Category: Design & Décor


Close up of painted pink desk drawer Woohoo! A pretty little DIY is about to grace your screen. Here’s the story: My parents purchased this desk second-hand for my older brother during college. Since then I’ve used it a time or two, and last spring I once again dragged it out of their garage for use in our home office. I knew… Read more »


Yay! It’s so fun to see your work finally go to print! Today Leslie is hard at work over in her home studio prepping for a photo shoot later this week. And today I want to show you just what she’s been up to this past year. In case you haven’t heard, Leslie is the… Read more »

Tiffany & Bobby Super 8 Wedding Film – Earlham, Iowa

Bride and groom walking in woods on vintage Super 8 film Bobby and Tiffany had such a fun and personal wedding day. They got married at Tiffany’s childhood home in Earlham, Iowa. Their friends and family spent the days leading up to the wedding preparing the property and setting up for this lovely event. The weather was perfect, the dessert was delicious, and the drinks were… Read more »

Tiffany’s Bridal Brunch – Adel, Iowa

Leslie put together a french inspired bridal brunch for the lovely Tiffany. The menu was incredible: mesclun salad, yogurt parfaits with granola, fresh fruit skewers, breakfast meats, quiche, beignets, and Leslie’s famous crepe cake. Beverages included cold brew iced coffee, tea, and mimosas. All of the food was fresh and homemade, prepared by Leslie or… Read more »

Spring Wedding Inspiration – Planning, Design & Rentals

We had a fun photo shoot this spring to showcase some of Leslie’s many skills and a few of our rentals. We met before sunrise to begin set up to catch that beautiful morning light. The dew made my canvas shoes sloshy and my feet cold. I remember being quite excited when the warm sun finally… Read more »

Strawberry Cream Birthday Suprise

We’ve been gearing up for wedding season to arrive after several chilly winter months. In the meantime, we also get to have fun celebrating birthdays. Last week was one of those monumental birthdays for a friend of mine. She had been dropping hints to me that her grandmother used to bake her a strawberry cake every… Read more »

Tiffany & Robert – Save the Date

Tiffany and Robert are one of the awesome couples we get to work with this year. Leslie is already in the works helping plan their outdoor wedding this September. They live in Chicago but will be getting married on Tiffany’s family farm here in Iowa. First, I want to show off these Save the Dates… Read more »

Grant & Allison’s Baby Announcement – Des Moines, Iowa

Our friends Grant and Allison asked us to take a photo for their baby announcement. It wasn’t until they arrived with four sleeping bags that we discovered they were expecting twins! These kids are going to have one set of awesome parents :) Here’s a few outtakes for your viewing pleasure. and a couple on… Read more »

Josh & Carrie Vow Renewal Photos – Simpson Barn Johnston, Iowa

Our friend Josh asked for our help in planning a surprise vow renewal for his wife of 10 years. Mariah received full reign on all of the decor elements while Dave helped with set up and photography. Our friends Dave and Sarah at 1 Cup Awesome planned the menu which was a complete success. The day… Read more »