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Sweet Sophistication: A Modern, Romantic Wedding

Amy and AJ’s special day in Des Moines, Iowa started with a first look: the two met at the historic World Food Prize Building for an intimate photo session with 5th Photography. Then it was onto the ceremony site, which was 40 miles away. Amy and AJ made the journey in a vintage trolley they had booked for the occasion.

After saying “I do”, the couple’s reception (at the Hohberger Building) kicked off with a champagne receiving line; and the guests were free to mingle and admire all the thoughtful decor details. The duo’s florist, Sally Sarver, assembled creative centerpieces using Amy’s own collection of cake stands, which were complemented by metallic vanity trays, silver and pewter vessels and glimmering candles.

The memorable evening ended on a happy note: “We cried and laughed throughout the heartfelt toasts and followed up with some serious dancing,” Amy reflects. At midnight, the trolley reappeared to take the wedding party back downtown where the celebration continued into the wee hours!

Image(s): 5th Photography

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