Aleisha and Clayton’s Wedding at Walker Homestead in Iowa City, Iowa

Colorful Wedding at Walker Homestead in Iowa City, IA

Prom-posal to Forever

It all began in the bustling hallways of their high school. Clayton, a charismatic senior, caught Aleisha’s eye, and soon, mutual friends played Cupid, bringing them together. They shared laughter, stories, and dreams, laying the foundation of a friendship that would turn into something more. Their connection grew stronger in high school as they spent time together, supporting each other through the rollercoaster of life.

Their paths diverged as Clayton graduated and embarked on new adventures. However, their bond remained steadfast, bridging the gap of distance and new beginnings. Aleisha’s unwavering support and Clayton’s enduring love made their relationship endure through the transitions and trials of adulthood. The years unfolded, and their love deepened, cementing their resolve to stand by each other through life’s highs and lows. Nine years have passed since Clayton and Aleisha first met. Their love has grown, evolved, and matured into a beautiful partnership. Their journey from high school sweethearts to life partners is a testament to the power of friendship, trust, and love.

Jewel Tones and Joy

Aleisha and Clayton wanted a stress-free day not only for their friends and family but also for themselves. The couple reached out to Emily and her team at Soiree Wedding Planning. One of the primary concerns for Aleisha and Clayton was ensuring that their wedding day ran smoothly and flawlessly. They wanted a professional team to plan and meticulously organize every detail, big and small. After meeting with Emily, the couple chose our The Experience package.

Aleisha envisioned a stunning jewel-tone-themed wedding, and Emily was equally enthusiastic about making this vision come to life.  From deep emerald greens and royal purples to bold ruby reds and sapphire blues, she designed a palette that exuded opulence and elegance. These hues were intricately woven into every aspect of their wedding, from the stationery to the decor and attire, creating an atmosphere of lavish and timeless beauty.

Emily and her team at Soiree Wedding Planning worked tirelessly to create a comprehensive plan, leaving no stone unturned. From the initial stages of conceptualization to the final execution, every step was carefully orchestrated. Congratulations Aleisha & Clayton! Thank you for choosing Soirée for your amazing celebration!


Planning & Design: Soiree Wedding Planning
Venue & Catering: Walker Homestead
Photography: Ivory and Bliss
Videography: Madisen Lynn
Floral & Rentals: Shelly Sarver Designs
Musicians: String Poets
DJ: DJ Nova
Beauty: Thompson and Co Salon
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Transportation: Express Midwest
Wedding Cake & Groom’s Cake: Elidas Bakery
Suits: Grahams Dubuque
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine Bridal
Bridal Gown Shop: Bella Bianca
Bridal Gown Designer: Galia Lahav


This is the design plan inspiration board. See how it all came together in the video & photos below!