February 15, 2020

IRISHMAN ACRES WEDDING: Des Moines, IA

Samantha and Kyle celebrated a wonderful holiday-themed wedding at Irishman Acres Venue in Bondurant, Iowa. All of the wonderful little details created a beautiful background for their special day and Lavender Blue Floral was so honored to be a part of the celebration.

One of many little personal touches is the Christmas tree in a wicker basket with favors attached. Finding a way to say “thank you for sharing our day” is a huge hit with those who have arrived for your event and are eager to make memories with you!

The soft, light-colored rug at the ceremony site was such a lovely touch. A few poinsettias and some holiday greenery hanging over the barn doors pull the theme into focus for the day.

Samantha and her mom worked tirelessly to choose every detail. For the flower bouquets, they asked for a winter theme with unique accents. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were one of our favorites for the 2019 year. We used a mixture of seeded eucalyptus , lemon leaves, babies breath, and Brunnia provided unique texture, with groupings of silver texture against the greenery. We sprayed all of the floral pieces with a light dusting of “snow” and glitter. It gave the appearance of fresh, light snow having just “kissed” the bouquets, leaving behind some sparkle!

The cute little flower girls needed a special way to present single-stemmed red roses to the special guests, like moms and grandmas. The bride found some adorable wooden baskets that Lavender Blue was able to accent with ribbons and it made a lovely statement!

Irishman Acres has some amazing decor, already in place for your wedding day. One of our favorite items is a scripted scroll with a bible verse on parchment paper. It made the perfect backdrop for the couple’s cutting cake photo.

Photographer Katie Lindgren captured all the exquisite woodwork and barn details of this special event center. The chandeliers are a metal scrolled design with lights that mimic large pillar candles.

So, below are our suggestions to brides when they are early in the process of planning their wedding:

  1. Picking the venue should be the first priority after establishing a date. You want to scan the whole venue, inside and out, and get a feeling for the space and the owner, or coordinator that works there. Then you will be communicating with them and your other wedding vendors for many months, so you want to like them and trust them!

2. Look at pictures and ideas that speak to you and think about why you like them. Is it the color palette, style, or feel that these elements evoke? Maybe it is all three. Will this look fit with the style of the venue you are choosing?

3. Decide what your top priorities for the wedding are so that you can communicate that to the other vendors you will be hiring. Is the goal around the experience related to your guest experience or the story of you and your partner? Or is it about bringing all your family together to create memories and capture them on film for generations to come? Is it all of these things brought together?

Credits and Kudos to the following vendors that helped make this such a special wedding:

Photographer- Katie Lindgren

Venue- Irishman Acres Clover Barn

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