Kate & Andrew’s Wedding at Ashton Hill Farm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Love and Laughter

Kate and Andrew are two peas in a pod who just happened to meet online, but you’d swear they have been best friends their whole lives because and are perfect soulmates. They both share a love for the Hawks and the Cubs, they love to travel, and they’re both big fans of The Office. Overall, they just love to spend time together and they couldn’t be more perfect for one another! Their love was shown so clearly on their wedding day through all of the big smiles and contagious laughter. This was a special wedding for everyone, especially because Andrew’s daughter was a big part of the celebration making their family complete. Kate is one of the most generous and giving people we have ever met. She wanted to make sure everyone’s needs were met for the event, and we had a ton of fun planning the occasion. Kate used to be a second photographer for a well-respected wedding photography company. In fact, she happened to photograph the wedding of Soirée owner, Emily McMahon, during her wedding! When Kate and Andrew reached out about their big day, it’s safe to say that we were all thrilled to get to work with a friend!! 


A Lot of Planning and A Lot of Fun

The planning process for this couple was all fun! Countless hours of texting, giggling, and fun dinner meetings were spent together working on all of the details. Both Kate and Andrew’s mothers were along for the planning and it was nothing but laughs the whole time. No matter what we were talking about, we would always find something to get a good kick out of. This made it clear that the joining of these two families was simply meant to be. The couple chose to go with The Experience Package, which meant Kate and Andrew trusted the Soirée team with the complete wedding design, planning, coordination and everything in between. With the help of their amazing vendors, the day came together beautifully!


A Perfect Day

Kate and Andrew had a gorgeous outdoor, Fall wedding in late October. We truly couldn’t have gotten better weather for the time of year. The couple chose a gorgeous deep plum and silver color combination with a bit of ivory to brighten it up. Navy suits for the gentlemen accented the whole look. Their beautiful venue selection of Ashton Hill Farm gave the perfect neutral setting to really make their colors pop. The look was complete with elegant greenery paired with simple floating candles on their tables to add some light and silver chargers to add the perfect amount of shine. It really was a perfect event for an amazing couple!


Vendor Credits:

Planning, Design, and Coordination: Soirée Wedding Planning
Photography: prefers to remain anonymous
Venue and Bar Services: Ashton Hill Farm
DJ: Riley Mullane
Flowers: Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee – Abbey & Shelbey
Dress: Brides & Weddings
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Food: Bread Garden Market
Desserts: Take the Cake Cupcakes
Beauty: Makeup by Melissa
Beauty: Virtue Salon + Spa
Rentals: Borrow My Vintage