Downtown Iowa City Engagement Session

From the Photographer: We met downtown on the very top of a parking ramp. It is my personal opinion that parking ramps don’t get used enough for photos. They have beautiful fill light from the cement and I adore the mixture of visual lines, the cement ones as well as the painted ones. I know I have my couple’s complete trust when they don’t question me at all and simply say, “See you there!”

Read More →

Share This Post

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrEmail

Hand lettering can be a fun way to dress up any wedding or special event paper products, from addressing envelops to escort cards and more. To help you master this skill, we’ve put together a simple booklet for practicing one of our favorite styles of brush lettering! There are a few products that will make practicing easier and soon you will develop your own personal style of lettering! Don’t be afraid to mess up – remember, every experienced hand-letterer had a “day one” just like you! Relax, have fun and let the lettering begin!

Lettering Practice Made Easy

Read More →

Share This Post

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrEmail

Everyone wants their wedding and engagement photos to be beautiful and it is your wedding photographer’s job is to make that happen. There are a few ways that you can help them make everything run smoothly. During the month of May we will providing you with a few tips we have gathered from different photographers.

Read More →

Share This Post

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrEmail

Printing your own invitations has never been easier, thanks to Buds of Color on Etsy.  With Buds of Color, you can choose one of the designs available and they will add your information and email you high-res, print ready digital files for you to print at home or take to your printer. You can then print as many as you like!  Most design suites include the wedding invitation, RSVP card, save the date and thank you cards and only cost around $30-$40 for the entire set.  

Buds Of Color

Read More →

Share This Post

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrEmail

Thoa + Federico’s wedding in Sioux City included two beautiful ceremonies. Thoa’s parents hosted a traditional Vietnamese marriage ceremony at their home in the morning and then on to the families Catholic Church for a second ceremony. Into the evening, guests enjoyed a reception filled with dancing and a traditional Vietnamese feast.

Two Ceremonies, One Unforgettable Day, Blushing Bells Iowa

Read More →

Share This Post

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrEmail

With the amazing spring weather we have been having, we find our green thumbs are coming out in full force.  It’s hard not to start planting every seed packet, bulb, and flower seedling in site.  If you are like us and not only love garden-fresh blooms but also love caring for a garden (or know someone who does) , you may want to consider growing your own flowers for bouquets and/or table arrangements.

Grow your own wedding flowers
Photo by Simply Radiant Weddings

Read More →

Share This Post

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestTumblrEmail