Dana + Chris | StarView Vineyards & Epiphany Farms

Dana and Chris’s summer wedding last July was incredibly beautiful and intimate. StarView Vineyards was absolutely the perfect venue for this couple’s ceremony and their self described simple, laid back wedding! Their reception was at the equally beautiful Epiphany Farms.

This summer wedding was a little unorthodox in that the ceremony and reception were held about a month apart at different venues, but I think having that gap almost emphasized the love and excitement between this couple and their wedding guests. The ceremony itself was stunning, small, and intimate– just what Dana wanted for her big day! This gorgeous couple met at work, and although they both had some hurdles to get over before coming together, when they finally they did they knew they were meant for each other. A heartwarming detail about Dana’s dress– the heart sewn into it was actually a part of her dad’s shirt! She wanted him to be close to her on her wedding day.

Chris said that he loves how caring Dana is, and cannot get enough of her humor or her laughter. Similarly, Dana loves the sense of humor that Chris has, and his ability to pull her out of her comfort zone and make her feel special. They both share a love of travel and spent their honeymoon in Steamboat Springs, CO. I know Dana and Chris will be together forever, and wish them endless happiness.

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.”

Arrigo Boito


Officiant: Friend of Chris

Florist: Casey’s Garden Shop & Florist

Caterer: Re & Sandy’s Catering

Cake: HyVee Cakes

DJ: Glass Slipper Entertainment

Wedding Rings: Flora Gems

Bridal Gown: Adore Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Videographer: Maloch Media

Calligrapher: The Copy Shop

Hair Stylist: Emerald Howard at Girl Friday Salon

Lighting Design & Linens: Palace Events

I want to tell your story

Wedding photographs should tell the full story: the candid joy; the family photos grandma loves; the dance photos that leave everyone feeling connected long after the music stops playing…we get to know each other throughout the planning process – that’s why every package comes with engagement photos as well. So by your wedding day, we’re old friends, you’re comfortable with my camera, and your moments are genuine and never forced.

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February 15, 2022


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