Mikaela & Sam’s Wedding at the Hyatt Regency in Coralville, IA

An Elegant Wedding at the Hyatt Regency in Coralville, Iowa

He Was Always There

Sam and Mikaela have known each other since their freshman year of high school and they finally started dating their sophomore year. Life took them in different directions later but they reconnected in their adult life. They say their first real date wasn’t until Sam and Mikaela’s senior year of college. Sam took Mikaela to Baroncini in downtown Iowa City.

Mikaela knew he was the one way before their first date when she was able to go to him when she needed comfort  Sam was there, not only to comfort her but he was there to really listen to Mikaela as well. This made her realize he really cared for her and her well being. That’s when she knew she was falling in love with him all over again.

Back to Where it Began

Sam and Mikaela were back visiting from Colorado, where they currently live with their sweet dog Abel. Sam and Mikaela got dressed and headed back to Baroncini for a “date night”. When they got to the restaurant, there was complementary glasses of champagne waiting for them at their table which Sam had to reassure Mikaela it was only for their date night. After an evening of dinner and conversations, Mikaela excused herself to the restroom. When she returned to the table she realized Sam’s eyes were watering and she immediately asked him what was wrong. To her surprise, Sam grabbed her hand and got down on one knee and asked her to marry him.

Sam thought every detail through that evening. He told Mikaela that they were meeting a friend at The Vue for cocktails. When they arrived they began “searching” for their friends. Sam eventually lead her to a private party with all their friends and family to celebrate their engagement!

From Colorado to Iowa

Emily has known The Stalkfleet family for over five years when she helped plan Sam’s twin sibling’s bar/bat mitzvahs. Mikaela and Sam first contacted us exactly a year prior to their wedding day, because they were searching for support for their wedding design, planning and coordination, all the way from Colorado. Our Experience Package was the perfect fit for their wedding needs!


Venue/Caterer: Hyatt Regency
Photographer: Emily Crall
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Videographer: Video Center Media
Bakery: Deluxe Cakes and Pastries
Floral: Hydrangea Bloom
Rentals/Decor: Unique Events
Beauty: Stephanie Mueller
Pet Sitting: Pals For Paws Petsitting
Bridal Gown: Brides By Jessa
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits/Tuxes: Von Maur
Planning/Design: Soirée Wedding Planning (us!)