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. […]

2016 Wedding Trends

2016’s Biggest Wedding Trends! Metallics Metallic color palettes with or without some extra sparkle are popping up more in weddings. Rose gold and copper are expected to be two of the most requested shades for 2016. Metallics are versatile as they can be natural or elegant, such as rustic copper lanterns or sparkly table runners […]

Wedding Traditions I Am Skipping

There are a number of expected wedding traditions, but this is your day and you can skip or expand on any tradition you choose. Our ceremony will be meaningful and relatively short, followed by a low key reception. Here are six common wedding traditions we plan on skipping! Big Bridal Party – We don’t feel the need to have […]

2015 Wedding Trends

DÉCOR Texture Fabrics: Think of fabrics like tulle, lace, and other textured fabrics. Burlap will remain popular, as will vintage looking fabrics. This textured look of ruffles can move from décor and tables to the cakes frosting. FLOWERS Suspended Flowers:  You will see garlands and moss draping across reception venue ceilings. Also, if there is […]

Sentimental Wedding Ideas

Here are 12 loving ways to make not only your photos more sentimental, but make family and guests feel important. 1. Re-create a favorite photo from both your parents’ wedding. 2. Exchange love letters in a location where the photographer can capture both of your reactions to reading. 3. Have your photographer take a shot […]

Maid Of Honor Wedding Speech

 Top 8 Tips For The Maid Of Honor Wedding Speech! 1. Prepare Preparing ensures that you cover all of the things you want to say. On the spot it will be harder to remember to share those special moments you have had through the years. 2. Consider The Audience Consider the age range and if […]

Open Bar vs Limited Bar

The Open Bar Guests will love you, but your budget might not. Your family and friends can order any drink they want and you pick up the tab. If you know of someone in advance that has the tendency to overindulge it wouldn’t be a bad idea to let the bartender know. The Limited Bar […]

Iowa State Fair Wedding

They say that Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair. I would say your wedding can’t get much more Iowan than a John Deere themed wedding or this Iowa State Fair wedding. Enjoy! Photos by Lance Shuey Photography

Wedding Day Timeline

Getting Ready   Brides Hair and Makeup: Two hours. This depends on the hairstyle, as well as, style of makeup. Two hours give enough time for any tweaks from the trail run. Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup: 1.5 hours per person Photographer: A good time for them to arrive would be 1 hour before the bride […]

Seating Your Wedding Guests

A lot of little details go into planning your big day. Sometimes these tiny touches are purely ornamental, like picking out the perfect flower for your groomsmen’s boutonnieres. Other times small pieces of your wedding puzzle can aid in organization, such a place cards that get your friends and family seated at the correct tables. […]