Sept. 14, 2019.. a lot has changed since then. That’s the date Kari & Zach said I do. And here I am…over a year later, finally blogging it but, I remember it like it was this September. Kari was actually my very first wedding in Iowa. She was referred to me by a local small business owner that I had met while working at a salon for a few months in 2018.
Kari reached out via Instagram in January 2019. We stayed in contact over a few months and finally in August we met for her trial. She requested a more natural look as she doesn’t normally wear a lot of makeup but, of course, still wanted it to be wedding glam. And I gave her just that!
When September came, her get ready location was the bridal suite at Stone Haven Barn in De Soto, IA. Being my first Iowa wedding, I had no clue what an absolute stunning location I was going to. The restored 1920’s barn has 3,000 plus square feet of floor space with a wet bar and loft space to accommodate a band! It is absolutely breath taking.
Kari and her bridal party had their hair done by Gracie Cummings. I really enjoyed working beside her. She was not only friendly but the styles she created were effortlessly beautiful.
Sneak peeks start to roll in from Jodie Graham Photography and I am instantly jealous I wasn’t able to stick around for the party. The Murphy’s really know how to have a good time surrounded by their closest loved ones.
As always, enjoy some detail shots below and make sure to check out all the vendors tagged!
Jodie Graham Photography
Stone Haven Barn
Gracie’s Salon Studio
Hello Darlin’ Glam
Samantha is a 34 yr old mom & wife who is seriously obsessed with all things weddings. It all began in 2008, living in Las Vegas, she applied as a Cosmetologist at a local salon who also provided on location hair and makeup for weddings and events. It was there that she discovered her passion for the art. Quickly becoming obsessed with the feeling after glamming up a client, knowing she was a part of one of the biggest days of their live. Over the course of 12 years, a relocation to Iowa, and over 1,000+ real life wedding experiences, she has truly perfected her craft.