and I met in 6th grade.  We were on the same “team” in middle school and that is where my lifelong crush started.  After going through all of middle school and high school together, all the while me having a huge crush on him, we started dating our senior year at Lincoln East High School.

On the weekend of our 4 year anniversary, Kendall and I went out to San Diego, CA with my family.  On the night of our anniversary, having no idea what we were going to be doing or where we would be going, a driver and car pulled up in front of my parent’s house.  The driver drove us to Torrey Pines State Reserve where Kendall had a spot picked out, high overlooking the ocean.  With the sweetest words and most romantic spot, that is where he proposed.  Then we ate at the Sky Room and La Valencia Hotel.  After dinner, we walked down to meet our driver and to my surprise, Kendall’s parents had flown in to surprise me.  The rest of the night was spent drinking champagne and looking forward to marrying my best friend.

My wedding inspiration was a simple, classic, but contemporary, chic look.  Clean lines, white orchids, rich pewter, and a splash of coral.  I wanted every piece of the ceremony and reception to be cohesive. I achieved that look by carrying through different aspects such as: letterpress invitations to letterpress menus, our monogram, silk organza dress and the head table runner that matched my dress.

One of my favorite special touches was our monogram.  We had a Lincoln calligrapher design it for us and it was on everything from napkins and invitations to the cake.  Another special piece was on the head table we had a runner that my mother-in-law made to mimic my dress.  It spilled over the top of the table so you saw it as soon as guests entered the ballroom.

As the wedding day is such a blur, as I assume it is to many other brides, many of the memories I have come from the beautiful pictures we got. From my mom helping me put on my dress, to walking down the aisle and seeing Kendall, to our first dance.  Though a specific special memory during our ceremony was the duet.  A couple sang “The Prayer” and I just remember looking and Kendall and I could feel the power of the song. Our first kiss was also a favorite memory because we had spent the days prior to the wedding “deciding on a kiss” (haha) and then when it came down to it, I got so excited I jumped into his arms and remember the best feeling.

Wedding Photography & Cinematography: Geoff Johnson Photographer / Floral & Event Design: Hillis & Company / Event Planning: Marilyn Cintani & Laura Frantz / Wedding Ceremony Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church / Wedding Reception Location: Country Club of Lincoln / Wedding Invitations: Porridge Papers / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang