This couple flew from South Africa to Omaha to get married (and go bowling!)

Bowling alley forehead kiss
Photos by Michael Herod Photography

Charl and Staci met as engineers in South Africa (where he was raised) and flew to Omaha (where she was raised) last December to get married with family and friends. This super chilled-out wedding started with an intimate ceremony at the Douglas County Courthouse, went on to dinner at a regional Italian restaurant called Spezia, and ended with some glow-in-the dark BOWLING. This sounds like an awesome date that somebody just so happened to turn into a wedding! Also, Staci's purple lace dress looks sexily hard core under glow lights.

Getting ready

Purple tie

How do you tie these things

Blingy clip curly hair

Mirror shot

First look giggles

First look kisses

Courthouse hugs

Wedding day tug of war

Courthouse ceremony

Moody hugs

Italian reception

Kisses at an Italian restaurant

More kisses at an Italian restaurant

The eyebrow

Bowling alley shots

Bowling alley shots II

That form

Bowling alley shoes and a wedding dress

Double fist pump

Groom goes bowling

Neon smile


First look location: Hilton Omaha • Photographer: Michael Herod Photography • Reception venue: Spezia

This post was written based on information provided by the photographer. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact us.

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    • Wow I LOVE the photography here!!! Such a natural, candid style – captures so many magic yet 'real' moments. Well done photographer dude, and congratulations to the happy couple 🙂

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      • Thanks so much! The candid and documentary style is by far my favorite style to shoot, getting the moments that matter and that people appreciate now and appreciate even more years from now.

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  1. That purple lace dress is everything OMG. Also, that bowling alley is so much fun!! I've been there a couple of times, what a great idea to hold your after wedding party there.

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  2. Thanks for sharing my wedding with such a great article! It really was a blast! Michael did an amazing job with the photographs, and he really captured the moment.

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