Kayla & Ted’s Wedding at Eastbank Venue & Lounge

Through Time & Distance

Kayla and Ted are both from Iowa, and they met briefly while working at Geico after graduating from college in 2013. Kayla then moved to Chicago, IL for 3 years and shortly after Ted moved to Tampa, FL for a couple years. Even though they lived in different cities, they would still keep in touch through social media. When Ted moved back to Iowa in 2017, he randomly reached out to Kayla to see if she would like to attend a formal event with him for work. He thought it was a long shot considering she still lived in Chicago, but was happily surprised when she said yes.

Growing Closer

They had their first official date at a country concert in Cedar Rapids, IA. The hilarious part of this is that neither of them are fans of country music and didn’t even know who Dierks Bentley was. A couple of months later, Kayla decided to move back to Iowa and they had their second date at BlackSheep. Kayla started to know there was something special between them when Ted randomly sent her flowers one day. Ted found himself falling in love with Kayla when she brought him back goodies from the apple orchard when he was sick. It wasn’t long before Ted knew he wanted to propose, and while in Santa Monica the couple got engaged on the Pier.

Together Forever

Kayla and Ted booked The Essentials package with us and we helped ensure their final wedding details were organized & executed to perfection. Their wedding was a fun celebration with gorgeous florals, a macaron tower, and lots of laughter and dancing. Kayla and Ted- Thank you for letting us be a part of your day and congratulations from all of us at Soirée!


Laurie Miles – Photographers
Eastbank Venue & Lounge – Venue
Unique Events – Florists
Unique Events – Rentals / Decor
Unique Events of Iowa – DJs / Bands
BreadGarden – Caterers
Sandrine Wallace – Cake / Dessert
Sam Day Music – Musician
Edgewood Road HyVee Bakery – Cake / Dessert
Moods Salon & Spa – Beauty
Weddings by Carue – Videographers