Real Weddings: Caitlin & Brad's Traditional Wedding

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Memphis, Emily Crall Photography

We have a lovely wedding to share with you beauties, that was sent over to us from Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Memphis, where the couple took dances lessons from, photographed beautifully by Emily Crall Photography! What I love about this wedding is that the couple wed in a church that their families had wed in as well! Talk about traditional, it's also quite historical!

Meredith with the dance studio shared this with me:
After a long-distance romance during college years, Caitlin and Brad decided to take the plunge on July 23rd, 2016. Holding true to family tradition, they got married in the same church as Caitlin's parents, both sets of grandparents, and one set of great-grandparents back in their hometown in Iowa. 

"We incorporated a lot of tradition and history throughout our day in different ways, making it even more meaningful for us and our families," said Caitlin.

After taking weeks worth of dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Memphis, Caitlin had this to say about their first dance, "We danced to 'Forever Like That' by Ben Rector - the acoustic version. We had both been taking lessons for a while and didn't want anything too choreographed. Our dance instructor helped us with a styled intro and ending, and Brad led a waltz through the rest of it...impressing our guests, especially his mom!"

Please enjoy Caitlin & Brad's traditional wedding, as photographed by Emily Crall Photography:

In love with the traditional aspect! So sweet! The color palette of navy blue and white, with pops of yellow is perfect for the mid-summer wedding, too! Congrats to these two love birds!

Thanks to Fred Astaire Dance Studio Memphis for sending Caitlin and Brad's wedding our way!

Photography: Emily Crall Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, IA
Reception Venue: The Celebration Farm, Iowa City, IA
First Dance Choreography: Fred Astaire Dance Studio Memphis
DJ: Unique Events of Iowa
Florist: Hy-Vee: Davenport Utica Ridge
Cake Designer: Hy-Vee: Davenport Utica Ridge
Catering: Hy-Vee: Davenport Utica Ridge
Officiant: Msgr. Thomas Zinkula
Hair Stylist/MUA: Blaze Salon, Coralville, IA
Invitations: Zephyr Weddings