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River Center: Des Moines Iowa Wedding Venue

If you’re looking for a venue in Des Moines, have you checked out the River Center? It’s got this open concept, yet industrial loft vibe that is easy to drive to, with lots of a fun urban photography spots nearby..

Let’s dive into this styled shoot I did there with some amazing vendors!

Des Moines Iowa Wedding Venue: The River Center

Want to skip right to their website for booking? DO IT! Here’s the link babe.

Otherwise this styled shoot was so much fun. Working with other super talented vendors who just want to create and show off new products in their business or just get the word out that they are a really cool business — it’s an energy and I’m here for it.

Things I love about this venue:

  • Open air loft
  • Ceremony Spot options
  • Natural light with big windows
  • Can do a airy vibe, greenery vibe up the stairs, or even a flapper style party?
  • Industrial and exposed brick
  • Close to great photography spots when you want to sneak away from the party
  • Room to host your guests
  • BEYOND nice mangers / owners ready to help you

The styled shoot was on a rainy, January Thursday but you can still get great images from the windows and we even did some fun flash photos to show off the moody vibes your reception could bring.

Modern Wedding Dresses in Des Moines, Iowa

Hands down if you haven’t found a dress shop you need to invest in the ladies at Kalon Bridal Studio. They bring in designers that are not super common in Iowa, and hand pick gorgeous modern dresses.

I loved the dress we used for this shoot because it was heavy, and textured and looked so good on film.

But also just looked so good on our bride-for-the-shoot Hannah (who they are engaged and getting married soon!)

So if you’re on the hunt for your wedding attire and want a modern dress, RUN to Kalon Bridal!

Vendor Team:

Photography: Jamie Tobin Photography
Planner / Decor: The Wedding Trailer
Catering / Venue: Check out TRC Website
Dress: Kalon Bridal Studio


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