John + Haylee | wedding / by meredith

Every so often I get the honor of photographing a dear friend's wedding. I was lucky enough to spend the day hanging out with one of my lifelong best friends and his beautiful wife, Haylee, as they said "I do" surrounded by their family and friends.

Beautiful memories were made from the very start of their day at the Historical Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa. From hair + make-up, beautiful dresses, flowers (lots and lots of them ♥), a ceremony filled with laughter and tears, a magically decorated reception hall in the Gold Room (Hotel Blackhawk), delicious eats (and treats!), and a pretty outstanding dance party, the day was beyond special.

Haylee had obviously put in an incredible amount of time behind the scenes in designing the reception venue...you can see for yourself below. The Gold Room was covered in flowers, elegant tablescapes, and candlelight. Every little detail was to perfection. When people say John + Haylee's wedding day was perfect, they aren't kidding...they really did have the perfect wedding day : )

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