Jenna and Tim's wedding day vendors:
Photographer // Austin Day Photography | Videographer // Stang Films, Rick Burger | Ceremony, Reception Venue and Caterer // The Chateau | Cake // Take It or Leave It Wedding Cake Co., Bride's Mom and Aunts | Floral // Mary Steele, Cousin of the Bride | Hair & Makeup // Amara and Salon Trim | Wedding Dress // Skirt from Modern Dress, Top custom made by KN Designs | Bridesmaids // Lulus.com and Modern Dress | Men’s suites // Milroy’s Tuxedos | Stationery // Custom Designed by Jenna and Kenzie, Co-Worker | Ceremony Music // Nystrom Productions | Reception Music // Standing Hampton | Décor Design // Hoop Design by Mary Steele | Rentals // Beyond Elegance
Even though Jenna and Tim attended Iowa State University at the same time, fate didn’t happen until they both ended up in Oklahoma City and were introduced through a mutual friend at a baseball game. Lucky for Tim, Jenna had the night off, as wedding planners often work the weekend shift. The rest is history and Tim proposed where it was most comfortable, their home.
Being a wedding planner and owning a venue, Jenna has seen it all and has had a hand in over 1,000 weddings in her career and has probably always been subconsciously building her future wedding. Because of this, she had a clear vision and knew she wanted two things, lots of colorful flowers and tons of textured linens. When it came to florals, she had often worked with her cousin Mary Steele on florals, and it was truly exciting and important for Jenna to have her be a part of their special day. For the linens, they worked with Beyond Elegance and figured out what materials would showcase the neutral textures they envisioned.
Jenna’s mom and aunts learned how to make wedding cakes from their mother and have been making all their families cakes. So it was only fitting that they would create the ultimate wedding cake. They kept with the theme and embellished with bright florals and lots of texture on each layer. (They even named their cake business, “Take It or Leave It”)
The hardest part of the planning process came down to the dress. Jenna ended up creating her own and enlisted in help from Modern Dress and KN Designs in Boone, IA. She fell in love with a skirt and had the top custom designed. She loved working with Karen and Colby from KN Designs and they were able to pull together her dream dress in only a couple months.
Since Jenna is used to giving her clients advice, she left us with this, “Wine and dine your guests, they have taken a lot of time to focus on you, and your reception is a way to thank them. As much as your wedding day is a celebration of you and your significant other, it is also about all of the people who have played a part in your lives to get you both where you are, which is happily married to one another!” We couldn’t agree more!