IOWA MICRO WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS
yes you can elope in this midwest state!
Micro weddings can range from 20 - 50 people! These people are your closest family, friends, and humans you hold closest to you.
No unwanted +1s or estranged aunt that you clearly did not invite either.
That's half the fun of a micro wedding or small, intimate wedding, whatever you want to call it.
Hey Siri -- define Micro wedding...
A micro wedding is a smaller scaled wedding that is STILL full of luxury aspects. Think full planner, elaborate floral pieces, high end photographer + videographer team, invite suites, venues -- everything, just a small guest list!
OH MY QUAD
THIS IS WHAT I WANT
MORE THAN JUST A SMALL GUEST LIST
That’s the point—you deserve a day (or days) crafted around whatever it is that makes you two tick.
My passion is giving you full permission to write your own rules for your wedding + marriage!
HOW TO PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER
ANSWERING THE MOST FAQ HERE!
A: I wrote an entire blog post on this here! Otherwise it's a very straight forward process with minimal waiting period, and no blood test required. You can get the waiting period waived from a judge. In Iowa you need two witnesses to sign your license!
A: Depending on if it's private property or a venue you may need to get certain alcohol permits! This is the most common permit needed. Otherwise additional insurance on your policy for the day of, too.
A: That is entirely up to you and your partner! This could mean no first look, or getting ready together. At the end of the day as long as your happy that's what matters when it comes to traditions!
A: Backyard elopements are one of my favorite things to do in Iowa!! I have an amazing list of vendors who can help you do a "pop up" event and bring everything to you from toilet trailers, food trucks, and fun decor!
A: I live in Cedar Falls, Iowa and travel everywhere! So truly no location is off limits. While there are more venue options closer to Des Moines, we can get creative in any town here in Iowa!!
MICRO WEDDING VENUES in Iowa
these spots are truly magic for hosting your wedding + your guests
There are so many fun places we could use for your micro wedding or elopement venue across the state of Iowa. Make sure you check out my super popular blog post on venues + vendors here!
“Jamie and Mark are weird, but don’t worry, it’s the cool kind of weird. The weird that will make you feel comfortable in any situation. Fair warning, you may fall in love with them.”
“YOU MAY FALL IN
LOVE WITH THEM”
My fiancé and I can’t speak highly enough of Jamie & Mark. So sweet, extremely prompt, and so talented. They went above and beyond, exceeding our expectations. Love Love Love! 😻
“LOVE LOVE LOVE!! 😻”
Being a wedding videographer, Jamie and Mark are the best photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only did they make everyone feel very comfortable and at ease, but they were also willing to help me get the shots I needed/wanted!
Great photographers, even better personalities! Love their photography style. Highly recommended for any kind of occasion. They will capture YOU.
What are the pros and cons?
Let's make a PROS + CONS liST SO YOU CAN FIGURE OUT IF A MICRO WEDDING IS FOR YOU!
These are all REAL fears and concerns of clients when they talk to me about doing a micro wedding. This is what I tell them.. ⤵️
At the end of your wedding day do you want to feel like you stayed authentic to you? Or do you want to feel like you "impressed someone"?
If you just want to impress your peers, then a larger event may be better for you.
if you crave connection between yourself and your partner (+ family / friends) I think a microwedding is better option for you.
DO I NEED A WEDDING PLANNER?
SO YOU CAN REALLY START TO IMAGINE THE FLOW OF YOUR MICRO WEDDING
iowa elopement packages
let's dive into my popular photography packages that clients rave about
Not sure you fit in either of those boxes? Let's jump on a call and figure out exactly what you're dreaming of and we will do this together.
My Vibe and Philosophy
So you know what you’re getting into
YOUR NEXT STEP:
CONTACT ME BELOW
bECAUSE i CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT YOUR MICRO WEDDING PLANS!