Hannah and Michael’s Wedding at The Gathering Barn in Williamsburg, IA

An End of Summer Iowa Wedding at The Gathering Barn in Williamsburg, Iowa

Parents Know Best

Hannah and Michael’s parents have been friends for over 10 years after meeting through a network of farmers in Iowa. Michael met Hannah’s parents when he started college in 2011. Hannah met Michael’s parents on a business trip in California. All the while, they have never met each other. Their parents always joked about them dating, but Hannah and Michael never thought anything of it. Finally, after Hannah graduated college in 2017, she got to meet Michael with both of their families on a trip to The Lake of the Ozarks. They hit it off and started dating right away.

Sunset Surprise Engagement

Fast forward to three years later, Hannah planned a packed itinerary trip to Maui for Michael’s birthday, but little did she know, Michael planned to propose. Hannah had planned to do take pictures of the two of them on the beach with a camera and a tripod, but he surprised her by hiring a pro. They got dressed up and headed to the beach to meet the photographer. In the middle of the sunset photos, Michael proposed to Hannah. He was so nervous he held the ring box upside down! Of course, she said Yes!

An Unforgettable Weekend

With a solid grasp on wedding planning and all their vendors picked out, Hannah started thinking beyond the planning and realized with her wedding ceremony location and her reception venue being an hour away, she was going to need more help on the day of her wedding. After their free consultation with lead planner and owner Emily, they decided The Assistant Package was the best option for their summer Iowa wedding.

We wish Hannah and Michael nothing but love in their future! Thank you for letting us be a part of your day! 🤍

Vendor Credits:

Wedding Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The Gathering Barn
Bridal Getting Ready Venue: This Old Barn Bridal Cottage
Caterer: Peppercorn Food Company
Bakery: Tip Top Cakes
Photographer: Verdigris Photography Design
Videographer: D. Barrett Studios
Florals: Wild Roots & Blooms
Invitations: Allegra Iowa City
Stationery: Etsy & Minted
Rentals: Aero Rentals
Beauty: Mallory Fitzgerald & Picture Perfect Salon
Bridal Gown Shop: Schaffer’s Bridal
Transportation: Windstar Lines & Express/Black Diamond Limos