Alexis and Terence’s Wedding at the Highlander in Iowa City, Iowa

A Moodly October Wedding at St. Mary’s and Highlander in Iowa City, Iowa 

Love Story Born from Mutual Friends

When two people find love amidst a circle of friends, it creates a beautiful narrative of serendipity and destiny. Alexis and Terrence’s love story began most unexpectedly, thanks to their close-knit friend group’s plan for a spring break trip. Little did they know that this trip would lead them to each other, and they soon realized they were meant to be.

Love has a funny way of revealing itself when you least expect it. For Alexis, the realization that Terence was the one came just a few weeks into dating him. She noticed something truly special about their connection. With Terry, she could be her entire, wonderfully weird self without worrying about judgment. He embraced her quirks, celebrated her uniqueness, and matched her energy with his charisma. Terry’s revelation mirrored Alexis’. A few weeks into dating, during a heartwarming homecoming weekend spent together, he knew that he had found his perfect match. Their shared laughter, dreams, and joys affirmed what their hearts had known – they were meant for each other.

The Dream Team

Every couple dreams of a wedding that reflects their unique love story and style. Alexis and Terence were no exception. When planning their special day, they knew they needed a team to bring their vision to life while ensuring clear communication, fun and unique touches, and a joyful experience for their bridal party. They chose the Experience Package with Emily and her team at Soirée Wedding Planning.

Alexis and Terence’s dark & moody wedding became a reality thanks to Emily and her team at Soirée Wedding Planning. Their commitment to gorgeous design, from the invitations to the last dance, ensured the guests and wedding party had a fantastic time. Adding fun and unique touches to every aspect of the wedding made it a unique event custom to the couple’s love for one another. It was an unforgettable day filled with love, laughter, and joy.

Congratulations, Alexis & Terence! We loved designing and planning your amazing celebration!


Planning & Design: Soiree Wedding Planning
Reception Venue/Caterer: Highlander Hotel
Photographer: Midwest Life Shots
Bakery: Tip Top Cakes
Rentals & Floral: Unique Events
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
DJ: Energy Wave Entertainment
Beauty: Thompson and Co Salon
Bridal Gown Shop: Heart to Heart Bridal
Bridal Gown Designer: Sophia Tolli
Jeweler: Helzberg
Transportation: Express Midwest