Our Work

Kate & Ryan’s Wedding at Eastbank in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Perfect Plans Kate & Ryan reached out to us about ten months prior to their wedding and explained that the biggest thing would want help with is the day-of coordinating. However, once we learned more about their experience planning that far, they shared that it had been pretty stressful with their busy school schedules, travel, and…

Read More

Kate & Jesse’s Wedding at the Graduate in Iowa City, Iowa

Falling in Love Kate & Jesse are the most adorable couple! They met through her brother, Luke, when Jesse was visiting him in Buffalo, NY. Luke introduced the couple and it was instant chemistry. They kept in touch over the fall and went on their first official date when she returned over the Christmas holiday.…

Read More

Our Favorite Ways Couples Have Honored Their Grandparents

We love when our couples honor their loved ones at their weddings, and especially their grandparents. There are many ways that Grandma and Grandpa, or any other lost family member, can be remembered or honored. Here are some ideas that we see frequently at our events.  Meaningful Photos Lindsay & Chad’s wedding featured a beautiful…

Read More

7 Things You Should Do 7 Days Before Your Wedding Day

The final countdown is officially on! In 7 days, you will be walking down the aisle, getting ready to tie the knot with the love of your life. There are so many last minute details that must be taken care of before your big day. Here are 7 of our best tips for making sure…

Read More

Sima & Brandon’s Wedding at Hancher in Iowa City, Iowa

A Plan for Every Couple  We met Sima and Brandon at the University Catering tasting event earlier this year and it was a great fit! They are the couple that knew what they wanted for their wedding day, but they needed someone to execute it. This made The Essentials package the right fit for them. They had…

Read More

Soirée’s Guide to: String Lighting at Your Wedding

String lighting is a gorgeous way to make a big impact on your wedding design. The lights provide a romantic canopy to completely transform any indoor or outdoor venue. By adding a glow and warmth above the guests, the space above them is now a statement that they will remember fondly. This is a great…

Read More

Melissa & Matt’s Wedding at the IMU in Iowa City, Iowa

A College Love Story Melissa and Matt are the perfect example of “college sweethearts.” Even though Matt is pretty sure they met at the bar, they actually met while at their University library while both studying with friends. Matt swept Melissa off her feet with his wide variety of computer stickers, his long hair, and…

Read More

Betsy & John’s Wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery in Iowa City, Iowa

Betsy and John – Love at First Sight Betsy and John first met when they were both freshmen in college. It all started when they met at a formal event, but they were actually both attending with different dates. From that night, they instantly knew that they were there with the wrong people and the…

Read More