Gina & Justin’s Wedding at Bella Sala in Tiffin, Iowa

Long Distance Planning

Gina and Justin actually live in Texas but wanted to have their wedding back home in Iowa where they’re from and parents reside currently. That means they did all of their planning and meetings corresponding with us over the phone and email. A couple times, they would be in town visiting family, so we were able to get a lot done in-person when their schedules allowed. We had the food tasting all together and toured the venue as well! A wedding can be planned even if the happy couple don’t live in the area of the ceremony & reception by hiring professional and amazing vendors. 

The Experience

Gina & Justin booked Soirée for The Experience Package which is full planning and design. We had such a fun time designing their gorgeous wedding! Justin used to work with Emily at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel back before it became The Graduate Hotel (and before Emily was full-time with Soirée!!) which added a little something special to the planning process! It was so fun working on their big day, because they already had confidence in her abilities and trusted her ideas to make the wedding weekend so special! 

A Little Snow Never Stops a Wedding!

Their day was nothing short of beautiful. Although they were getting married in late April, the unpredictable midwest weather surprised them with snow on their special day. It may have made their day a little bit more chilly than expected but it also made for some stunning photos! Their church was absolutely gorgeous and the look was complete with colors of dusty blue, dusty rose and navy all tied together.

Their day truly was so magical! Congratulations to Gina and Justin!


Planning & Design: Soirée Wedding Planning
Photography: Michael Grobin Photography
Videography: North Bend Studios
DJ: Riley Mullane
Floral: Studio Bloom
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Venue & Bar: Bella Sala
Church: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids
Catering: PHAT Daddy’s
Catering: Bread Garden Iowa City
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Bridal Dress: Mori Lee
Suits: The Black Tux
Transportation: Dolly’s Party Bus
Beauty: Mood’s Salon
Rentals: Borrow My Vintage
Hotel: Hotel Kirkwood
Cake: Artistic Cakes for All Occasions