What a gorgeous day! Not only are Megan and Ted a gorgeous couple; the venue, the flowers, the decor, everything was simply beautiful! This was such a joy to capture! I've said it before and I'll say it a million times more, I love LOVE. I am a romantic at heart and it fill my heart with joy to be able to capture beautiful celebrations of love, whether it's a wedding day when couples begin their new lives as husband and wife or in this case a celebration of their ten year anniversary with a renewal of vows. Vintage Love Rentals provided some gorgeous antiques for Ted and Megan's vow renewal. Loved using them to style their details. So beautiful!! Their original wedding colors were black and white. Danielle from Something Chic floral made an absolutely stunning white boutonniere and bouquet. Megan owns Suspended in Time, floral preservation, in Des Moines and created these gorgeous preserved floral candles for her decor. So lovely!
Megan still can wear her original wedding gown (which is stunning!!!) and it was so fun to see her wear it again as they celebrated the anniversary of the day they said "I do." Ted and Megan first met when she applied for a job at his company. She was persistent in following up on the position, which led to an interview where he offered her a management position within the company. A few years later, after they got to know each other, they began dating. Then in 2008, he proposed. Ted bought her some heated socks and said he'd help her put them on, which Megan thought was a little odd. But instead of helping her with the socks, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. The were originally married in 2009 at their home church in Van Meter. It was a small, intimate ceremony with family and close friends. Following their ceremony, they had a small cake reception with their guests before leaving to take pictures. Unfortunately, on their wedding day it was pouring rain, not allowing them to do any portraits outside.
Thankfully we were able to enjoy a GORGEOUS spring day during their vow renewal and now they have a lot of outdoor portraits. How amazing is this couch from Vintage Love Rentals? It looks stunning at the edge of the Salisbury House Gardens.
I love the balloon arch from The Balloon Bar Des Moines. I have to say I've never photographed a wedding with a balloon arch, but I love it! The greenery and white balloons are simple and stunning. When asked what she was excited about for her vow renewal, Megan answered that she loved the idea of being able to put her wedding gown back on, since she only wore it for two hours on her wedding day, and have a professional photographer and outdoor photos. She said that the day made her thankful that her amazing husband is still by her side and in another 10 years she plans to do it all again. Love it!
I'm serious, I could shoot at Salisbury House and Gardens ALL DAY and then some! We used only a limited number of rooms inside for Ted and Megan's day since the weather was so gorgeous. I cannot wait to be back there this July!! Their cake was beautiful. Such a clean, simple design that went perfectly with their black and white theme. Fareway Bakeries did wonderfully! In addition to the amazing bouquet and boutonniere, Something Chic Floral did a stunning job on the floral decor. It went so beautifully with the gorgeous table design and rentals from Vintage Love Rentals. I love the greenery with white flowers, and even some bleached "greenery" as well. Did I mention how gorgeous Salisbury House is? These windows!!! While they didn't have a dance at their wedding, Ted and Megan enjoyed sharing a first dance in a small courtyard near the entrance of the Salisbury House. I love the brick, the doors, the cobblestone, everything! Congratulations to Ted and Megan on the celebration of their 10th anniversary! Thank you so much for allowing me the honor of capturing your gorgeous day!! I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Venue| Salisbury House & Gardens
Rentals| Vintage Love Rentals
Floral| Something Chic Floral
Veil| Something Blue
Tux| Milroy's Tuxedos
Hair| Salon Tec
Makeup| Kanya Marie
DJ| Liquid Digital Entertainment
Archway| Balloon Bar DSM
Cake| Fareway Bakeries
Honeymoon| 2 Friends Travel
Flower Preservation/Candles| Suspended in Time DSM
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