Bridal Gown Trend Lace

Lace wedding dresses are romantic, timeless and elegant. Lace works with any theme and can be worn any time of year. Photos by Katie Lindgren Photography

Rehearsal Dinner Questions

The rehearsal dinner is an often overlooked part of the whole wedding planning process. To be honest you can make it as involved or low key as you would like. Here are a few common questions answered. Should you have one, why? Probably. Traditionally the rehearsal dinner is held the night before the wedding for […]

Look Back At 2016 Wedding Stats

Some fun findings from the year’s report include: o   Average number of wedding guests 124 o   Average spend on engagement ring $5,000 o   Average wedding/ceremony reception cost $28,000 Online resources used for planning: o   66% use a online checklist o   65% access Facebook or Pinterest at least weekly for planning o   50% of planning is […]

2017 Wedding Trends

2017’s Biggest Wedding Trends! Tiered Cakes The cake is back. Less emphasis on pies, cupcakes and doughnuts. The star of the dessert table is the tiered wedding cake. Big Bouquets Beautiful flower and greenery filled bouquets. Cascading bouquets are also more popular. Greenery Natural elements and greenery will continue to be on trend. Decorate with […]

Shimmery Winter Wedding

This Des Moines bride was married on a freezing cold winter day. The bride wore the same necklace her mother and grandmother wore on their wedding days. The couple is from Minneapolis and brought back the wedding cake from their favorite bakery! Photos by Katie Lindgren Photography

Pink, Gold & Navy Wedding

Love a pink and gold wedding color palette and this Des Moines wedding doesn’t disappoint with a bit of navy layered in. Photos by: James A Stepp Photography

Golf Course Venue

Golf courses tend to provide a beautiful outdoor backdrop for your wedding and Hyperion Club is no different. For over 100 years, Hyperion Field Club has been providing guests with a picture perfect setting for rehearsal dinners, weddings, corporate functions, dinner parties and family celebrations. The clubhouse overlooks the entire city and offers panoramic views from every room. […]

Catering Your Own Wedding

Are you considering catering your own wedding? Catering is expensive, but buying food for 100+ people is expensive too. This is why you might want to reconsider before your big day! Although, to be fair I included a DIY catering option at the bottom of this post if you so choose. Stressful – The person or […]

Newlyweds Combining Finances

If you are planning to combine finances in your marriage now is the time to talk about it. You must make sure you’re both interested in the same financial goals or be able to compromise for each person’s vision of your financial future. Talk About It Before The Wedding It is good to discuss the […]

Father Of The Bride Role

When you are the Father of the bride you are giving your little girl away to another man, so they can be each other’s support for the rest of their lives. This is an emotional and wonderful time. Your biggest role is support, but there are a number of other responsibilities you can choose to […]