Jill Kasparie & Morgan Hawk: October 3, 2015
Jill and Morgan may have “celebrity status” here in Cedar Rapids, however their love story is one that many of you can relate to and they were happy to share their story and photos to inspire other couples. Eleanor Kathryn Photography did a great job capturing their cherished moments to have and to hold forever.
You might not think that love can be found over a hot dog, but that’s exactly where Jill and Morgan’s story all started. They first met at the Kernel’s Baseball Stadium. Jill is a local news reporter and had to interview Morgan for the first home game of the season. From there the adventures began!
Jill and Morgan loved to try new things and visit new places. Despite their busy schedules, they took time to experience great cities and states together, from Chicago to Florida to name a few. They even once visited a beautiful resort in southern Missouri where many thought Morgan would propose. Morgan, however, knew Jill’s favorite holiday was Christmas, so he had a different plan. A couple of weeks before Christmas of 2014, Morgan prepared a late dinner and proposed using a video he had put together. Of course Jill said, “YES!”
Ten months later, on a sunny October day, Morgan and Jill tied the knot. The day started at the Redhead Salon getting hair and makeup done. Then Jill put on her dress, which was exactly the dress she’d dreamed of wearing on her special day. The rest of the day flew by, but Jill says, “It was a wedding little girl’s dream of!” They got married in their church in Cedar Rapids, IA with all their friends and family there to celebrate. From the flowers, to the dress, to the tuxes, everything was absolutely perfect, just as they had envisioned. The two worked together on every aspect of planning the wedding. I guess you could say they’re a good team. Now they’re ready for even more adventures to come!
Photography: Eleanor Kathryn Photography, Vinton, IA www.eleanorkathrynphotography.com
Bridal Gown: Brides & Weddings, Manchester, IA www.iowabridesandweddings.com
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal, Cedar Rapids, IA www.davidsbridal.com
Flowers: Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee, Cedar Rapids, IA www.hy-vee.com
Hair/Makeup: The RedHead Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA www.theredheadhairsalon.com
Cake: Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee, Cedar Rapids, IA www.hy-vee.com
Tuxes: Holley’s Shop for Men, Cedar Rapids, IA www.holleyshopformen.com
DJ: Vibrations DJ, Marion, IA www.vibrationsdj.com
Transportation: PR Party Lines, Iowa City, IA www.prpartylines.com
Ceremony: St. Jude’s Church, Cedar Rapids, IA www.judes.org
Reception: The DoubleTree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids, IA www.doubletree3.hilton.com
Invitations and Programs: Color Web Printers, Cedar Rapids, IA www.colorwebprinters.com