Breathtaking Garden-Inspired Wedding at St. John’s Catholic Church in Nebraska

This wedding feature was written and submitted by Allison Klein. Allison is one of our TCBC vendors and a photographer – Allision Klein Photography. This wedding ceremony was held at St. John’s Catholic Church on Creighton University’s campus in Nebraska.

Phoebe and Jared met in high school when Phoebe was a senior and Jared was a junior. Jared, being the smart finance/math guy he is, was in a statistics class with a bunch of seniors. Phoebe remembers him sitting in the front row of the class, while she was in the back. When he started showing up at her youth group, she recognized him as the smart guy from her stats class! That’s how they really got to know each other. And of course Jared started tutoring Phoebe in stats and the rest is history!

I met Jared my first day of college at Creighton and we became instant friends! Phoebe was attending a different school but all of our friends learned pretty quickly how important she was to Jared! We got to know Phoebe after many weekend visits and we all knew instantly they were perfect for each other! When they asked me during covid to shoot their wedding I practically jumped through the phone! It was the best thing to happen to me during quarantine!! Phoebe is a timeless, classic girl through and through. I was so thrilled to capture that essence on her wedding day!!

The Marr wedding in three words: Classic, intimate, garden-inspired. Phoebe’s inspiration board included a beautiful combination of vibrant greenery, intricate architecture and French elements all tied together. At first, trying to translate that to Nebraska of all places was a bit nerve-wracking. However, we were able to find the most perfect spots for portraits and bridal party photos that fit exactly the vibe she was looking for.

We had the most beautiful, jam-packed day full of lots of laughter and good friends! The beauty of shooting a wedding for college pals meant that all the guests were also dear friends; so this day was truly so full of joy from photographing mass, to couples portraits all the way through to the reception. It was the first time many of us had seen each other since our 2020 “covid graduation” and really felt like one giant family reunion.

The bride and her bridesmaids on Creighton University campus
The Groom and his Groomsmen pose in front of Creighton Hall.

We spent the first half of the day roaming around Creighton’s stunning campus for first look photos, bridal portraits, bridal party and family photos. We used the backdrop of Creighton Hall and it’s incredible architecture (built in 1877!) for many portraits, which was my favorite spot of the day. After mass at St. John’s Catholic Church, we moved across the street to Central Highschool and worked with the whole bridal party. Everyone was all smiles despite the heat. We also couldn’t stop laughing as Phoebe’s veil continued to fly off her head over and over!

At the very beginning of their relationship, Jared gifted Phoebe with a ring that was inscribed with the verse: “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” This ring became a very special memento throughout their relationship. As a sweet gesture on their wedding day, Phoebe inscribed Jared’s wedding band with the word “Beloved” as a nod to their beginning and to that first promise finally being fulfilled.

Phoebe and Jared’s wedding feature was written and submitted by their photographer, Allison Klein!

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Other Vendors:

Bridal Attire: Amsale – @amsale

Bridesmaid Attire: Revelry – @shoprevelry

Cake/Desserts: Sweet Magnolias – @sweetmagnoliasbakeshop

Catering: Attitude on Food – @attitudeonfood

Florals: Ethereal – @etherealfloralstudio

Hair and Makeup: Dark Horse Salon – @darkhorseomaha

Musicians/DJ: Sean Mitchell

Paper Goods: The Knot – @theknotinvitations

Photography: Allison Klein Photography – @allisonkleinphotography

Videography: Mike Ehrhart Videography – @ehrhart_videography

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