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Little Lights Collaboration

Little Lights Collaboration

Little Lights Weddings and Events.Edison light bulb.

The Little Lights Collaboration started at Tuesday’s Together, a networking group based off The Rising Tide Society where entrepreneurs meet monthly and discuss various business topics. Many of the members are talented photographers who put together styled photo shoots. This styled shoot is called Little Lights Collaboration because Amanda Remington of Little Lights Weddings & Events planned it along with the area’s creatives to show off what Iowa professionals can do! The photography posted here is compliments of Stacie Ricklefs Photo + Design.

This spring styled photo shoot’s theme is “Black Tie and Botanicals”. It takes place at the recently opened venue, Little Lights Weddings & Events in the historic downtown of West Branch, Iowa. Little Lights is eye catching from the moment you walk in the door. Your eyes will gaze at the exposed wood timbers, custom made chandelier and Edison bulbs, the re-purposed vintage bar, the hardwood floor, exposed brick, and hand crafted farmhouse tables. It’s historic, vintage, and rustic all in one and it is stunning. The bride is wearing a Privato gown, and the groom is in a classic black suit with a bow tie. The simple greenery for florals stands out against the neutral white, ivory, and black colors. The tiered white cake looks classic with the bold greenery. The modern calligraphy and stationery match the botanical vibe. The breathtaking simple ceremony is outside under the gorgeous maple trees and natural greenery of the local golf course, but you could also choose to marry at the Herbert Hoover National Historical Park right outside of Little Lights.

Welcome sign.Picture of the brides wedding dress for keepsake.

Invitations and stationery for a botanical themed wedding.

Little Lights Weddings and Events all decorated for a reception.Little Lights Weddings and Events sign.

Tea lights in a tree.Wedding signage at the venue.

Boxed floral arrangements for a black tie and botanical wedding.

Black tie and botanicals place setting at a wedding reception.Little Lights Styled Photo Shoot.

decor at a wedding reception.Decor

Custom bride and groom cookies.

Beautiful wedding cake.Picture of a spring bridal bouquet.

Place setting at a wedding reception.

Lovely bride.Bride admiring her reception hall all set up.

Bride and Groom kissing at their reception.

Ceremony Pews and sign.Bouquet posed in front of ceremony pew.

Greenery on the ceremony doors.Ceremony door centerpiece.

Bride's bouquet.Groom's Boutonniere.

Beautiful bridal bouquet.Groom's unique wedding ring.

Unique picture of the brides ring.

Happy bride and groom posing in front of a tree.Bride and Groom embracing lovingly.

Bride and Groom posing with bride holding the train of her dress.Bride and Groom kissing in front of ceremony doors.

Bride and Groom in front of ceremony doors.

Bride and Groom embracing.Bride hugging Groom's arm.

Bride and Groom holding hands, bottom shot.

There were eight photographers shooting at the Little Lights Collaboration, Stacie Ricklefs Photo + Design, Stephanie Marie Photography, Macy Marie Photography, Emily Crall Photography, Bethany McNeil Photography, The Locket Photography, Nature’s Grace Photography, and Danielson Photography. Even though they are all photographing the same styled shoot, each professional will have their own unique photos with their different equipment, angles, zoom, and editing techniques.

Vendor Credits

Photographer: Stacie Ricklefs Photo + Design, North Liberty, IA www.staciericklefs.com

Venue: Little Lights Weddings & Events, West Branch, IA www.littlelightsevents.com

Ceremony: West Branch Golf Course, West Branch, IA www.facebook.com/pages/Fox-Run-Golf-Country-Club/161950080494773

Planner: Amanda Remington with Little Lights Weddings & Events, West Branch, IA www.littlelightsevents.com

Décor, plates, glasses, ceremony doors, and benches: Little Lights Weddings & Events, West Branch, IA www.littlelightsevents.com

Stationery: Andi’s Invites, Cedar Rapids, IA www.andisinvites.com

Cookies: Jacky K. Mills

Dress (Privato 11617) & Jewelry: Brides by Jessa, Coralville, IA www.bridesbyjessa.com

Tuxedo: JC Penny’s, Coralville, IA www.jcpennys.com

Florals & Plantar Boxes: Nicole Reisen from Waterfront Hy-Vee www.hy-vee.com/stores/detail.aspx?s=71

Cake: Tip Top Cake, Iowa City, IA www.facebook.com/groups/45203833843/

Calligraphy: Emelyn Letters, Iowa City, IA www.facebook.com/emelynletters/

Hair/Makeup: Amanda Pacha from Zen Salon & Spa, Iowa City, IA www.zensalonspaic.com/

About Nicky Wilkinson

I’m proud to say I’m an Iowa farm girl from Swisher. I married my college sweetheart, Dale Wilkinson, and we have five girls. We live in the country with our cats and dog. Camping, canoeing, horseback riding and biking are some of our favorite activities. Our girls keep us busy with plenty of school activities and hobbies. I took over The Wedding Guide in August of 2014. I am inspired everyday by our local venues and dedicated wedding professionals. They are hard working and very talented. I get the opportunity to share that inspiration with couples to help them plan for their best day ever.
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