LEAH x REIS | The Pella at Blackstone in Omaha, Neb.


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"The weeks leading up to the wedding were filled with many deep emotions. I’m normally not very emotional, so experiencing that was a change for me. I had longed to marry my high school sweetheart for five years and I almost couldn’t believe that it was finally happening. Being so close to the day that I would commit my life to Leah brought such intense anticipation! I don’t normally cry, in sadness or in joy, but multiple times I found myself tearing up as I thought about how lucky I was to marry the woman of my dreams. One of the moments that I’ll never forget was taking communion together after we had said our vows to one another. The connection that I felt to Leah as we held one another and spent time in prayer through tears is indescribable. The graciousness of God to bring us together as husband and wife and to allow us to mirror what He has done for us will always be one of the greatest sources of joy for me as I look back on that day and as we continue our lives together. Most of the rest of the day was a blur, but it was moments like those that made all the stress of planning and all the years of waiting worth it. I always trusted that my wedding day would be one of the greatest days of my life and without question; it was!" -Reis

"For me, the weeks leading up to the wedding were honestly ones marked by some anxiety. This is a forever commitment! The excitement of marriage was definitely present but a very real part of me was scared. And yet every fear, anxiety and hesitation melted away the moment I saw my groom at the altar. His steady eyes gave me the courage to walk the aisle. His tears reminded me of his tenderness. His smile reminded me of his kindness. Reis just breathes assurance. As he took my hand at the altar, I was home. Every detail faded away and I became his. This moment that we had been longing for had come. I still can't believe I am married to such a steadfast, faithful, hard-working, patient man. Praise God!" -Leah


Getting Ready Robes // Hello Gorgeous

Bride's Dress // Ready or Knot

Dress Designer // Pronovias

Bridesmaid's Dresses Designer // Jenny Woo

Bridesmaid's Dresses // Ready or Knot

Groom's Shoes // Stacy Adams

Paper goods // Minted

Tabletop Rentals // Magnolia and Beth Wakefield

Hairpiece // Veil made by friend of the Bride

DJ // Joel at A Final Take

CATERING // Magnolia Hotel 

Centerpiece Design // Bride x Sarah Klostermeyer x Lauren Warner

Cake // Whisk and Measure