Inspiration photos

Here are some photos we have gathered of ideas and things we like.



Wedding CeremonyLocation:



West Des Moines United Lutheran Church


Reception: Des Moines Art Center




Our Reception will be held at the Des Moines Art Center, where Justin is currently an intern. If you'd like to see more information on the Des Moines Art Center, Please visit

Map of the Des Moines Art Center


Our photographer: Barclay Horner

Barclay has been one of our favorite vendors so far! He is just so genuinely nice, and we can't wait to have him capture our wedding. Check out his website to see some of his recent work

Photographer website




Sherri D. - Matron of Honor (sister of bride)

Melissa E. - Bridesmaid (sister of groom)

Nicole M. - Bridesmaid ( sister of bride)


Groomsmen: TBD


Grooms & Groomsmen tux



Matthew S. (brother of bride)

Chas D. (nephew of bride)

Devon D. (nephew of bride)


Bridesmaid attire:


Bride's Attire and accessories


Gown: By Pronovias "Diamante"

Click here to view - JUSTIN DO NOT CLICK 


possible necklace




 Hair to be done by: Bella Salon, West Des Moines





Florist: Irene's Flowers in Des Moines

 White Hydrangeas, White Ranunculus,  White Roses, accents of viburnum, bear grass, bupleurum, and kermit (green) mums



 White Roses




More Decoration/Floral Ideas



maybe DIY liners..

Guest Book Ideas

Book with blank pages and photographs of Justin and Angie. Guest may sign name, best wishes, etc.


we would love to have cupcakes, and a small cake for Justin and I. We're thinking very simple. 




(This is our cake topper. One of Angie's first wedding purchases)

Misc. Fun stuff:

Possible Favors: Chocolate candy bars with customized wrappers

With green papers from papersource, or save on


 Since the painting "american gothic" by Grant Wood will be on display during our wedding, we'd like to incorporate this in a couple ways

1. Found a website where we can print off copies of american gothic as a color book page: Here


 We would also like a large cut out of the painting, that guests can get their picture taken with. It may also be fun to have some pictures staged like American Gothic 

At the table, we're going to have cards from on the tables, that tell our guests we have a flickr site set up to upload our pictures. You can customize the back of these cards to include pictures, and we will have various pictures of us, and of grant wood landscape paintings (which match our green theme). We will also post on our flickr site all the pictures from the digital camera that will be set up to take photos of our guests with the american gothic cut out

DIY Cupcake stand:
as found here
replace the map paper with paper of our choice
Get Away Car:
We're hoping to borrow my cousin's Chevy Biscayne, that used to belong to Angie's great grandfather - the best part? Its old, borrowed, and blue!