Our wedding photos are finally here!! September 22nd, 2018 was a late-summer dream. I woke up to our wedding site out the window, complete with our realized tent next to the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Nebraska. This is the city where Ambrose and I met at Creighton University, where I caught the Mega Bus to see him during long distance, and where we made our home during residency and the beginning of my law career. In short, Omaha is the place that holds our hearts. We wanted to welcome our friends and family to an experience of not just our wedding, but also highlighting the warmth and beauty this city has to offer. The downtown location of the Holland Center combined with the outdoor atmosphere of the tent and the joy of the day will forever be cherished in our memory.
Years dreaming of an al fresco ceremony and tented reception with cascading drapery were finally here. However, the prospect of planning a wedding seemed overwhelming and stressful. It’s all fun and games on Pinterest until the logistical hell sets in. The planners at Lovestruck Weddings (Candace and Lindsay plus their incredible team) made it do-able! We cannot recommend them enough. Looking out that day and seeing the faces of our loved ones was beyond heart-warming and made it all worth it.
Classic details mixed with lush greenery and lavenders set in candlelight made our day warm and inviting, just the way we had hoped. The hope was for an al fresco elegance that was romantic and playful,not breakable. Our custom monogram (we both have initials “AM”) was incorporated throughout and our guests found their table with hand-made bookmark courtesy of my husband’s reading obsession with an Irish blessing on the back.
Our tent wedding dreams were made a reality on the lawn of the Holland Center across from our ceremony site. Our guests were treated to bag pipes, passed hordevours, and a romantic tent reception. Many Celtic nods were incorporated throughout as both of us have Scottish and Irish heritage. The menu cards had a faint Scottish plaid, the bag piper played “Irish Eyes are Smiling”, and we incorporated a traditional Celtic hand fastening ceremony with our families’ two tartans. Our flower children even wore ivy crowns and baby kilts! My husband’s family has a tradition of wearing kilts at weddings so many of the men changed into them after the ceremony. The dance floor was full to the brim with dancing, laughter, and love. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. A full list of vendors is below; we are so grateful for each of their talents that made our day so memorable!