Briaunna & Daniel’s Backyard Wedding in East Dubuque, IL

A Beautiful Backyard Wedding In East Dubuque, Illinois 


When You Always Know

Briaunna and Daniel grew up together during elementary school and Junior High. After highschool, they went their separate ways – Briaunna to college in CA and Daniel to VA where he was stationed in the Navy. Even through all of these life changes, they always kept in touch. It’s as if they both knew there was something extra special there. Eventually, they decided to try long distance. After Daniel got out of the navy, they both moved to NC to build a life together.

A Sign Of Things To Come

When Briaunna caught the bouquet at her best friend’s wedding (who may have thrown it to her because she knew what was in the works), she didn’t realize she would be engaged within a month! For Briaunna’s 30th birthday, the couple traveled back to Iowa. She knew Daniel had invited their parents and grandparents out to dinner. However, what she didn’t know, was that on the way to that dinner he would stop at the town clock in Dubuque and propose! Their whole family was hiding and got to see the whole thing.

Planning From North Carolina

Being out of state, the couple needed a local expert who could help advise on vendors. They also loved the idea of having a day of coordinator so they could relax and have fun on their wedding day! Because of this, they booked The Essentials Package with us and we helped make their wedding day dreams come true! We loved being a part of their wonderful day. Thank you and congratulations to Briaunna and Daniel from all of us at Soirée!



Photographers: Lauren Barron Photography
Caterers: Happy Joe’s Pizza
Bakery: Wedding Day Bakery
Bartenders: Vans Liquor Store
DJs / Bands: Absolute Music
Rentals: Inside Decor Rental, Inc.
Restroom Rentals: The Outhouse
Stationery: Minted
Beauty: Body & Soul Wellness Center and Spa
Bridesmaids Dresses: Baltic Born
Bridal Gown: Vow’d
Suits/Tuxes: Milroy’s Tuxedos