Jim & Stacy

Jim and Stacy first cross paths back in 2005 when they were both employees at Tanworld. During their time as co-workers, they became friends and after a couple years began dating. Stacy was even Jim’s boss at one point.
Fast forward six years when Jim finally asked for Stacy’s hand in marriage. On August 1, 2013, Stacy was sent out to get Jim since his car broke down.  Little did she know that this was his plan to propose. He got down on one knee in the middle of a dirt road in the pouring rain. The very romantic and unforgettable moment was a surprise to Stacy and she agreed to take the next step in their relationship.
After almost seven years of being together, the couple said their vows on May 10, 2014. The ceremony was at St. John’s Catholic Church and the reception followed at the beautiful grand hall at the train station in the Haymarket. The couple spent much of their time in the Haymarket so the location was special. They enjoyed their day with family and their favorite moment was giving themselves to one another through their vows. Jim and Stacy had a day of fun and laughter with those closest to them.  Here are my top five from the wedding.
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After the wedding the newlyweds spent time in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for their honeymoon.  They look forward to the chapters ahead of them in life and they are excited to start a family. Enjoy this quick slideshow of the wedding day story.

Wedding Hair

Getting back to our Tuesday Tips, we have a guest article from Holly, the owner of Atlantis Salon and Spa. The following is great information on wedding day hair and makeup to help the brides and her attendants get the perfect look! Let’s see what advice Holly has offered us!–

Whenever I see my bride for her hair and makeup consultation, I always like to know the feel of the wedding. Is it formal and classic, outdoors and playful, casual and laid back? The bride is  looked at the most on the wedding day, the cherry on top. It is important the full look is taken  into consideration. Does the hair flow with the gown? Is the makeup appropriate for the whole look and the theme of the day? How does my hair and makeup look from all angles? Does it compliment the bride’s face shape and profile? Does it feel comfortable?

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As a stylist and makeup artist, it is great when the bride has suggested photos of hair and makeup. With the perfect consultation, together we can create the beautiful look the bride was imagining. Helping the bride and her party to look their best and assisting in the enjoyment of their day is so special to me. Traveling to the destination is my favorite way to focus and de-stress for the day. I’ll pack up all my supplies and come to the location the bride desires. Hanging out with the bridal party and eating breakfast together while being pampered is always a great way to start the wedding day.

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Atlantis Salon and Spa has everything a bride will need to treat herself from beautiful skin with our extensive array of facials to relaxing in the spa with a massage, preparing your hair with sparkling color and cuts, dazzling up you fingers and toes with a manicure and pedicure. Don’t forget the extra wink with a fan of eyelash extensions! Congratulations on your wedding! May your day be full of joy and happiness!

–Thank you Holly for some awesome advice!

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Ryan and Stacey

When Stacey was given the last Christmas gift by Ryan’s niece Emersyn, she opened the husker lady bug music box that contained a diamond ring and a note with the question, “Stacey will you marry my uncle Ryan?”.  After she said “yes,” they looked forward to their April wedding.

Ryan and Stacey exchanged their vows on April 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lincoln. They loved the church for its old cathedral style and downtown location. The couple’s reception was held at the Grand Manse which portrayed the elegant feel they wanted for their big day.

The story of Stacey and Ryan goes back to when they first met at a Husker football tailgate party (the Husker music box relates to the first time they met). Their first date was in Omaha where they went bowling.

The happy couple’s favorite parts of their wedding day include saying their vows and becoming one, spending the day with family and friends, and, obviously, the celebration!

The images from the day captured not only the love the couple felt for one another, but also the elegant and communal theme for the day. I could tell the couple, surrounded by family and friends, could not be more joyful. Enjoy the images!