Allison Randolph & William Reasoner: September 4, 2015
This Real Wedding couple is extra special since they ironically met at wedding in which they were both part of the wedding party! Neither Allison nor William expected their lives would change forever by being part of a wedding, but they’re so grateful it has! Their love sparked from the moment they met and they knew they were meant for each other! Weddings By Carue was proud to photograph this happy couple’s special day to share with all of you.
How They Met
Allison and William’s love story began on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in May of 2014 when they both stood up in the same wedding. Allison was a bridesmaid for her best friend, the bride, and Will was an usher for this cousin, the groom. The two had never met, but after taking the pre-ceremony pictures, Will noticed how beautiful Allison was in her dress and he knew he wanted to get to know her! Will caught Allison’s attention, and then didn’t leave her side all night.
The next day, while Allison was waiting at the airport to fly home, she noticed that Will had sent her a message. He told her he was happy to have met her and wanted to keep in touch. From that moment on, Allison and Will began their lives together. Allison lived in Salt Lake City until August, then she was able to move to Coralville, IA to live with Will and of course to be closer to her family. After only a few months of living together, Will knew he was ready for the next step!
Carver Hawkeye Arena is where the magical engagement began! Will was a manager for the Iowa Women’s Basketball team during his senior year at Iowa and had always told Allison how special Carver was to him. Will knew that Allison was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and he wanted to give her the perfect proposal. He decided that since the basketball team was such an important part of his life, he wanted them to be part of the proposal.
There was an Iowa/Iowa State game on December 11, 2014, which was when Will was finishing up his first round of law school finals, so he decided that day would be perfect. Will talked Allison into going to the Hawks’ shoot-around that happens several hours before each game. He told her that since it was the Iowa State game, there would be a luncheon for boosters and former members of the team once shoot-around ended.
When shoot-around was almost over, Will snuck out of the arena and hurried into the locker room. Shoot-around ended and the girls hustled into the locker room, where Will gave a rose to each of them. Allison was standing at center court when music started playing and the team began walking single-file out of the tunnel. One by one, the girls handed Allison a rose and then Will appeared from the tunnel. He reached center court, bent down on his knee and asked Allison to marry him. It was the PERFECT PROPOSAL!
As the big day came closer, Will and Allison were excited and anxious all at the same time. Finally, on September 4, 2015, the two lovers began their day apart – Allison got her nails done with her bridesmaids while Will played PlayStation with his groomsmen. The hottest day of the year got even hotter when Will and Allison experienced the “big reveal.” Allison, in her beautiful white dress, walked down a hill to meet Will, who was sweating from a combination of nerves and heat. She tapped him on the shoulder and the two shared a special moment knowing that they were about to embark on a lifelong journey together as one. Their wedding was amazing and they will never forget it! They hope you enjoy and are inspired by their story and photographs!
Photographer: Weddings by Carue, N. Liberty, IA http://www.weddingsbycarue.com/
Videographer: Weddings by Carue, N. Liberty, IA http://www.weddingsbycarue.com/
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Airliner, Iowa City, IA http://www.theairlinerbar.com/
Ceremony Venue: Celebration Farm, Iowa City, IA http://thecelebrationfarm.com/
Officiant: Jeff Larsen, Iowa City, IA
Reception Venue: Celebration Farm, Iowa City, IA http://thecelebrationfarm.com/
Bride’s Gown – Christina Wu: Schaeffer’s, West Des Moines, IA http://www.schaffers.com/
Jewelry/Accessories: Charming Charlie, Davenport, IA http://www.charmingcharlie.com/
Hair & Makeup: Talia Thyberg https://www.linkedin.com/pub/talia-thyberg/78/157/318
Rings: Greenberg’s Jewelers, Coralville, IA http://www.greenbergsjewelers.com/
Florist: Hy-Vee, Iowa City, IA www.hy-vee.com/
Décor & Rentals: Celebration Farm, Iowa City, IA http://thecelebrationfarm.com/
Invitations & Stationery: EmDesign, Cedar Rapids, IA http://www.emdesignia.com/
Caterer : Hy-Vee, Iowa City, IA www.hy-vee.com/
Cake: Hy-Vee, Iowa City, IA www.hy-vee.com/
DJ: Rock & Thunder, Cedar Rapids, IA http://www.rockandthunder.com/
Hotel Accommodations & Shuttle: Holiday Inn, Coralville, IA www.holidayinn.com/