Abby and Will’s Wedding at Little Lights on the Lane in West Branch, Iowa

An Elegant All White Floral Wedding at Little Lights on the Lane in West Liberty, Iowa

Childhood Acquaintances to Lifelong Friends

Will and Abby grew up in Iowa City, where they lived in adjoining neighborhoods. They attended elementary, junior high, and high school together but were only acquaintances. Will attended college in Bloomington, Indiana, and Abby in Iowa City. He returned each summer to visit friends and family in Iowa City. Abby and Will ended up at a mutual friend’s house, where Will mistakenly picked up Abby’s phone off the counter, thinking it was his friend’s. Abby awkwardly asked what he was doing with her phone, and Will immediately got nervous. However, the encounter quickly became a great conversation lasting more than two hours. When it was time to leave that night, they both said their goodbyes, not thinking they would see each other again.

Later that summer, they ended up at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago with friends from high school, where they spent the entire weekend going from show to show together. After that weekend, they made sure to see each other every day before Will returned to Bloomington to start his junior year. After two months of talking and FaceTiming every day, they became “official.” Will and Abby endured four and a half years of long-distance and now happily live in Chicago together.

From Wedding Planning to an Engagement

Will and Abby weren’t officially engaged when they came to us for their free consultation. Both parents, on separate occasions, sat them down and told them that they needed to start planning the wedding if Will and Abby wanted it to be in 2022. Will and Abby both agreed and decided to book their wedding venue at Little Lights on the Lane after falling in love with them after seeing a wedding there online.

Abby and Will were looking for someone to help make the venue personal that goes above and beyond decor and florals. They also wanted someone to help with logistics and vendor communication. With their busy schedules and living in Chicago, they wanted their planning to go as smoothly as possible so everyone involved could relax and have fun. During their free consultation, Emily recommended that The Experience Package would be the best fit for their wedding day.

After lots of planning, vendor management, design meetings, and much more, Abby and Will’s wedding was stunning! Despite cold November temperatures and high wind, we helped make massive location pivots, resulting in a gorgeous indoor celebration.

We are so thankful for the friendships we have gained between Abby, Will, and their families! We wish them all the love and happiness for their lifetime! 🤍

Vendor Credits:

Venue: Little Lights on the Lane
Photography: Jennifer Weinman Photography
Videographer: Glenwood Weddings
Caterer: BreadGarden
Bakery: Deluxe Cakes and Pastries
DJ: Diamond Empire Band
Rentals: Unique Events
Florals: Hydrangea Bloom
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Beauty: BeautyOp and Makeup by Melissa
Bridal Gown Shop: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
Suits/Tuxes: The Black Tux
Transportation: Windstar Lines and Express Black Diamond Limo