Emilia & Karl’s Wedding at Walker Homestead, Iowa

Fourth of July Wedding at Walker Homestead in Iowa City

Reconnected Love

Emilia and Karl met at Iowa City West High School in show choir. They dated long distance for a part of college, and eventually broke up. Happily they reconnected when they both moved to Chicago after college graduation where she was a teacher and Karl came to start a new job in finance.

The couple had many conversations about getting married, life goals, values and a passion for community. This made it easy for Emilia to fall in love with Karl’s wisdom and aspirations. With Karl’s confidence in his decision making, he knew she was the one earlier than Emilia did.

Eight year later, Karl brought Emilia to where they had their first date, a walk along the river in Iowa City. The began to walk across the bridge near Hancher and Karl asked Emilia to marry him. She immediately said yes! The newly engaged Emilia and Karl went to Basta for dinner and celebrated with their families after.

A Beautiful July 4th Weekend Wedding

With all their vendors already picked out, Emilia and Karl need help wrapping up their wedding planning and be able to enjoy their friends and family who travel near and far and not worry about the logistics of their wedding day. The Essentials Package was the best fit for this holiday weekend celebration. Emilia and Karl ended their beautiful wedding night with kisses overlooking the rolling Iowa countryside under a beautiful firework display.

Congratulations Emilia and Karl, we were so honored to be apart of your wedding day! All of us here at Soirée wish you both the best for the future!


Venue: Walker Homestead
Photographer: Forever Green Studios
Videographer: Graphic Formation
Caterer: Amos Dean & Walker Homestead
Bakery: Molly’s Cupcakes & Oakland Road Hy-Vee
Floral: Oakland Road Hy-Vee
Fireworks: Firehouse Fireworks
Rentals/Decor: Borrow My Vintage
Beauty: Aurora Blush
DJ: Prosound of Iowa City
Ceremony Cellist- Zoraida Oyola Rebaza
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City & Minted
Officiant: Allen Mothershed
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
Bridal Gown: Grace Loves Lace
Suits/Tuxes: Skeffington’s Formalwear