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Engagement Photos & Wedding: Erin Niksich & Seth Campbell

Engagement Photos & Wedding: Erin Niksich & Seth Campbell

Erin Niksich & Seth Campbell:

Engaged: December 25, 2013     Wedding: May 2, 2015, East Moline, IL

Everyone can relate to Erin and Seth’s heartwarming love story. They are a beautiful couple both on the inside and out, and AE Photography LLC did an amazing job capturing not only their engagement, but their breathtaking wedding as well. Erin and Seth wanted to help and inspire other couples by sharing their story and photographs. Enjoy!

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Erin and Seth met through mutual friends, but it wasn’t until they joined the same sand volleyball league that they started hanging out and really got to know one another. They clicked right away as they realized how much they had in common! Erin knew Seth was “the one” once she saw how well he and her son got along. Since the day they met, Seth treated Erin’s son, Noah, like his own. Noah instantly loved Seth as well. Erin knew Seth would be an amazing father and husband, and she loved him!

The proposal was absolutely beautiful! They were celebrating their second Christmas together in their home. Erin woke up not only to a white Christmas, but breakfast was made, a ­fire was lit in their wood burning stove, their stockings were full, and presents were piling out from under their tree. Noah ripped open his presents from Santa and then they opened their stockings together. To Erin’s surprise, inside her stocking was a blue box from Necker’s with an engagement ring! All she can remember is looking up and Seth was on one knee, but before he could even speak she was hugging him. Erin was in shock for a moment, but remembers him saying something like “I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you! Will you marry me?”. Of course, Erin said “YES”! They spent the rest of their Christmas surprising their families with their good news and showing off the ring as they made their rounds. The only other person that actually knew about the proposal was Erin’s dad, because Seth had asked his permission. It was an amazing day that they will never forget.

Wedding dress photographed by AE Photography at Short Hills Country Club in Moline, IL.Brides shoes photographed by AE Photography LLC for Iowa's Corridor Wedding Guide.Gorgeous picture of bride getting ready on her wedding day photographed by AE Photography.

Iowa Groom getting prepared for his wedding day photographed by AE Photography.

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Emotional picture of bride and groom when they first see one another on their wedding day.Emotional picture of bride and groom kissing at first sight of each other captured by AE Photography.

Trendy Iowa wedding party pictures captured by AE Photography LLC.

Fun wedding party pictures and ideas by AE Photography in Quad Cities.

Fun inspiring picture of Groomsmen and Groom at an Iowa wedding photographed by AE Photography.

Fun and modern bride with her bridesmaids picture photographed by AE Photography.

Fun and modern picture of bridesmaids holding the groom photographed by AE Photography.

Fun and sexy modern bride on her wedding day photographed by AE Photography.

Erin and Seth were married May 2, 2015.  They had their rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at the Short Hills Country Club. Their wedding party, close family, and friends enjoyed a grill-out Friday night following the rehearsal. The ceremony was held outside followed by an indoor reception. Erin wanted a subtle, classy, and elegant vibe for the reception, so she chose beige, nudes, and golds with lots of lights and candles. The bridesmaids wore Aubergine (a dark earthy purple), and the groomsmen wore dark gray tuxes, gray vests, and purple ties to match the ladies. Erin’s bouquet was a bit more colorful, but still incorporated the purples.

Picture of wedding ceremony musicians taken by AE Photography.

Beautiful wedding ceremony programs for wedding guests by Erin Elizabeth Photography and Design.Cute wedding ceremony picture of ring bearer carrying a here comes the bride banner.

Inspiring pictures of groom hugging his new stepson at his wedding ceremony photographed by AE Photography.

Emotional picture of bride and groom saying their vows at their wedding ceremony photographed by AE Photography.

Emotional picture of bride and groom saying their vows at their wedding ceremony photographed by AE Photography.

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Beautiful picture of Iowa outdoor wedding and the bride and groom embracing photographed by AE Photography.

Gorgeous picture of bride and groom wedding rings in flower petals taken by AE Photography.

Erin’s favorite part of their wedding was the ceremony. It was intimate and perfect. It was about them and their experiences. Their dear friend Matt married them and shared their personal stories about them and their past. Erin and Seth shared their personal vows with one another, they goofed off and messed up a couple of times, they laughed, they cried, and they wouldn’t have it any other way because it was real and it was them!

The most memorable moment for Erin was when she said “I do”. She knew that after that moment everything was real and not just a fairy tale. She knew that now she could spend the rest of her years with the love of her life!

Inspiring guest book and table at an Iowa Wedding photographed by AE Photography.Beautiful bridal bouquet photographed by AE Photography.Beautiful wedding cake and Mr. and Mrs. cake topper photographed by AE Photography.

Inspiring floating candle glass table centerpieces photographed by AE Photography.Inspiring flower table centerpieces photographed by AE Photography.Inspiring flower and candle table centerpieces photographed by AE Photography.

Sweet picture taken by AE Photography of bride and groom cutting their wedding cake at the wedding reception.

Emotional picture of bride and father hugging during the father daughter dance at the wedding reception.

Emotional picture of mother and son dance at the wedding reception photographed by AE Photography.

Sexy picture taken by AE Photography of a groom dipping his new bride to kiss her.Sweet picture of bride and groom embracing at sunset on their wedding night photographed by AE Photography.

The entire wedding was absolutely beautiful. Erin couldn’t have asked for anything better and she couldn’t have done it without the help of so many amazing people and vendors. Short Hills Country Club had fabulous service and was a gorgeous venue. Clazzy Designs went above and beyond with décor and coordination, making Erin’s day stress free. AE Photography LLC captured every breathtaking moment for Erin and Seth to cherish for years to come. Caitlin Elizabeth Bridal & Alterations made Erin’s dress fit like a glove. Erin and Seth had an amazing wedding party that rocked! Their family and friends that joined them in their celebration of marriage made the most amazing day of their lives fun, enjoyable, and memorable. Everything went smoothly and The Campbell’s wouldn’t change a thing!

Erin’s advice to brides: “Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s your day to enjoy and at the end you will have achieved your ultimate goal, you married the man of your dreams and get to move forward into an amazing new life together!”

 Vendor Credits:

Photography: AE Photography LLC, Cedar Rapids, IA (www.aephotographyllc.com) “Best photographers ever!!!! They really provide a stress free experience and have such awesome personalities! Not to mention their amazing talent!”

Rehearsal, Ceremony, & Reception Venue and Catering: Short Hills Country Club, E. Moline, IL (www.shorthillscc.com)

Officiant: Matt Johnson, a friend of theirs.

Bride’s Gown: J Crew (www.jcrew.com)

Alterations: Caitlin Elizabeth Bridal & Alterations, Moline, IL (www.caitlinelizabethalterations.com)

Jewelry & Accessories: Belt from J Crew (www.jcrew.com) hair piece and necklace from BHLDN (www.bhldn.com) earrings and bracelet from Francesca’s (www.francescas.com)

Rings: Necker’s Jewelers, Davenport, IA (www.neckersjewelers.com)

Hair & Makeup: Haus of Heir, Davenport, IA (www.hausofheir.com)

Wedding Coordinator, Florist, Décor & Rental: Lynn Carr from Clazzy Designs, Davenport, IA (www.clazzydesigns.com)

Invitations & Stationery: Erin Elizabeth Photography & Design (The Bride: “I love creating wedding invites, rsvps, and thank you cards and have done several for other weddings this year!”) (www.facebook.com/eephotodesign)

Cake: Princess and the Pea’s Cupcakes, Bettendorf, IA. They are mainly serving cupcakes, but are also having a personal 12” round wedding cake. (www.facebook.com/princessandthepeascupcakes)

Entertainment/Band: Funktastic Five (www.funktastic5.com)

Transportation: Act II Transportation, Coal Valley, IL (www.actiitransportation.com) They are providing a shuttle for guests to and from the hotel and venue. The newlyweds also plan on hopping on after the ceremony to take some pictures outside of the venue area.

Hotel Accommodations: The Radisson, Moline, IL (www.radisson.com)

Honeymoon: They planned their own honeymoon to Croatia. They stayed in Dubrovnik for 5 days at Hotel Bellevue, and on a houseboat in Amsterdam for another night!

About Nicky Wilkinson

I’m proud to say I’m an Iowa farm girl from Swisher. I married my college sweetheart, Dale Wilkinson, and we have five girls. We live in the country with our cats and dog. Camping, canoeing, horseback riding and biking are some of our favorite activities. Our girls keep us busy with plenty of school activities and hobbies. I took over The Wedding Guide in August of 2014. I am inspired everyday by our local venues and dedicated wedding professionals. They are hard working and very talented. I get the opportunity to share that inspiration with couples to help them plan for their best day ever.
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