Welcome to the photo abbreviation of one of my most FUN weddings to date. How could it not be? The people involved in this day were enjoying the heck out of it, which made it impossible not to have a blast right along with them. The bride was at the heart of all that joie de vivre, which is no surprise if you know her. Lacey is the kind of girl everyone wants as a best friend. She looked so stunning, Nate was the sweetest groom, and their wedding was worthy of “Best Day Ever” status. I can’t tell you how much I love to photograph mothers helping their daughters get ready for the day. As a mom of two girls, it’s just such a beautiful, intimate scene and incredibly special to me. These are the types of wedding day photos that matter for life. Also, these, of course. First look love, happiness and elation! Dang, you two. Probably my favorite. They are so natural together, so in love, so classic, I can hardly stand it. They lucked out with a gorgeous Nebraska fall day, in a streak of cold, rainy ones. Pure sunshine. :) I looooooved their ring bearer and flower girl!!! And then it was time. In the next two photos, you can see how adoringly Lacey looks at Nate. It’s the cutest. The ceremony and reception, held in the Jasmine Room at the Grand Manse were both jaw-dropping. Glittery, dramatic and glamorous. The brand new Mr. & Mrs.! We slipped away for photos with their hilarious and laid-back wedding party during the cocktail hour. Seriously, such a fun group to photograph. Note to photographers: don’t ask the boys to hold the bouquets unless you expect to take this photo. ;) I always do, and it’s usually their favorite. :D :D Time to party! (And eat bacon, duh). Can it be a new rule that wedding receptions serve breakfast food? So, so good. One of my favorite moments of the day was the choreographed dance Nate & Lacey learned. It was so much fun, and they nailed it. Lacey’s dad was kind of the star of the dance. :) We snuck outside for a few photos at sunset. Lacey, seeing said sunset, immediately broke into the Circle of Life intro. Like I have said, she’s THE BEST. Congratulations, Nate & Lacey. You guys are gold, and I am so honored to have been a part of your wedding day. I’m even more excited for your future as husband and wife. Blessings and cheers to you!