Laura and Ryan are one of those couples that other couples aspire to be. From the first moment I met them, I knew they were a great match. Their so in tune with each other and know how to have a great time. Needless to say, I was the lucky one to be a part of their special day. I was honored to spend so much time with them and instantly felt like I was part of the family. Their fun, laid back wedding was a reminder of how all weddings should be...filled with love, laughter, and good friends. Laura and Ryan, I wish you all the best in your years of marriage that lay ahead of you. Thanks for the opportunity to photograph your day. And now, without further ado...here are some highlights from the day.

Laura and her bridesmaids laughing and having a good time at Estilo Salon in West Des MoinesLaura's hairstyles sitting next to a newspaper at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaLaura's bridesmaid getting her hair done while reading a magazine at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaLaura getting her hair styled at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaLaura getting her hair done at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaLaura's bridesmaids looking at a magazine with Alec Baldwin at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaThe scenery at Estilo and Laura's bridesmaid smiling at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaLaura getting the finishing touches on her hair at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaLaura laughing and happy about her hairstyle at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaCandids of the bridesmaids getting their hair styled and laughing at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaLaura enjoying some hot coffee at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaThe hairstylist photographing the hairstyles at Estilo Salon in West Des Moines, IowaFront of Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, Iowaunique decorations at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaThe makeup artist preparing to touch up Laura at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaA sign on the wall that says The makeup, tools, and the makeup artist preparing to apply makeup to Laura at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaA napkin hanging on the wall with lipstick on it at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaThe makeup artists cowboy boots and mohawk at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaA closer look at the makeup artists mohawk and wild shirt at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaA reflection of Laura getting her makeup done at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaA Visual Eyes display and a dove tattoo at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, Iowathe makeup artist applying airbrush makeup to Laura at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaThe makeup artist doing a final touchup with a brush at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaThe makeup artist adding lip makeup at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaA collection of goofy wall decor at Vanity and Glamour in the East Village of Des Moines, IowaDecorative window outside the church in Des Moines IowaThe outside of the church in Des Moines, IowaLaura's jewelry sitting on a vintage chairLaura's shoes hanging on a concrete wall surrounded by greenery at a Des Moines WeddingLaura's dress hanging from a tree outside the church in Des Moines, IowaLaura's mom tying the back of her dress at a church in Des Moines, IowaLaura seeing herself in the dress and smilingLaura opening a love note from Ryan at her church in Des Moines, IowaThe bridesmaids tearing up as Laura read the letter at her church in Des Moines, IowaLaura's grandma entered and is surprised by Laura in her dress at her church in Des Moines, IALaura's grandma getting emotional after seeing her in her dress at her church in Des Moines, IowaLaura putting a corsage on her grandma at her church in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan having an exciting first meeting outside her church in Des Moines, IowaRyan amazed at how great Laura looks outside the church in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan posing for a quick shot in front of their church in Des Moines, IowaThe groomsmen hanging out in the balcony of the church in Des Moines IowaRyan laughing as he shows off his crazy socksRyan playing the piano to entertain everyone before the ceremony at their church in Des Moines, IowaA bow tied to the door of the church in Des Moines, IowaA groomsmen handing out programs at their church in Des Moines, IowaThe detail of the church and two butterflies on the wallRyan's face when he sees Laura coming down the aisle with her father at their church in Des Moines, IowaLaura coming down the aisle with her father at their church in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan standing side by side at the altar in Des Moines, IowaThe pastor saying a prayer in front of Laura and Ryan at their church in Des Moines, IowaThe pastor smiling and showing a ring during the ceremony at a church in Des Moines IowaLaura and Ryan exchanging vows at their church in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan kissing as the happy couple at their church in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan coming back down the aisle of their church in Des MoinesBridesmaids handing out streamers after the ceremony in Des Moines, IowaGuests enjoying them outside the church in Des Moines, IowaLaura's grandparents enjoying themselves outside the church in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan coming out of the church in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan posing on a staircase in downtown Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan embracing in front of a leafy wall in Des Moines, Iowa by the Wells Fargo ArenaRyan kissing Lauren's shoulder at the Wells Fargo arena in Des Moines, IowaRyan wrapping his arms around Laura at the Wells Fargo arena in Des Moines, IowaPhoto of the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines, IowaLaura's elegant ballroom at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaClose up of Laura's centerpieces at the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaThe candy table at the reception at Embassy Suites in Des MoinesThe card and guestbook table at the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura's customized lighting for her reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan's grand entrace at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura's father giving a speech at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura's father speaking at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaGuests smiling and laughing at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA candy giftbox and centerpiece at the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaThe juicy steak dinner at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA wedding guest laughing energetically at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA guest enjoying herself and toasing during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA bridesmaid speaking during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA groomsmen toasting during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaGuests giving bunny ears during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan during their first dance at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaRyan smiling dancing with Laura at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura and her father dancing at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaRyan and his mother dancing at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA bucket of flip-flops at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaGuests dancing at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA groomsman dancing at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaTwo guests dancing and crawling on their back at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA guest dancing at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaGuests cutting loose and having a great time at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaGuests dancing and making faces during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaRyan's sister pretending to sing on the microphone during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA groomsman dancing with drinks during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA girl dancing and singing during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA girl on someone's shoulders hitting the paper lanterns at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA broken cocktail glass on the dance floor at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura's uncle with his pants off during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaTwo guests hugging during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaAll the guests dancing during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura's uncle crawling on the ground during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaBridesmaids doing the robot during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura doing the wave during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaGroomsmen picking each other up during the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaA groomsman getting iced and drinking Smirnoff Ice during a reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, IowaLaura and Ryan doing their last dance of the night at the reception at Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa

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