Amanda Peck & Zachary Martensen
August 22, 2015
Amanda and Zachary had a gorgeous Iowa summer wedding. They combined modern elegance with their Iowa roots by celebrating their reception at a charming farmhouse. Stacie Ricklefs Photo + Design was happy to capture this unforgettable day to share and inspire you.
Amanda Peck and Zachary Martensen met when they were 16 and 17 years old and fell for each other almost instantly. After dating a few months, they both realized the difficulty of high school relationships when you don’t go to the same school and both went their separate ways. Amanda went off to college to North Carolina and years later after college, reached out to Zach through Facebook, where they both reconnected. They then started talking long distance. Through that long distance relationship they both realized they were meant to be and Amanda came back to Iowa to be with the love of her life.
On August 22, Amanda and Zachary pledged their love for each other at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside, IA on a perfect summer afternoon. Zachary’s dad was honored to serve as best man. The day was filled with blush and gold accents, but it was truly the couple that sparkled. The couple celebrated a beautiful farmhouse reception with family and friends at the home of Zachary’s parents just outside of North Liberty.
Fast Forward a Year……
Photography: Stacie Ricklefs Photo + Design, N. Liberty, IA www.staciericklefs.com
Photos taken outside of St. Mary’s, outside at Zachary’s parents, and also at the Kalona Brewery in Kalona.
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Riverside, IA www.clusterparishes.org/
Reception: The farmhouse reception was hosted at Zachary’s parents’ house.
Catering: Catering was provided by a family friend, Craig Ireland. The fresh vegetables were from Zach’s mother’s garden.
Cake: Hy-Vee, Coralville, Iowa www.hy-vee.com
Bride and Groom’s Attire: Heart to Heart Bridal, N. Liberty, IA www.hearttoheartbridalandformal.com
Hair: Kailee Seward, Kalona, IA https://www.youniqueproducts.com/KaileeSeward
Makeup: Lindsey Coblentz, Coralville, IA https://www.facebook.com/LindseyCoblentzElectricBeach/
Floral: Hy-vee, Johnson Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA www.hy-vee.com
Transportation: Diamond Limo, Fairfax, IA http://www.diamondlimousines.net/
Stationery: Zypher Weddings, Coralville, IA http://www.zephyrweddings.com/
DJ: Sound Entertainment Productions, Kasey Keller, Davenport, IA https://www.facebook.com/kaseymkeller