Ashley & Stephen’s Wedding at River View Lodge in Le Claire, Iowa

High School Sweethearts

Ashley and Stephen are the lucky kind of people who get to call their high school sweetheart their forever sweetheart. They met when they were 14 and always found their way back to each other. From day one Ashley has always been the “one” for Stephen. Ashley had always loved and trusted Stephen with her whole heart, but watching him become a father to their two boys made her fall in love with him even more.

Picture Perfect Proposal

In November of 2020 Stephen said he wanted some family photos for the walls of their brand new home. Ashley was impressed with how he thoughtfully researched to find the perfect photographer and a beautiful location at Devils Glen Park next to the water. The photographer captured a session full of laughter while the whole family had a great time being themselves together. But she captured the most important part when Stephen surprised Ashley by popping the question. Ashley said she said she couldn’t have thought of anything better!

Wedding Day Details

On Stephen and Ashley’s wedding day, the River View lodge was transformed with the couple’s modern boho vision. They were married under a lovely wooden arch and walked through an aisle of beautiful florals complemented by pampas grasses to dance the evening away under twinkling hanging lights. Guests were greeted with custom wooden signs and served beverages made by the bride and groom. The newlywed high school sweethearts exited their perfect day under an arch of sparklers held by their family and friends.


Soirée Wedding Planning – Coordination
River View Lodge – Venue
Allegra – Stationery
Elle May Photography – Photographer
Center Stage Productions – DJs / Bands
I Do Events – Florists
Pathway Church – Officiant
Olde Towne Bakery – Cake / Dessert
Hope’s Bridal – Dresses
Juliette Wedding Dress by Maggie Sottero – Dresses
David’s Bridal – Dresses
Men’s Warehouse – Suits/Tuxes
Flip Salon – Beauty
Hair Art Co – Beauty
Los Agavas – Caterers