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Cassie & Dan’s Wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery in Iowa City

Girl Meets Boy, Next Door Cassie and Dan’s love story (like so many of our couples!) began online! It wasn’t until after meeting that they realized they worked for the same organization and even lived down the street from one another. As this happy couple can attest, you never know who’s around the corner—it might just…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Micro & Intimate Weddings

Move over classic, large weddings – micro weddings are IN! In response to COVID-19, we’re seeing more and more couples plan smaller, intimate weddings. It’s truly heart-warming to see couples overcome a crisis such as this pandemic. BUT, don’t let the idea of a micro wedding fool you into thinking it’s a piece of (wedding)…

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Ask the Experts: Cupcakes for Your Wedding

After tying the knot, the dessert is one of the most looked forward to parts of the reception! We realize that sometimes a cake just doesn’t cut it. Scratch Cupcakery located in Coralville can help you with fulfilling your guests’ sweet tooth cravings! Scratch has multiple options and accommodations to make your big day as…

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Soirée’s Guide to: What We Cannot Do For You!

We (kindly and lovingly💜) cannot… We are always so excited to tell you all the things we absolutely WILL do for you, but we want to make sure your expectations are clear for what we won’t do too. It isn’t that we don’t want to though! It is just that there are real limitations on…

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Ask the Expert: Wedding Insurance

A purchase worth it Wedding, or special events, insurance is one of those things that we ALWAYS encourage our couples to purchase. Whether it can help in the situation your venue closes, or the unthinkable happens, we only wish the best for our couples. We asked insurance & industry expert, Christa Payne with Country Financial…

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Jenny & Jim’s Wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery in Iowa City, IA

Meeting the Old Fashioned Way Jenny and Jim met each other online… you know, the old fashioned way! After months of writing each other back and forth, Jenny decided they needed to meet in person and go on a real date. She wasn’t looking for just a pen-pal! They made a plan to have their…

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Jenny & Michael’s Wedding at Buchanan Winery in Tipton, Iowa

Falling in Love and Getting Engaged Jenny & Michael met in the Social Work program at the University of Iowa. She remembers thinking that he was “super cute” on the first day of class. A group project and some carpooling later, they were officially dating by their second semester! How sweet! The engagement is a perfect…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Hotel Shuttles vs. Hired Transportation

How do we get here and there? A big question that pops up often for our planning couples is all about transportation! Should you book transportation for your wedding party, family, and guests attending the wedding? Or, does it make more sense to use the (many times, free) shuttle provided by your hotel? It can…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Hotel Room Blocks

One of the most common topics we end up discussing at length with our couples is all about accommodations for their wedding guests. To make this discussion a little easier, we wanted to put together a guide that helps you as you’re deciding on how many rooms, where to reserve, and what you should know…

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