January 13th, 2019

Writer’s block: Trying to think of a blog post and can’t think of one.

Moving on today I am going to talk about wedding venues and churches. Over the 13 years of filming weddings I have been honored to film at some pretty cool locations. Also, some unique places too.

First I would like to say, I love Catholic Churches and plan to spend some time this summer photographing and filming Catholic Churches in Iowa. The stained glass add so much color on sunny days it is beautiful to be a part of these ceremonies. That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate other denominations and locations, it’s just that as a history buff I have always enjoyed traveling and seeing Catholic Churches especially in Europe.

Ok, back to the topic, see writer’s block and ADD at work here.

In Davenport, Iowa my favorite wedding venue is Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Rock Island it’s Blackhawk State Park and Lodge. Moline it’s First Congregational Church, and Bettendorf is Lourdes Catholic Church clearing the Quad Cities.

Now, if you have a small wedding try out Miss Effies Flower Farm in Donahue or Old Saint Anne’s at Pioneer Village in Scott County Park.

For barn weddings try The Barn at Brophy Creek or The Barn at Allen Acres in Rockford, IL and of course their is Celebration Barn in Iowa City too all great locations for both a ceremony and reception.

In Dubuque, of course we can’t forget Hotel Julien and Grand Harbor Hotel locations but also the Dubuque Arboretum.

In Chicago or actually Oak Park Grace Lutheran Church is a favorite and South Carolina Hilton Head is a great area for a beach wedding. Speaking of beach weddings St Lucia is awesome for a destination wedding.

Well, I don’t have time to shout out all the great locations to get married but know wherever you choose to have your special day will be a great locations to celebrate your love.

Thank you to all the couples who chose us to share their special day and the venues that hosted those days. I can’t wait to revisit some old friend venues and meet new venues this year!

Happy Wedding Year 2019!

Sam Kresse

Senior Moments DVD, 4012 Rodeo Road, Davenport, IA, 52806

Wedding Photographer