A Pure Magic Wedding at Flander Hall // Jessica + Chad

As Chad held his paper in shaky hands and read to Jessica the words he had so carefully written, she just watched with a smile on her face. From across the room - it was completely clear..this moment meant the entire world to her and hearing Chad's promises for a lifetime with her made everyone else in the room just fade away. When it was Jessica's turn to read her vows, Chad experienced the exact same thing. When two people can declare their love, devotion, and eternal promises to one another in a room full of other faces....yet make it feel as if they are literally the only two souls around...that, that right there, is pure magic.

Pure magic are the two best words to describe their entire day quite honestly....a day that had a threat of rain, which held off. A day that had dark cloudy skies, which only loomed and never did anything else. A day that had a random Halloween-inspired race, a block away....which meant people dressed like zombies and various other costumes were everywhere. But the thing their day had the absolute most of? Their love for one another.

And that love ensured that absolutely nothing phased these two. Not a threat of rain, not a dark cloud in the sky, not a random zombie sighting could falter them whatsoever. 

Pure magic..


One of the best first looks of the whole year! These guys are SO sweet!!!

When Chad asked if we could do this photo, my thought was HECK YES! 
After I took this photo, all I could think was THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME! Soooo fun!!


When you share a first look together that is so special and emotional, and then you STILLLL cry at the sight of your love coming down the aisle to you! These moments, ya'll!! Theseeeee moments are my absolute favorite!! 

Jessica and Chad allowed for SO MUCH PORTRAIT TIME on their wedding day, and it made such a difference in the amount of images I was able to give to them! And not only that, but they completely trusted me with locations! Pretty sure these two have some of the most unique photos I've ever taken!! 


The amazing team behind this perfect day!

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Flander Hall
Coordination + Planning | Events by Terrie
Hair + Makeup | Suite D
Florals | Hyvee
Cake | Hyvee
Bartending | Top Shelf
DJ | Complete
Videography | 38 Films


Photography | Elizabeth Ladean Photography | Instagram | Facebook

Revisit Jessica + Chad's summery engagement session, complete with lots of sunshine!!