Pete and Ashley were married today!
Pete and Ashley’s wedding can simply be described as “so them”. Relaxed, sweet, and heartfelt. Every detail was carefully planned and full of personal touches. The ceremony and reception took place at the Plymouth Creek Center and Millennium Gardens. The manicured gardens fit perfectly with the classical music heard throughout the ceremony and was a wonderful backdrop for Ashley’s gorgeous Ian Stuart gown from Posh. Taking from the silver netting in the details of the gown, deBruyn Designs used metallics to compliment the vibrantly bright colors of the flowers. Bright pinks, greens and oranges popped as accent colors against the silver, charcoal and champagne of the bridal party’s attire.
We love when couples incorporate their pets into the wedding day…and love it even more when everyone looks and smiles at the camera at the same time =)
Plymouth Creek Center gave us plenty of lovely spaces to use for photography, and the weather was fantastic which allowed us to have a low key and relaxed portrait time. We also enjoyed using some backdrops that were a little off the beaten path.
Pete and Ashley planned for their guests’ comfort by having large fans as their programs and supplying bottles of water at the ceremony.
The ceremony was full of beautiful music that flowed like a soundtrack. It started with classical and ended with the Iowa State fight song! A fantastic reading “How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog” and a unity ceremony where instead of sand, family members filled a jar of cookie ingredients (later, jars of the same ingredients were handed out as favors) further personalized the ceremony.
A tender moment between best friends.
At the reception, guests enjoyed the creative food stations created by Mintahoe. Three different parts of the room allowed for guests to flow from one culinary delight to another, enjoying salad in a margarita glass, gourmet macaroni and cheese in a martini glass, and hand carved meats for sandwiches complete with kettle chips. Seconds and thirds were encouraged, and with variety of toppings, the options were endless. After everyone had eaten their full, Instant Request got the party started.
Pete got some height from his custom kicks. Both he and Ashley had a pair of Adidas made that featured their wedding date and the Sydney skyline. Hopefully they’ll wear them all over during their Australian honeymoon!
Pete and Ashley, we hope you enjoyed your sneak peek! Thank you so much for having us be a part of your wedding day!