Samantha and Gabe’s wedding was so special. Not only is Sam a lifelong friend (check out their gorgeous engagement photos to read more about that), but the locations they chose to use for their ceremony and portraits were meaningful as well. The Quincy Free Methodist church where they married, was where each of their parents, and Sam’s grandparents were married. Sam and Gabe’s portraits, on the other hand were taken in Moses Lake. They recently purchased a house there and all their portraits were taken at The Links at Moses Pointe golf course, where they have spent many hours. The two locations made for a beautiful blend of referencing the past and looking ahead to the future.
Their first look took place at the golf course as well, and soon after it, Sam pulled off surprising Gabe with a gift of new golf clubs. In order to make it happen, we had Zach, my husband and second shooter, run back to Sam's car to “grab the bouquet” while Sam and I distracted Gabe by taking more portraits. The car was a ways away but Gabe was so nice and never questioned my instructions to keep posing, smiling... "look this way!", etc, etc! When he finally did turn around and see Sam with the clubs, he was so shocked and happy, it was one of my favorite moments of the day.
They hosted the reception at the Heritage Barn in Quincy. Everyone’s favorite reception detail was their cake — which wasn’t a cake at all. Staying true to their brunch theme, they had stacks of cinnamon rolls in place of a wedding cake. It was so cute, almost as cute as Sam and Gabe cutting it!