Lauren and Matthew | Nebraska Destination Wedding Pictures

Wow. Just Wow. This is a weekend I won't soon forget and in all the years and stories I've documented I don't know if any have been quite as special as Lauren and Matthew's wedding in Lincoln, Nebraska. Matthew and Lauren met while they were students at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He's from Fort Worth and a Texan at heart while she's from a small town in Western Nebraska where wheat fields and corn prevail. They shared a common love for the Huskers and it wasn't long before Matthew fell head over heels for this beautiful girl and made it his mission to pursue his heart. Before leaving Texas he promised his family and friends he wouldn't fall in love with a farm girl. And then came Lauren.

Agriculture is in her blood and she was raised surrounded by fields and pastures and spent some time driving a tractor. They did have things in common though such as both their fathers being veterinarians and they also shared common ground in their love for God.

I spent Easter with these two in Texas and learning all sorts of things about the great state of Texas. Matthew's family was kind enough to "adopt" me for the weekend and welcome me into their Easter dinner and festivities. It was SO much fun and getting to see his family at the wedding made it all the more special!

The weather in Lincoln on their wedding weekend was perfect- minus the forecast for rain. It was breezy, sunny (in the morning) and highs were low 80's. Cool for August! They both spent the morning getting ready at the Embassy Suites downtown and then we took the 5 minute drive to the Newman center for pictures and the ceremony.

I actually showed in the annual 4-H horse show with Lauren (though she was several years younger). It's been incredible to not only see her grow up and find a man that is such a perfect fit but to reconnect and have the honor of documenting their wedding day. There were SO many incredible moments of this day... here's a peek into the love and fun we shared.

A special shoutout to Allyson for being such a fab. assistant and second for the day!

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I absolutely LOVED the details that Catharine Perry created for her and the wedding day.7_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  10_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  12_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 13_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 14_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  17_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 18_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 20_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 21_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 22_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 23_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 24_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  26_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 27_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 28_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  31_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 32_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 33_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

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We took a little time for a first look for her brother and her daddy. Such sweet moments. 40_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 42_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 43_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 44_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 45_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 46_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 47_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 48_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 49_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 50_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 51_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 53_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  55_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 56_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 57_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 61_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 62_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 63_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

A favorite for sure!64_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  66_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures   69_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

I'm slightly obsessed by these dresses. Her gown was stunning and then these flowy ever so dreamy bridesmaids gowns... just magical! 70_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures Attack of the veil take 1.  72_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 73_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 74_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures   78_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 79_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 80_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 82_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  85_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures LOVE.86_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  88_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures      95_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  97_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 98_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 99_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 100_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 101_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  103_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 105_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

So classy. 107_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  109_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 110_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  112_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 114_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  116_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 117_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 118_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  120_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  122_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  124_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  126_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 127_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_picturesSo many emotions and stories in this single image. The more I study it and the more times I see it the more I fall in love with it and see new stories and emotions come to life.  129_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 130_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 131_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 132_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 133_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 134_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 135_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 136_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 137_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 138_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 139_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 140_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  142_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 143_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

The in-between moments are some of my absolute favorite. 144_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 145_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 147_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_picturesIntroducing one of the most fun and crazy weddings parities of 2015.  149_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

And then when it starts to rain...150_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 151_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 152_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

It's not everyday you get private access to the state capital for your very own portrait session ON your wedding day.  154_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

Stunning images captured by Allyson.156_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 158_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  161_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 162_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 164_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  166_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  168_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 169_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  172_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 173_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  175_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 177_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 179_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  181_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 182_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  184_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 185_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  187_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 188_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

Attack of the veil take 2. 189_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 190_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 191_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 192_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 194_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 195_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 196_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 197_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 198_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures   201_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  203_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures   206_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 207_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  209_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 210_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 211_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 212_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 213_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 214_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 216_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  218_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 219_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 220_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  222_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 223_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  228_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 230_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 231_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 232_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 233_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 234_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 235_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 236_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 237_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 238_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures   241_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 242_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 243_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  245_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 246_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 248_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 249_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

They arranged for a special surprise for their guests as Herbie Husker came by... So much FUN!250_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 251_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 252_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 253_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 254_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures  256_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 257_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

That one time when my camera was hijacked by Herbie himself...258_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 259_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

Thankfully it was returned without incident. :-D 260_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 261_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 262_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

Then there's this series. That moment when the brother of the bride takes your dare- shares it with her and she goes, "Say What?!"264_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 265_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

"We made it!"266_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 267_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 268_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

So I was overly impressed with the dancing skill of these two- they were covering the dance floor and moving FAST. Then I realized when editing these pictures this girl was in flip flops. Lauren- you took my admiration and respect to an entirely new level! 269_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures

The father of the bride vs. Kevin in a dance off... 272_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 274_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 278_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures 280_lauren_matthew_nebraska_wedding_pictures