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 evening started with hair & makeup demonstrations while guests sipped champagne and enjoyed hors d’ oeuvres. Then the guests were wined and dined while they were learning the ins and outs of planning their own weddings. Our bride and groom models have actually been married for years, so they were the perfect pair to stand in as our happy couple during the ceremony! They said vows that they had written for this event, and it was such a sweet affair. Tears were flowing all around!

During the event, vendors shared their best practices for running a successful ceremony & reception by jumping on the microphone explaining what and why we were doing things the way we did. Following the ceremony, a delicious dinner and signature cocktails were served to all in attendance followed by a trip to the beautiful donut & dessert wall created for the event. All in all, it was an amazing evening!

We hope you can join us next summer when we hope to host The Wedding Experience again!


Vendor Credits:

Venue & Bar: Ashton Hill Farm
Design, Decor, and DJ: Unique Events
Desserts: Take the Cake Desserts
Dinner: Perrin Catering
Appetizers: The Avacentre
Hair & Makeup: Moods Salon & Spa
Dresses: White Willow Bridal Boutique
Suits: Prince Albert Tuxedos
Stationery: Zephyr Weddings
Photography: Ivory & Bliss Photography
Videography: Monroe & Co.
Coordination: Soirée Wedding & Event Planning