Real Wedding by Hope’s: Angela & Dustin

Hope’s bride Angela met Dustin when they were partnered up on a project their Senior year at Central College.  Dustin proposed while at the Tree Festival in the Amanas a year after they started dating.  His sister, a photographer, was able to capture the moment for them! They began planning their elegant wedding for June 22, 2019 at Sugar Grove Vineyard and Gathering Place.

While wedding planning, Angela found her elegant wedding dress by Maggie Sottero and Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses at Hope’s.  She appreciated being able to take care of everything in one place.  “Hope’s allowed me to put on my dress and have my bridesmaids put on different styles to best match!” Angela says. 

A little wedding day tip from Angela:  Find a perfume to wear the day of the wedding and use that same scent for big occasions like anniversaries and date nights. 

Their high-spirited wedding was topped off with one of Angela’s favorite memories from the day.  “Towards the end of the night our DJ played ‘Friends in Low Places.’  Without saying anything, our guests got into a big circle around Dustin and I. Dustin and I danced and took in all the love from our family and friends.”

Two days after they said “I do,” the newlyweds traveled to Unico 20°87° Riviera Maya.  It not only was beautiful and all-inclusive, but also allowed them to visit the area where Angela studied abroad.  “We visited Chichen Itza, Isla Mujeres, cenotes, and Mayan jungles.”  While not much has changed for Angela and Dustin now that they have returned home, they are loving married life! 

It was a pleasure helping you with your big day, and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!  Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us!

Elegant Wedding Vendors in Iowa:

Photographer: Bree McCann Photography
Videographer: Mujo Ramic
DJ: Andy Powell (Select Entertainment)
Flowers: The English Rose
Hair: Signatures Spa
Makeup: Charmante Beauty Bar
Dessert: Kathy Kakes
Caterer: Country Kitchen


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