Korinne and Lee’s Wedding at The Merrill Hotel in Muscatine, Iowa

Spectacular September wedding at The Merrill Hotel in Muscatine, Iowa

Serendipitous Encounter

Love stories often begin with chance meetings and unexpected connections. For Lee and Korinne, their journey to forever began in the fall of 2012 on the vibrant campus of the University of Iowa. Theirs is a tale of youthful spontaneity, the magic of the Hawkeye Marching Band, and the enduring power of love.

Korinne’s sister, who happened to be her future maid of honor, was already a seasoned member of the Hawkeye Marching Band. She invited Korinne and a friend to a band party, promising an unforgettable evening. This gathering marked the fateful intersection of Lee and Korinne’s lives. As Korinne arrived at the party, she was introduced to Lee. He wasn’t just any college student; he was a junior and a fellow member of the Hawkeye Marching Band. Both shared a love for music, specifically the alto saxophone. The connection between them was instant, sparked by their shared passion and the enthusiasm of the Hawkeye community.

Wedding Planning & Coordination

A wedding day can be a whirlwind of emotions, and it’s too easy for things to get off track. Korinne and Lee met with Soiree Wedding Planning to discuss options for the couple to immerse themselves in their big day. The couple decided on The Essentials Package. Their wedding weekend was a beautiful blend of love, laughter, and cherished memories, thanks in no small part to the dedicated team at Soiree Wedding Planning.

As they danced the night away and celebrated their love with family and friends, Korinne and Lee knew they had made the right decision. They couldn’t have been happier with their choice of Soiree Wedding Planning as the guiding hand that made their dream wedding a reality.


Planning: Soiree Wedding Planning
Venue & Caterer: The Merrill Hotel
Bakery: Hurts Donuts
Beauty: Beauty Op
DJ & Photo Booth: Clife DJ
Photographer: Mandi Schirm
Florist: Clazzy Designs QCA
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Officiant: Clark Celebrations
Audio Guest Book: Center Stage Productions
Bridal Gown Shop: Savys Chic Bridal Boutique
Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
Suits: Moments Tux Shop