Elegant NOAH’S West Des Moines Wedding

August 8, 2019

Her father twirled her round and round the dance floor. As they swayed underneath the glittery chandelier, everyone’s gaze turned towards the screen. There they were. Two decades ago; dancing and swaying around the living room. Tears formed in the corner of my eyes (and I’m sure they eyes of everyone in the room!) as I watched Jacy and her dad mirroring a dance they’ve done ever since she was a little girl. That dance was the perfect ending to Ed and Jacy’s elegant West Des Moines wedding at NOAH’S Event Venue.

When two families as wonderful as Ed and Jacy’s get together to celebrate marriage, the whole day is a beautiful family-centered celebration! Ed’s aunt and Jacy’s family friend served as the officiants for their ceremony. During the ceremony, Ed and Jacy honored their mothers with roses and even had a special appearance by their grandmothers as flower girls! Their day was light and joyous and so, so fun to be a part of!

Every time I first meet with my couples, I always love to get to know a little about them! Ed and Jacy were first introduced by their good friends (who were in their wedding party!) they’ve been inseparable since! When it came time to propose, Ed had a ring made for Jacy that combined a diamond from him, one from Jacy’s mom and one from her grandma. There’s just so much sentiment wrapped up into one little circle. It will truly be a symbol of love and commitment for them!

Ed and Jacy, I had SO much fun with you! Your wedding day was beautiful and you truly made me cry a few times! It was an honor to photograph the day your marriage began. I hope you’re loving your honeymoon away — you guys deserve it! Enjoy married life, it’s such a joy!


Venue: NOAH’S Event Venue // Florist: CamBam Custom Floral // Bride’s Dress: Perry Bridal Boutique // Stationery: Minted // Dessert: Sprinkles & Family members // Makeup: Gretchen Parris & Meghan Campbell // Hair Stylist: Makenzie Virden-Still – Moda 106 Salon // DJ: MDL Events – Andrew Laing // Bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

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