This story opens with a beautiful dress. A dress worthy of a sashay down the aisle if ever there was one followed by images so heartfelt you will instantly be pulled into this affair head over heels. The flower girl stealing a peak as the Bride walks down the aisle; maybe one of our favorite pictures of all time. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. m three studio captured all the crazy, beautiful fashion; all the melt-your-heart moments and you can see them all here.
From the Bride... After meeting on a blind date in the East Village, dating for three years in New York City and getting engaged in Central Park, Tom and I knew that we wanted to bring the style of New York to our Iowa wedding. With countless hours spent perusing Style Me Pretty for inspiration, I decided to create a romantic mood with vintage touches. We wanted our wedding day to be a unique experience for the Iowa guests while surprising all of the east coast guests with a laid-back but elegant affair. The Iowa State Memorial Union was the perfect backdrop to make that vision come to life.
I have a design degree and work in fashion, so it was important to me to have a lot of my own touches throughout our day. I made my veil, the bridesmaids’ bracelets, programs, menus, printed signs, lace votives and the large frame that held the escort cards. Thanks to Gmail, I still had Tom’s first email to me planning our blind date (and my response) which I printed on the back of the menus. My dress hunt took me to 14 different stores in NYC. I thought I had found “the one” several times until I ended my search at Vera Wang. I found my dress at her Fall 2011 trunk show just days after it was on the runway and was the first to purchase the dress. It was everything I could have dreamed for — unique, romantic, full of texture and the perfect color. Thanks to our friends and family, our wedding day was full of love and incredibly perfect. Molly at m three Studio completely surpassed all of our expectations when it came to capturing every moment of our day. She is beyond talented, and we feel very fortunate to have her photos to remember our special day.
Wedding Photography: m three studio / Reception Venue: Memorial Union at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa / Floral Design: Mary Kay's Flowers & Gifts / Wedding Day Planning: Down to Details / Wedding Cinematography: Keri Thien / Wedding Cakes: Iowa State Bakery / Wedding Invitations: Pistachio Press / Calligraphy: Dancing Pen & Press / Chair Rentals: Classic Events & Parties / Band: Final Mix Show Band / Bride's Veil, Bridesmaids' Bracelets, Programs, Menus, Printed Signs, Lace Votives + Escort Card Frame: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride's Bracelets: Chamak by Priya Kakkar / Bride's Shoes: Miu Miu / Hair: Nicole Piper of Frederick Fekkai NYC / Bridesmaids' Dresses: 57 Grand / Flower Girl Dresses + Bow Ties: Ralph Lauren / Groom's Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren Black Label