Olivia + Jesse | Radisson Quad City Plaza hotel wedding | Davenport, Iowa

Prior to Olivia + Jesse’s wedding in Davenport, IA at the Radisson, I had only met Olivia one other time when she and Jesse came to my house to go over some of the details of the wedding. I did learn though that she loves anything mint (including the color!). Then, at the reception, I learned that Timber by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha was on the must-play list for the DJ, and now I think we’re kindred spirits. LOL! Now, rewind about 20-some-odd years (you don’t need to know the exact number!) to when I first met Jesse. We had just started kindergarten in Easton, IL, and sometime during that school year, I was invited to my first playdate by a boy. I don’t remember too much about it, except that we rode bikes down their back lane with Jesse’s older brother Tyler. We proceeded to finish school together (ALL the way through college at the University of Illinois, in fact), including a few years together on Scholastic Bowl. The rest, as they say, is history.

My favorite things throughout the day were: making it Facebook official (I mean, what marriage is official until it’s on Facebook, haha!), the special inscriptions on the inside of their rings (*muah* and *smooch* which they often text each other), the gold sequin head table and twinkle lights backdrop, their super-cute personal vows to each other that also complimented one another perfectly, and how excited Olivia got when Jesse got on the dance floor during open dancing. This is NOT something that happens, ever. Thanks, Olivia + Jesse for having me along for your wedding day… it was perfect!

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mint green bridesmaid dresses

carrying the bride's train

bride portraits

mint wedding candids

beautiful bride pictures

bridal party laughing

mint bridesmaid dresses with white bouquets

bride model poses

groomsmen walking

groomsmen candid shot

groom portraits

groom GQ pose

groom posing

groom superhero pose and with nephews

bouquet and boutonneire

mint gold details

bridal candids

here comes the bride

ceremony secret glances

ceremony zoomed out and close up

exchanging vows and rings

pronounced Mr. & Mrs.

making it Facebook official

mint white black wedding party

casual mint wedding party picture

bride and groom portraits

bridal couple portraits

elegant wedding portraits

romantic bride and groom portraits

bride and groom with brick wall

bride and groom in black and white

pull back bridal shots

mint gold hotel reception

mint silver rings engraved

first dance

father-daughter mother-son dance

anniversary dance

reception dancing candids

groom is on the dance floor

Vendors
Ceremony and Reception | Radison Quad City Plaza
Cake | Hy-Vee
Florist | Hy-Vee
DJ | SAS DJs
Bridal Dress | David’s Bridal, Oleg Cassini
Bridesmaid Dresses | Modern Dress – Alfred Angelo
Tuxes | Men’s Warehouse – Vera Wang
Invitations/Programs | Wedding Paper Divas
Jewelers | Ames Silversmithing
Hair + Makeup | 5 Star Salon

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