Anika & Steven’s Wedding At Decorah Lutheran Church And The Hotel Winneshiek

A Northeast Iowa Wedding At Decorah Lutheran Church And The Hotel Winneshiek

Best Friends… Forever!

Anika and Steven met while they were both attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. On their first night of freshman orientation, one of the upperclassman hosting a folk dance event grabbed Anika and Steven from the sidelines and made them dance with each other. After a quick introduction, they became each other’s first official college friend. Two months later, that friendship evolved and they officially started dating.

Long Distance Love

After dating for two years, Anika and Steven knew they were in love. However, they both discovered how much they truly loved one another when Steven studied abroad in England for Junior Year. After that, they knew they never wanted to be apart ever again.

A Memorable Tradition

Every year these college sweethearts enjoy their tradition of attending Nordic fest up in Decorah, Iowa. And every year, there is a huge fireworks display marking the end of the festival. However, unlike every year, this time Steven pulled Anika to a secluded spot to watch the fireworks and he proposed at the finale! After she said yes, they ran to meet all of their friends and family to celebrate.

This Is Where We Come In!

Anika and Steven were looking for some help with time management, organization, and last-minute details on their wedding day. They went with our The Essentials Package, and we helped execute a stress-free and beautiful event so the happy couple could enjoy their day. It was a lovely day to remember forever and we are grateful we were chosen to be a part of it!

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs from all of us at Soirée!



Photographers: Justin Salem Meyer DSM
Caterers: U-2 BBQ
Bakery: The Sassy Baker & Janice’s Irresistible Baking 
Florists: Country Garden Flowers and Gift
Beauty: Aurora Blush 
Rentals: Party Island Wedding and Party Rentals
DJs: STE Event Group
Officiant: Pastor Peter Kowitz & Conner Freeman
Suits/Tuxes: Leuthold Clothing Stores 
Planning: Us!