Lyndsey & John’s Wedding at the Hyatt Regency in Coralville, IA

Dancing Into Her Heart

Lyndsey and John met in 2011 when John’s family moved to Iowa City. 14 year old Lyndsay decided to play “hard to get” and place John in the friend zone. After four year of pretending she didn’t have the biggest crush on him, John won her over with his amazing dance moves at senior prom.

The Proposal

John and Lyndsey were on their way to Lake MacBride for drinks prior to dinner with friends (or so Lyndsey thought). They had time to kill before “heading to Lake MacBride” so John suggested going to a familiar place for the couple — The Peninsula. When they arrived, a photographer was taking nature photos and eventually approached John and Lyndsey to ask to take some photos of them for a project she was working on. Lyndsey thought nothing of it and her and John agreed to help! While posing for photos, the photographer made small talk asking where they were from, how long they were dating and if they have thought about marriage. Lyndsey responded “I don’t know, we like each other a lot, so maybe in a couple of years.”

John began to go down on one knee and said, “Or, we could just do it right now.” Not only did he pop the question right there, he epically just pulled off Lyndsey’s surprise of a lifetime- she had NO idea!

Let us Help!

After quickly becoming overwhelmed with the wedding planning process, Lyndsey reached out to Emily for her complimentary consultation. With the majority of the wedding planning done, Lyndsay really needed help with event management and stationery. During their call Emily and Lyndsay decided The Essentials Package with a bit of modification would be great to fit Lyndsey and John’s needs.  Emily was able to make Lyndsey and John’s wedding a dream come true! Congratulations to the beautiful couple! We are so excited to see what the future has in store for the both of you!


Planning: Soirée Wedding Planning
Venue/Caterer: Hyatt Regency
Photographer: Hunter Berry Photography
Videographer: Parker Dilley
Rentals/Decor: Unique Events 
Photo Booth: Smiling Dog Entertainment
Florals: Hydrangea Bloom
DJ: DJ Doug
Beauty: White House Salon & Pretty Lane
Transportation: Toby Trail Party Bus
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Bridal Gown Shop: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection
Bridal Gown Designer: Mikaella Bridal
Suits/Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse