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Ask the Experts: Incorporating Your Cake Design into Your Wedding Theme

If you are struggling to incorporate your cake design into the rest of your wedding theme, you aren’t alone! Choosing your wedding cake can be super overwhelming, but it’s the sweetest part of wedding planning. The design of your wedding cake is such a fun way to incorporate your wedding design into your reception look…

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Ask the Experts: Wedding Makeup 101

Melissa Banes got her start in the beauty industry 10 years ago, and has been loving making women feel good about themselves ever since! She was a part of the first-ever graduating class at Capri College, with a dream to work at the number one beauty company in the world, MAC cosmetics. Melissa moved to…

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Soirée’s Guide to: Kids or No Kids at Your Reception?

At Soirée, we love kids! Really! But, we are starting to see a trend towards adult-only receptions. We have seen many couples struggle with this decision in the past. It can be challenging to decide what type of environment you want at your reception. We hope to help anyone who is struggling with this decision…

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Beth & Fred’s Wedding at Celebration Farms in Iowa City, Iowa

A Joyful Celebration The Dery wedding was nothing but joy! They were such a lively group, which made the day so much fun. This winter wedding was lush and modern with a lovely palette of blues. The ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City, and the reception at Celebration Farms, which…

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Alex & Bobby’s Wedding at Bella Sala in Tiffin, Iowa

A beautiful couple brought together by the Hawkeyes… Bobby grew up in Delaware and moved 1000 miles away from home to attend the University of Iowa, where he wrestled for the Hawkeyes. Alex was born and raised in Iowa City, and the two instantly clicked. Because Alex was in grad school when the two were…

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Miranda & Kyle’s Wedding at Ashton Hill Farms in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Miranda and Kyle first laid eyes on each other their sophomore year of college in the dining hall, and the two have been inseparable since. Luckily for Miranda and Kyle, the two had a mutual acquaintance that introduced them the fateful day that they first saw each other in their college dining hall during dinner.…

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Lauren & Ryan’s Wedding at the Festhalle Barn in Amana, Iowa

The couple, Lauren and Ryan, wanted nothing but a sweet, southern style wedding. Lauren and Ryan are all about their family so they wanted the ceremony and reception to be very intimate. The wedding took place at Festhalle Barn which gave them the rustic feel they wished for. The ceremony and reception were both held…

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Michelle & James’ Wedding at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City, IA

Everything came together perfectly Picture this: as the couple kissed for the first time as husband and wife, Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are The Best Thing” started playing as they walked back up the aisle. What better place for Michelle and James to tie the knot than one of the most beautiful places on the University…

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