Bridal Show Happenings | Win Prizes!

If you're planning your upcoming wedding, we have exciting news for you!  We're ecstatic to announce that we have teamed up with KDAT Radio, Eastern Iowa's soft rock station, to give away some AMAZING prizes!  Starting February 4th, and running through the 15th, KDAT will be giving away a total of 10 prizes, with a Grand Prize worth $1,700.00!

Listen for your chance to win one of these great prizes:

- Geno Photography is giving away 2 boudoir sessions that include 1-1/2 hours of studio time and an 8x10 print, a $250 value
- Photos by Aaron Thomas is giving away an engagement photo guest book valued at $400
- Pure Romance by Kelly Praska is giving away a $25 gift certificate
- Vintage Love, Rentals & annessi is giving away two vintage swag bags valued at over $75
- B.A.M Productions Mobile DJ Service of North Liberty is giving away 20 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies {yum!!}, a $70 value
- Mary Kay by Christina King is giving away a Color Set including 3 eye colors and a cheek color with applicators, as well as a makeover session to pick ou customized colors, valued at $52
- Special Events, LLC is giving away two Wedding Planning Packages, worth $300 each

*The Grand Prize is a $1,700 Wedding Planning Package from Special Events, LLC*

For more information, contact Jacob Peterman at Cumulus Media Cedar Rapids at 319.892.3584


Iowa Bridal Shows | Farley Bridal Extravaganza

Are you looking for bridal shows in your area?  Check out ... 

Sunday, February 17, 2013
Farley Memorial Hall, 1st St NW, Farley, IA
Doors Open at Noon
Runway Show by I Do Bridal of Galena, IL at 2pm, featuring over 100 of the latest in bridal, bridesmaids, and mother dresses, 
along with the latest tuxedos!
Many vendors and businesses will be on hand to help brides with their planning
More more information, Contact Kara at 563.451.4552 or


Iowa Bridal Shows | Keokuk Bridal Show

Looking for even more bridal shows in Iowa? 

Don't miss the Keokuk Bridal Show!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
River City Mall, Keokuk, Iowa
Contact: Nancy Gibson, 
Event Planner for the Daily Gate City

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Vendors Attending - 

Johnson Schmidt Men's Wear |

Village Cup and Cakes |

The Colony Shop and Bridal Loft |

Iris Cleaners |

Top Dogg Productions |

Mary Kay |

WssW Photography |

HyVee Catering |

Mississippi Valley Photography |

Red Wagon Sound |

HealthSource Chiropractic |

Dinner 4 Two by Royal Prestige |

United American Limousine | 319-524-5555

Fat Jimmy's Catering |

Premier Sound and Light |

Memories in a Moment Photo Booth |

Bella Vita Products |

Keokuk Country Club |

Nauvoo Villas and Condos |

Howard Johnson, Burlington |

Lakehill Winery |

Princess Boutique |

Kristine Campbell Design |

Gold Canyon Candles |


Wedding Inspirations | Romantic Wedding

There's no better way to start the week off right than an absolutely gorgeous and romantic wedding from the Wedding Chicks.  The bride's bouquet is breathtaking, we love the color of the bridesmaid dresses (same color, but different necklines!), a lovely stationery suite, a yummy milk and cookies bar, and an adorable send-off with bubbles!  Happy Monday!

PS, looking for these folding chairs for your wedding or event?  We've got 'em at Vintage Love, Rentals & annessi!

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Week in Review

It was a bitter-cold week here in Des Moines, but that never stops us from getting ready for our bridal shows and dreaming about gorgeous weddings!  Make sure you didn't miss anything this week:

Would you consider balloons for your wedding?
Need furniture, decor, lighting, tables, chairs, and more for your wedding?
Are you and your future spouse mint-to-be?
Remember this gorgeous vintage wedding from last summer?  We're still reminiscing ...
Do you love wedding cake as much as we do?

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Wedding Inspirations | Wedding Cake Love

At Weddings In Iowa and Special Events, we LOVE wedding cake!  A simple wedding cake can be as unique and personalized as you want - whether it's rustic, modern, or romantic, these cakes definitely give you a feel for the entire day, and look just about good to eat!

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Real Weddings | Vintage Celebration Farm Wedding

Late last summer we had the pleasure of helping Liz & Adrian with their big day at the Celebration Farm in Solon, near Iowa City.  We already shared a few photos and info with you here.  They were an absolute delight to work with, and chose a fun vintage feel for their day.  Their ceremony was gorgeous, and Liz even sang Adrian a song at their social hour in front of all their guests.  Their flowers and decor had so much fun color and texture, and their cake topper was a darling little sheep couple, as both their families have a background in sheep.

Liz & Adrian chose Carrie Geno from Geno Photography for their photographer - we recently received even more of their photos, and since we love them so much, we couldn't wait to share them with you!  Enjoy!

Liz & Adrian's Wedding Notes - 
Reception Site | Celebration Farm
Photographer | Geno Photography
Wedding Planner | Special Events, LLC
Florals | cynwhd b. designs
Caterer | Chef Mickey's