This past summer I had the pleasure of working with some AMAZING vendors from Southeast Iowa!  We put together a styled shoot at the GORGEOUS new venue: Little Lights on the Lane (located in West Branch, Iowa).

I will be highlighting all of vendor friends at the end of this post, so if you love what you see please contact them!!

I first approached Casey from Bright Designs to see if she had any interest in collaborating on a shoot.  I’m so glad that I enlisted her help because she is SO much better at planning and designing than I am!  She literally did all the work for this session and it’s thanks to her that we were able to have such a gorgeous finished product.

I told Casey I didn’t have much thoughts on the design other than that I wanted to photograph it at Little Lights.  She came up with the adorable lemon theme and I think it came together beautifully.

If you were ever thinking about a themed wedding, this will show you that you can do it in an elegant and poised way!  Themes don’t have to be cheesy!

We found some drop dead gorgeous models from the Quad City area (you wouldn’t know that Johnnie & Adam weren’t actual models), and they nailed every single thing that I asked them to do.  These two were made for each other, that much is certain.

Without further ado, please enjoy a look at our day at Little Lights!



Vendor Friends


Bright Designs


Borrow My Vintage


Little Lights


Noted Design


Heather Ratliff


Oh So Sweet! By Tiphanie


Nicole Reisen (Hy-Vee – 1720 Waterfront Drive, Iowa City, IA)


Frankie Schlicher – Hair by Frankie Sue (Mood Salon & Spa)


Models: Johnnie Jindrich & Adam Arnett

Not pictured:

Belle La Vie Bridal Salon

Men’s Warehouse

I Do Events

Flowers by Staacks (lemon trees)

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