Stephanie & Blake’s Wedding at the Waucoma Event Center near New Hampton, IA

These Chicago-based lovebirds met their freshman year of college at the University of Iowa and they’ve been smitten ever since. During a football tailgating weekend, Blake proposed near their dorm near the tree where they had first laid eyes on each other. After he got down on one knee and she said “Yes!” they walked back to the tailgate where he had organized a surprise engagement party attended by all their friends and family. Stephanie thought that the day just couldn’t get any better, but the Iowa Hawkeyes played great that day and won against Michigan.

When Stephanie & Blake called us for Full Planning & Design services, they had already booked a location near New Hampton, IA and the band, but that was about it. We helped organize the rest of the wedding weekend contracting all of the remaining vendors & managing the rest of the event plans. This wedding was so fun to plan because the couple wanted to bring a little bit of their Chicago city life to their country Iowa nuptials. We were thrilled to see Blake and Stephanie’s vision become a reality as you can see in the photos.

Congratulations to the happy couple! We couldn’t have done it without the help of the vendors listed below.



Photography: Geno Photography
Reception: Waucoma Event Center
Ceremony: Good Shepherd Catholic Cluster
Caterers: U2 BBQ
Music: Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos
Transportation: Windstar Lines
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Florists: Racehorse Royalty
Beauty: Eden Salon
Stationary: Allegra Iowa City
Dessert: HyVee Charles City
Rentals: Ladybug Events
Event Design & Planning: Soirée Wedding Planning