Real Weddings | Tara and Colin

Tara and Colin were one of those fabulous couples that you knew were going to be a lot of fun when you first meet. Tara is gorgeous, gracious and knew what she wanted right away.
Colin, is easy-going, very dedicated, and completely devoted to his lovely wife!

They knew that out of all the details that we worked on throughout the months of planning that they wanted a large, tent lit with chandeliers by Lake Panorama. On the eve of their wedding day, a storm blew through and the beautiful, large, lovely tent went down! When we arrived to the site early on their wedding day to start wedding preparations, we were met with a tent that was unusable in its current state, our decorations scattered all over the neighborhood and a disappointed couple. While we worked on an alternative plan, we called the tent company – Party Time Rentals in Ames, IA. Was there any way that we could get this fixed by their cocktail hour? This company was amazing as they quickly rounded up a crew, drove to the lake on a Sunday, on a holiday weekend and erected Colin and Tara’s dream tent.  

Special Events, LLC and cynwhd b designs kept working on as many details and florals as possible in a smaller tent while the larger one was being repaired. Vintage Love Rentals and annessi worked to redo the lighting and re-position tables, chairs and furniture while the catering crew from the Convention Center worked to get the bar and the tables set. The saying, “It takes a village…” really rang true for this couple on their special day. What should have been done in 6-8 hours was condensed to 3.5 hours with a lot of prayers and dedicated vendors that really understand what it means to make “dreams come true.”

We had the pleasure of working on this wedding with Paul and Tammy, from Red Door Photo and Design. They photographed the day's events perfectly and really captured the beauty of the ceremony and reception venue and most importantly, this gorgeous couple!

Congratulations Colin and Tara!  It was indeed a wonderful experience and we were honored to be a part of your never-to-be-forgotten wedding!

Ceremony/Reception Site | Lake Panorama
Photographer | Red Door Photo and Design
Videographer | Harding Videography
Cake Baker | Auntie B Creations
Florist | cynwhd b. designs
DJ | Des Moines’ Best DJ Services
Rental Company | UBetts Rental & Design
Officiant | Reverend Dr. Franklin
Caterer and Alcohol | Lake Panorama Convention Center
Portable Restroom Trailer | A King’s Throne
Wedding Planner | Special Events, LLC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely breathtaking...beautiful couple !
Well done