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Cait and Reid’s Wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery in Iowa City

What a perfect way to kick off our 2018 wedding season! We are still reminiscing over Cait and Reid’s wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery in Iowa City on March 31. The happy couple called us to help with Full Planning only about six months out from their wedding date, and we were thrilled! They’re such…

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Soiree’s Guide To: Unique Guest Book Ideas

It’s very rare that we see the traditional book anymore with pages and pages of blank lines for guests to write their names in. Instead, most of our couples are choosing to do something more unique and meaningful to document those who attended their wedding day. Many of their “guest books” are not books at…

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Soirée’s Guide To: Why You NEED a Wedding Planner

As much as we love the image of JLo with her earpiece masterfully executing an enormous wedding, times have changed from the idea of wedding planners only being for the super wealthy. Below we’ve outlined and explained several misconceptions about wedding planners. Take a peek at why we think you absolutely NEED a wedding planner:…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are one of those fun ways that you can showcase your wedding theme and give a small token to your guests as a thank you for their love and support. However, not all weddings choose to give favors anymore and that’s totally okay! A $1-$5 favor multiplied by the number of people at…

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The Wedding Experience March 2018

We had a blast at this year’s The Wedding Experience at Ashton Hill Farm in Cedar Rapids! It was such a fun alternative to your typical bridal show and allowed the guests to experience a fully executed wedding event. We and the other vendors provided our insight into best practices for planning and execution. The…

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Ayaan’s First Birthday!

Namrata and Shireesh are amazing parents to two adorable boys, and we got the chance to celebrate Ayaan’s first birthday a few weeks ago. What would be more fun than getting to design all the decor? We had a blast meeting with the family to discuss ideas. Once we heard that the birthday boy’s older…

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Ask the Experts: What Do I Do with My Dress After the Wedding?

Soirée is lucky to work with some of the best in the wedding industry, and today’s guest blogger is one of our favorites. Jessica Attere is the owner of dress shop Brides by Jessa offering exclusive gown designers as well as great service through their one-on-one appointments. Additionally, she offers Premier Appointments which are held…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Applying for the Marriage License

One of the admittedly less glamorous aspects of getting married is applying for your marriage license. And we know it can make you feel a little like this: For those of you that are feeling overwhelmed we broke it down into some simple steps to take the stress and confusion out of it!   When to…

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Rebecca & Zach’s Wedding at the DoubleTree in Cedar Rapids

Zach fell twice. Rebecca & Zach met on the Cambus in Iowa City, IA. It was crowded, the bus lurched, and he accidentally fell on top of her. From there it was history, and falling in love was the easiest thing these two ever did. These lovebirds’ wedding was seriously amazing. From the very start,…

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Lindsay & James’ Wedding at the IMU in Iowa City

With tons of personal touches infused with elegance, this wedding was divine. We really enjoyed getting to work with Lindsay, James, and her mom, Lisa, throughout the planning process. We love it when clients fully put their trust in our skills and they totally did. It was great working on customizing every element of this big…

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