HOW WE MET Nathan and I braved the world of online dating and found each other on Christian Mingle. After emails and eventually speaking on the phone for a month, I determined he wasn't crazy or anything and it would be safe to meet! The first time we met in person he took me to Vincenzo's a… Read more

HOW WE MET Joel and I met while both working at Children’s Hospital. He was a first year resident, and I had just started as a nurse. Our first interactions were just professional (at least Whitney was professional, Joel tried to flirt) but then we ran into each other one night at the Localm… Read more

HOW WE MET Michael and I grew up together. I have known him since we were in elementary school and we have been dating for about 11 years.  Read more

WHAT A CATCH We met by a very chance encounter. Every Wednesday night he used to go to Icehouse for pizza and beer before their softball game. I happened to be there the same night with mutual friends, and thanks to rainy weather, he was still there when we showed up! His softball game ended… Read more

This past winter, Snapchat unveiled on-demand geo-filters. This new filter features opens the door for anyone to pay Snapchat to create and distribute a custom filter in a specific area for a set time. Read more

You’ve said your vows, exchanged rings and danced on your wedding day. Now it’s time to build your life together. We asked Rebecca Beaudoin, a registered dietitian with Hy-Vee, to share tips for your first year of marriage and beyond. Read more

HOW IT ALL WORKED OUT Pete and I lived in the same apartment complex. We met at, where else, our teeny tiny apartment gym. I was minding my own business doing a plank when Pete came over and asked if I wanted to go get a drink sometime. Our first date was at Jimi D's on Halloween of 2013. He… Read more

Calling all girly girls! Anne Barge gowns are coming to town! Known for dainty, feminine designs, the Spring 2017 collection is an enchanted garden vision.  Read more

THE BALL DROPPED Jordon and Kara met at a New Year’s Eve party three years ago and fell in love. When it came time to set a wedding date, December 31 was the sentimental choice. BLACK & WHITE & GOLD ALL OVER Their New Year’s Eve theme was tastefully carried out in gold bridesmaid dre… Read more

Hello my fellow bride(and grooms)-to-be! Read more

1. Fireworks. All. Night. Long. Read more

White on white -- Always right.Tie swap -- One for the ceremony, and one for the reception. Pocket squares, too.Designer stubble -- Sexy chic.Playful socks -- Guys just wanna have fun.Navy and black -- A classic look with a twistCufflinks -- A meaningful wedding gift to him! Read more

4-H FOREVER Ben and Caroline were 16 years old when they met through 4-H Junior Leaders in Sidney, Nebraska. After high school, Ben enlisted in the Air Force and traveled the world while Caroline attended college in Michigan and then returned to Texas, her home state. They saw each other eve… Read more

Our models, Daniel and Josh Long-Hall, were married April 2, 2016, at the Living Room in Omaha. The couple celebrated in a big way with 16 attendants and 400 guests. Hy-Vee, where Josh works, catered a sit-down meal and designed their flowers and cake. Daniel and Josh honeymooned in Cancun, … Read more

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GOAL! Kate was working at Lot 2 Restaurant & Wine Bar. Alex was working at the Waiting Room and regularly stopped by Lot 2 to order takeout. Both were too shy to strike up a conversation, but Kate knew Alex was a regular at nearby Krug Park. So after “not so subtly” hanging out there, th… Read more


Use the Wedding Essentials Idea Show to build your vision board. Trust us, you'll discover infinite combinations. These four bloomed from last year's photo album. Now you give it a try! Read more

After 15 years together, Gerry Sullivan and Bob Benzel were finally making plans to marry. A longtime friend eagerly offered her home for a December wedding. The grooms set to work creating their menu, flowers, and décor. A couple of friends provided ceremony music. Another baked a wedding c… Read more

From the blue bridesmaids to the back pocket bandanas the guys wore, this wedding was full of beautiful bright colors and personal details. Read more

GAME. SET. MATCH. The newlyweds met on a squash court and discovered a shared love of Creighton basketball, Husker football and faith. While dating, Michelle would rally after 12-hour shifts as a pediatric nurse to play tennis with Andrew every chance she got. “We make a great doubles team o… Read more

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AN INSEPARABLE BOND Where to even begin?! We first met at Kirn Junior High in Council Bluffs, Iowa ... circa 1998. Our paths frequently crossed over the years through football tailgates in Ames or Iowa City, random CB parties, or bar scene. Fast forward ten years and we were both working at … Read more


All too often we talk about how stressful wedding planning can be. And although the stress factor is hard to deny, it really should be a fun experience.  Read more

This Beauty & The Beast styled shoot is surely "A Tale as Old as Time." And it got us inspired to compile a list of our top ten Disney wedding quotes/lyrics.  Read more

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Family and friends were already in town for the holiday weekend, so for Lacey and Tanner’s day-after New Year’s wedding, it truly was a case of “the more, the merrier.” TAKING THE CAKE Having a budget-friendly cake reception meant the couple didn’t have to trim their gu… Read more

The inspiration for this styled shoot came from a mix of classic elegance and eclectic whimsical style -- making this Alice In Wonderland-theme a timeless, romantic and gorgeous vision! Read more

When this wedding popped in our inbox, the first thing that caught our eye was, no doubt, the groom's attire.  Read more

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