Category: Ask the Experts

The Wedding Experience March 2018

We had a blast at this year’s The Wedding Experience at Ashton Hill Farm in Cedar Rapids! It was such a fun alternative to your typical bridal show and allowed the guests to experience a fully executed wedding event. We and the other vendors provided our insight into best practices for planning and execution. The…

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Ask the Experts: What Do I Do with My Dress After the Wedding?

Soirée is lucky to work with some of the best in the wedding industry, and today’s guest blogger is one of our favorites. Jessica Attere is the owner of dress shop Brides by Jessa offering exclusive gown designers as well as great service through their one-on-one appointments. Additionally, she offers Premier Appointments which are held…

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Styled Shoot: Navy & Emerald Scottish Wedding

Carrie, the amazing principal photographer at Geno Photography, asked me a couple months ago to participate in her Scottish styled wedding shoot. I was overjoyed to help her make this wedding vision come to life! All the vibrant, emerald and navy elements made this shoot so beautiful! Swoon! It’s simply gorgeous, don’t you agree? Thank…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Tipping Your Wedding Professionals

Planning a wedding comes with finding caterers, photographers and just about everything in between. With full expenses already coming in for your wedding and it’s vendors, it can be difficult to plan ahead where all the money you spend will go, including gratuity. With all your vendors being the platform to your beautiful wedding, it…

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Teaching Event Planning at the University of Iowa

Within our work in the event planning industry, one of the things that we are passionate about at Soirée is giving back to the community. Whether we’re donating some fresh flowers to a nursing home or going the extra mile for a client, it all makes what we do every day worth it. Here is…

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Gorgeous Photos

Who you hire as your wedding photographer is a very important decision to make during the planning process. Choose thoughtfully, so you have the best experience and beautiful pictures after the wedding is over. Check out these gorgeous pictures from the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers! (Photo above shows a bride and groom in…

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