Real Wedding Inspiration: Enchanted Garden Wedding with an Organic Vibe

Posted by Azure on December 7th, 2010
Featured Wedding by Kristen Lynn Photographie

Betsy and Blake tied the knot on September 5, 2010 in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Betsy and Blake are bright, affectionate, and supremely gracious people, those feel good people who draw you in, and I think this definitely came through in their wedding photos!

Blake and Betsy knew they wanted a simple wedding, nothing too over-the-top or flashy. So that they could keep their wedding decor to a minimum, they chose ceremony and reception venues that were beautiful in their own right. The wedding ceremony took place at the Saints Center, an old church with a rich history. The church burned down in the 90s, but was recently restored, and now holds up to 600 people! The architecture of the Saints Center is just incredible!

They chose the Temple for Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines for their wedding reception venue, and the vibe was perfect... ornate, regal, with a vintage flair. Reception table centerpieces featured candlelit lanterns surrounded by antique-hued hydrangeas. Betsy designed and created all of the wedding invitations herself, incorporating a sweet two lovebird logo. To further personalize their nuptials, each reception table was named after a particular sport, since the happy couple loves being active. So that wedding guests could let their hair down at the reception, Betsy and Blake rented a photobooth and fun costumes and props for guests to pose with. Vendors

Wedding Photographer: Kristen Lynn Photographie

Wedding Venue: Temple for Performing Arts

Wedding Cake: Shelly's Country Cakes

Wedding Flowers: Bella Flora Event Design

DJ: Puttin' on the Hitz

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