Leah & David’s Wedding at Bella Sala in Tiffin, Iowa


Usually, we kick off our blog posts describing fun facts about the couple and transition our story into how we were able to help create a one-of-a-kind wedding weekend, but we can’t help ourselves from gushing over Leah & David!

The true joy that is evident in their expressions throughout all their photos, by CTW Photography, just goes to show how happy Leah & David were to get married! They had so much fun celebrating their nuptials and we all shared so many laughs!!!

Additionally, they were surrounded by the sweetest family! From the sporadic dance parties to the extra special first looks with all of their family members – we loved every moment. Even more unique was their choreographed first dance and parent dances, incorporating their love for the Cyclones and Hawkeyes that was a huge surprise for all the guests! ! If this is how they enjoy celebrations, we can only imagine that their future holidays will be just as entertaining as they enter into married life as a whole family.

High School Sweethearts!

Leah & David met on a trip in high school to Europe. (How amazing is that?!) On the flight, they were placed alphabetically, and the first thing she said to him was, “Can you switch seats with my friend?” since she didn’t want to sit with a stranger. During their trip, he asked her to be his girlfriend on the top of the Eifel tower (swoon!). They ended up not really working out in high school but reconnected years later and the rest was history. Their relationship grew as they entered into different life stages, graduating from college, getting jobs, and going to graduate school. They had been dating officially for five and a half years by the time they were married!

The Assistant Package

We absolutely love it when our couples are able to sit back, enjoy their wedding day, and let us handle the important things – and this was the case for Leah and David. Because they picked The Assistant package, they relied on us to take care of so much for the planning portion of their engagement, such as vendor selections, event design, and stationery organization. We remember fondly meeting with them to discuss flowers and rentals, and they happily agreed with nearly all of our recommendations! Leah & David trusted our expertise, and everything turned out better than we expected – but additionally, it was exactly what they had envisioned! You can see in these images how much FUN they had during the wedding day, knowing we had everything handled!

We are passionate about our couples working with professional and trustworthy wedding vendors to put all of the details of their wedding day together. Leah and David chose awesome vendors to make sure their weekend went smoothly, so a big thank you to those listed below!

Congratulations, Leah and David! We wish you all the best in your new married life together!


Planning & Coordination: Soirée Wedding Planning
Photography: CTW Photography
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Reception Venue & Bar: Bella Sala
Church: St. Thomas More
Dress: XOXO Bridal
Bridal Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Morilee
Floral: HyVee Wilson Avenue
Catering: PHAT Daddy’s
Cake: Deluxe Bakery
DJ: Putting on The Hitz
Beauty: Eden Salon
Hotel: Coralville Marriott
Suits: Skeffington’s