Sarah and Chris’ Wedding at the Heights Rooftop in Iowa City, Iowa

A Colorful October Wedding at the Heights Rooftop in Iowa City, Iowa

Love can be unexpected

Love has a way of finding us in the most unexpected places, and for Sarah and Chris, it was within the sacred walls of the church where their beautiful journey began. He was volunteering at the church food bank and captured Sarah’s heart. The story of their love is heartwarming and profoundly moving, as it intertwines the magic of a snowy January day, a beloved mother’s memory, and an enchanting proposal that will forever hold a special place in their hearts. Sarah and Chris’s story is a heartwarming reminder that when we open our hearts, even amid loss and longing, beautiful moments can unfold, making their love story genuinely magical and beyond spectacular. He said he had never felt joyful in his life until he met Sarah. heart ❤️ Swoon!

The Dream Team

Love, laughter, and cherished moments were at the forefront when Sarah and Chris embarked on their wedding planning journey. Chris repeatedly said that he would be happy with a garage full of friends, family, and a few kegs of beer, but this weekend was for Sarah. Never having been married previously, she wanted to invite every person who has touched her life and celebrate her love to Chris in the most heartwarming way. Soirée got to work connecting Sarah with amazing vendors while Emily honed in on the design plan.

Vibrant Hues and Autumn Views

Sarah loves all of the colors, so her vision for a vibrant, fall-themed wedding, was a fun challenge for Emily and the team. The couple chose a complete design package, the Experience Package, to ensure their special day would be everything they envisioned. She yearned for the rich, warm colors of autumn and an abundance of flowers. Emily worked tirelessly to ensure the fall theme was perfectly woven into every celebration detail. A colorful palette isn’t always easy to design, but we are obsessed with how it came together in real life.

Thank you, Sarah & Chris, for trusting us with your ideas and wonderful celebration of your love!


Planning & Design: Soiree Wedding Planning
Venue & Catering: The Heights Rooftop
Bakery:Tip Top Cakes
Rentals & Floral: Unique Events
Band: Diamond Empire Band
Photographer: Jen Weinman Photography
Videographer: Elope with TKM
Stationery: Allegra Iowa City
Beauty: Beauty Op & Madeline Ogg
Suits: Skeffingtons
Bridal Gown Shop: Hopes Bridal
Bridal Gown Designer: Mori Lee
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

This is the design plan inspiration board. Keep scrolling to see how it all came together! Congratulations, Sarah & Chris! It was truly a blast working on your gorgeous wedding weekend!

Stay tuned to see pictures of their second wedding celebration back home, which happened two months after this celebration!