Hilary + Cole

 

Just like their engagement, their wedding was intimate — a boy, a girl, some beautiful flowers, a ring and their daughters. After the dress and venue were picked, everything fell into place creating a vintage-inspired, classic wedding. One thing this couple wasn’t worried about was time, they ended up planning everything in a month and a half to avoid a long, drawn out planning process, eliminating stress. Working quickly allowed the couple to be creative and flexible in their decision making. Their family was a huge part of their wedding day coordination as they helped plan, make food and the groom's sister even baked the wedding cake. It became a wholehearted effort among their closest family and friends, which made the day that much sweeter.

The botanical center provided a beautiful backdrop for their intimate wedding and Vintage Love Rentals created a unique ambiance for their friends and family to celebrate. 

The couple has great advice for other people getting married. “A wedding is one day, marriage is forever. Don’t spend too much time stressing out about the small details. Things are bound to go wrong, but nobody will notice or care. Take as much time to enjoy the process as you can and don’t be afraid to do something that feels “you” instead of traditional or trendy.” 

When looking at their pictures, I would say they have it figured out.

 

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Photography // Lauren Konrad 

Ceremony Venue // Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 

Caterer // Palmer’s Deli & Market

Ceremony Reception // 
Vintage Love Rentals

Cake/Dessert // Dakotah’s Cakes

Floral // CamBam Custom Floral

Hair/Make-up //
Kati Douglas, Blush DSM


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