Anna & Matthew’s Wedding at Noelridge Park & The Bohemian in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Starting Life Together & The Proposal

Matthew and Anna were neighbors at the time and chatted every so often. They knew quickly they were going to make a great pair. Family is the most important thing to them, and they knew they wanted to start a family some day. Their relationship and future family was the biggest priority in their life. The couple had a surprise pregnancy, which they were excited about, and Matthew proposed to Anna at 36 weeks pregnant on the anniversary of their first date together.

Keeping It Casual

This micro-wedding was nothing short of intimate and elegant. Matthew and Anna kept their guest list short of 40 guests for the ceremony and reception and wanted to ensure the planning process and day-of coordination was relaxed and stress-free. Although they wanted it to be a fairly casual day, they emphasized that they wanted this day to run smoothly and be care-free.

They reached out to Soirèe in the hopes of helping coordinate both the ceremony and reception details, as well as communicate with all their vendors, especially since they were working with new vendors to the area.

The Wedding

As this couple’s vision was to have a relaxing, stress-free day to celebrate their marriage, we began the day at Matthew and Anna’s home, where their First Look took place. We made our way to Noelridge Park where their ceremony took place, and that relaxed feeling continued throughout the day.

The reception took place at The Bohemian, located in the NewBo District of Cedar Rapids. The venue hosts three floors for drinking, dining, and dancing (arguably the best parts of attending a wedding). Cocktail hour was up on the rooftop, which was open and refreshing with a light breeze in the air. Then we went down to the lowest level to the Underground Wine Cellar for dinner, then right back up to the rooftop for dancing under the stars.

A Special Thank You to the Vendors:

Planning & Design: Soirée Wedding Planning
Venue & Catering: The Bohemian
Photographer: Emily Crall Photography
Beauty: Sugar Salon
Beauty: Stephanie Mueller
Rentals/Decor: Unique Events
Florist: Beno’s Florist
Dress: Shonna Joy
Suits/Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Bartenders: Crista Waddell
Cake/Dessert: Take the Cake Desserts
DJ: Clife Entertainment
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City