WADE + TERAH
Before their wedding, I had only FaceTimed with Wade and Terah. They lived in Seattle while planning the wedding that would be at The Barn at the Ackerhurst Dairy Farm in Omaha, Nebraska. I’m sure it was no easy task but the day came together perfectly and I connected so quickly with them both and they felt like instant friends.
This day was inviting, warm, intimate and a celebration. Even though it was all those things, there was still a missing piece. Wade’s father passed away and the couple wanted to be sure his memory was honored. Wade gifted Terah one of his dad’s pins (the blue piece pictured with a note Wade wrote below) and she wore it on the ribbon on her dress. A memory table was set up for him and others who they wanted to remember and Wade place a boutonniere on the photo of his father. I definitely had a lump in my throat watching that. Weddings are such a fun and love-filled celebration of a day but it’s moments like that when I’m reminded that some families’ feelings of happiness coincide with emotions of loss.
All in all, I give this wedding a 12 out of 10. See for yourself…
Location: Bennington, Nebraska | Omaha, Nebraska
Venue: The Barn at the Ackerhurst Dairy Farm
Photographer: Kaylie Sirek Photography
Second Shooter: Megan Kovar
Hair: Jessica Lang from Garbo's Salon Village Pointe
Makeup: Makeup by Kristal, Kristal Wheelock
Florist: Avant Garden Floral
Bride’s Shoes: Kenneth Cole
Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom’s Tux: Tuxedo by Ted Baker
Save the Dates and Invites: Minted
DJ: Complete Music
Cake and Desserts: Nonnie's Sweet Shop
Catering: Attitude on Food
Vintage Car: Model A Guy
FROM THE COUPLE
What was your wedding inspiration?
Our original idea was to get married in Hawaii with only 16 other people. Since we weren't able to do that, we wanted to make the day something intimate and romantic but also fun for all our guests. We leaned on florals and candles to create a soft, romantic atmosphere during the ceremony and on the tables of the reception, however, we do wanted our guests to let loose and enjoy the open bar! We wanted it to be sentimental and sweet at the beginning and then a big celebration/party after our 'I do's'.
What is your most valuable piece of advice you can share with future couples?
Have completely open, honest and constructive communication and be a safe space for one another. It's something that has kept us sane throughout our wedding planning process despite the curveballs we've been thrown.