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.
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.
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/