Brooke + Sarek


Brooke and Sarek's wedding day vendors:

Photographer  // C7Studios  |  Venue  // The Chateau at White Oak  |  Cake/Dessert  // Ali Cakes  |  Floral  // Hy-Vee Floral Shop  |  Hair // Serenity Couture Salon & Spa  |  Makeup  // Blush  |  Dress  // Modern Dress  |  Stationary  // Millei Ishikawa Design  |  Music  // The DJ Music Man


When you are high school sweethearts, it is difficult to execute a surprise proposal when each is so attuned to the other's every move. Brooke figured things out fairly quickly, which made her even more nervous as the proposal night went on. Surprise or not the answer was the same, YES! 

When it came to planning their big day, they chose to do what they love … camping! Their love for the outdoors as well as antiques brought their woodsy wedding to life.

They wanted to add some personal touches, so they decided to have a cigar bar since a good cigar is often the way Sarek and his friends hang out and relax. They paired the cigar boxes with succulents to create unique centerpieces that fit with their theme.  

The couple really enjoyed the process of decorating their wedding using antiques. Brooke and Sarek share a passion for looking for older things and finding new purposes for them. 

Their advice for couples getting married is to make sure you plan together! It’s a great chance to spend time as a couple, especially planning a day all about you. 

Brooke's most memorable moment was their first two dances since they couldn't decide on just one song! Sarek's most memorable moment was walking his mom down the aisle because he knew her upcoming hip surgery would not be easy. 

Because Brooke and Sarek did not stress over the little things, they were able to appreciate every moment. They thoroughly enjoyed their day and went with the flow.

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