Margaret and Eric’s Wedding at the Salisbury House in Des Monies, Iowa

An Elegant Halloween Wedding at the Salisbury House in Des Monies, Iowa

Schoolmates in Virginia to a Lifelong Journey in Hawaii

Margaret and Eric’s journey from schoolmates in Virginia to active-duty service members in Hawaii is filled with love, respect, and unwavering support for each other. Their shared experiences and these two defining moments in their relationship have solidified their bond, reminding us all that love can bloom in the most unexpected places and under the most challenging circumstances. Margaret and Eric’s story inspires all those seeking true love and companionship in this unpredictable world.

Margaret knew Eric was the one during a pivotal moment of realization during a quiet evening stroll. As they passed by a wedding dress store, Eric’s response was anything but ordinary. Clutching two giant pizzas, he couldn’t help but share his thoughts. “This is the best part of my day,” he declared with a grin, gazing at the bridal gowns on display. “Walking past this store and seeing the girls trying on dresses. They’re so beautiful, and the joy they radiate is incredible.”

Eric’s sincerity and tenderness took Margaret aback. She realized she had found someone who appreciated her and the beauty and happiness of the world around them. Eric’s ability to see and cherish such moments illuminated his depth and kind heart. In that instant, Margaret knew that she had found her soulmate.

A Spooky Elegance

When it comes to wedding planning, there’s nothing quite like entrusting your big day to a team of experts who can bring your dreams to life. Margaret and Eric knew they were in good hands when they chose Emily and her team at Soiree Wedding Planning for their special day. With the full planning package, The Everything, their wedding became a dazzling reality at the stunning Salisbury House in Des Moines.

Margaret and Eric’s vision for their wedding was both classic and enchantingly eerie. They opted for a black and gold color scheme that exuded sophistication, perfectly complementing the grandeur of the Salisbury House. To add a playful twist to the celebration, they decided to incorporate subtle Halloween elements throughout their decor, creating a unique and unforgettable atmosphere.

Emily and her team at Soiree Wedding Planning expertly brought Margaret and Eric’s vision to life, ensuring that every detail was meticulously executed. Their seamless planning allowed the couple to relax and enjoy their day, knowing everything was in capable hands. Congratulations to Margaret and Eric on their enchanting wedding day.


Planning & Design: Soiree Wedding Planning
Venue: Salisbury House
Caterer: Catering by Cyd
Photographer: Jamie Tobin Photography
Videographer: Moments with Mal
Rentals: Milestone Event Rental, Unique Events, 
Phos Events
Floral: Unique Events
DJ: Ultimate Entertainment
Bakery: Take the Cake Dessert
Beauty: Hello Darlin Glam
Bartender: Peach Cart Co
Wedding Illustrator: Ivy McConnell
Stationery: Allegra Iowa CityRivertown Press Paperi
Transportation: Express Midwest