Tori and Ben's Iowa Wedding!

July 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Benjamin and Victoria

Wedding Photography  - Silver Sioux Barn; Quimby, Iowa

I have been super busy and have neglected my blog for almost a year!  Tori and Ben's wedding was one of those weddings though.  There were SO many personal touches and special "moments" throughout the day I HAD to post a blog for their wedding (This would have been WAY too many photos to post on Facebook!).  Don't get me wrong, every wedding I shoot has great moments, but Tori and Ben's day just KEPT producing them.  

Becca and I often tell couples to "be in the moment", but the day of the wedding it can be SO DIFFICULT for couples.  So much time and money is spent planning for the big day and then in the blink of an eye, it's over.  Often, the stress of family, friends, small children, vendors, etc. can be too much and it overwhelms couples, preventing them from enjoying all they have worked so hard for.  When we witness someone just stopping for a second and being in the moment, it is a beautiful thing.  You'll see it in the pictures, but after Tori and Ben had their first look, Tori actually wanted to just walk to the lodge where everyone else was hanging out.  Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, but it was probably a half mile to a mile away down a dirt road!  I was surprised that she wanted to do this, but once we began walking, I remembered myself how nice it is to slow down once in a while and just take in the day (We forget to do this also!).  They had a nice walk that resulted in some beautiful moments including a mini private dance with some good twirls of the dress and even a little dip.  It was stuff like that, that just kept happening all day long.  

Their rustic country wedding took place at the Silver Sioux Barn near Quimby, Iowa.  I have never been there or shot there before, but after this wedding, I am a huge fan of the place!  It is a quick 50 minute drive out of Sioux City and worth the drive.  The park it is located in is gorgeous and the venue just has so much to offer for photography!  I'm selfish like that!  

A couple favorite moments besides the walk - I've never been at a wedding where the groom met the bride halfway down and walked her the rest of the way.  Ben met her at the halfway point and walked her to the front.  This was necessary to honor both her step father and her father.  Her step dad began the walk and took her to the half way point, Ben met her in the middle and her Dad was at the front waiting for them as he was conducting the ceremony and actually married them.  It was just a beautiful ceremony!  They also had one of their favorite bands, "Marah" there playing live music for the dancing and entertainment.  Ben and Tori's song is, "You are my sunshine" and Marah didn't disappoint with their rendition of it.  

Also, Ben is a huge Star Wars fan!  Pay attention to his boutonniere (Yoda) and his gift from Tori (Darth Vader toaster).  Let's not forget the stuff you can't experience in photos - their ceremony ended with them exiting to the closing theme from Star Wars.  Ben is a man after my own heart!  

I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story, but it was a beautiful wedding and a terrific day overall!  Thank you so much for choosing us to be your photographers!  We hope you love the photos as much as we loved taking them!

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Click HERE to contact Shane and Becca to check on availability for your wedding photography needs.  We are Sioux City photographers, but we will travel to any destination to shoot your wedding.  Thanks for visiting my site!

One last thing... Since Ben is such a big Star Wars nerd like myself, I gotta throw this in just for him!  :)

 

Authored bySHANE Photographed bySHANE & BECCA  CategoryWEDDINGS VenueSILVER SIOUX BARN; QUIMBY, IOWA Destination: QUIMBY, IOWA 


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