Lora and Connor’s Wedding at Walker Homestead in Iowa City, Iowa

A Black & White Wedding at Walker Homestead in Iowa City, Iowa

A Love Story Born from forgotten Passcodes

It all began about a month after Lora’s move from Connecticut to Iowa. Lora, a dedicated and passionate resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, had just embarked on her cardiology rotation at the University of Iowa. Little did she know, this day would mark the start of a life-changing chapter.

As fate would have it, Connor, a fourth-year medical student at the same institution, entered the scene. On that eventful day, a simple forgotten code to the workroom brought their paths together. Lora, ever the epitome of grace and charm, opened the door to find Connor standing there – “THE cutest med student,” as she would later describe him in a text to her best friend. It’s a charming anecdote that encapsulates the feeling of excitement and nerves that can accompany a newfound connection.

From the very first exchange, it was clear that something special was brewing. Despite Lora’s initial jitters, their conversation flowed effortlessly, as if they were old friends catching up. Lora’s intuition, told her that this was a connection worth exploring. And in Connor’s eyes, that first meeting left an indelible mark. He fondly recalls the moment he realized Lora was someone he wanted to know deeply, a feeling that would eventually evolve into something much more profound.

Weaving Dreams into Reality, One Detail at a Time

When it comes to planning a wedding, the journey can often be as memorable as the big day itself. For Lora and Connor, their wedding planning journey took an enchanting turn when they decided to partner with Emily, owner of Soiree Wedding Planning. Lora and Connor chose the the Experience Package. Guided by their vision of a perfect celebration that would reflect their love story, they embarked on a seamless and stress-free adventure that led to a day they will cherish forever.

The magic of a wedding lies in the moments that become cherished memories. Emily and her team at Soiree Wedding Planning went above and beyond to create an environment where Lora, Connor, and their loved ones could truly immerse themselves in the celebration. From the intricate logistics to the tiniest details, the couple found themselves free to savor each moment without the usual pressures that come with wedding planning.

As Lora and Connor’s wedding day arrived, it was clear that their decision to choose Soiree Wedding Planning was a turning point in their journey. The celebration was a testament to the harmonious collaboration between the couple and the planners, resulting in an event that radiated love, joy, and shared dreams.

Vendor Credits:

Planning & Design: Soiree Wedding Planning
Venue & Caterer: Walker Homestead
Photographer: Hunterberry Photography
Videographer: Graphic Formation Films
DJ: Center Stage Productions
Florals: Studio Bloom
Beauty: Aurora Blush
Rentals: Unique Events
Dessert: Take the Cake Dessert
Transportation: Express Midwest
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Dresses: Birdy Grey
Mens Suits: Mens Wearhouse

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