Dena and Ralph were married on a beautiful, hot day in July at Tower Hall in Malcolm, Nebraska.  They had an outdoor ceremony with beautiful white chairs and a stunning archway decorated with flowers as a backdrop.  I met Dena at a Bridal Fair last year and then she contacted me about doing her photos.  We had our engagement session last summer before their big move to Utah.  It was so fun and I immediately was looking forward to their wedding.  It was such a fun day and I was so blessed to capture some fun and special memories for Dena and Ralph.  Take a look at some of the laughs and moments that they shared at Tower Hall!

Bride and Groom portrait with bouquet

Dena was surrounded by friends and family getting ready for her big day.  She slipped on her stunning sheath, lace dress with the help of her mom and maid of honor.  It was absolutely perfection for her outdoor ceremony in the summer!  Her mom made the bouquets, and helped with all of the reception decor as well.  Dena and Ralph are big Dallas Cowboy fans, and I love the way they incorporated that into their cake table and a few photos as well!

Makeup photo of the bride

Bride Tribe

Bride getting dress on

Family handkerchief with jewelry

Ceremony location at Tower hall, Malcolm, NE

Bride's Dress

Rings on family handkerchief

Flowers and ceremony alter

Groom Portraits before the first look

Bridal Portraits with bride in a lace dress

Dena and Ralph shared their first look at a park in Malcolm.  Her maid of honor and his best man were there to support their friends.  I love it when my couples do a first look, because usually they are so nervous and just seeing your partner, just calms so many nerves.  She was so stunning and Ralph looked pretty sharp in his blue suit jacket.  Also, Just look at that bouquet…It is so big and beautiful!!

First look of bride and groom at the park in Malcolm, NE

Portraits of Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom during first look

Black and White portrait of Bride and Groom

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Bride's bouquet of white, green and purple

Groom Portraits in blue jacket and grey pants

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Dena and Ralph shared their vows in front of their friends and family at Tower Hall.  As a Nebraska Wedding Photographer, I love getting to shoot an outdoor ceremony.  It really allows you to be able to go around and capture a few more details than what churches will allow.  Two of my favorite photos are of her mom and dad with their arms around each other at the end of the isle and then when Dena’s dad is walking down the aisle, he glances at her and just has the look of such a proud and happy father!

Nebraska Wedding Ceremony at Malcolm, NE

Flower girl and Ring Bearer walking down the isle

Bride walking down the isle with her dad

Black and white photos of the ceremony

Bride and Groom saying a prayer during the ceremony

Bride and Groom exchanging rings during ceremony at Tower Hall

Grooms face during vows

Praying over the couple during ceremony

First Kiss during the ceremony

After the Ceremony, we ventured on the party bus to the park to take a few bridal party photos.  This group of friends were so great to work with!  Everyone smiled, laughed, danced and cheered for the newlyweds.  I couldn’t have asked for anything better and I am sure Dena and Ralph would agree!!

Bridal Party Portraits at malcolm park

Bridal party laughing during photos

Groomsmen photos in grey tuxes and blue tie

Groomsmen laughing taking photos at Malcolm Park

Fun Bridal Party Photos

Bridesmaid photos in blue dresses

Bridesmaid photos laughing together

Beautiful group of girls for bridesmaids

Bridal Party in Blue dresses and grey tuxes

Funny Groomsmen photos

Groomsmen in favorite sports team hats

Cheering on the bride during bridesmaids photos

Black and white portraits of bride and groom

The new mr. and mrs. taking photos at a park

Bride and Groom Portraits at malcolm park

Walking and laughing at the park

Kissing as Newlyweds

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Walking and Smiling at each other

Bride and Groom portraits on wedding day in nebraska

Bride and groom back of outfits

Kissing after wedding ceremony

Celebrating the new mr. and mrs.

Bride's dress bustled and kissing the groom

Laughing as the new mr. and mrs.

Photos in Randolph, NE

Bride and Groom in front of old wooden shed

Bride and Groom taking photos in front of old wooden shed

Dancing in Randolph

Bride and Groom, wearing Dallas Cowboys hats

Dallas Cowboys partners for life

Dallas Cowboys cake cutting

Table Centerpieces for reception

Reception at Tower Hall

After a few more photos and a stop at the Ding-a-Ling Bar in Raymond, we made it back to the reception in time for cake cutting, a fajita bar (which was AMAZING!), toasts and first dances.  These toasts are ones that I will never forget!  Dena’s maid of honor told a few secrets about their “younger” days and her brother started off with a little rap for his toast and ended with a football chant!  Dena and Ralph said a few words and were ready to get the party started!  They shared a very special first dance and then two more with their parents.  Ending the night getting guests on the dance floors and sharing laughs with friends and family who shared in their special day!

Reception at Tower Hall, Malcolm, NE

First Dance as Mr. and Mrs.

Bride and Groom first dance at Tower Hall

Laughter from the bride

Bride and Father dancing their special dance

Mother and Son dancing

First dances with their parents

Reception at Tower Hall Dancing

Dancing at the Reception

Dancing at the Reception

Ready to party at the reception

Thank you so much for having me capture your wedding day!  When clients become friends, it makes my heart so happy and you guys deserve the world!  It was truly a blessing to be a part of it and I wish you both many years of happiness!   I can’t wait to see where the future takes you and when your back in Lincoln, let me know and we can grab a cup of coffee or have a glass of wine 🙂


Wedding Vendors: 
Bridal Gown and Tux Rental: Ellynne Bridal, Lincoln, NE. 
Hair – Azia Ellis
Makeup – Logan Hendricks

Flowers: Purchased from Next, Flowers for Special Occasions, created by Dena’s Mother.
Ceremony Location, Reception Venue and Caterer: Tower Hall, Malcolm, NE
DJ: Complete Wedding and Events
Cakes and Cookies –Super Sue’s Sweet Shoppe, Lincoln, NE