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Ella + Phil Married | Ushers Ferry Cedar Rapids IA Wedding

Ella and Phil had such a beautiful Ushers Ferry Cedar Rapids Ia Wedding!  The way Phil looks at her, and can make her smile will just melt your heart! From their beautiful first look at Ushers Ferry, to their traditional Catholic Wedding, its hard to choose a favorite moment from their day. 

We started the morning out with the details. The couples rings are so beautiful and unique, and don’t even get me started on how stunning Ella’s dress is! Or that laced edged veil, it is a show stopper!  

After they shared their first look together and took some bride and groom portraits at Ushers Ferry, (This place is adorable, its the first time I had been there but it wont be the last!) we all headed to the church for some family formals and to refresh before the ceremony. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids is Ellas home church, and they recently remodeled the inside which is absolutely stunning!  I loved capturing all the special moments during the ceremony.  Afterwards, we grabbed a few large family group photos and then some sweet bride and groom photos outside of the church and then they were off on the party buss to start celebrating! 

The reception brought us back to Ushers Ferry and was beautifully decorated with florals, and they had the sweetest cake spread that Julia Child herself would love! The couple shared their first dance, and the family shared some of the best toasts (and performances) I have ever seen! 

Thank you so much to Ella and Phil for choosing me as your wedding photographer, I will treasure these memories and will always remember my first traditional catholic wedding! May God bless you both and may you have a long and wonderful marriage full of joy and laughter! 




  1. Kim Smith

    July 25th, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Incredible photos — Congrats to the happy couple! Thanks for posting some of the photos on the I.C. parish website (http://iccr.church)!

  2. Mary Doerr

    July 31st, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Great pics! Makes me feel like I was there!

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Kirstie Veatch Photography is a Wedding Photographer based in Des Moines, Iowa.