Lia & Hugh’s Wedding At Celebration Farm In Iowa City, IA

From High School To Forever

Lia and Hugh are one of those lucky couples who get to meet “The One” early on. He took her to prom for their junior year of high school in 2012 and they’ve been together ever since!

Beautiful Backyard Proposal

The couple always scheduled in a monthly date and planned July 2019’s at a winery. There just so happened to be a wedding going on while they were there, and Lia remembers commenting on how she couldn’t wait for their own wedding. Little did she know what the rest of the day had in store! Hugh told her that his parents wanted them to stop by their house when they arrive, Hugh took Lia to his parents back yard. She saw both of their families standing there and all of a sudden she knew! She was in complete shock and frozen in place. Hugh pushed Lia along a lit path of lanterns to an arbor decorated with flowers and a banner. Both their families watched as he got down on one knee. Lia was so happy she forgot to take the ring and put it on; she just yelled “Yes!” and started hugging everyone.

Wedding Day Details

Lia and Hugh chose The Essentials package. They wanted help establishing a wedding day timeline and not worry about the set up or details falling through the cracks. From the traditional Laos wedding traditions, to serving the same Sno Biz shaved ice from their date when Hugh asked Lia to be his girlfriend, there were many special personal touches to the day. Lots of delicious food, tasty drinks, and a memorable, fun time was had by all their friends and family! Thank you and congratulations to Lia & Hugh from all of us at Soirée!



Venue- Celebration Farms
Photographer- Kenzi Peterson Photography
Videographer- Manor Drive Studios
Beauty- Alice & Arbor Salon
Caterer- La Regia
Bakery- Deluxe Cakes and Pasteries & SnoBiz
DJ- Clife Entertainment
Musician- Sam Mullins
Bridal Gown Shop- David’s Bridal
Suits/Tuxes- Skeffington’s Formalwear