Cassidy & Mike’s Wedding at Carper Winery in Norwalk, Iowa

Lake Love

We were thrilled to work with Cassidy & Mike to help make their wedding day dreams come true! After meeting at UNI, Mike soon realized Cassidy was the one he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. For the past 25 years, Mike and his family spend an entire week on Lake Okoboji. In 2017 he took Cassidy there for the first time and she ended up falling in love with their family tradition! Because of how special of a place it became to both Mike & Cassidy he came up with a plan to propose to her at their favorite place. Asking Cassidy to recreate a sunset picture from the year prior he asked her to join him on the dock, with his parents in tow. Little did Cassidy know they all had a bigger plan! And of course, she said “Yes!” when he popped the question!

In Sickness & In Health

It’s a saying most couples repeat during their ceremony but Cassidy & Mike were living it the day of their wedding. Unfortunately, Mike had come down with a terrible bug the night before the wedding. With the help of loving family, friends, an emergency IV service, and the Soirée team,  Mike cruised through the day – even closing out the dance floor with his bride!

Personal Wedding Touches

Cassidy & Mike’s wedding was on a perfect fall day at the scenic Carper Winery in Norwalk, Iowa in November. With the rolling hills and historic red barn, we are simply gushing over these gorgeous images by Kaely of Eleanor Kathryn Photography. The couple made great use of this beautiful space and focused on the architecture with touches of greenery. We were impressed with Mike’s carpentry skills – he had made centerpieces that would be repurposed as hanging shelves in their home.

We were so thrilled to be a part of this special day with such a fun group! Congratulations, Cassidy & Mike! We wish you all the best in your next chapter!


Coordination: Soirée Wedding Planning
Photography: Eleanor Kathryn Photography
Videographer: The Creative 
Venue: Carper Winery
Officiant/Ceremony Site: United Methodist Church Norwalk, Iowa
Caterer & Linens: Great Caterers of Iowa
Floral & Cake: HyVee 
Stationary: Allegra Iowa City
Beauty: Axis Salon & Day Spa 
Transportation: Prestige Party Bus