Kathy and Tom were meant to be together, though they didn't always know it. They both went to Rolling Meadows High School but were separated by a few years. They both went to The University of Iowa, but didn't cross paths until her first Friday of Freshman year, when she tagged along to a "Rolling Meadows Party." Tom noticed Kathy from across the room, and the rest was history. They would say they "only have Hawkeyes for each other," and after navigating a long-distance relationship the time came for Tom to propose. He chose to pop the question at the beginning of a strenuous hike up Half Dome, posing for a photo op at Vernal Falls and pretending to slip so he could get down on one knee. The 7am proposal was romantic and picturesque, and kept their adrenaline going so they could complete the challenging 11 hour hike.
When their wedding day arrived, Kathy had made sure every detail was taken care of. She looked absolutely gorgeous as she calmly prepared for the biggest day of her life. Just as Kathy was about to see Tom, her gown snagged and the back ruffle tore off. But Kathy took it in stride, and was completely relaxed as her bridesmaids and parents helped to fix her dress. One of my favorite moments of the day was watching Kathy's Dad carefully sew his daughter's dress.
After Kathy and Tom's sweet first look, we explored the gorgeous grounds of Mistwood Golf Club with their awesome wedding party.
Kathy and Tom's ceremony was filled with joy, as she walked down the aisle the world seemed to stop.
After their heartfelt ceremony we took time for a few sweet shots of the newlyweds. I love these two together...
Mistwood Golf Club is the most gorgeous venue, we absolutely LOVED shooting there. The landscape was just stunning, the room warm and inviting, and the food and staff were amazing. Kathy and Tom threw the best party, everyone had a wonderful time.
As the night came to a close Kathy and Tom's guests were treated to an amazing fireworks display over the gorgeous grounds of Mistwood. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day...
Thank you, Kathy and Tom, for inviting us to celebrate along with your family and friends. We love you and wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
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