This couple's contemporary, elegant wedding design proved the perfect celebration along the Mississippi River, that all began with the most beautiful wedding gown with crystal embellishments and an open back from Vera's House of Bridals. With greens and romantic garden bloom bouquets, all crafted by Hy-Vee with a dreamy color palette of blush, pink, gold, and a pops of blue. Paired with the most decadent dessert station we've ever seen, with eclairs, french macarons, mini parfaits, cake pops and chocolate covered strawberries made by the bride's sister. Take a peek at the stunning imagery by Mindy Leigh Photography that's putting a modern twist on your traditional wedding.

WEDDING DATE: 04/07/2018

HOW DID YOU MEET?  At a party in Chicago. 

HOW DID YOU KNOW HE WAS "THE ONE?"  Everything feels best with him.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL:  Traditional, intimate dinner with both families and close friends.

TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR DRESS: Love at first sight. I wanted an A-line with a deep V-neckline, revealing back and not too much beading.

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS: Romantic!

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT FROM YOUR WEDDING? Watching his reaction while I was walking down the aisle.

WERE THERE ANY PERSONAL TOUCHES OR DIY ELEMENTS?  Almost everything!

DID YOU USE ANY SPECIALTY CHAIRS, TABLES, LINENS OR DINNERWARE?  Gold chivari chairs. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HONEYMOON PLANS: We went to Cancun. 

WHAT DOES LIFE LOOK LIKE AFTER THE WEDDING? GREAT!!

IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU'D GIVE TO OTHERS PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Relax and take it easy.