April 1st is the unofficial kick off to wedding season (and spring)! With spring comes amazing blooms and blossoms, which inspired several Central Iowa, industry leading, wedding businesses to set up our own Fairy Tale wedding day.
The EVERY LAST DETAIL wedding blog caught wind of our photo shoot and here is what they had to say about it!
Inspired by spring and fairy tales, these lavender wedding ideas are some of the most gorgeous I’ve seen! A color palette incorporating shades of lavender, blue, and pink adorned by lush, stunning florals and watercolor design elements makes for a wedding design that is just as inspirational as it is beautiful, and Everlasting Love Photography captured it all perfectly!
This elaborate home was built in 1925-27 by Ralph Rollins, owner of Rollins Hosiery Mills. Rollins was friends with cosmetics maker Carl Weeks, who built another signature Des Moines home, Salisbury House. Both homes were designed by local architects Byron Boyd & Herbert Moore, & both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to an official history of the Rollins home, the two Des Moines businessmen "spent a considerable amount of time studying English homes & Tudor architecture." As part of their travel "Mr. Rollins brought back 16th century ship beams & ceiling beams from the Inn where William Shakespeare performed," the history says.
Roses In Gold Calligraphy
Nothing is more important than the one of a kind touches on your invites. They set the mood for the entire wedding. The smallest details in your invites will inform your guests on the style they should plan for on your big day.
Boesen Florist & White Willow Events
Boesen the Florist has a long history of providing exceptional floral design and superior service to our customers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and the surrounding areas. Our flower shop opened in 1923 and is currently run by the third generation of our family. We have evolved from a small shop on Beaver Avenue to a large 60,000 square feet design facility with seven greenhouses, a distribution center, and retail space.
White Willow Events
Hi, I'm Taylor! My everyday life is full of ideas that quickly turn into itineraries, checklists and steps towards making the unthinkable, thinkable! And when I am not busy doing that.... I am planning my next trip.
I get asked countless times how I came to be the owner of a such a fun, creative business and my answer is simple. Throughout my time at Iowa State University, I fell in love with my event management courses along with business. So, why not mix the two and create something that was truly needed for Des Moines? With the help of my amazing and handsome husband, I was able to dive into the business world at a young age of 21. Now, 3 years later, White Willow Events is one of the leading event consulting companies in the Des Moines area.
Skeffington's Formal Wear
Since 1951 Skeffington's Formal Wear has been the name synonymous with service, style and selection. Skeffington's is family owned and operated. Currently in our 3rd generation; we are so much more than tuxedos rentals. We are active in our community and support local businesses, and we were just recently voted Retailer of the Year by the Savvi Group! Skeffington's offers a wide variety of top quality products featuring classic styles, the latest fashions and designer labels including Allure, Michael Kors, and more. For weddings, we cater to the formal groom looking to rent a sleek tuxedo, as well as the more “casual groom” or one preferring to wear a suit for the big day. Not only do we service bridal parties, we also have the most up to date styles for prom and any other special occasion.
We not only carry the styles you love, but only carry products we would be proud to wear ourselves.
Our store concept has always been uncomplicated: provide our brides a handpicked collection of great designs, unprecedented service and give them the experience they deserve. Although we are a rather young store (we opened in January 2012), Pure Bridal has already been awarded the honor of being voted the #1 bridal boutique in Iowa on TheKnot.com based off consumer reviews for 2013. There aren’t words to explain the appreciation we have for the scores of ecstatic brides who have loved their experience with us and shared it with their family and friends.