We are finding it hard to come up with words that do this breathtaking garden wedding justice. Dani + Jimmy’s wedding elegantly combined garden romance with their love of agriculture. Photographed by Seneca Epley, every detail was beautifully captured, from the pristine garden to the intimate photos with their longhorn cattle.
From the Photographer: Sparks first between Jimmy and Dani flew on the dance floor of the Block and Bridle National Convention during their sophomore year of college. From that moment on they quickly became each other’s best friend and knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Their taste in classic elegance and passion for agriculture was perfectly molded into their wedding day in Muscatine, Iowa. Jimmy is known for his old soul. It was very fitting they shared a first dance to Elvis Presley and departed from their ceremony in an old Jaguar. One of my favorite moments from the day was capturing Jimmy & Dani’s portraits during the cocktail hour. We met at one of their farms to photograph some romantic portraits with their longhorn cattle. During these portraits, it felt like time stood still. They couple was able to sneak away from the busyness and soak in the moments of just the two of them and the sacred covenant they just made. It was truly magical.
From the Bride: The look I really wanted was a more romantic garden theme. My mother-in-law worked day and night in the garden to make the wedding ceremony look perfect. The reception I wanted to still be romantic outdoor but with some more fun details! Some of my favorite moments of the day were driving away in the 1969 Jaguar that belonged to my husbands late grandfather, we were both ecstatic that we got it to start! The first time we saw the reception site all set up we were blown away, and getting in with our Longhorn herd to take some romantic 1 on 1 pictures, but honestly the whole day was just a dream.
Photographer – Seneca Epley Photography
Ceremony Venue – Private Residence
Reception Venue – Geneva Golf Course, Muscatine, IA
Groomsmen Attire – Ducky’s Formal Wear
Cake Designer – Hy-Vee
Florist – Flowers by Staacks
Bridal Gown Designer – Liancarlo
Bridesmaid Dress Designer – Hitherto
Hair and MUA – Candy Fuegen
Bridesmaid Dress Store – BHLDN
Bridal Gown Store – Ultimate Bride
DJ – Master Entertainment
Invitations – WaterMark Corners
Catering: Geneva Country Club
Videographer – UV Films
Wedding Planner – Bright DeSigns