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Rustic Yellow, Gray, and White Summer Wedding

Rustic Yellow, Gray, and White Summer Wedding

Ashley Novak & Tyler Berry

July 9, 2016

Tyler and Ashley chose a rustic theme for their wedding day so Celebration Farm was the perfect venue to pull it off. Yellow, gray, and white were their colors. Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous and they were excited to share their story and photos with other’s to help them plan for their big day as well! Tracy Griffin of T Marie Portraits and Photo Booth did an excellent job capturing their photos and putting together a slide show.

Ashley and Tyler first met in 8th grade math class at Prairie Middle School. They started dating July 8, 2013, right before Tyler left for basic training. Tyler knew Ashley was the one for him after Ranger School. Living through all the ruck marches and being sleep deprived, all Tyler wanted was Ashley. He knew at that point he didn’t want to be without her.  Ashley knew Tyler was the one for her when he left for Ranger School and they said goodbye at the airport. Ashley realized how much she loved him and never wanted to be without him or have to leave him again!

The proposal was well planned, sincere, and unforgettable. Tyler had friends and family take Ashley to places around town that were special to them. Then he had her dad bring her to the bridge in Fairfax where about 100 friends and family were waiting with Tyler. When Ashley arrived at the end where Tyler was standing, he proposed to her.

Their most memorable wedding moment was reading their vows to each other. Their advice to other’s getting married: “In the craziness of all the planning and on the wedding day, make time with each other to enjoy the moment and take a deep breath.”

Bride getting her hair done on her wedding day.

Bridesmaid gift.Wedding dress.

Bride's accessories.

wedding rings

Bride getting ready with her bridesmaids.

bride on her wedding day

Bride going to her groom on their wedding day.Bride going her her groom on her wedding day.

Happy groom seeing his bride.Groom wiping a tear after seeing his bride.

Happy Bride and Groom kissing on their wedding day.

Bride and Groom on their wedding day.Groom dipping and kissing his bride.

Groom kissing brides hand.Bride and groom in greenery.

Bride and groom up close.

Groom's shoes.

Wedding photo.

Wedding Program.

Wedding Party program.

ceremony vows

Seating sign for ceremony.Pew decor.

Flower girl and ring bearer walking down the isle with sign.

Father walking his daughter down the isle on her wedding day.Bride and Groom combining sand at their ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony.

Bride and Groom kissing at their ceremony.Bride and Groom walking down isle after married.

The entire wedding party.

Bridesmaid's back and bouquets.

Fun wedding party photo.

Fun photo of the Groomsmen.

Wedding party on the balcony.

Bride and Groom on railroad tracks on their wedding day.

Wedding reception at Celebration Farm.Comic wedding reception sign.

Guest book and card table.

A wedding at Celebration Farm.

Mr and Mrs table.

Table settings and flowers for wedding reception.

Centerpieces and seating chart for wedding reception.

The wedding cake and topper.Cutting the cake.

Bride and Groom smashing cake.

Cake pop and cupcakes table.

Popcorn bar at wedding reception.

Wedding reception toasts.

Groom hugging his friends.

Bride and Groom's first dance.

Father daughter dance.Mother son dance.

Bouquet toss.

Garter toss.

Reception dance.

Photo strip fun.More photo strip fun.

Thankful bride and groom.Sparklers_BW

Vendor Credits: 

Photographer T Marie Portraits and Photo Booth, Swisher, IA  www.tmarieportraits.com

Photo Booth T Marie Portraits and Photo Booth, Swisher, IA www.tmarieportraits.com

Rehearsal Dinner Venue Ashley’s home
– Spielman’s Event Services provided tent, tables, chairs and linens. Cedar Rapids, IA http://spielmans.com/      – Texas Roadhouse provided catering. Cedar Rapids, IA https://www.texasroadhouse.com/restaurant-locations/iowa/cedar- rapids
– Desserts Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats, Fairfax, IA  http://sweetcheekstastytreats.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

Ceremony Venue Celebration Farm – Timber Frame Barn, Iowa City, IA http://www.thecelebrationfarm.com

Officiant Cassandra Gatewood (friend of family)

Reception Venue Celebration Farm – Double Round Barn, Iowa City, IA http://www.thecelebrationfarm.com

Bride’s Gown I Do Bridal, Galena, IL http://www.idobridalllc.com/ and Simply I Do, Cedar Falls, IA http://simply-ido.com/

Hair & Makeup Make up, Shear Confidence Hair Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA http://www.shearconfidence.com/

Rings Siebke and Hoyt Jewelers, Cedar Rapids, IA http://www.siebkehoyt.com

Florist Visions of Silk, Cedar Rapids, IA http://www.visionsofsilkweddingfloral.com/

Décor & Rentals Spielman’s Event Services, Cedar Rapids, IA http://spielmans.com/

Invitations & Stationery Zephyr Weddings, Coralville, IA http://www.zephyrweddings.com

Caterer McElroy’s Catering, Winthrop, IA http://www.mcelroyscatering.com/

Cake Gayle Lewis, Knoxville, IL (friend of family)

Cupcakes and Cake Balls Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats, Fairfax, IA  http://sweetcheekstastytreats.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

DJ Jordan Sullivan (friend of family)

Hotel Accommodations The Radisson, Coralville, IA https://www.radisson.com/coralville-hotel-ia-52241/usacoia

Popcorn Popcorn Shoppe, North Liberty, IA http://popcornshoppenl.com/

Tuxes Men’s Warehouse, Cedar Rapids, IA  http://www.menswearhouse.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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